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Top 5 Sad Attempts at Whitewashing the NSA Snowden Story

Please add your own "Worst Snowden Story" in comments!

The mainstream media and public officials have taken a few strange, ironic and hypocritical stances to try to defuse the public outrage over the NSA program used to spy on American citizens. Here's the most offensive stories I've seen so far.

1. Snowden, not the NSA, is a threat to privacy

The New Yorker has the best one I've seen so far, in that acknowledges the ridiculousness: read it here.

From a sanctimonious NSA spokesman, who I somehow hope was suppressing laughter, we get this,

"Only by bringing Mr. Snowden to justice can we safeguard the most precious of American rights: privacy."

Somehow, America will only be safe from attacks on their privacy when, and only when, Ed Snowden is in jail. Please explain, NSA. I'm all ears. Actually, you are, too.

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Thank God virtually no one

Thank God virtually no one watches TV news anymore. Word of mouth about government spying and eavesdropping is a much more effective belief system when friends tell friends about it.

It is emboldening to everyone

to have the "little guy" so well published and distributed around the Net.

Without other dissenters, a lot of folks would never dissent in the first place.

Author of Shades of Thomas Paine, a common sense blog with a Libertarian slant.

http://shadesofthomaspaine.blogexec.com

Also author of Stick it to the Man!

http://www.amazon.com/Stick-Man-Richard-Moyer/dp/1484036417

Any suggestions?

These are just the awful ones I've seen.

Author of Shades of Thomas Paine, a common sense blog with a Libertarian slant.

http://shadesofthomaspaine.blogexec.com

Also author of Stick it to the Man!

http://www.amazon.com/Stick-Man-Richard-Moyer/dp/1484036417