Kill the messenger instead of questioning the message.
Heard of the first NSA leaker, Russell Tice who spilled the beans on the Bush administration spying on Americans back in 2009?
Yes, you heard it right. No, Snowden is not the first. I think this story helped get Keith Olbermann punted from MSNBC;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqigfE0nBs0 [Olbermann/Tice part 1]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvXX7hliz1U [Olbermann/Tice part 2]