You know, the baloney just keeps on flying, and piling up deeper and deeper. Every day, every major news outlet in the country breathlessly recounts the crimes and mystery of Edward Snowden, the so-called NSA whistleblower/leaker.
With all the minutes, hours and days of broadcasting and speculation as to his whereabouts and fate, there has been an alarmingly tiny amount of information for the public concerning what Edward Snowden actually did.
Moreover, what he revealed to the public is newsworthy, but there has been little or no coverage about the operation PRISM and other hacking and data gathering operations performed by the NSA and the Pentagon.
Why is it that somebody could divulge things so important and vital to our national security that he's front page news for a month, but none of the coverage is mentioning the scandal he blew the whistle on?
All they're talking about is why and how he got away from Hong Kong, whether he's still in Russia or not, and will he make it to Ecuador or Venezuela before he gets caught.
Edward Snowden is not important.
What's important is that the NSA is collecting data in such volume that they're going to be able to track and corner anyone in America who steps out of line, and probably use rendition and indefinite detention without trial to shut down any peace activist, environmentalist, anti-corruption crusader or occupier they want.
Snowden was telling us that the NSA has the goods on everybody.
Why aren't the "news media" reporting about that, about what the NSA is doing?
Because the news media are controlled by the Pentagon and the NSA.