Last night, CBS ran a 60 Minutes special about the ongoing NSA debacle. It claimed to give "unprecedented access to the agency's HQ" and "for the first time" explain "what it does and what it says it doesn't do: spy on Americans." It was also, incidentally, a pile of steaming bull.
The problems arose even in the basic premise; the interview was conducted by CBS correspondent John Miller—who happens to be an ex-employee of the director of National Intelligence, and is rumored to be in the running for a top NYPD intelligence job. Conveniently, then, he was able to pitch a series of easily answerable softballs to NSA officials, allowing them to parrot the agency's standards spiels about bulk surveillance.