Everybody knows that this year's NSA revelations are a big deal. The whole debacle's already prompted the president to order reforms and internet companies to fight back. Activists want to push the outrage further. They want us to believe that this scandal is as bad as Watergate.
At least the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and friends do. The nonprofit just released a celebrity-studded video comparing the NSA scandal to Watergate in order to build support for the Stop Watching Us campaign. It's kind of a lofty claim bringing to mind big words like "impeachment" and "crook," but when it's bookended by testimonials from Daniel Ellsberg and a crew of NSA whistleblowers who are not named Edward, the comparison is a little bit more compelling. [EFF]