posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 06:09 AM
Good morning All,
My morning routine usually has me enjoying a cup of coffee and eating some breakfast while reviewing several preferred online news outlets. However
today, as what happens from time to time, I put on one of the MSM outlets on the T.V.
ABC news was the news channel selected at random and thus the reason for the birth of this thread today.
As i was waiting for my coffee to brew, I stood watching a report about Snowden and how he has not yet left the Russian airport, which then lead into
a brief but very significant report on the state of privacy in the US.
The report now claims that more than half of the US population, which is apparently up 10 points, no longer see Snowden as legitimate whistleblower
and more of a criminal. The piece goes on to further claim that the privacy concerns revolving around data collection, call monitoring etc is accepted
by the majority of the population in efforts to combat terrorism, in light of the recent review of NSA policy by congress.
I was shocked as ABC news tried to claim that almost 70% of the population is willing to accept Orwellian type surveillance...
Now, they did not mentioned how large the sample was for the above figures, but somehow i think it was a number I could count to using both hands.
I see a report like this and think to my self; "My god, how many people will buy this hook, line and sinker."
Now, for all I know this could be true, but i still doubt the veracity of the data.
edit on 25-7-2013 by MDDoxs because: (no reason given)