Just a quick note: Do you know who gave us the story that Al Gore invented the internet? Answer: Declan McCullagh, the same person who brought us NSA spying flap extends to contents of U.S. phone calls. The story that has had numerous posts here, but is getting beat up in other places, especially with Representative Nadler himself stating "“I am pleased that the administration has reiterated that, as I have always believed, the NSA cannot listen to the content of Americans’ phone calls without a specific warrant.”
Why do I think this is important? Because I'm seeing way too much confirmation bias here at this site. Especially with regards to one website in particular, Little Green Footballs, that has been going after the more extreme claims of what the NSA can and is able to do. it doesn't matter how much evidence he includes, including transcripts of Congressional videos, people blow it off because:
1. Even if it proves this instance false, my conclusion is still true
2. Charles Johnson is a winger and therefore shouldn't be listened to.
People who have been making the second quote obviously have no clue what has happened at LGF or Charles Johnson. (Like John Cole's conversion after Terri Schaivo, Johnson's eyes were opened to what the Republican party had turned into by their handing of the mosque in NY.)
If you're going to dis one source for who he supposedly is, you should probably do that to all your sources, especially those who fake a quote of a presidential candidate.