Faux Outrage, Sloppy Reporting on NSA Releases

My column for Medium this week is all about the ridiculous double-talk and sloppy journalism about the NSA:

Incomplete, sloppy reporting about the NSA is arguably as important as the specific revelations about the NSA’s spying activities. Early reporting on the leaks was just wrong: Too much key information was left out to made an educated judgement what programs like PRISM are. Such a revelation cuts at the very heart of journalists as educators and discoverers of truth. As the Washington Post continues to trickle out the remaining thirty or so slides in the forty-one-slide deck about PRISM, we should be wondering whether our reporters are even bothering to report accurately and fairly what our government is doing in our name.

Go read the rest over at Medium.

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