72% of Likely U.S. Voters Know the NSA Has Monitored the Private Communications of Congress, Military Leaders and Judges
The government keeps on lying about how it's spying on Americans without authorization from a court.
It keeps lying about the scope of its spying.
It keeps lying about the need for mass surveillance (and here) and the way that the information gained from spying will really be used ... to harass political opponents.
Indeed, NSA whistleblower Russel Tice – a key source in the 2005 New York Times report that blew the lid off the Bush administration’s use of warrantless wiretapping –recently said that the NSA illegally spied on General Petraeus and other generals, Supreme Court Justice Alito and all of the other supreme court justices, the White House spokesman, Barack Obama, and many other top officials.
The mainstream media will not interview Tice about this explosive issue. (Tice made his revelations to former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds - who has been deemed credible by the Department of Justice’s Inspector General, several senators free subscription required, and a coalition of prominent conservative and liberal groups - and to James Corbett. Edmonds and Corbett have small, alternative media web-based radio shows.)
And yet - in very heartening news - a new poll by Rasmussen shows that the American public understands much of what is really going on: