And in the midst of this, a whole lot of people are saying, "Don't look too closely. Snowden is a hero and he exposed the NSA and that's a wonderful thing."
And a whole lot of other people are saying, "Snowden is a traitor and he should be tried for treason or killed overseas. That's all you need to know."
The truth? Well, the truth, as they say, is the first casualty in war. But in the spying business, the truth was never there to begin with. That's one of the requirements of the industry.
"Son, if you think you've lied before, you haven't got a clue. We're going to tell you to do things that'll make your head spin. That's the game we're in. We're going to make you tell lies in your sleep."
And these are the people the public believes.
It's a beautiful thing. It really is. The fairy tales are made of sugar and the public, the press, and the people eat them. And then they ask for more.