I think that this is great. Most Americans Support NSA's Efforts. The MSM, most specifically the New York Times, must be staggering around in shock over this Washington Post poll. And the lefty blogosphere? My goodness, they're slobbering and spitting all over their spittle-flecked keyboards and monitors. The WaPo does, however, include this caveat:
The survey results reflect initial public reaction to the NSA program. Those views that could change or deepen as more details about the effort become known over the next few days.What that means, in MSMspeak, is,
"After a steady drumbeat of howling criticism presented to the American people by us, we look forward to changing these numbers as quickly as possible."And the numbers that the MSM is scrambling to change?
63% of Americans found the NSA's program to be "an acceptable way to investigate terrorism";
44% "strongly endorsed" it;
66% said ". . . they would not be bothered if NSA collected records of personal calls they had made . . .";
65% "said it was more important to investigate potential terrorist threats 'even if it intrudes on privacy.'"
That brings us to the 31% as well as the lefty pundits who don't care a whit how many of their fellow Americans get murdered in a terrorist attack, just so long as it ain't them. Let's see what some of them have to say.
Greenwald calls it "polling hysteria" and then cites numerous polls to support his contention. But then, Greenwald is hocking a book (pun intended) and worships this guy:
Bob Geiger insists that the White House has violated the law, then admits he has no idea what he is talking about "In the interest of full disclosure . . ."
Taylor Marsh, who is a Democrat, says "first our phone calls and then our guns." No, Taylor, only Dick Cheney's gun.
Kos falls in love with "Every. Single. One." He also says, "But what Americans need to understand is that this most recent disclosure means that every American is a potential terror suspect." Well, yeah. That's why airline passengers must pass through metal detectors and are subject to search. "Every. Single. One." That's why American citizens are subject to arrest and incarceration if found carrying around Semtex. "Every. Single. One." That's why American citizens are subject to detention and interrogation if spotted photographing military installations. "Every. Single. One." That's why American citizens are subject to arrest and incarceration if found hauling around an M-60 automatic weapon, or any automatic weapon, for that matter. "Every. Single. One." I could go on but you get the point. Kos does not.
Bob Geiger, see Cassandra. She 'splains it all for you.
TAGS: NSA surveillance, Washington Post-AbcNews poll, Cassandra, Villainous Company, MSM