KISSING THE NSA'S ASS
CBS TV's show '60 Minutes' used to break many important news stories. In recent years they've taken the dive and increasingly have become apologists for the corporate agenda. This particular show on the NSA runs cover for the agency in order to put the American people at ease.
Of course the NSA is lying but what's new. They've fragmented the surveillance state system in such a way that they can offer this kind of "deny-ability about doing harm" and the corporate media has to let them slide.
Such is the pervasiveness of the clamp down machine these days.