As a bunch of folks have been sending in, on Thursday evening Stephen Colbert took on the NSA surveillance program
in a clip that was filmed before all those additional details came out about the program. Still, it's worth watching:
He starts out amusingly:
Now, it's no secret I'm in favor of government surveillance. It's certainly no secret from the government.
Then there's this:
The President has heard your calls for more oversight. In fact, he's heard all your calls...
And then, of course, he discussed the fact that President Obama has confessed Congressional liar James Clapper
setting up the oversight group:
See? Outside experts. Independent groups... which will be chosen by independent outside Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. The guy who lied to Congress 5 months ago about these programs, but assured us he gave "the least untruthful" answer he could. And I am confident that the group's report will include the most transparent bullshit legally allowed.
Nicely done. And yet more evidence of how mainstream this controversy is becoming.