There are actually two sides to the story

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Lately, the media has been pretty bad about trying to be impartial when it comes to news stories.  It can come one of two ways.  Either the station you are watching is a blatant political cheerleader that typically only presents the good stories about their team or the bad stories about the other team (Fox News and MSNBC are the obvious perpetrators here, but by no means are they the only ones).

Or on the other hand, you can have lazy journalism that gives equal time to “both sides of the story” when it’s pretty obvious that the truth lies mainly on one side and the bullshit lies on the other (An example would be anything about vaccines causing autism. It’s been made clear that there’s no connection between the two, but the anti-vax crowd still gets airtime for some reason).

The big story of the moment, the NSA wiretapping scandal, is something that I believe has valid arguments from either side.  One side is from the point of view that we should not be subject to such far reaching surveillance and that it’s become impossible to expect any privacy.  A blog on the Washington Post even says that there are those might need to seek asylum from the US.

The other side of the story is an argument that we shouldn’t be surprised by this at all. That we elected representatives to make laws for this, and that what the NSA is doing is legal.  In fact what they are doing is helping protect us and that there isn’t any reason to think that this is any way out of the ordinary.  This has been happening for a very long time.

Since this is a blog and not a newspaper, I feel comfortable in giving my opinion.  I think that the NSA has gone too far, and that we should fight back.  That doesn’t mean that the other side doesn’t have a valid argument.  I just don’t agree with it.  I think that the 4th amendment prohibits this.  What do you think?   I’d also like to hear from the NSA, since they’re reading this.

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