“The long national pile of phone bills nightmare is not over, but it did get a debate and a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives, and All In with Chris Hayes host Chris Hayes and Salon’s David Sirota couldn’t be happier to see it. As little as I care about the NSA’s collection of telephone metadata, I have to agree with both men that the amendment offered by Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) is exactly the sort of thing that the unproductive Conversation™ on government surveillance needs.” Tommy Christopher writing for Mediaite
The first part of this quote earns Tommy the honor: the long national pile of phone bills nightmare. Metadata being the equivalent of what’s on a phone bill. The only difference being that your corporate phone company can see it and sell it to third parties while the government doesn’t do a damn thing with it without an individual warrant.
Anyway, it’s a classic post from Tommy. He delivered a killer takedown of Sirota’s appearance on All In last night. Read the whole thing here.