In some aspects, the agency is far from sympathetic and outright alarming. "I have some reforms for the First Amendment,” an unnamed official told Drezner, confiding his wish that the Obama administration would reprimand journalists who he believes have wrongly portrayed the agency.
Gallows. Rope. Oathbreaking bureaucrat. Assembly required.
Mike Masnick of TechDirt offers his opinion on the cringe-worthy
statement about repressing free speech. “Given everything that's
going on,” pointing broadly toward the seemingly endless
stream of controversy that the agency has found itself paddling
up this year, he
believes “that seems like something you should
not joke about if you're an NSA person.”
What you don't realize, Mr. Masnick, is that the bastard isn't joking.