For those who say that eavesdropping by the NSA only affects those with something to hide think again. Government policy may have been negatively influenced as Harmon was a key advocate of the program that spied on her because of possible blackmail with the information collected by the NSA. So we need to think a little deeper about the results of unlimited eavesdropping in the wrong hands.
This video is an interview of Harmon that was interrupted by “more important news” about Justin Bieber’s latest escapade. No wonder Americans don’t have good information about their government.
The widespread coverage of this lead Juan Cole to fill in the next layer of meaning and background about the irony of this interview and its interruption .
According to Cole: