Killer Tomato Sunstein to oversee NSA. Yup, that’ll work out well for the Digital Stasi. He’s one of their own.
Now Tyler Durden fills us in on the latest job of this Killer Tomato: “Obama Picks Cass Sunstein (America’s Goebbels?) To Serve On NSA Oversight Panel.” He quotes the Washington Post:
The Obama administration is reportedly proposing Cass Sunstein as a member of a panel to review the surveillance practices of the National Security Agency (NSA), among other former White House and intelligence staffers. Sunstein was the head of the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs until last year, when he returned to teaching at Harvard Law School.
While at Harvard in 2008, Sunstein co-authored a working paper that suggests government agents or their allies “cognitively infiltrate” conspiracy theorist groups by joining ”chat rooms, online social networks or even real-space groups” and influencing the conversation.
The paper also suggests that the government “formally hire credible private parties to engage in counterspeech.” That sounds an awful lot like the 50 Cent Party of online commentators who are paid per comment by the Chinese communist party to sway public opinion.
Oh, yeah, he’ll be a great one to oversee the Digital Stasi. After all, he’s one of their own.