Minutes later, Bauer expresses disappointment with the hacker for aiding WikiLeaks. I'd love to pretend they really are losing their creative edge, but the average person tacitly accepts the messaging without question. It's product placement, pure and simple. The psychological seed is being sown.
Who better for the NSA to depict in the "Tor Stinks" slides as the enemy than a 20 or 30-something Tor user: http://media.bestofmicro.com/L/8/403820/original/nsa-tor-doc...
This is why you need to start telling everyone you know to use Tor. If you're capable of getting people to use your shitty consumer applications then you can use your skills to get them to do the right thing.
And it's so obvious and effective propaganda material (and they made 9(!) seasons of it to keep these brains washed) - produced following "Fox News" guidelines, one would conclude.
The central and repeated message is:
1. Terrorists are everywhere
2. Total surveillance is therefor necessary and must be reinforced, not cut back
3. Torture is not nice, but it mostly works and must therefor be maintained
4. Leaking of classified information is in any case a serious crime that can never be justified
And then, we wonder why approximately 50% of the US population think Snowden is a traitor.
Surely professionals in other industries haven't studied this for decades, or have they?