This press conference was Obama's attempt to increase public confidence in US government surveillance programs. In it, Obama said we're not actually hearing any cases of NSA/surveillance abuses. Maybe that's because there's a cloak of secrecy around these surveillance searches, and gag orders, and classified court rulings.

Obama, with a straight face, also said Snowden should have reported internally. History shows this kind of reporting only hurts those who report it. Just ask Thomas Drake and Jessalyn Radack.

FYI, this video is also available now at youtube: youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DvREml4kPbs#at=13

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