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Glenn Greenwald Calls Obama's NSA Speech A Publicity Stunt

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“It’s really just basically a PR gesture, a way to calm the public and to make them think there’s reform when in reality there really won’t be," he said to Al Jazeera America.

"And I think that if the public, at this point, has heard enough about what the NSA does and how invasive it is," he added, "that they’re going to need more than just a pretty speech from President Obama to feel as though their concerns have been addressed.”

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