“Homeland” Foresaw NSA Spying

Yeah, yeah, “Homeland” is back for a third season but no, no, I haven’t watched it yet. I have taken the time to read this Guardian article, however: ‘”Homeland” predicted one of the biggest news stories of the year. In one of the first episodes of “Homeland,” CIA division chief Saul Berenson blackmails a federal judge into granting a warrant from the secretive Fisa court to allow his star agent, Carrie Mathison, to surveil Nicholas Brody, the US marine she suspects of being a terrorist. But very few viewers would have known much about the Fisa court, until June, when Edward Snowden‘s revelations showed the workings of the shadowy court that oversees the intelligence apparatus in the United States. Which prompted the question – which other TV shows and films over the years tried to warn us about all of this?’ Details here. Biggest surprise: “Murder, She Wrote,” starring Angela Lansbury.

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