Regarding Think Progress' (ahem) "explainer" of the DOJ's spying, @TrevorTimm emails:
Saw your argument with Think Progress' editor in chief. They did the exact same thing with the Miranda Rights controversy.
When Lindsay Graham said we shouldn't Mirandize the Boston suspect, their headline was "Senator wrote off the American Justice System with one tweet," and then proceeded to excoriate him:
Then, just a few hours later, when the Obama DOJ said they wouldn't Mirandize him for a while, Think Progress wrote this "explainer":
When I pointed this out on Twitter, they argued that it was just an "explainer" and that they said it was "controversial" 3/4th of the way down, so they weren't endorsing it. Sounds as disingenuous then as it does now.