It's because the so-called "revelations" of NSA spying (which anybody who pays attention to current events already knew about) have been dramatically and actively suppressed in many, many, subtle ways.
Such ways include the swaying of public opinion all over on the internet, including here, but also YouTube, Facebook, online news sites, forums, etc. by the deployment of forum spies.
The 'higher-ups' are adamant about controlling public opinion, and so far I think they've done a pretty good job with suppressing or preventing the anger that SHOULD be present in the average US citizen.
I see no hope in said average US citizen coming to, as they are all too engorged in their MTV and Facebook.