It's hard to blame NBC for attempting an undercover sting/exposé kind of operation. It's what media outlets like them do, for better or worse. What's funny is to see them get a "story" utterly different from the one they sought.
They probed for weakness and found strength. We are not all the sheep the media elite expect, and it doesn't take a federal bureuacracy to make things safer. Gimme a break.
The spin ought to be intriguing.