Phil rambles on for longer than he should about Superman, the NSA spying scandal, and where all of this could lead. With regard to the the episode’s title, Phil wasn’t too far off on the date; it was in the Cold War era, thought we couldn’t find an exact date. This NYT article does add that it was mostly likely first used on the old black and white TV show.
“The point of this episode really boils down to this:
We’ve lost “truth” in a society where the government hides huge portions of what it does form the people. We’ve lost “justice” when those who expose our loss of “truth” are charged with crimes and hunted like animals. When we lose the first two, the third, the American Way, becomes the very monster of oppression and autocracy that it first rebelled against.”