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INCREDIBLE: Fox Hosts Suddenly Hate Same Wiretapping They Supported Under Bush

Taking their hypocrisy to a whole new level, the biggest group of liars on network news, also known as the folks on Fox and Friends, responded with alarm and outrage to the news that the national security agency has been collecting the phone records of millions of cell phone customers without first obtaining a warrant, conveniently forgetting the fact that they were all strong proponents and defenders of the exact same actions when undertaken by their darlings of the Bush Administration.

Thursday morning on their FOX News marathon of distortion, the hosts railed into the Obama administration, accusing them of abusing the PATRIOT Act with a “gigantic overreach” of executive power.

“What is the objective of getting these numbers and collecting all these numbers from all the millions of Americans?” asked co-host Brian Kilmeade. “Are they overseas calls? Is there terror activity? Is there reason to be suspicious? Or is this abuse of the PATRIOT Act?”

Steve Ducey, suddenly a self-proclaimed legal expert on the PATRIOT Act, went on to say that this kind of executive investigation is a violation of the Act’s section 215, which states that “You could go after people based on individual investigations,” but forbids collecting data from average American citizens.

As we have come to expect from FOXNews, and especially Fox and Friends, in the 2006 broadcast, Ducey and other fox hosts were saying the exact opposite about NSA wiretaps.

During the authoritative rule of the Bush Administration, the host of “Fox and Friends” were public about their cynical nixing the term “warrant-less wiretapping” in favor of calling the investigations “the terrorist surveillance program”. Adding insult to injury, they even went out of their way to justify the practice.

On January 25, 2006, Kilmeade said, “Let’s call it the terrorist surveillance program. That would be a lot easier.”

Doocy agreed, saying, “And more accurate.”

“Yeah, more accurate too,” Kilmeade said. “If you’re for the NSA wiretapping without going to the FISA court, I guess warrant-less, then most likely you’re Republican.  If you are against it, you most likely are a Democrat.”

This is another example of just how treasonous and hypocritical Roger Ailes and his pathetic FOX News network puppets are when assessing the legality and validity of the reasoning and explanations provided by the Obama Administration, given the fact that they were drooling over every single infinitely more egregious overreach of executive power carried out by the Bush Administration.

Not only did the entire network cheerlead the Iraq war, they were strong supporters of waterboarding, secret prisons, the PATRIOT Act, and even the Justice Department’s illegal screening of the political orientation of potential lawyers.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000907279043 John Baker

    Joe McCarthy is long dead, but his legacy is alive and well. Unfortunately.

  • Mike

    Wow. Some people, but I don’t want to name the blogger and all the commenters by name, really don’t know what their talking about. You are comparing apples and giraffes.

    • Bob Cull

      Did you read what you wrote before hitting the button to post it, Mike? I’m thinking not since that statement makes zero sense.

    • AlCum

      You’re the one who doesn’t know what you’re talking about.

  • Chris

    End the 2-party system. Let candidates support what they want, and let people vote for who they want.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marc.wilks.14 Marc Wilks

    Hold on a second. This is essentially the very same program that the democrats including the elected messiah, railed against in Bush’s term. But now this very same program is needed to secure the country’s safety? Talk about trying to have it both ways. You want to talk hypocrisy lefties, look in the f’n mirror

    • AATTP

      You’re wrong about “the elected messiah.”

      President Obama said this in 2008 after he voted FOR a bill expanding the 1978 FISA law:

      “In a dangerous world, government must have the authority to collect the intelligence we need to protect the American people. But in a free society, that authority cannot be unlimited. As I’ve said many times, an independent monitor must watch the watchers to prevent abuses and to protect the civil liberties of the American people. This compromise law assures that the FISA court has that responsibility.

      [...]

      The ability to monitor and track individuals who want to attack the United States is a vital counter-terrorism tool, and I’m persuaded that it is necessary to keep the American people safe — particularly since certain electronic surveillance orders will begin to expire later this summer. Given the choice between voting for an improved yet imperfect bill, and losing important surveillance tools, I’ve chosen to support the current compromise.”

    • Bob Cull

      I and many others was not thrilled about it then and I’m not thrilled about it now, but it is you who wants to have it both ways! What an a$$! You guys defended it when Dubya did it and now you condemn it when the black guy does it, that is the hypocrisy. And let’s be honest that is what all the hatred is about, you don’t like the idea of a black man in “your” WHITE House! You know what you can kiss, HYPOCRITE!

    • AlCum

      Ooops! Your Messiah W did it without a warrant while lying to the American people and saying he did. Oooops! More conservative hypocrisy.

  • http://Nahson.org Paymon Raymond

    Lol have yall heard about the Xbox One? the Kinect will ALWAYS be on even when your Xbox is off, you cant operate the xbox without the Kinect being plugged in, The Kinect is allowed to record your conversations for “data& advertisement” purposes, a german dude working with microsoft admitted that the Kinect will be a monitoring device…..need i go further?

  • AlCum

    A quibble with your report on this: It is not wiretapping. No one is wiretapped; it’s just collection of phone call records. Wiretapping is listening in on conversations. That’s not what this is.

    Also, its’ not warrantless. DOJ obtained a warrant from the FISA court, which the Bush DOJ did not do. I’m not justifying it., I’m just offering corrections to your report.

    • AATTP

      Thank you. I’ll let the author know.

    • Bob Cull

      I tried to point out the difference between taps and records to one of their audience members the other day and he told me that the records were just as bad because they were transcripts of the calls. I tried to tell him that it was ridiculous to think that the phone company listened in and made transcripts of every call but he was having none of it. As for the warrants, I heard a right winger last night on one of the PBS talk shows railing because the FISA warrant was secretive and he wants to know all of the details. Again, I didn’t hear that from them during Dubya’s administration.

      • AlCum

        Of course, because Dubya didn’t bother getting a warrant, although he did go through the bother of lying to the American people and claiming that he did. Funny that the righties didn’t get all bent out of shape by their guy lying.

  • Justin Daniel

    I really wish the 2006 clip was up on youtube. Does anyone have it?

  • carolyn LeBeauf

    There hypocrisy works for their base because of their great brainwashing job they have done to their viewers. Fokkk Media knows their viewers are ignorant and uneducated.

  • Joe D

    Scrap PATRIOT Act Now

    • Bob Cull

      I’m all for that, Joe, I never was a supporter of it. That said, you don’t get to praise Dubya for making use of it’s provisions and then condemn Obama for the same thing. If one was wrong for applying it then the other is also. To claim otherwise is blatant hypocrisy.

  • Bob Cull

    Aren’t these the same people who used to say, “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about”?

    • http://www.facebook.com/rob.felber.5 Rob Felber

      I believe you are correct Mr. Cull.

    • Egambino

      Bob, both comments are absolute truth. So it’ll be fun to watch the right spin this. I was watched years ago during CoIntelPro, these guys are amateurs.

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