US Press Blames George W. Bush for Obama‘s Unprecedented Eavesdropping.
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https://www.rushlimbaugh.com June 06, 2013
RUSH: Have you seen the big news according to the mainstream press? What do you think the big news is in the mainstream press? No, it’s not Verizon. This Verizon story, which we’re gonna get into, by the way, folks, sit tight. I can’t do it all in the opening monologue. This Verizon story — and I don’t think it’s just Verizon. I think that’s just what we know. But it’s broken by the UK Guardian. The American media hasn’t broken a single Obama scandal. The American media hasn’t taken the lead on any of the four major Obama scandals. They’re just playing follow the leader.
Glenn Greenwald is the guy who wrote the story for the UK Guardian, and he got a leak from somewhere in the Justice Department. Somebody in the government had to leak it to him and they probably leaked it to others in the Drive-By Media in this country who are not interested. And, in fact, I wasn’t gonna get into this now, but since Snerdley brought it up, our old buddy, Ron Fournier, the former bureau chief of the AP and White House correspondent, now works at the National Journal.
We have in the Obama administration — there’s nobody even close to the violation of privacy and civil liberties, nobody even close. They can talk about Bush here, but nobody compares to what Obama’s done. In fact, folks, as you know, I read the tech blogs. And I don’t mean to beat you over the head with that, but we have new people tuning into this program each and every day. I’m sorry if some of this is repetitive or redundant, but it’s quite necessary. And in all these tech blogs, they just love Obama.
They have bought the myth. They drink the Kool-Aid that Obama’s the greatest civil libertarian, that Obama’s into privacy, that Obama’s just the greatest liberal that’s ever been — and they can’t believe this. They just can’t believe that Obama would do this! They hated Bush for doing this! They can’t believe that Obama did this. I don’t expect this to change anything, but our buddy Ron Fournier has this Verizon story with the NSA monitoring.
It’s not monitoring. What they’re doing is this: They have demanded that, for three months, Verizon turn over the records of every phone call, what is called the “metadata.” The metadata is the phone numbers, the length of time of each call, who originated the call, but not the contents (supposedly). The contents are not part of what Verizon has to turn over. The metadata is analyzed with very various algorithms. They it put through computer, analyze it, and come up with a data set.
Then if there is anything suspicious, the contents might be subpoenaed or requested. But it is massive. It is every phone call that Verizon handles. Every phone call! If you call Domino’s on your Verizon cell phone, that call is being turned over to the NSA. Every phone call. There’s nothing like this that has ever happened. And the media, they just can’t believe it, either. So our buddy Ron Fournier writes: “Welcome to the Bush-Obama White House — They’re Spying on Us.”
Welcome to “the Bush-Obama Era…” Whose name is first in this story? Bush! And it’s not just Ron Fournier. It’s all over. F. Chuck Todd at NBC says this is all Bush’s fault. If Bush hadn’t been the guy that started this, Obama and Holder would not be doing it themselves. (I kid you not.) “Welcome to the era of Bush-Obama, a 16-year span of US history that will be remembered for an unprecedented erosion of civil liberties and a disregard for transparency.
“On the war against a tactic — terrorism — and its insidious fallout, the United States could have skipped the 2008 election.” We coulda left Bush in, and everything would have been the same. I mean, this is utterly embarrassingly shameless. To bend over backwards or forwards or to pretzel yourself in whatever perverted position is necessary to include George W. Bush in this? But that’s what they’re doing, because it just can’t be Obama’s fault.
It just can’t be!
They think they are Obama. They think they’re the same culture, the same education, the same value system, the same pedigree, the same worldview, the same age. All of it! They think they are Obama, and they wouldn’t do anything like this. So it has to be some hidden, sinister force that is tugging Obama in this direction that’s totally against his own instincts — and it has to be that Bush paved the way to make it possible! Anyway, we’ll have more details on this the program unfolds.
But that’s not the big news in the media. The big news in the media is Paris Jackson has been rushed to the hospital after an apparent suicide attempt, and the Drive-Bys have been exemplary in dropping all the nonsense in the news to give us minute by minute updates even though there aren’t any. Now, if you don’t know who Paris Jackson is, then congratulations. You’re officially a high-information voter.
But since we are in the midst of our outreach to the low-information voter here at the EIB Network, I thought I’d better lead with the news that matters most to them and to the low-information news media. That is that Paris Jackson, Michael’s daughter, tried to commit suicide out in California. But they saved her. She’s okay, and everything is cool.
RUSH: I want to focus on the NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers every day. I don’t know that it’s probably just Verizon, but I’ll tell you what: This is the first time that any of this has come up under the Obama regime. That’s not because Obama hasn’t been doing this.
I have no doubt that Obama has been collecting phone records and data and information on people from the get-go — and I have no doubt because I know liberals, folks. I know how they are. I know what liberalism is. I know that they love exuding power and using it over people. So I have no doubt that Obama has conducted operations like this on a far more massive scale than George Bush ever did. The Drive-By Media today is typified by Ron Fournier’s piece: Oh, my God, look what Obama and Bush have been doing! (In fact Bush’s name appears first in all these stories.) Look what Bush and Obama have been doing! Oh, my God! How can this possibly happen? Bush and Obama!
In fact, grab audio sound bite number three. This is F. Chuck Todd: Unprecedented Obama surveillance is George Bush’s fault. This is from the Today show this morning.
TODD: This is part of a secret surveillance — domestic surveillance — program that was first launched during the Bush administration, and in order to do this court order, the Obama administration is essentially exploiting a part of the highly controversial Patriot Act.
Rest of Rush’s Monologue HERE!!!!