DiFi’s hypocrisy over domestic spying – Jon Stewart’s take (video)

Jon Stewart weighs in on the growing controversy over the CIA having hacked into the computers, and network, of the US Senate Intelligence Committee.

The CIA reportedly not only broke into the computers in order to spy on members of the committee, but they also deleted over 900 documents that they didn’t think the Senators should have access to.

As David Kravets at Wired points out, Dianne Feinstein, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, who is outraged over the new revelations of CIA spying on US Senators, has been quite supportive of such spying when other Americans are the victims:

jon-stewart-dianne-feinsteinFeinstein’s statements criticizing the CIA have particular significance because she is perhaps the biggest senatorial cheerleader for domestic surveillance, including the telephone snooping program in which metadata from calls to, from and within the United States is forwarded in bulk to the National Security Agency without probable cause warrants. A federal judge declared such snooping unlawful last year but stayed the decision pending appeal. The case is before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Here’s Jon Stewart’s take.


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  • Butch1

    The Director of the NSA has already lied under oath to Congress that his organization wasn’t spying on us citizens and it was proven by Snowden that he was a liar. I have a feeling that Brennan is doing the very same thing.

  • Max_1

    DiFi on Torture as Lady McFeinstein:
    Out damn spot. OUT!!!”

    DiFi on Spying as Chairperson Diane Renault:
    “I’m shocked, shocked to find there is gambling in here.”

  • cole3244

    feinstein is a phony and a hypocrite she’s ok with the nsa spying on the 99% but when the cia interferes with the elites in the senate she is outraged.

    feinstein is a typical right of center dem who is part of the problem not part of the solution to anything in america.

  • HolyMoly

    Governor Phips was all for the Salem witch trials, and went as far as opening up the Court of Oyer and Terminer for this purpose. He was all for the trials, that is, until one of the defendants named HIS WIFE as being a witch. Then, suddenly, he decided things had gone too far and shut down any further proceedings.

    “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme,” as Mark Twain once said. Hypocrisy and a selfish sense of privilege, on the other hand, due tend to continue unabated.

    Elites seem to lack that part of the brain which enables them to make a connection between what they just experienced and what they’ve been subjecting the rest of us to for the past 13 or so years. They have such a lack of empathy that it borders on sadism at best or sociopathy at worst.

  • basenjilover

    DiFi needs to be ridiculed into retirement. Her hubby Dick Blum enriched himself and DiFi from dealings with communist China for years (when she was mayor of SF, she took her hubby on trade trips to China and no-one uttered a peep).

  • Indigo

    The Senate didn’t have have hard copies in a secured safe? Sheesh! They might as well have filed those documents in the Cloud so that any hacker could open them.

  • nicho

    Long story short: DiFi created a monster, and the monster has escaped from the lab.

  • Silver_Witch

    The Senator is just pissed that they spied on her…it is will not change her stance that they (the NSA/CIA) can spy on you or me. Senator Feinstein has made it quite clear that she considers the rabble (that would be the poor, or at least those not as rich as she and her husband) GUILTY until proven innocent and unreliable – hence we must be watched and watched quite closely – while she should be allowed to view, read, watch and sent emails, make phones calls without being watched.

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