You might be surprised to learn that the right-wing is now lying about Bush’s domestic spying program

Oh yes, Virginia, it’s true.

They’re now coming up with all sorts of “examples” of where Clinton – surprise! – and Jimmy Carter supposedly spied on Americans without search warrants.

Now, please sit down before I tell you this. But, the right wing blogs, Matt Drudge and Rush Limbaugh are lying to you.

I know, next thing I’ll be telling you there isn’t a Santa Claus.

Anyway, to debunk the first lie, here is ThinkProgress’ report on the Echelon program – a program that Newsmax, among others, claimed had Clinton spying on MILLIONS OF AMERICANS. Yeah right. And if that were the case, then why would Bush even need the Patriot Act?

Anyway, ThinkProgress has dissected these morons and shows that they’re lying.

As these guys are spreading this crap all over talk radio and around the Net, please do take ThinkProgress’ analysis and email around the Net. Subject line: Republicans now lying to defend Bush’s spying.


Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Instagram | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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