Here's a headline you probably never imagined you'd see about Barack Obama at the perilously liberal Huffington Post:
Yet there it was:
At issue is what Obama told NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno Tuesday:
"There is no spying on Americans. We don't have a domestic spying program. What we do have are some mechanisms where we can track a phone number or an email address that we know is connected to some sort of terrorist threat."
This was flatly contradicted by a New York Times report Thursday:
The National Security Agency is searching the contents of vast amounts of Americans’ e-mail and text communications into and out of the country, hunting for people who mention information about foreigners under surveillance, according to intelligence officials.
The N.S.A. is not just intercepting the communications of Americans who are in direct contact with foreigners targeted overseas, a practice that government officials have openly acknowledged. It is also casting a far wider net for people who cite information linked to those foreigners, like a little used e-mail address, according to a senior intelligence official.
While it has long been known that the agency conducts extensive computer searches of data it vacuums up overseas, that it is systematically searching — without warrants — through the contents of Americans’ communications that cross the border reveals more about the scale of its secret operations.
As such, the astonishingly liberal Post on Friday asked boldly at the top of its front page if Obama lied on national TV.
Makes you wonder if other Obama-loving media outlets will ask the same question or predictably give the object of their affection another pass.