Al Gore: Get Your Hands Off of My (Our?) Internet

Working on posts and then will have my sis-in-law in to watch the Grand Rapids Griffins defeat her Syracuse Crush tonight in hockey. (Really!)

But I did like this Al Gore interview:

Gore said he was not persuaded by the argument that the NSA surveillance had operated within the boundaries of the law.

“This in my view violates the constitution. The fourth amendment and the first amendment – and the fourth amendment language is crystal clear,” he said. “It is not acceptable to have a secret interpretation of a law that goes far beyond any reasonable reading of either the law or the constitution and then classify as top secret what the actual law is.”

Gore added: “This is not right.”

Gore even recognized the problem of the Director of National Intelligence lying under oath.

Gore did say, however, that he had serious concerns about some aspects of the testimony offered by national intelligence director James Clapper during testimony to the Senate intelligence committee last March.

Clapper, in response to pointed questions from Democratic senator Ron Wyden, had said during that appearance that the NSA did not collect data on Americans.

“I was troubled by his direct response to Senator Wyden’s very pointed question,” Gore said. “I was troubled by that.”

Yeah! Me too!

 

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19 Responses to Al Gore: Get Your Hands Off of My (Our?) Internet

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bmaz @sahilkapur And the fact that relative delegate counts were a little different doesn't ratify the propriety of the situation; condemns it
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bmaz @sahilkapur Bullshit. The entire weight of the DLC/DNC and press lackeys were not oriented cravenly against Clinton then as are Sanders now.
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bmaz @sahilkapur I think the statement speaks for itself.
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bmaz @sahilkapur Dewey beats Truman! Let the people vote.
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bmaz @sahilkapur And it is hilarious, if not flat out ridiculous that the press holds Sanders to a relative standard they didn't Clinton in 2008
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bmaz @sahilkapur He doesn't need to do diddly squat but keep running for the betterment of the party as a whole and to let ALL the people vote.
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bmaz @PhoenixWomanMN @sahilkapur Oh I'm sorry, did your littler warmonger lose yet another election?
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bmaz @normative Shush, I am not admitting it yet
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bmaz American democracy, craven DNC style, in all its glory https://t.co/O4M7gMefO5
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bmaz @RMFifthCircuit @NESN Sounds exciting!
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bmaz RT @dangillmor: This isn't just a Trump PR pivot -- it's a journalism pivot, too, as political press returns to horse-race norm. https://t.…
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