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O'Reilly, not content to "win" on expanded surveillance, scorns opposition Senators

Reported by Chrish - February 15, 2008 -

Bill O'Reilly intoduced his Talking Points Memo tonight 2/14/08 with a gross misrepresentation of the votes of 28 Democrats in the Senate: "No to Al Qaeda surveillance..." Of course those Senators (plus Independent Bernie Sanders of VT, completely ignored in the rant) want limits and oversight of surveillance, not none, as O'Reilly implies.

These principled Senators, whose names O'Reilly listed on-screen and read aloud, voted against the bill because amendments restricting surveillance powers and stripping immunity for telecoms who illegally assisted the governent in spying on Americans were rejected.

O'Reilly says he lives in the real world, not the theoretical world, so understands that the government "has to" have these virtually unlimited powers. He mocks them for worrying that the expansion of surveillance powers will intrude on regular folks' civil liberties and dares anyone to show him civil liberties being infringed.. After watching his sanctimoniuos and fear-laden TPM video, below, watch this video to see what is happening right here in this country, and weep.


And as long as we're listing names, here are the Democrats who voted FOR increased surveillance and immunity for telecom collusion:


Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Conrad (D-ND)
Inouye (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kohl (D-WI)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lincoln (D-AR)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Salazar (D-CO)
Webb (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)