Cenk Uygur on NSA Scandal: ‘Barack Obama is a liar.’

What happened to not spying on innocent civilians?

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In light of the reports that the National Security Administration has been collecting information from American citizens’ cell phones, Cenk calls out President Obama for false campaign promises to fight terrorism while protecting our privacy and civil liberties. “I will provide our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining our Constitution and our freedom,” Obama promised in 2008. “That means no more illegal wiretapping of American citizens…that’s not who we are.”

“Well, that’s not who we’re supposed to be, but that’s exactly who Barack Obama is,” Cenk says. “He lied. It’s not subtle. He said ‘there will be no spying on citizens who are not suspected of a crime.’ He lied. There is spying on all of us, and we are not suspected of a crime. Barack Obama is a liar.”

Cenk Uygur is co-host of The Young Turks, the first liberal radio show to air nationwide.