Following my piss take of Sean SpiceRack, our very good friend Lyn from the States sent me this link to an article in Monday’s New York Times –
Instead of leaving the ‘wiretapping’ stuff alone, Sean continues to try and explain exactly what the President actually meant – which is a bit like trying to steer a bunch of rednecks at a crossroads.
“He doesn’t really think that President Obama went up and tapped his phone personally,” said Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary.
In fact, Mr. Spicer said, when Mr. Trump charged in a Twitter post last weekend that Mr. Obama “had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower,” he was referring generally to surveillance activities during the 2016 race — not to an actual telephone wiretap.
“The president was very clear in his tweet that it was, you know, ‘wiretapping,’” Mr. Spicer said, using his fingers to make a gesture suggesting quotation marks. “That spans a whole host of surveillance types of options.”
Seriously Sean – have you even had a butchers at the actual tweets mate?
Better still Kellyanne joined in the fun –
Kellyanne Conway, Mr. Trump’s senior adviser, said in an interview on Sunday that Mr. Obama could have employed any number of devices other than a traditional telephone wiretap, even including a microwave oven.
“What I can say is there are many ways to surveil each other,” Ms. Conway told the paper. “You can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets — any number of ways.”
Surveillance can even be carried out with “microwaves that turn into cameras,” she added. “We know this is a fact of modern life.”
This is scary stuff – or it would be if she had half a brain –
Steven Belloving of Columbia University stressed that he is unaware of any process that can turn a microwave into a camera. He also stressed that Conway’s microwave allegations were made by a “non-technical person garbling something she heard but didn’t really understand”.
Personally I’d prefer Mr Belloving to keep his opinions to himself – much better to let the Sean and Kellyanne show carry on entertaining us. We don’t want some ‘know all’ spoiling things by telling us the truth do we?
Here’s a thought you two –