Accused by Fox’s Tucker Carlson of snooping through his emails, the National Security Agency insisted the host is not “an intelligence target” in a carefully worded reply that was blasted by critics as deliberately vague. …
A statement from NSA regarding recent allegations: pic.twitter.com/vduE6l6YWg
— NSA/CSS (@NSAGov) June 30, 2021
Typical lefty bureaucratic bluster — authoritative, packed with true but irrelevant statements to bore and browbeat the reader, chooses to answer only some secondary allegation, and is designed to give an impression that is probably false. It does not answer the main charge, that the NSA is spying on Tucker Carlson — leaving open the possibility that the NSA is in fact spying on him.
The left is very fond of using bureaucrateeze, wordsmithing, and overly-complex language to mislead and also to bore critics into submission. It’s a form of lying, IMHO.
The agency did not elaborate, however, on whether such authorization was issued with respect to Carlson, or if any of the cable news host’s associates might have been monitored instead, leaving room for speculation. …
On Monday, Carlson said that a government whistleblower had approached his team with evidence of illicit NSA spying, claiming the insider provided details about his personal communications that could only have been gleaned from his texts and emails. …
Carlson reports on speaking directly to the NSA:
“Just minutes before air tonight, the NSA sent us an infuriatingly dishonest formal statement, an entire paragraph of lies written purely for the benefit of the intel community’s lackeys at CNN and MSNBC — all those people they hire with their titles on the screen,” Carlson said.
While Carlson noted that he tried to contact NSA Director Paul Nakasone, he said he could not get through. He was eventually able to reach lower level officials, but said they declined to answer his questions directly
“Orwellian does not begin to describe the experience,” Carlson said of his exchange with the agency, adding that the officials “refused to say” whether they had spied on his communications.
Sounds just like climate change.
Tucker Carlson responds to the NSA:
"We made a very straightforward claim: NSA has read my private emails without my permission… Tonight's statement from the NSA does not deny that instead it comes with this non-sequitur: Tucker Carlson has never been an intel target." pic.twitter.com/gGiP4HNtxw
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 30, 2021
The message was clear: ‘We can do whatever we want. We can read your personal texts, we can read your personal emails, we can send veiled threats your way to brush you back if we don’t like your politics. We can do anything.’
hat-tip Stephen Neil