The news of the WikiLeaks exposure of the CIA's cyber-surveillance capability to acess files on computers, smartphone, and "smart" big-screen TV sets prompted this blogger to think, "So that's how Borowitz gained access to conversations and thoughts spoken aloud in the Obamas' new home in Washington, DC. It is likely that the CIA used a top-secret computer program to bug the Obama residence via a new big-screen TV set. If this is (fair & balanced) proof that fiction can be stranger than truth, so be it.
[x New Yorker]
Obama Denies Wiretapping Trump
By Andy Borowitz
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Donald J. Trump’s claim that Barack Obama wiretapped him received a strong denial on Monday from the former President, who said to reporters, “Like I’d want to hear more from that fool?”
Obama said that, when he first saw Trump’s allegations on Twitter, “My first thought was, Only a narcissist on the scale of Donald Trump would think people want to hear more from him than they currently do. If anything, I think we’d all like to hear way, way less.”
He said that his wife, Michelle, agreed that the idea of his wanting to hear more from Donald Trump “was one of the funniest things she’s ever heard.”
“When I read her those Trump tweets on Saturday morning, she totally cracked up,” the former President said. “Whenever we’re at home and that guy comes on TV, I’m always, like, ‘Michelle, turn that damn thing off.’ ”
Obama visibly shuddered at the notion of intelligence agencies providing him with hours of recordings of Donald Trump talking. “Don’t even,” he said. ###
[Andy Borowitz is the creator the "Borowitz Report," a Web site that is a lot funnier than the stuff posted by Matt Drudge and his ilk. Borowitz is a comedian and writer whose work appears regularly in The New Yorker. He is the first winner of the National Press Club's humor award and has won seven Dot-Comedy Awards for his web site. His most recent book (and Amazon's Best Kindle Single of the Year) is An Unexpected Twist (2012). Borowitz received a BA (English magna cum laude) from Harvard University.]
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