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              President Barack Obama, left, talks with Jay Leno during a commercial break during the taping of his appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama lied on Leno, where’s the outrage?

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David Seaman
Host, "The David Seaman Hour"
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      David Seaman

      David has been a guest on CNN Headline News, FOX News, ABC News Digital, Coast to Coast, RT, The Young Turks, and elsewhere. He is an independent journalist working to roll back abusive elements of the post-9/11 surveillance state, and offering ways to protect what's left of our civil liberties. "The David Seaman Hour" is one of the most popular news & politics podcasts on iTunes. His real news morning show, <a href="http://twitter.com/risemorningshow">Rise</a>, launches next month in Los Angeles.

I’m tired of living in the pro-Obama, anti-facts Twilight Zone that has taken over our nation’s airwaves.

Last night, President Obama did a face to face interview with comedian Jay Leno on the “The Tonight Show,” because our commander in chief wouldn’t dare give such access to, say, anyone remotely resembling a journalist at this point. Too many of those “phony scandals” to wade through.

Obama offered a fantastic fireworks display of dishonesty and Orwellian doublespeak to Leno’s 4 million or so viewers at home.

“We don’t have a domestic spying program,” Obama assured Leno. What we have, instead, are “mechanisms that can track a phone number or an e-mail address that is connected to a terrorist attack … That information is useful.”

Which is the very definition of a domestic spying program: obtaining American citizens’ phone records and one-click access to emails, Facebook messages, and all Web history without a specific warrant. And then sharing that data with domestic law enforcement agencies, in a secretive agreement Reuters claims the government is now actively trying to cover up.

As one commenter on Reddit wisely put it, we shouldn’t be concerned that a politician is lying to us. That happens all the time. We should be concerned with the fact that he’s not even trying to make it a palatable lie at this point. Obama has become the man cheating on his wife who doesn’t bother to wipe off the lipstick or take a shower. Just throws his keys on the table, slips into bed, and says, “I’m not cheating on you, go to sleep.”

A new version of America is emerging through this fog of dishonesty and misdirection.

The New York Times recently reported that the TSA now operates outside of airports: the agency deploys bulletproof vest wearing, lethally armed teams at sporting events and music festivals. These VIPR teams, as they are called, believe themselves to be “exempt from probable cause” when searching patrons of these events, according to the Times.

Obama’s Orwellian police state has been fully unfurled, and the public’s collective response has been “Meh,” along with some cheering on “The Tonight Show.”

Shame on those who are letting everything this country stands for be destroyed. It is pathetic.