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Sean Hannity, the man who promised to be waterboarded for charity more than 1,400 days ago, is outraged — outraged! — by the National Security Agency’s surveillance of Americans’ metadata and foreign contacts. Mr. Obama, he opines, is guilty of “hypocrisy!”

“I think for me, it’s a matter of trust,” Hannity said.

But just a few years ago, the Fox News host was blasting Democrats as “weak on national defense” for opposing data mining.

This trend of only opposing NSA surveillance when the opposing party does it isn’t unique to Hannity. But, as Media Matters‘ research director Jeremy Holden put it, “Of all people, Sean Hannity does not get to criticize data mining.”

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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The judge in this case is U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta, the same judge who earlier dealt with, and dismissed, claims that Trump has “absolute immunity.” Judge Mehta also forced Trump’s attorney’s to backtrack over claims that Trump had tried to calm down the situation on January 6, 2021.

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