The Paranoid Style of Politics: 20% Think The Government Is Spying On Them — By Ace Of Spades


About a fifth of Americans think federal agents have listened in on their phone calls, a CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll released Tuesday suggests.

Twenty-one percent of the 1,000 adults who replied to the survey conducted Thursday through Sunday said it was very likely or somewhat likely their conversations had been wiretapped, while 52 percent said it was not at all likely.

Twenty-four percent said it was not too likely.

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Other findings:

18% of Americans think it is “highly likely” that Dick Cheney will shoot them.

10% of Americans say Dick Cheney “already has” shot them.

3% of Americans could not respond, as Dick Cheney was at that moment pursuing them with a shotgun, a gladiator’s trident, and a bottle of Firewater peppermint-flavored schnaaps.

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