Oliver Stone and other Hollywood libs tell NSA: ‘Stop watching us’

Oliver Stone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, John Cusack and Phil Donahue are among the star-studded Hollywood cast that joined National Security Agency whistle-blowers in releasing a new public service announcement demanding the NSA stop spying on Americans.

“Everybody is at risk for getting caught up in the NSA dragnet,” Stone says in the video. “History tells us we need to watch the watchers.”

The ad compares the NSA’s actions to those of former President Richard Nixon who kept “tabs on his political enemies and the press,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

“It was wrong then, and it’s wrong now,” Cusack says in the spot. “The tools for surveillance have never been more powerful and the threat to our civil liberties has never been greater.”

The video is part of an effort by celebrities to support NSA leaker Edward Snowden. More than 100 public-interest groups are organizing an Oct. 26 rally in Washington, D.C., called Stop Watching Us, calling for a congressional investigation into the NSA spy programs, according to Variety.

Watch the PSA, produced by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Luminant Media:

H/T: Variety

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Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs and PAC management for nearly 20 years. Cheryl can be reached by email at Cheryl@bizpacreview.com & on Twitter @CherylBPR
About Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs and PAC management for nearly 20 years. Cheryl can be reached by email at Cheryl@bizpacreview.com & on Twitter @CherylBPR

  • RightUnite

    Stone must be getting worried….. Wonder what he’s hiding….

  • Susan

    I’m happy that Hollywood (some of them) are getting on the band wagon to stand up to those in DC! I found out that Tom Hanks supports Obama – sad but true. Won’t be supporting Hanks anymore.

  • Susan

    I read somewhere that the NSA is building a new humongous building somewhere in Utah or Nevada. The mainstream media sure isn’t covering it.

  • CaseyGeorge

    LOL…it cracks me up that they couldn’t manage to say the word “Obama” once…it would just hurt too bad to admit their guy was in charge

    • Ray

      Exactly. The NSA is only doing his bidding.

  • Max Jones

    I don’t watch you most conservatives don’t watch you. it’s your buds in the white house that are watching you ….what are you doing that you shouldn’t be watched?

  • ebooksdog

    you liberal bitches wanted obama and now you got him