Colbert tells Europe not to get its ‘nut-hugger jeans in a bunch’ over NSA spying

By David Ferguson
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 8:54 EDT
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On Monday’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert wondered why Europeans have got “their nut-hugger jeans in a bunch” over revelations that the U.S. has been spying on their leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

According to Colbert, “infamous leaker and Moscow Craigslist futon-buyer” Edward Snowden revealed that the U.S. government has been tapping Angela Merkel’s cell phone since 2002. Merkel said that the revelations have left relations between the U.S. and Europe “severely shaken.”

“Oh, big deal,” Colbert said. “Merkel should be flattered. Someone looked at the chancellor of Germany and said, ‘I’d tap that.’”

Watch the video, embedded via Comedy Central, below:

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David Ferguson
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David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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