OPINION: Radio presenter Steve Allen looks at the issues of today

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 March 2017 | UPDATED: 12:00 13 March 2017


I am being spied on, even Trump agrees

I am fairly sure I am being spied on.

Donald Trump claimed on Twitter that Barack Obama tapped his phone calls. He gave no evidence to back that up and I have no evidence that I am being tapped, so it must be equally true.

Then all the security officials in America said it wasn’t true.

Why would you need to bug Donald?

If you want to record him saying something embarrassing just listen to his speeches.

When a White House spokeswoman was asked if Donald Trump accepted that he wasn’t bugged she said: “I don’t think he does.

“He firmly believes that this is a storyline that has been reported pretty widely.”

Of course it has, the press reported that he tweeted about it.

Just because something gets in the news doesn’t make it true.

It was pretty widely reported that Trump splashed out on some hotel room entertainment in Moscow but it doesn’t make it true, even though that would be funny if it were true.

Which leads me to my point. I am being spied on.

Also this week experts claimed Samsung TVs could be hacked by the CIA and MI5 and they could use the microphone on the TV to listen to everything you say.

Admittedly they would hear what you say while you’re watching TV, so it would include things like “ooh, what’s he been in before,” and “well, at least The Nightly Show makes the adverts look good”.

Do I really think the CIA and MI5 have bothered to hack my TV to listen to me?

Well, it’s been pretty widely reported.

Reported by me on my radio show and Twitter feed, but still, it’s been reported a lot.

So it’s true. I don’t mind though.

I’m happy to get anyone listening.

•Tune into Steve’s Friday show on Time 107.5FM each week from 2.15pm to hear the local paper review.

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