My sympathy for them is still not even making the needles jump slightly.
Hundreds of dead from the Obama administration’s Fast and Furious program didn’t interest the Democrat Media Complex. Neither did the cronyism of “green” loans to campaign donors or the illegal “recess appointments” to the National Labor Relations Board and Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. Neither did the president’s decision to refuse to enforce the immigration laws in any way other than cheering his implementation of the “DREAM Act” without it having been passed by Congress, or his choice to not defend the Defense of Marriage Act which, agree with it or not, is the law of the land.
There are many more scandals and abuses of power that would be 48-point headlines if the man in the White House had an R after his name instead of a D, and that’s before we even get to the disaster of Benghazi and the IRS targeting political opposition to the president. But now that the Obama administration has targeted their progressive media allies themselves, journalists suddenly have perked up a bit.
Welcome to the party, pal.
The subpoenaing of phone records of the Associated Press perked up their ears, but going after James Rosen’s records, including his personal email and parents’ phone records, finally seemed a bridge too far. To seize Rosen’s records, the government had to accuse him essentially of espionage against the country, which effectively criminalizes the act of investigative journalism. The Justice Department hasn’t pursued Rosen because the accusation was made only to gain access to his records, not build a criminal case against him. But the concept has put the fear of God into the hearts of journalists everywhere.
Most Washington reporters thought themselves immune to the pointy end of the stick because they were cheerleaders who were grateful for the carrot. But power knows no loyalty. They’d be less surprised by this purge if they’d learned from the history of left-wing purges of loyal lapdogs, but no victim ever thinks that which they cheer would turn on them.
Out of the scandal troika of Benghazi/IRS/AP, the AP/Fox business is the least significant…and the one that’s gotten the most attention from the Ogabe-sucking media. That’s no accident. Bob has this to say in summing up Scandalpalooza:
The Fox News wiretapping scandal may bring down Eric Holder, and the IRS scandal may have more legs politically towards the impeachment of the President, being identical to the second count of what brought down Richard Nixon, but it was Benghazi that shows Barack Obama is a vicious political animal that thought nothing of abandoning more than two dozen Americans and allied forces under fire in order to continue a political narrative that “al Qaeda is on the run.”
We’ve had some very bad Presidents in our nation’s history. Barack Obama may go down in history as the worst.
Yep. And even with AP/Foxgate thrown into the mix, there are still plenty of dewy-eyed minions in the Ministry of Propaganda who will defend their tin god to the last–which is where the “idiots” part of “useful idiots” comes in.