For weeks I’ve been visiting the Huffington Post and looking for stories on Benghazi. To nobody’s surprise, I found almost nothing. On the days that big stories broke on even the major news networks, nothing was to be found on the HuffPo. The last few days have been quite different – Benghazi everywhere! When the IRS and AP stories broke, nothing on HuffPo, but the stories are mentioned now. Is the HuffPo that slow to respond to news?
The stories are to be found on the biggest political blog in the world, but they were buried for bigger headlines like Angelina’s mastectomy and the ills of cheap labor overseas. All of those recent stories on the scandal subjects are, of course, in defense of the administration. Go figure.
Peter Goodman praises the IRS for going after the Tea Party groups:
“In castigating government as the root of all evil while portraying taxation as a form of tyranny, the Tea Party is no less than a mass celebration of the evasion of the basic responsibilities of American citizenship. Common sense alone tells you that people drawn to its ranks may feel extra temptation to find ways to limit what they surrender to the rogue federal bureaucrats who have supposedly seized the nation.”
I wonder if Goodman would be so inclined to allow the IRS to go after Muslim groups because those who are drawn to its ranks may feel extra temptation to fund terrorism. It’s funny how the words “equality” and “fair” are thrown around by liberals until they get a chance to stick it to the right. The right doesn’t deserve equality though because, as I’ve been told, we are the ones who abuse equality; apparently by being wealthy, white, and capitalists (I can only claim the last one with certainty).
The rest of the lemmings at HuffPo have written these scandals off as political attacks. Their sentiments can be wrapped up in the first line of the genius of Barbra Streisand, “Sometimes in the face of national tragedy, politics should take a backseat”. Unless that tragedy is due to politics. The most obvious response to this kind of blind protectionist rhetoric is that all of these scandals are political in nature. I don’t remember her bypassing politics when it came to her stance on 9/11’s inside job.
Sadly, they’re all the same. They all poo poo the failures of this administration and continue to find excuses for the President. Why is this? Why continue to support someone who has failed us so often? Even Chris Matthews and Jon Stewart this week have had to publically cast their doubts to the sainthood of Obama. Those doubts will diminish as these stories fade and their love for him will return (it took Chris 22 minutes). I think that Gutfeld had it right in his first Breitbart piece (yay!),
“In fact, the media are so desperate to be liked by Obama that they are willing to overlook anything unseemly. When I look at the multitude of scandals, I cannot blame the President. My disgust is reserved for the media who let him wander so far off the reservation–because they love him more than their own principles.”
He goes on to call the media Obama’s enablers not unlike a drug addicts mom who refuses to cut him off for fear of losing his love. Meanwhile the addict feeds off of that love, money, and attention. This is the second reason this is political. The media has not done its job. When Nixon committed his political crimes, the media was ready and willing to ready the noose. That’s what the media is for, to get the tough and dirty truths to the people so that we can hold them accountable. When the media is in bed with those in government, who passes on the pillow talk? Partisans!
Thankfully we also have bloggers and conservative groups who are ready and willing to take the responsibility of the old media, which is perhaps the motive behind the IRS scandal.
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