Watergate reporter blasts White House for attack on media

posted at 10:01 am on May 14, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

It’s difficult to keep up with Scandal-o-Rama these days, isn’t it? Let’s bring in a seasoned hand in analyzing government corruption and intimidation.  Carl Bernstein appeared on Morning Joe earlier today, declaring the conduct of the Obama administration “outrageous,” and their pattern of behavior “a nuclear event” waiting to happen.

So, he’s talking about scrubbing terrorism from the Benghazi talking points and intimidating State Department career staffers, right?  Or is it using the IRS to target political opponents, as in Watergate?  Or seizing the phone records of a major media outlet and searching for the source on a story embarrassing to the White House?

Maybe this doesn’t help much after all (via NRO’s Andrew Johnson):

On Morning Joe today, Carl Bernstein unleashed on the Obama administration in light of news that the Department of Justice obtained the telephone records of Associated Press Reporters, calling it a pattern of behavior that was “waiting to be a nuclear event.”

“This is outrageous, and it is totally inexcusable,” he said. “This administration has been terrible on this subject from the beginning.”

Oh, okay, it’s the AP phone-records seizure that finally has Carl Bernstein exercised.  That figures.  Still, Bernstein doesn’t pull any punches in attacking the White House, and puts the blame all the way to the top:

After host Joe Scarborough pointed out that the Obama administration has prosecuted twice as many leaks as all previous ones combined, Bernstein called out the administration for trying to intimidate both government sources and reporters, dismissing the idea that the White House may not have known what the DOJ was doing. “The idea is to try and make an example of those people who talk to reporters, especially on national-security matters,” he said. “National security is always the false claim of administrations trying to hide things that people ought to know.”

This is less about hiding what has already happened and keeping the AP and other media outlets from working with people in the know for what happens later.  They want potential sources to know that Big Brother will find them regardless of a reporter’s promise to keep their identities confidential.  They want reporters to know that they’re being watched.  The Obama DoJ isn’t interested in justice; they want to impose their political will without effective opposition.

I wonder if the media will start connecting dots between this and Benghazi, and the IRS scandals, and Operation Fast and Furious, and …


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Wasn’t he just defending flat-out lying by the White House? Pfftt…

rhombus on May 14, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Let’s keep this ball rolling…

Donald Draper on May 14, 2013 at 10:03 AM

How many contempt citations in a presidency can Holder get?

hillsoftx on May 14, 2013 at 10:04 AM

They can’t believe that after all the support they have given Dear Leader that he would turn on them…

d1carter on May 14, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Dots? What dots?

FOWG1 on May 14, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Shows just how shallow the MSM is, when these things were happening to conservatives, military families and those who didn’t like the Obama administration, not a word. Now that it is happening to them, the end-of-the-world has come.

Tater Salad on May 14, 2013 at 10:05 AM

The AP’s president said Monday that federal authorities obtained cellular, office and home telephone records of individual reporters and an editor; AP general office numbers in Washington, New York and Hartford, Conn.; and the main number for AP reporters covering Congress. He called the Justice Department’s actions a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into newsgathering activities.

The beginning of the end.

RepubChica on May 14, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Carl didn’t seem overly concerned about Fast & Furious, Benghazi or the IRS…but he’s concerned about AP wiretapping…

Sheeesh!

workingclass artist on May 14, 2013 at 10:06 AM

His ox has been gored. Now the squealing starts. Bernstein is nothing but a parasite who’s fame piggy-backed on Woodward’s journalism skills. He’s to journalism what Jesse Jackson was to Martin Luther King, a leech.

iamsaved on May 14, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Bernstein should have read Woodward’s book; it described how politically ruthless the Obama administration is.

Tater Salad on May 14, 2013 at 10:07 AM

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 12m

Obama’s scandals aren’t anything like Watergate. In Watergate, Woodward and Bernstein weren’t married to G. Gordon Liddy.

Yeppers. Back then, ‘Deep Throat’ wasn’t a reference to the wife.

Resist We Much on May 14, 2013 at 10:08 AM

amazing what a lifetime of carousing does isn’t it…

workingclass artist on May 14, 2013 at 10:08 AM

By any means necessary cuts both ways. If this is the straw that broke the camels back and brings down Chicago style politics, so be it.

meci on May 14, 2013 at 10:09 AM

But the feds harassed MLK and Silicon Valley was built by liberals, which makes it all OK.

Chuck Schick on May 14, 2013 at 10:09 AM

The media will help any regime do anything it wants, as long as it’s in concert with the media’s belief, except when it’s an attack on the self-approved media (i.e., anyone other than Fox, Limbaugh or Beck.)

rbj on May 14, 2013 at 10:10 AM

ROFL

Electing an inexperienced, overrated community organizer for his skin color alone sure is paying dividends. Now all we have to do is take the next 2 or 3 decades trying to reassemble the mess he will leave behind.

Bishop on May 14, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Yes, NOW the media is concerned. They assisted, ignored, or laughed when Obama targeted his enemies, as long as they were on the right.

Now they’ve become one of the targets, and suddenly we have a tyrannical government.

Chris of Rights on May 14, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Oh c’mon Carl, it’s just more of those low-level staffers and their crazy hi-jinks.

PackerBronco on May 14, 2013 at 10:11 AM

I didn’t see that particular segment. But I DID see a later one, and good ole’ CB was VERY quick to note that there was just not one scintilla of evidence indicating the WH knew about the IRS shenanigans. And Joe Scarborough was quick to point out that that’s why we need an investigation.

It was breathtaking. The Watergate reporter defending an administration, before all the facts are known.

lizzieillinois on May 14, 2013 at 10:11 AM

On Morning Joe today, Carl Bernstein unleashed on the Obama administration in light of news that the Department of Justice obtained the telephone records of Associated Press Reporters, calling it a pattern of behavior that was “waiting to be a nuclear event.”

“This is outrageous, and it is totally inexcusable,” he said. “This administration has been terrible on this subject from the beginning.”

Obviously the Tea Party made him do it. It understandably drove him over the edge. And now some “mistakes were made”.

Rush Limbaugh shares some blame, too.

And FOXnews.

And Bush, and Cheney.

And hundreds of years of oppression of blacks, and white privilege…

farsighted on May 14, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Dots? What dots?

FOWG1 on May 14, 2013 at 10:05 AM

You’re right. Those look like massive ink spots the size of city blocks, interconnected by running rivers of corruption.

And even the ex-Watergate reporter has trouble seeing those?

Turtle317 on May 14, 2013 at 10:12 AM

OUTRAGE!!! FROM THE PRESS!!!

OH THE HUMANITY!!!

DOOONNN’T CAAAAARRREEEEE!!!

Sucks…doesn’t it Bernie-Boy???

LordMaximus on May 14, 2013 at 10:13 AM

They want potential sources to know that Big Brother will find them regardless of a reporter’s promise to keep their identities confidential.

That explains why DoJ sent the letter Friday to the AP, instead of remaining quiet. The Obama regime had decided that the outbreak of scandals/whistle blowers was becoming a serious threat and something had to be done to put the quietus on it. It was a warning to whistle blowers to button their lips and a warning to the press not to wander off the plantation.

petefrt on May 14, 2013 at 10:14 AM

I didn’t see that particular segment. But I DID see a later one, and good ole’ CB was VERY quick to note that there was just not one scintilla of evidence indicating the WH knew about the IRS shenanigans. And Joe Scarborough was quick to point out that that’s why we need an investigation.

It was breathtaking. The Watergate reporter defending an administration, before all the facts are known.

lizzieillinois on May 14, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Liberal Cognitive Dissonance…It’s what’s for Breakfast

workingclass artist on May 14, 2013 at 10:14 AM

If the scandal keeps the lefties from passing am amnesty for criminal aliens, homosexual rights and gun confiscation legislation, then I’m all for this administration violating the civil rights of lefty reporters. When it’s their rights at stake, and not just the bitter clingers, maybe they’ll start questioning authority in reality, not just in sloganville.

Fenris on May 14, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Of course Bernstein is single-issue on what is fast becoming a scandal-ridden Administration. And that’s okay! With him — well-respected in his sphere — beating up on the AP wiretapping, the issue won’t easily go away. And right now, the Administration has its plate piled high.

I say to give them no breathing room, no chance to get a coherent and coordinated message on any single thing; let them be overloaded.

The troubles are only beginning for Obama&Co.

Liam on May 14, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Once the Administration attacks the media in general (not just Fox News), then it’s serious business.

The IRS targeting Baggers? Well, they probably deserved it.

Neo on May 14, 2013 at 10:15 AM

There must be some hold-out Bush appointees at the DOJ….only explanation.

Deafdog on May 14, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Cmon, Ed, really connect the dots? Lapdogs don’t change their spots anymore than firedogs.

JimK on May 14, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Dots? What dots?

FOWG1 on May 14, 2013 at 10:05 AM

The dots are getting so big and numerous they beginning to connect themselves.

Bernstein just called it a pattern of behavior that was “waiting to be a nuclear event.”

The dots are approaching critical mass.

farsighted on May 14, 2013 at 10:16 AM

If the scandal keeps the lefties from passing am amnesty for criminal aliens, homosexual rights and gun confiscation legislation, then I’m all for this administration violating the civil rights of lefty reporters. When it’s their rights at stake, and not just the bitter clingers, maybe they’ll start questioning authority in reality, not just in sloganville.

Fenris on May 14, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Lefties in the GOP is a problemo…and those folks will steamroll the legislation anyway.

workingclass artist on May 14, 2013 at 10:16 AM

There must be some hold-out Bush appointees at the DOJ….only explanation.

Deafdog on May 14, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Perhaps it is Limbaugh infiltration…

workingclass artist on May 14, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Yesterday Bernstein thought the IRS scandal was no BFD.

myiq2xu on May 14, 2013 at 10:18 AM

So to date we’ve had scandal, coverup, wiretapping, and run-ins with both Woodward and Bernstein.

I’d say the parallel fits, but Nixon had Kissinger and visiting China. Obama has Hillary and Benghazi.

Let’s just see it end the same way…

Gingotts on May 14, 2013 at 10:19 AM

The GOP knew about this for over a year and yet remained silent during the election. The GOP hates the “Tea Party” and “Conservatives” just as much as the libs. Shame on all of them

luckybogey on May 14, 2013 at 10:19 AM

That explains why DoJ sent the letter Friday to the AP, instead of remaining quiet. The Obama regime had decided that the outbreak of scandals/whistle blowers was becoming a serious threat and something had to be done to put the quietus on it. It was a warning to whistle blowers to button their lips and a warning to the press not to wander off the plantation.

petefrt on May 14, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Now this is something I have no trouble believing.

WisRich on May 14, 2013 at 10:21 AM

All three of these scandals tell us that we have an authoritarian White House in power. Ironically for the AP scandal, the press bears much of the blame for that fact, and so it’s hard to feel sorry for them. It would be easier if I believed that the wiretapping scandal will really change the way the media treats Obama, but really I don’t. Sure, they’ll tut-tut about it for a few weeks, but they’ll also quickly move it to page A11, and completely forget about Benghazi and the IRS. I’d love to be wrong, but it’d be foolish to believe otherwise.

EricW on May 14, 2013 at 10:21 AM

These guys do come out of the woodwork every 5 or 10 years, don’t they?

Happy 40th, Woodward and Bernstein! Time for that celebration of a media who were a little more than scandal condoms for sleazy politicians.

MNHawk on May 14, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Must distract from Benghazi and that IRS story.
Must distract from Benghazi and that IRS story.
Must distract from Benghazi and that IRS story.
Must distract from Benghazi and that IRS story.

The Jihadi Media must get the narrative on themselves, and how the poor wittle cwybabies have had their phone records tapped.

Join the club you whinebags.

Don’t you think the DOJ and 1/2 a dozen other agencies have been “interested” in the likes of Beck, Morrissey, Malkin, Levin, Limbaugh, Dean for the last several years?

PappyD61 on May 14, 2013 at 10:23 AM

I’ve noticed that a man begins to hold in contempt those he’s lied to. He also becomes mistrustful of the objects of his deceit.

Tapping the phones of AP, or whatever was done, is a great illustration of this truth.

Akzed on May 14, 2013 at 10:25 AM

“The idea is to try and make an example of those people who talk to reporters, especially on national-security matters,” he said. “National security is always the false claim of administrations trying to hide things that people ought to know.”

You know, I hate to say it, but I generally support Obama taking a tough line on leakers. It’s garbage and, by way of example, there were several leaks in the Bush years that legitimately damaged national security. And if DOJ has to subpoena reporter telephone records in order to figure out who leaked, I can live with that, so long as there are safeguards. (For example, only a select few career DOJ prosecutors and FBI agents should have access to the records, and they should be destroyed immediately after the investigation and not used for any other purpose).

The truth is, people who work with classified information have multiple legal ways to whistle-blow. All Administration agencies have independent Inspectors General with investigatory powers, and agencies have Congressional Oversight Commmittees. All of those people are cleared to handle classified material. (The Benghazi investigation is a great example of that–the whistle-blowers went to the Inspector General and then to Darrell Issa, all of whom were cleared to handle classified information. They didn’t go to the freaking New York Times.)

Outlander on May 14, 2013 at 10:25 AM

The GOP knew about this for over a year and yet remained silent during the election. The GOP hates the “Tea Party” and “Conservatives” just as much as the libs. Shame on all of them

luckybogey on May 14, 2013 at 10:19 AM


THIS
times ONE GAZILLION (the new billion).

PappyD61 on May 14, 2013 at 10:25 AM

How many contempt citations in a presidency can Holder get?

hillsoftx on May 14, 2013 at 10:04 AM

He puts them in the glovebox, like Bob Falfa in American Graffiti:

“File that under uh, C.S. over there.”

Ward Cleaver on May 14, 2013 at 10:25 AM

If this were the NBA, This administration would have already fouled out.

birdwatcher on May 14, 2013 at 10:25 AM

I can’t wait to see the left start smearing Bernstein.

Ward Cleaver on May 14, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Every single Government agency has a huge scandal. All of them and every one of them needs to be investigated as they have contributed to our loss of liberty on all fronts. I think that is probably a record for any administration. If Carl Bernstein can help keep the ball rolling then so be it. It’s actually us that needs to start complaining, calling, e-mailing, writing letters to the editor etc, etc.

BetseyRoss on May 14, 2013 at 10:26 AM

They can’t believe that after all the support they have given Dear Leader that he would turn on them…

hah! They don’t really understand socialists and narcissists very well do they?

Its a dangerous combination. No one can be trusted. Everyone is suspected.

They really should do a better job learning from history.

hawkeye54 on May 14, 2013 at 10:27 AM

This president was first elected to office in Illinois after his opponent’s sealed divorce records were leaked. Joe the Plumber challenged him in 2008 and his confidential information was leaked. Confidential information about Romney’s donors was leaked and they were openly vilified by the Obama campaign. Confidential information about the Koch brothers was leaked and confidential filings from conservative groups was given to ProPublica.

But there’s no pattern here, nah. The president doesn’t know anything about anything, there’s nothing Nixonian about him…

obladioblada on May 14, 2013 at 10:28 AM

I hope it’s not time for the administration to manufacture a crisis to rally people behind and to forget about the mounting scandals. [too lazy to form proper English sentences...sorry]

Syria?
Domestic?

Maybe they’ll foil some malevolent plot and expose it for the world to see how good they are.

freedomfirst on May 14, 2013 at 10:28 AM

The idea is to try and to make an example

Yeesh, and I’ll bet he always laughs at how funny folks like me talk dowun heeah.

Knott Buyinit on May 14, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Yesterday Bernstein thought the IRS scandal was no BFD.

myiq2xu on May 14, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Carl wants human sacrifice as penance for bugging the Associated Press, and if Obama will deliver Eric Holder to be dropped into the volcano, the great liberal media god Bernstein will be satiated (and the media does have the option right now to tell Team Obama they might have to take another look at Holder’s Fast & Furious involvement if he doesn’t go due to the AP bugging revelations).

jon1979 on May 14, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Anybody get the feeling Joe Biden is hiding out and waiting to be President. He’s been really quiet and out of site the past few weeks.

Who would have ever thought Hillary would have to call him “Mr. President”? It’s going to “kill” her to do so; also make it tough to run against him and be Democrat in the post Obama era.

Tater Salad on May 14, 2013 at 10:31 AM

The president doesn’t know anything about anything, there’s nothing Nixonian about him…

Not knowing anything about anything makes Barry a perfect front man for the real brains behind the WH admin. A great many people would dearly love to have Barry to continue being a knownothing with the power and authority he wields.

hawkeye54 on May 14, 2013 at 10:32 AM

This president was first elected to office in Illinois after his opponent’s sealed divorce records were leaked. ***
But there’s no pattern here, nah. The president doesn’t know anything about anything, there’s nothing Nixonian about him…

obladioblada on May 14, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Actually, Obama won his U.S. Senate seat after confidential/sealed records were leaked as to both his primary opponent AND his Republican opponent in the general election… My, what good luck Obama had!

Outlander on May 14, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Outlander on May 14, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Except that I don’t think national security was at issue, rather, politics was. If there was any reason to suspect that someone leaked something of national security value to an AP reporter, there are legal ways of getting to that info.

Akzed on May 14, 2013 at 10:33 AM

The real problem Bernstein has with the Obama ……..

“Hey, we’ve been kissing his arse forever and covering for him at every misstep, and now he turns on us? Outrageous!”

fogw on May 14, 2013 at 10:33 AM

An easy-to-follow narrative is missing from all these scandals…

Robert Redford knew back in 1974 that even a break-in wasn’t enough, that is why he created “Deep Throat”:

http://perceptionasreality.blogspot.com/2013/04/deep-throat-did-not-exist-watergate-all.html

mjbrooks3 on May 14, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Egad, I would never call a source from my office phone. Nor from my cell phone. Skype from an anonymous computer in a coffee shop over their wi-fi, and a gmail account (or some such). Then trash the accounts when you’re done.

GWB on May 14, 2013 at 10:35 AM

“Woodward and Bernstein are old” – Mainstream Media

vcferlita on May 14, 2013 at 10:35 AM

The GOP knew about this for over a year and yet remained silent during the election. The GOP hates the “Tea Party” and “Conservatives” just as much as the libs. Shame on all of them

luckybogey on May 14, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Yet, the RNC is trying to fjundraise off the IRS actions against conservatives. I have already received two e mails from Reince Priebus. That was the final straw, which caused me to “unsubscribe.”

bw222 on May 14, 2013 at 10:40 AM

I said it in November. Second terms are a b*tch. This is just the beginning.

Missy on May 14, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Anybody get the feeling Joe Biden is hiding out and waiting to be President. He’s been really quiet and out of site the past few weeks.

Tater Salad on May 14, 2013 at 10:31 AM

I’m more of the view he’s being kept out of sight, in case Obama gets thrown out of Office. Obama is fast becoming a millstone on the neck of the Democrat Party, and he might have to be jettisoned for the good of the whole.

Biden made a lot of stupid and just plain silly comments about gun control. Right now, given the exploding scandals, he’s best kept out of the public eye; out of sight, out of mind. Right now, no one is asking how much Joe might know about what’s been going on for long. The DEms need to keep it that way.

Keeping the WH, in case Obama needs to be ditched, is very important. No one can predict, though are trolls keep trying, the Dems can own all of Congress come 2014. If they cant, they absolutely need to keep the WH.

Like it or not, Joe is their guy if O has to go. He needs to be protected.

Liam on May 14, 2013 at 10:41 AM

and….and….and…and…

TREASON

Get a ROPE.

TX-96 on May 14, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Comrades! Surely we can agree to denounce Comrade Bernstein for his selfish criticism of Dear Leader and Commissioner Holder! The fearless Commissioner and our Dear Leader obviously needed these records to protect us from the trecherous capitalists in Texas!

Deafdog on May 14, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Watergate reporter blasts White House for attack on media

Yeah, I think that this is a big deal, too, but I’m too busy enjoying some delicious schadenfreude to care right now. MSM finds out that whores can also get screwed against their will is providing me with some real entertainment. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got more popcorn to make.

Physics Geek on May 14, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Obama is the pimp and media are his whores. That he decided to beat them was a tactical error. Turns out their mouths are their moneymakers.

DanMan on May 14, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Maybe they’ll foil some malevolent plot and expose it for the world to see how good they are.

freedomfirst on May 14, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Funny you should say that. . ..

totherightofthem on May 14, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Someone should do a serious piece on why Obama’s abuses are much worse than anything Nixon ever did. It is time to knock the Democrat Left off the Watergate pedestal.

Phil Byler on May 14, 2013 at 10:47 AM

The Chicago way! What’s next? A Vince Foster-type event?

tomshup on May 14, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Call me cynical but I don’t think any of these scandals will bring down this corrupt regime. People are stupid and the media are whores. In a week or two this will all sadly blow over and the thieves will be pushing amnesty and gun control again. Mark it down. 1 month tops.

VegasRick on May 14, 2013 at 10:52 AM

I wonder if the media will start connecting dots between this and Benghazi, and the IRS scandals, and Operation Fast and Furious, and …

I wouldn’t count on it. They’ve been Barry’s whores since Day One. He’s just keeping his whores “honest”.

GarandFan on May 14, 2013 at 10:52 AM

Connect dots?
Don’t hold your breath

Hillary is up…gotta keep a dem in the wh

cmsinaz on May 14, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Anybody get the feeling Joe Biden is hiding out and waiting to be President. He’s been really quiet and out of site the past few weeks.

Tater Salad on May 14, 2013 at 10:31 AM

No, this is potentially a politically damaging story for the White House. They need disciplined people running point to contain the damage and spin the narrative as best as they can. This is not the time to put the Court Jester out there to run his mouth and possibly make things worse.

Outlander on May 14, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Did this happen “unexpectedly”?

Carl’s presidential knee-pads must be worn a little thin and getting uncomfortable. As soon as the White House sends over a new pair with a note from the President, Carl will be back in line, or rather on his knees again.

patch on May 14, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Note to AP, Berstein, et al: Welcome to the party, Pal!

ghostwalker1 on May 14, 2013 at 11:03 AM

My, what good luck Obama had!

My what an exceptionally good criminal organization Obama had…..and still has behind him.

hawkeye54 on May 14, 2013 at 11:04 AM

The Needs of Obama, outweigh the needs of the many.

portlandon on May 14, 2013 at 11:04 AM

His ox has been gored. Now the squealing starts. Bernstein is nothing but a parasite who’s fame piggy-backed on Woodward’s journalism skills. He’s to journalism what Jesse Jackson was to Martin Luther King, a leech.

iamsaved on May 14, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Naah. Neither of them are a big deal. They’ve both coasted on Watergate fame their entire lives, pumped up mostly by the movie.

slickwillie2001 on May 14, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Bernstein

What goes around comes around.

Now your on Obama’s list and he is checking it closer now.

Just a heads up.

Yours true,

We The People

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 14, 2013 at 11:05 AM

“I wonder if the media will start connecting dots between this and Benghazi, and the IRS scandals, and Operation Fast and Furious, and …”

One can only hope. So much cronyism in the Media doing the bidding for the Zer0 Admin. But this one kind of bites the hand that feeds…

kirkill on May 14, 2013 at 11:08 AM

THIS JUST IN…..

Nobody died during the Watergate coverup.

PappyD61 on May 14, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Next Obama defence: Munchausen Lauryn Hill-Slavery By Proxy

Resist We Much on May 14, 2013 at 11:16 AM

THIS JUST IN…..

Nobody died during the Watergate coverup.

PappyD61 on May 14, 2013 at 11:09 AM

No, but people went to prison and Nixon resigned..What are the Vegas odds that anything will happen within the Zer0 Admin? I wouldn’t put money on it, they can seemingly get away with anything, even murder. It’s the Chicago way…

kirkill on May 14, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Nobody died during the Watergate coverup.
PappyD61 on May 14, 2013 at 11:09 AM

The entire White House Plumber’s Unit was cartoonishly bad. The story of the Watergate break-in is actually taught in business school as an extreme example of the “anchoring” effect. G. Gordon Liddy’s initial suggestions were to kidnap hippies during the Republican Convention and ship them to Mexico, and try to lure Democrats onto a boat in Baltimore full of prostitutes to catch them in “compromising” positions. In effect, the most outrageous of Liddy’s ideas served as the “anchor” against which Nixon et al. evaluated his subsequent ideas. The least nutty of his suggestions was the Watergate break-in, and because that idea seemed reasonable as compared to kidnapping hippies, the Administration went for it. (By comparison, had Liddy only offered to break-in to Watergate, they would never have gone along with it).

Outlander on May 14, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Governor William J. Le Petomane: Holy underwear!… We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen! We must do something about this immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Harrumph! Harrumph! Harrumph!

GoodAg77 on May 14, 2013 at 11:19 AM

The least nutty of his suggestions was the Watergate break-in, and because that idea seemed reasonable as compared to kidnapping hippies, the Administration went for it. (By comparison, had Liddy only offered to break-in to Watergate, they would never have gone along with it).

Outlander on May 14, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Except that Nixon didn’t know of the break in until after the story broke.

oldroy on May 14, 2013 at 11:22 AM

No, but people went to prison and Nixon resigned..What are the Vegas odds that anything will happen within the Zer0 Admin? I wouldn’t put money on it, they can seemingly get away with anything, even murder. It’s the Chicago way…

kirkill on May 14, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Here are the odds –
Call me cynical but I don’t think any of these scandals will bring down this corrupt regime. People are stupid and the media are whores. In a week or two this will all sadly blow over and the thieves will be pushing amnesty and gun control again. Mark it down. 1 month tops.

VegasRick on May 14, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Didn’t bho/team have a private meeting with select bhopress last week? Were they told about this holder/ap mess then and this was just going to be a distraction on Benghazi/irs and they should get bent out of shape about this? It is just my 2 cents worth of thinking.
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letget on May 14, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Bernstein called out the administration for trying to intimidate both government sources and reporters, dismissing the idea that the White House may not have known what the DOJ was doing. “The idea is to try and make an example of those people who talk to reporters, especially on national-security matters,” he said. “National security is always the false claim of administrations trying to hide things that people ought to know.”

Scandal-o-Rama is right.

Alao crime-O-rama.

Lourdes on May 14, 2013 at 11:24 AM

“The idea is to try and make an example of those people who talk to reporters…”

Community organizing!

Lourdes on May 14, 2013 at 11:25 AM

.What are the Vegas odds that anything will happen within the Zer0 Admin? I wouldn’t put money on it, they can seemingly get away with anything, even murder.

See what happens when in one example, the President was despised by the media which sought all means to discredit him and drive him out of office, and in the other the media grovels on their knees in worship and adoration and contorts itself in every way possible to protect him.

hawkeye54 on May 14, 2013 at 11:28 AM

tset

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 14, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Here are the odds…1 month tops.

VegasRick on May 14, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Obama’s process is to go for newer outrages, wait a month or several, then another round of them, repeat that year-in and out and it wears people’s attention down until they stop expending as much energy paying attention, eventually become listless as to reactions…

it’s the same process that takes place in and that creates ghettos.

Lourdes on May 14, 2013 at 11:30 AM

“Watergate? That was a long time ago.”

Benghazi Jay Carney

KCsecurity1976 on May 14, 2013 at 11:40 AM

What’s taking place at present time is by-far more unethical than what constituted Watergate.

Lourdes on May 14, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Electing an inexperienced, overrated community organizer for his skin color alone sure is paying dividends. Now all we have to do is take the next 2 or 3 decades trying to reassemble the mess he will leave behind.

Bishop on May 14, 2013 at 10:10 AM<blockquote>

Jugears was/is a highly experienced community organizer.
He’s just a little confused about the legality of some of his tactics
and if he’s not more careful, he’s going to ignite the fuse on a real shooting war.
You can only poke the Wolverine once before you get your balls ripped off.
Also, I don’t think we want to reassemble what was, unless you’re talking about long lost Constitutional government.
III/0317

dirtengineer on May 14, 2013 at 11:44 AM

tset

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 14, 2013 at 11:28 AM

psased.

VegasRick on May 14, 2013 at 11:45 AM

ROFL

Electing an inexperienced, overrated community organizer for his skin color alone sure is paying dividends. Now all we have to do is take the next 2 or 3 decades trying to reassemble the mess he will leave behind.

Bishop on May 14, 2013 at 10:10 AM

He’s not the problem, he’s the product of a problem. The Democrats have morphed into hard Left Socialists, The GOP has morphed into middle of the Kennedy Democrats, the Tea Party is what the GOP used to stand for and are left out side the walls looking in on a burning Lunatic Asylum. The moral compass of the Constitution and it’s philosophical meanings have been reduced to sporadic crys from what are now considered radical fringe groups. Obama is just filling in the gap via natural order.

Egfrow on May 14, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Electing an inexperienced, overrated community organizer for his skin color alone sure is paying dividends. Now all we have to do is take the next 2 or 3 decades trying to reassemble the mess he will leave behind.

Bishop on May 14, 2013 at 10:10 AM

We are still stuck with Jimmy Carter’s mess, Iran and the CRA just to name two. Some things can never be fixed. The trillions that the REB is blowing through can’t be unspent.

slickwillie2001 on May 14, 2013 at 11:52 AM

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