Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on May 22, 2013 by Allahpundit

Like most journalists, I find it disturbing that the Justice Department went fishing for sources in the phone records of the Associated Press without giving the news organization a chance to take the matter to a judge. We can now add to that the department’s dive into the emails and phone calls of Fox News correspondent James Rosen. As I’ve written before (here and here, for example) this is the most zealous administration in modern times when it comes to the pursuit of leakers. That’s chilling, but there’s no suggestion it’s criminal.

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As a Latino immigrant now living in America, I’m proud to call a country home where the media remains courageous enough to poke holes around the pillars of power.

That’s why what has happened to my colleague James Rosen is so offensive to me.

Rosen has aggressively reported on the inner sanctum of diplomacy: the State Department. Yet he is now suspected of being a criminal, a co-conspirator, in a plan “to disclose sensitive United States internal documents and intelligence information.”

It is an accusation wrought with the chill of all that is wrong with the kind of totalitarian government that my family escaped — except it’s happening here, in the U.S., in our democracy.

***

Six in 10 Americans say the Justice Department “went too far” when it seized the phone records of reporters working at the Associated Press (AP) without prior notice. That’s almost twice as many as the 31 percent who think the actions were “justified” because the government was looking for leaks about a terrorist plot.

Most Republicans (77 percent) and a majority of independents (62 percent) feel the Justice Department went too far. Nearly half of Democrats agree (45 percent), while almost as many say the government was justified (44 percent).

The recent controversies have taken a toll on the president’s standing with voters.

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The Rosen affair is as flagrant an assault on civil liberties as anything done by George W. Bush’s administration, and it uses technology to silence critics in a way Richard Nixon could only have dreamed of…

Beyond that, the administration’s actions shatter the president’s credibility and discourage allies who would otherwise defend the administration against bogus accusations such as those involving the Benghazi “talking points.” If the administration is spying on reporters and accusing them of criminality just for asking questions — well, who knows what else this crowd is capable of doing?…

If Obama really is “a fierce defender of the First Amendment,” as his spokesman would have it, he will move quickly to fix this. Otherwise, Obama is establishing an ominous precedent for future leaders whose fondness for the First Amendment may not be so fierce.

***

The broader question here is Obama’s attitude toward press freedom, the First Amendment, and scrutiny of the government he leads. The answer, by the way, cannot be found in Obama’s suddenly revived interest in a media-shield law. That’s because the bill Obama asked Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to resurrect would make it easier for the Justice Department to investigate and jail reporters who refuse to disclose sources for stories deemed threatening to national security. Obama reversed course on press freedoms when he became president, and the shield law he now champions would have provided no protection to the AP…

In a broad national security context, Obama is only willing to accommodate the need for information. Not protect. Not balance. Not uphold. Accommodate. It’s particularly telling that Obama offered this narrow interpretation of the First Amendment in Erdogan’s presence. Turkey is debating its own bleak history of imprisoning and fining journalists and media organizations for criticizing the government. Turkey is also in the middle of rewriting its constitution and deciding how best to apportion press freedoms. Obama’s remarks, at minimum, invited a crabbed interpretation of press freedoms.

***

Because they tend to share his broad outlook on politics, too many journalists for too long have been in the tank for Obama, explaining away or minimizing his policy failures and reversals. Remember Obama’s heartfelt insistence that he would run the most transparent administration ever? Take a look at this document about warrantless searches of text messages that his administration finally coughed up to the ACLU and get back to me. It’s 15 pages of completely redacted prose. Such a document would be funny if it wasn’t coming from a secrecy-obsessed administration that has put the brakes on fulfilling FOIA requests and has charged a record number of people under The Espionage Act…

Was Obama so gaseous in the classroom when he taught constitutional law? Such hoary old encomia to abstract verities are laughable in the face of how all the president’s men are actually going about their business of surveilling and harassing the press. As is Obama’s ritual incantation of the need for a federal media shield law, which he says will help strike the necessary “balance” between the government’s desires to control discourse and the press’s obligation to reveal government actions.

It’s easy to understand why he would be bothered by unwanted leaks in his administration. But his problem is the press’s gain. By definition, any media shield law is predicated upon the government defining just who counts as a “journalist” and is thus worthy of protection – and who doesn’t count and is thus subject to prosecution. Thanks, President Obama, but we don’t need no stinking press badges, especially in an age where all sorts of decentralized reporting and unconventional news gathering come online faster than the next second-term scandal. The First Amendment is all the shield law any American needs, especially when it’s supplemented by the protections offered by the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. What we really need is a president who lives by the Constitution more than he nods to it.

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In the morning, those who have engaged in whorish behavior—or in this case, those rewarded with invitations to insider Washington parties and access to private e-mail lists—are somehow astonished by a lack of respect. Members of the media, including Associated Press reporters, after favoring and flattering Obama for years, were stunned to discover that Obama’s Department of Justice was treating them like tarts and had targeted the AP with secret subpoenas.

The end of the affair is always painful and poignant. Unaccustomed to sunlight, fleeing suspicions of malfeasance and outright criminality, the Obama administration is pleading guilty to incompetence and ignorance. Benghazi? Hey, who knew the Libyans to whom we had been secretly running guns would turn them on us? We didn’t want to make things worse by calling the cops. Besides, we knew the media would let the story die. The IRS? Shock. Outrage. Never heard of the place.

An independent press is a compass, a vital part of the American system of checks and balances. It can provide the ship of state with mid-course corrections. But a compass that swings any way the helmsman wants is worse than useless. It points the way to disaster.

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“Obviously, I have a bias here. But even if you side with this president over those of us in the media who challenge his administration, it is important to remember the precedent these actions set going forward. Perhaps, when it’s not your guy in the White House.”

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“The idea that the administration is pursuing leakers is actually not entirely accurate,” Powers stated. “What they pursue is whistleblowers. They pursue people who are calling the government out.” When so-called leaks benefit the president, she said, they are not pursued. “Is there a leak investigation into who leaked the information about the Osama bin Laden raid? I’m not aware of that.”

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Via Mediaite.


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jrsrigmvr on May 23, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Wonderful, and so are you, Fred. :)

thatsafactjack on May 23, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Listen, Obama and your thugs
Schadenfreude on May 23, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Here’s the tune for when any of them open their mouths:
I Don’t Wanna Hear It

whatcat on May 23, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Axe on May 23, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Music isn’t supposed to be that complicated when you just like a tune. Click and enjoy. Nital.

hawkdriver on May 23, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Hey whatcat – haven’t seen you around these parts in a while…….

Nice to see you!

williamg on May 23, 2013 at 12:34 AM

@ axe
Like, what’s that mean? Like, when different parts of you inside are grinding against themselves. When you feel . . . when you need to rest over there but you’re still here

I got that and liked it..needed it actually.
omg..it is making sense now. I have crossed over.:)

bazil9 on May 23, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Otay,I’m off,er,
early grandson
baby-sitt’n detail!

Hit and miss again,Dire

EveryOne have a Great Night——————————-:)

canopfor on May 23, 2013 at 12:36 AM

jrsrigmvr on May 23, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Forever..:)

Dire Straits on May 23, 2013 at 12:36 AM

@ axe
Like, what’s that mean? Like, when different parts of you inside are grinding against themselves. When you feel . . . when you need to rest over there but you’re still here

I got that and liked it..needed it actually.
omg..it is making sense now. I have crossed over.:)

bazil9 on May 23, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Axe always makes the MOST sense to me……..we’re like, almost wavelength-woven at times……

williamg on May 23, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Posted this on the other thread but it’s worth a listen at the link.

Dershowtiz weighs in on both issues.

Lerner did waive her 5th amendment rights & is in deep trouble. He uses the HUAC congressional hearings and resulting judicial decisions to backup his argument. He agrees with Rep. Gowdy.

Dershowitz also says that the DOJ isn’t applying the law equally in persuing the security leaks and journalist organizations and that since the revelations with IRS targeting of political opponents it appears that the DOJ is applying one law for Fox News and another law for Washington Post.

Don’t agree with Dershowitz all the time…He’s a liberal, but he has a way of breaking down the complex legal terms and issues in concise language for the layman. He’s probably a very good teacher and says admirable things about his pupils even if they are conservative like Ted Cruz.

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/lerner-irs-held-contempt/2013/05/22/id/505922

workingclass artist on May 23, 2013 at 12:37 AM

williamg on May 23, 2013 at 12:37 AM

okay….
:)

bazil9 on May 23, 2013 at 12:38 AM

I’ll Take Care of You – Bonamassa

thatsafactjack on May 23, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Godd evenin, Jackie

This one is for you:

Earthbound Hearts

novaculus on May 23, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Hey whatcat – haven’t seen you around these parts in a while…….
williamg on May 23, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Hey, I wander in every now and then.

whatcat on May 23, 2013 at 12:38 AM

I tease axe…cuz I like him.
Just me.

bazil9 on May 23, 2013 at 12:39 AM

novaculus on May 23, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Thanks, Nova. :) I’m listening now.

thatsafactjack on May 23, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Adios -time for a cream-sickle
and the hay.
Nite.

bazil9 on May 23, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Music isn’t supposed to be that complicated when you just like a tune. Click and enjoy. Nital.
hawkdriver on May 23, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Know whacha mean – for some odd reason sometimes even “The Archies” can be enjoyable.

whatcat on May 23, 2013 at 12:42 AM

What a Wonderful World

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Just a question…this IRS thing has been going for a few weeks now, right? Have any Tea Party groups gotten their 501c3 statuses in that time? Or is it still the same old same old?

cptacek on May 23, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Voyage To Uranus

novaculus on May 23, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Dire Straits on May 23, 2013 at 12:36 AM

nice dire.

one of my fav. clapton’s. it has meaning to me.

Fred

jrsrigmvr on May 23, 2013 at 12:47 AM

What a Wonderful World
Schadenfreude on May 23, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Can’t go wrong with Satchmo.

whatcat on May 23, 2013 at 12:47 AM

novaculus on May 23, 2013 at 12:38 AM

That’s remarkable. I actually listened to it twice. That sax is so raw. Very cool. :)

thatsafactjack on May 23, 2013 at 12:47 AM

For All We Know – Chet Baker

thatsafactjack on May 23, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Voyage To Uranus
novaculus on May 23, 2013 at 12:46 AM

There’s a joke there somewhere, but I can’t quite put a finger on it.

whatcat on May 23, 2013 at 12:50 AM

williamg on May 23, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Good evening, williamg. :) How’ve you been?

thatsafactjack on May 23, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Your Heart Is As Black As Night – Hart/Bonamassa

I just like this tune.

thatsafactjack on May 23, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Now see? If you weren’t so sneaky, you wouldn’t have to write that “I just like this tune” just to be clear. :) LIKE DIRE.

Music isn’t supposed to be that complicated when you just like a tune. Click and enjoy. Nital.

hawkdriver on May 23, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Well, it ain’t all like that. Another way to put it would have been “Too mellow. Not in the mood.” –or something. :)

Night Hawk.

I got that and liked it..needed it actually.
omg..it is making sense now. I have crossed over.:)

bazil9 on May 23, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Told ya. :)

Axe on May 23, 2013 at 12:51 AM

thatsafactjack on May 23, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Raw sound, but but not loud, simple and spare. That whole album is good. I never tire of the old McLaughlin stuff.

novaculus on May 23, 2013 at 12:51 AM

novaculus on May 23, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Exactly. Very evocative and sophisticated sound.

thatsafactjack on May 23, 2013 at 12:52 AM

whatcat on May 23, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Yeah, gotta love that title…

novaculus on May 23, 2013 at 12:52 AM

Axe on May 23, 2013 at 12:51 AM

lol! Made me laugh. :)

thatsafactjack on May 23, 2013 at 12:53 AM

Once Upon a Time in America

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2013 at 12:54 AM

Yep. No guilt, no remorse, no self reflection on their deed. Sociopaths all of them.

SparkPlug on May 23, 2013 at 12:31 AM

I’m praying for the safety of Steven Crowder and his family , praying real hard.
After Hussein’s death threat to Americans, Crowder needs the Lord’s protection.

burrata on May 23, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Rainy Day, Dream Away

novaculus on May 23, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Once Upon a Time in America
Schadenfreude on May 23, 2013 at 12:54 AM

“So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner pies
And we walked off to look for America”
Simon & Garfunkel – America

whatcat on May 23, 2013 at 12:59 AM

jrsrigmvr on May 23, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Very nice..Clapton has many great tunes..:)

Dire Straits on May 23, 2013 at 1:02 AM

Bailing. Will lurk back in a few hours. I finished something up; starting something else.

Night Resist, if you are around or already drooling. Cutely. Sleep tight. :)

Nice seeing everyone! Especially the rare whatcat & cptacek sightings. Like getting pictures of S.asquatch. No, you don’t look like S.asquatch. :)

Night graceful Jackie!

Night everyone.

Axe on May 23, 2013 at 1:02 AM

whatcat on May 23, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Yeah, gotta love that title…
novaculus on May 23, 2013 at 12:52 AM

Can you imagine the ribbing the first astronaut to set foot on Uranus will get….

whatcat on May 23, 2013 at 1:02 AM

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2013 at 12:54 AM

Very, very good. :)

thatsafactjack on May 23, 2013 at 1:03 AM

Blind Man

novaculus on May 23, 2013 at 1:03 AM

williamg on May 23, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Good evening, williamg. :) How’ve you been?

thatsafactjack on May 23, 2013 at 12:51 AM

I’m okay – see musical posts above featuring Larry Campbell for more details……

Nice to see you, Moon Goddesss!

williamg on May 23, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Axe on May 23, 2013 at 1:02 AM

Goodnight, Axefellow. Don’t work too hard. Do try and get some rest. :) I think I’ll follow you out. I’m pretty worn through, too. Sleep well.

thatsafactjack on May 23, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Bye Canopfor. Rest easy bud.

SparkPlug on May 23, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Finale

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2013 at 1:05 AM

williamg on May 23, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Excellent tunes. Nice to see you, too. :)

thatsafactjack on May 23, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Axe on May 23, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Cradle..:)

Dire Straits on May 23, 2013 at 1:05 AM

PS- “Keep yourselves where the light is.”

thatsafactjack on May 23, 2013 at 1:07 AM

For Love one can Die

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Night, Axe and Jackie. :-)

tommy71 on May 23, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Nite Jackie – and where wisdom is :)

———
Nite Axe – told you “nite” this morning, on the old thread :)

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2013 at 1:13 AM

time to call mama

Adios: vaya con dios

Fred

jrsrigmvr on May 23, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Dreadful Wind And Rain

tom daschle concerned on May 23, 2013 at 1:16 AM

..:)

Dire Straits on May 23, 2013 at 2:03 AM

HAL seems genuinely proud of the despotism and corruption in the obama administration.

hawkdriver on May 22, 2013 at 11:54 PM

HAL is a perfect example of what Mencken referred to as “…serfs and goosesteppers…”.

Solaratov on May 23, 2013 at 2:16 AM

Perhaps you’ve already seen it, but this skit from a Leno show is fantastic.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-dickens/2013/05/21/leno-kids-ask-obama-darndest-questions

BuckeyeSam on May 23, 2013 at 3:03 AM

something like this.

Axe on May 23, 2013 at 5:09 AM

Woke up early and caught a nice long clip of the big party at the White House last night. So glad that the swirling swamp of scandals hasn’t put Barry and Moochelle off their game.

Naturally Curly on May 23, 2013 at 6:13 AM

Naturally Curly on May 23, 2013 at 6:13 AM

Another party? Who was invited?

esr1951 on May 23, 2013 at 6:23 AM

Uh OH. Big sell off on Japan stock market. Things slowing down in China. Dow off 150 points at the open.

esr1951 on May 23, 2013 at 6:25 AM

Stu Varney predicts chaos with Ocare next year.

esr1951 on May 23, 2013 at 6:28 AM

good morning HA

mj trashing cruz on his comments yesterday….they really think this will hurt cruz in the long run…they have no clue in their bubble

cmsinaz on May 23, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Naturally Curly on May 23, 2013 at 6:13 AM

seriously? another party?

let them cake!

cmsinaz on May 23, 2013 at 6:31 AM

Another party? Who was invited?

esr1951 on May 23, 2013 at 6:23 AM

Carole King, James Taylor, Gloria Estefan, Billy Joel. Not sure who else. Guess they don’t have to worry about the IRS auditing them now, huh?

Unless they adopt a baby . . .

Naturally Curly on May 23, 2013 at 6:34 AM

Mornin’, Patriots!

We cannot afford all this illegal immigration and everything that comes with it, everything from the crime and to the drugs and the kidnappings and the extortion and the beheadings and the fact that people can’t feel safe in their community. It’s wrong! It’s wrong!

– Jan Brewer “Jihad in the UK…Could It Happen Here?” My take.

kingsjester on May 23, 2013 at 6:42 AM

kingsjester on May 23, 2013 at 6:42 AM

i can see it happening in blue states with their gun control laws…sad to say….

mr cmsinaz and i will be heading to the gun range tomorrow after work…

morning KJ

cmsinaz on May 23, 2013 at 6:51 AM

Woke up early and caught a nice long clip of the big party at the White House last night. So glad that the swirling swamp of scandals hasn’t put Barry and Moochelle off their game.

Naturally Curly on May 23, 2013 at 6:13 AM

Yeah, I’d be deeply distressed if the shaved Yeti or the rat-eared coward were not enjoying themselves. Just because of a few dead Americans in Libya, an IRS run amok, or a DoJ being run like the gestapo.

Happy Nomad on May 23, 2013 at 7:22 AM

Jihad in the UK…Could It Happen Here?”

kingsjester on May 23, 2013 at 6:42 AM

Already has. Multiple times. I account for this stuff different than the administration. The Boston Marathon bombing, the Fort Hood Shooting, the Little Rock recruiting station shooting, the Times Square Bomber, the underwear bomber…… All instances of the Religion of Peace attacking Americans.

Happy Nomad on May 23, 2013 at 7:25 AM

Happy Nomad on May 23, 2013 at 7:25 AM

good point

cmsinaz on May 23, 2013 at 7:30 AM

– Jan Brewer “Jihad in the UK…Could It Happen Here?” My take.

kingsjester on May 23, 2013 at 6:42 AM

Major Hassan, KJ.

Good article.

hawkdriver on May 23, 2013 at 7:34 AM

Stu Varney predicts chaos with Ocare next year.

esr1951 on May 23, 2013 at 6:28 AM

That’s not a particularly daring prediction. Even the rat-eared coward is admitting that this is going to be a train wreck. Which, of course, is not what all these Dems who voted for it want to see going into the mid-term elections.

Happy Nomad on May 23, 2013 at 7:35 AM

Mika wants Reince to control Cruz….

lol

cmsinaz on May 23, 2013 at 7:37 AM

Stu Varney on local talk radio right now. Thinks the fact that Lerner has essentially waived her Fifth rights will break open the IRS scandal when she is compelled to testify.

Happy Nomad on May 23, 2013 at 7:41 AM

Mika wants Reince to control Cruz….

cmsinaz on May 23, 2013 at 7:37 AM

Yeah because what the liberal daughter of one of the nation’s worst foreign policy advisors thinks has a whole lot of sway within the RNC.

Happy Nomad on May 23, 2013 at 7:45 AM

Indeed HN
:)

John heilman was an a$$ towards reince natch

cmsinaz on May 23, 2013 at 7:50 AM

Is there a bigger Obama coddling douchebag than John Heilman?

CTSherman on May 23, 2013 at 7:50 AM

Sure hope she sings HN
But doubtful…. they rather fall on their swords

cmsinaz on May 23, 2013 at 7:51 AM

Gillespie, Garrett, Tapper, and Powers get it. They raise the right questions about the abuse of power in re the First Amendment of the Obysmal administration. That these writers/reporters/pundits come from differing political persuasions and can agree on the effrontery of the Obysmal abuse is telling.

The media have a right, indeed a responsibility, to be a watchdog over any government entity. They are not PR personnel serving as stenographers for the government.

onlineanalyst on May 23, 2013 at 7:51 AM

Don’t think so ct

cmsinaz on May 23, 2013 at 7:52 AM

Happy Nomad on May 23, 2013 at 7:35 AM

You are absolutely correct about that. Varney was stating the obvious.

esr1951 on May 23, 2013 at 7:55 AM

John heilman was an a$$ towards reince natch

cmsinaz on May 23, 2013 at 7:50 AM

I wonder if that idiot heard me screaming at my TV this morning. Hope he did.
He is absolutely the WORST on that show, worse than Howard Dean or Rev Al even.
And completely unhinged when Schmoe isn’t there and Mika urges him on.
I have a feeling Reince told him where to stick his head when he left the set. (or un-stick it)

Marcus on May 23, 2013 at 7:57 AM

Beyond that, the administration’s actions shatter the president’s credibility and discourage allies who would otherwise defend the administration against bogus accusations such as those involving the Benghazi “talking points.”

Millbank, you are still blinded by your adoration. Those “talking points” were a siren alerting the more than half-awake public that the administration whitewash was the epitome of bogusness. The questions by the thoughtful were not bogus.

onlineanalyst on May 23, 2013 at 7:59 AM

The media have a right, indeed a responsibility, to be a watchdog over any government entity. They are not PR personnel serving as stenographers for the government.

onlineanalyst on May 23, 2013 at 7:51 AM

I’d beg to differ slightly. The media is supposed to be a watchdog. The media when it comes to the rat-eared loser has largely been nothing but a adjunct of the DNC.

The reason why Rosen was singled out for punishment is that he was the only one who dared to ask the hard questions. The rest of the media corps has had somewhat of a “come to Jesus” moment because they suddenly realize but for the grace of God they could find their parents being listed as co-conspirators. But I think it also changes the relationship between this administration and the media.

Happy Nomad on May 23, 2013 at 8:00 AM

I sure hope he did Marcus

cmsinaz on May 23, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Those “talking points” were a siren alerting the more than half-awake public that the administration whitewash was the epitome of bogusness.

onlineanalyst on May 23, 2013 at 7:59 AM

It does not take 12 versions of talking points to tell the truth. What we saw was a truthful telling of the situation morph into a complete lie as Clinton and the rat-eared loser applied politics to a straight-forward situation. And somewhere along the line a YouTube video became the culprit and not radical Islam.

Happy Nomad on May 23, 2013 at 8:07 AM

Yesterday when Tea Party groups protested in cross-country demonstrations, armed Dept. of Homeland Security agents were out in full force.

Were they out in force when the “Occupy” groups or the assorted anarchists were trashing cities…for months? Were they out in force when the Latino groups riddled with illegals were demonstrating quite visibly?

Janet Napolitano is a big part of the problem in this administration. She is, however, just an “enforcer” of the Obysmal administration’s skewed priorities.

onlineanalyst on May 23, 2013 at 8:18 AM

One of Moaning Joe’s guests, in front of Mika and Heilman and Schmoe just said (on the replay of the opening hour):

“President Obama is waging a jihad against the press.”

If Rush Limbaugh or Reince Priebus had said that, they’d crap their pants.

Marcus on May 23, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Because they tend to share his broad outlook on politics, too many journalists for too long have been in the tank for Obama, explaining away, or minimizing, misrepresenting, hiding, or simply ignoring his policy failures and reversals.

Edited for comprehensive accuracy.

farsighted on May 23, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Sooo, how did the panicky president’s progressive press pow-wow go at the White House the other day? Did any of them write about it afterwards?

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/05/22/journolist-revived-liberal-reporters-quietly-summoned-to-white-house-71233

Fallon on May 23, 2013 at 8:25 AM

This is like a real live version of the Ricola commercial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buZQp_a-hkY

Lothar on June 4, 2013 at 10:07 PM

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