The “remarkably scandal free” Obama administration

posted at 12:01 pm on February 10, 2016 by Jazz Shaw

Now that we’re past the Battle of New Hampshire and can return to some non-primary news for a while, it might be a good time to catch up on some other pressing questions of the day. One good candidate would be to find out whether or not David Brooks has moved to Colorado and got himself one of those fancy medical marijuana cards. Now, I’m not saying that’s what happened, but it’s at least worth checking into after his recent New York Times column titled, I Miss Barack Obama. The title is somewhat tongue in cheek, but it includes this gem which can’t be overlooked.

The first and most important of these is basic integrity. The Obama administration has been remarkably scandal-free. Think of the way Iran-contra or the Lewinsky scandals swallowed years from Reagan and Clinton. We’ve had very little of that from Obama. He and his staff have generally behaved with basic rectitude.

Again, I’m not saying there’s any basis for arguing that Brooks has a history of dipping into the wacky weed, but this article at CNN today does indicate that people who partake tend to have memory problems later in life. And memory problems certainly seem to be on display here. For a quick walk down Lack of Memory Lane, we turn to Jim Geraghty at National Review.

Fast and Furious. The IRS scandal. The $2 billion spent building Healthcare.govThe Veterans Administration letting veterans die waiting for care. The Office of Personnel Management hacking. Lying about Bowe Berghdahl. “Companies like Solyndra are leading the way toward a brighter, more prosperous future.”

Jonathan Gruber’s declaration that Obamacare depended upon the “stupidity of American voter.”

The NSA and Edward Snowden.

The stimulus “was riddled with a massive labor scheme that harmed workers and cheated unsuspecting American taxpayers.”

That’s not even the end of the list. What is Brooks thinking here? I can’t help but wonder if there isn’t some sort of gut level, reflexive impulse which infects the entire media when it comes to presidents. (Or at least Democrat presidents.) It seems as if there’s a tendency to try to whitewash anything troubling and focus on whatever can be painted as positive and historic as the Oval Office occupant prepares to ride off into retirement. To suggest that the Obama administration has even been below average in the number of scandals being investigated is laughable on the face of it.

We have had some relatively scandal free presidents in the past, though none are without blemish. The real irony here is how Brooks calls out Reagan as an example of a presidency consumed by scandal. The one example he cites – Iran-contra – was certainly newsworthy, but beyond that what was there really which qualified? His handling of the air traffic controller strike? Not really. There were some scandals in the EPA even back then, but that seems to just be part of the basic fabric of the agency. I suppose you could count the affairs of Melvyn Paisley, the assistant Navy Secretary, but he got caught with his hand in the cookie jar and was quickly dismissed. Compared to the laundry list of scandals surrounding the Obama administration like a cloud, Reagan was pretty much an alter boy.

Sadly, for those who live long enough to look back on the Obama administration twenty years from now, most of this will be forgotten by the press if I’m any sort of prognosticator. He’ll be the historic First Black President who passed Obamacare and ended the wars. And contemporary authors like Brooks will be summoned up to comment on how remarkably scandal free these salad days were.

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Anyone read Bill Maher’s screed that Drudge links too?

I wish I was as strongly medicated as he is to be so blind as to the destruction wrought by this disaster of a failure of an administration.

Rogue on February 10, 2016 at 12:05 PM

The mainstream media pushing the Obama administration is a bit like Hot Air pushing Rubio as a conservative.

Magicjava on February 10, 2016 at 12:06 PM

I’ve been to Colorado. You don’t need one of those cards.

Brooks comes by his delusions naturally.

cozmo on February 10, 2016 at 12:06 PM

What is Brooks thinking here?

No indictments, no scandal.

Happy Nomad on February 10, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Holy hell, Jazz! That headline was better than two intravenous pots of coffee.
I think Brooks’ time as pants presser to the WH has addled his wits. Is too much steam toxic?

katy the mean old lady on February 10, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Jazz, also, what about his refusal to admit or say “radical muslim terrorism” and his labeling the Fort Hood massacre as “workplace violence”. and Benghazi etc etc etc

he has more ANTI-AMERICAN scandal than anyone.

Senator Philip Bluster on February 10, 2016 at 12:09 PM

will the scoamf give me a 50BMG scandal free too?

WryTrvllr on February 10, 2016 at 12:10 PM

I hope Brooks kept his stained blue dress after this. He may need it as proof later.

Flange on February 10, 2016 at 12:10 PM

Racist!!! How dare you judge our first semi white President as you would our past white white Presidents!!! Rapecist!!!! First his memory then our ovaries then Jazz will kill our Gaia!!!

LeeBelieu on February 10, 2016 at 12:10 PM

Sadly, for those who live long enough to look back on the Obama administration twenty years from now, most of this will be forgotten by the press if I’m any sort of prognosticator. He’ll be the historic First Black President who passed Obamacare and ended the wars. And contemporary authors like Brooks will be summoned up to comment on how remarkably scandal free these salad days were.

Perhaps, by then, Americans will be smart enough to see the media as an entity that says whatever it’s paid to say, spin whatever it’s paid to spin?

Nah.

Magicjava on February 10, 2016 at 12:12 PM

Well, for anything to be a scandal, it needs to be made public. Without the MSM pumping the story, it’s much harder for wrongdoing to become generally known.

No news, no scandal, nothing to see here, just move along…

DaveK on February 10, 2016 at 12:14 PM

Feb 10, 2016 at 12:09 pm Senator Philip Bluster
Excuse moi but Obama did call Fort Hood terrorism…on accident after Paris/San BERNadino.

LeeBelieu on February 10, 2016 at 12:14 PM

I loved the way Dear Leader lied to the American people over and over while the American elite media covered for him. I really appreciate that $2500 savings I got on healthcare and I do see my old doctor sometimes at the grocery store.

d1carter on February 10, 2016 at 12:15 PM

Just one scandal, an 8 year long one.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 10, 2016 at 12:15 PM

Please provide information to file a claim for damages with Hotair.

I’ve got a coffee soaked keyboard I’d like you to replace after reading the title of this article.

Oxymoron on February 10, 2016 at 12:16 PM

A buddy of mine made some snide comments about David Brooks yesterday in a group of us that chat on line during the day. He got panned for even mentioning the dumbass.

I haven’t waded through a Brooks column in a few years and it appears I’m still on the right track.

DanMan on February 10, 2016 at 12:16 PM

I fully expect the media will blame Bernie cause of that, no scandals/raging incompetence for Obama. No twist is too insane for them

LeeBelieu on February 10, 2016 at 12:16 PM

There have been many scandals, the real issue is that the 15 second attention span of Americans doesn’t allow them to care about anything that isn’t in the “news” constantly.

Don’t report it, and it just disappears down the Memory Hole.

KMC1 on February 10, 2016 at 12:16 PM

Only problem is within the 8 year long scandal, treason.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 10, 2016 at 12:16 PM

You see, you just don’t understand the rules.

Democrat Presidents are compared to Bill Clinton (and before that Lyndon Johnson) for scandal levels. By that standard, Obama is actually pretty low on the scandal list.

Republican Presidents are compare to Eisenhower (and before that Calvin Coolidge) for scandal. By that standard Reagan was a full on delinquent.

See, completely fair.

Sackett on February 10, 2016 at 12:16 PM

No indictments, no scandal.

Happy Nomad on February 10, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Those only happen if the DOJ moves on them.

txaggie on February 10, 2016 at 12:17 PM

think of the way Iran-contra or the Lewinsky scandals swallowed years from Reagan and Clinton.

Chuckle.

Nope, she did the chipmunk.

HonestLib on February 10, 2016 at 12:20 PM

No indictments, no scandal.

Happy Nomad on February 10, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Those only happen if the DOJ moves on them.

txaggie on February 10, 2016 at 12:17 PM

I wonder how that math works if/when the indictments come from the succeeding administration.

The Trump and/or Cruz DOJ is going to running overtime prosecuting all the scandals this admin has racked up.

Rogue on February 10, 2016 at 12:20 PM

Feb 10, 2016 at 12:09 pm Senator Philip Bluster
Excuse moi but Obama did call Fort Hood terrorism…on accident after Paris/San BERNadino.

LeeBelieu on February 10, 2016 at 12:14 PM

I did not see that, but he still classifies it officially as “workplace violence”, which is a slap in the face to every killed and wounded soldier from that attack.

Senator Philip Bluster on February 10, 2016 at 12:20 PM

David Brooks has moved to Colorado and got himself one of those fancy medical marijuana cards

Oh man. Get out for once. Take a look west of that homey, upstate New York burb.

You don’t need a card to get marijuana. You buy it in a retail store, just like you would buy a Pepsi at a 7-11.

Walter L. Newton on February 10, 2016 at 12:22 PM

Again, I’m not saying there’s any basis for arguing that Brooks has a history of dipping into the wacky weed
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And, he is no doubt, pounding back the KOOL_AID as well!

canopfor on February 10, 2016 at 12:24 PM

Jazz, you left off the ‘scandal’ of him twice being elected to the office.
Because be honest, that’s the one the right will never forgive.

verbaluce on February 10, 2016 at 12:24 PM

If HillBilly and her crew can knowingly let enemies read all about our intelligence capabilities and that’s not scandalous, then I don’t understand the word scandal.

1andyman on February 10, 2016 at 12:24 PM

Go see 13 Hours to see the best of the Dear Leader’s character…

d1carter on February 10, 2016 at 12:25 PM

King Hussein has raised corruption to a level the Clintons never DREAMED of.

ConstantineXI on February 10, 2016 at 12:25 PM

David Brooks is a national embarrassment.

JEM on February 10, 2016 at 12:26 PM

That’s not even the end of the list.

No it isn’t. I’m near certain that the wilful negligence and/or malevolence that caused an insecure email server to operate for four years will turn out to involve people other than, and more senior than, a former secretary-of-state.

Then again, perhaps “scandal” isn’t the right word for that scale of incompetence and/or corruption and/or deceit and/or treachery.

YiZhangZhe on February 10, 2016 at 12:28 PM

I think the NYT made a mistake and this was to be published on April 1st.

tej on February 10, 2016 at 12:28 PM

No indictments, no scandal.

Happy Nomad on February 10, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Those only happen if the DOJ moves on them.

txaggie on February 10, 2016 at 12:17 PM

I wonder how that math works if/when the indictments come from the succeeding administration.

The Trump and/or Cruz DOJ is going to running overtime prosecuting all the scandals this admin has racked up.

Rogue on February 10, 2016 at 12:20 PM

Here’s hoping that the next administration’s AG acts as the people’s lawyer and not a personal lawyer to the President. Historians are going to have a field day with all the crap that was covered up by Holder and Lynch.

Sadly, I doubt there will be any prosecutions of Obama or the key criminals. Too much political risk to expect justice.

Happy Nomad on February 10, 2016 at 12:28 PM

I think the NYT made a mistake and this was to be published on April 1st.

tej on February 10, 2016 at 12:28 PM

In The Onion.

Happy Nomad on February 10, 2016 at 12:29 PM

Simple explanation.

Virtue signaling for his NYT cocktail party peers. Because melanin content of O.

Bat Chain Puller on February 10, 2016 at 12:30 PM

When Reagan had his “scandal” it was a real oddity, something that the media could latch on to in an otherwise successful and honest administration. With Barky, just about every day brings a new scandal so it’s just not news anymore. The myopic left just accepts it as business as usual. And despite his party registration, Brooks is firmly planted in the myopic left. I know that cannabis is used to treat ophthalmic conditions though.

NOMOBO on February 10, 2016 at 12:30 PM

I think the NYT made a mistake and this was to be published on April 1st.

tej on February 10, 2016 at 12:28 PM

No, that’s when they print an actual conservative piece from Brooks.

Flange on February 10, 2016 at 12:31 PM

Sadly, I doubt there will be any prosecutions of Obama or the key criminals. Too much political risk to expect justice.

Happy Nomad on February 10, 2016 at 12:28 PM

Political risk…may I direct you to one Trump, Donald J?

Cruz maybe, but I don’t see Trump letting crooks slide.

Rogue on February 10, 2016 at 12:33 PM

“Extortion 17” stinks as well,…..on scandals!

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canopfor on May 11, 2013 at 2:48 AM

canopfor on September 2, 2014 at 2:14 PM

canopfor on February 10, 2016 at 12:35 PM

How about the looming indictments from State for the national security violations and the influence peddling?

Mig on February 10, 2016 at 12:35 PM

Reagan was an altar boy. Brooks is an alter boy with what he us doing to history.

JohnD13 on February 10, 2016 at 12:37 PM

Yes, Obama is so scandal free that, twenty years from now, he should still be serving time in Leavenworth.

justltl on February 10, 2016 at 12:38 PM

David Brooks is a national embarrassment.

JEM on February 10, 2016 at 12:26 PM

I’d venture to say that he’s an embarrassment to intelligent lifeforms…

…and that includes his homeworld. Because he’s not in reality or on this planet.

‘Remarkably scandal free’ is no less a punch line than this being the ‘most open and transparent Administration ever’.

By Brooks’ reasoning, the Nixon Administration was ‘remarkably scandal free’.

Athos on February 10, 2016 at 12:39 PM

Brooks with his creases crush is definitely swallowing.

Drained Brain on February 10, 2016 at 12:41 PM

verbaluce on February 10, 2016 at 12:24 PM

Yes, that is the real scandal. Because it proves that we no longer have a moral, educated citizenry. Sadly, too many of them are like you.

GWB on February 10, 2016 at 12:43 PM

Verbaldouche. Lol!! You just made our point for us. Most LIV voters are pot smoking idiots…..

Indiana Jim on February 10, 2016 at 12:44 PM

It’s simple – if the MSM doesn’t think there are any scandals, then there aren’t any.

Ward Cleaver on February 10, 2016 at 12:44 PM

No, that’s when they print an actual conservative piece from Brooks.

Flange on February 10, 2016 at 12:31 PM

Boy, they’d have to use the Waaaaaaaay Back Machine to get it, and they’d have to label it a “nostalgia piece”.

GWB on February 10, 2016 at 12:45 PM

Brooks is like the Manchurian conservative journalist. He will forever be pointed to by lefties as “the conservative who thinks democrats are great”.

he always did like the cut of obama’s jib.

moflicky on February 10, 2016 at 12:46 PM

“If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. If you like your plan you can keep your plan.”

By the way, those lies alone are a scandal of the highest order.

Drained Brain on February 10, 2016 at 12:47 PM

Out of all the Republicans who have been complicit in the Obama years (including Boehner, McConnell, and Ryan) the two most incompetent have been Darrell Issa and Trey Gowdy. They should have tied Fast and Furious/IRS/Benghazi to Obama, driven his approval down into 20s and impeached the bastard. Instead he’s sitting at 46%. After he retires and gets the Hollywood hagiography while doing the talk show circuit, we are doomed for a generation.

sauldalinsky on February 10, 2016 at 12:47 PM

A corrupt administration together with a corrupt media has no scandals.

Does Putin or Little Kim ever have a scandal?

albill on February 10, 2016 at 12:47 PM

These are not scandals, but minor inconveniences in Progressive governance.

HonestLib on February 10, 2016 at 12:48 PM

BTW, keep this in mind – The NYT terms Brooks a ‘conservative’ in the same view and mindset that the GOPe considers itself as being ‘conservative’ at it’s core.

Neither are really conservative, they’re just not as hard and rabid left as the Democrat Party of Obama is. Just a few degrees of separation to the right permits them the self-deception of terming themselves ‘conservative’ while they advocate, enable, and collaborate with the progressive agenda of fundamentally changing this country.

Both Brooks and the GOPe like being flattered and feted by the progressive left. Being liked means far more to them than standing on principles and beliefs. They can’t see that by toadying to the left, they elevate and promote the left.

Athos on February 10, 2016 at 12:49 PM

What was that word that Donald used the other night? It’s right here, at the tip of my tongue. I don’t think it has ever been at the tip of David’s tongue; he’s far to ‘effete’ for that. It’s a word that is used, well, tongue-in-cheek at times -certainly I’ve utilized it in that manner- but that’s for certain absent from the repertoire of lady-like as opposed to lady’s man. No, I can’t seem to vocalize it but only visualize it right now. Well, all the time; David surely only thinks of it when he looks in the mirror.

What was that word? Hmmmmm …

M240H on February 10, 2016 at 12:53 PM

Just because your AG refuses to prosecute doesn’t mean there wasn’t a scandal.

Occams Stubble on February 10, 2016 at 12:53 PM

Add to that list the auto bailout. They crucified Romney for his op-ed titled “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt” and then put GM into a managed bankruptcy that mirrored Romney’s recommendation in nearly every way.

The part where the bondholders get screwed and the unions get a $30b payout on a company with only $20b in tangible assets, was not in the op-ed.

The Schaef on February 10, 2016 at 12:59 PM

Boy, they’d have to use the Waaaaaaaay Back Machine to get it, and they’d have to label it a “nostalgia piece”.

GWB on February 10, 2016 at 12:45 PM

If they do, they should bring back that old Sports Illustrated article about Sid Finch, the guy with a 117 mph fastball, they ran on April 1st. That was a good April fools gag.

Flange on February 10, 2016 at 1:03 PM

fancy medical marijuana cards

You don’t need a card – pot is legal here now – but if you have the medical card the pot is cheaper.

dentarthurdent on February 10, 2016 at 1:05 PM

So let’s see….

Eric Holder vigorously supported state governments that check the skin color of their citizens, and then hold those citizens with black skin to a different standard, a lower standard, in state contracting, state hiring and university admissions.

In other words, the Obama-Holder administration vigorously supported state-sponsored racial discrimination.

This point needs to be made again and again.

gkissel on February 10, 2016 at 1:09 PM

The guy is a genius! This is even better than Blazing Saddles. Why, I… What? David Brooks? Never mind.

S. D. on February 10, 2016 at 1:10 PM

Pretty sure David Brooks is mildly retarded….

Hank_Scorpio on February 10, 2016 at 1:16 PM

The guy is a genius! This is even better than Blazing Saddles. Why, I… What? David Brooks? Never mind.

S. D. on February 10, 2016 at 1:10 PM

Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are….

Hank_Scorpio on February 10, 2016 at 1:20 PM

That’s what you get when you smoke your own hair.

itsspideyman on February 10, 2016 at 1:20 PM

Don’t you know Obuttplug is black so that makes him exempt from scandals. Don’t you know #blackliesmatter. F*** him and all his ass licking sycophants.

bbinfl on February 10, 2016 at 1:20 PM

Chris Stevens unavailable for comment…

Darth Chipmunk on February 10, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Liberals/Democrats figure that it’s only a scandal if THEY say it is.

So Obama and Democrats can do whatever they want and the liberal media and their followers just say “Nothing to see here, move along” and “It’s a made up scandal” (Benghazi, IRS, Hillary’s e mail server, etc and magically that makes it so.

Denial, denial, denial………….

sues on February 10, 2016 at 1:27 PM

Brooks has jungle fever in the most carnal way. He swallows too. No chipmunking.

CWforFreedom on February 10, 2016 at 1:30 PM

So lying to the American public about a terrorist attack isn’t scandalous?

grumpyank on February 10, 2016 at 1:33 PM

Brooks is clearly on drugs, or has a disease which has turned him deaf and blind.

In the ensuing discussion, I saw no mention of the massive scandals of Obamacare, Acorn, multiple instances of Justice Department corruption including the VA scandal and intervention to protect Hillary, the NFS spying on innocent US citizens, Federal agency purchases of massive stores of ammunition to use against US citizens, an endless list of EPA scandals and abuses, etc., etc. …..

…but this is just an indication that the commenters had not even gotten down to that level of scandal yet!

landlines on February 10, 2016 at 1:48 PM

David, put down the bag and step away from the skittles. Add Benghazi and Killary’s private server to the list. If it’s already been added, add it again. It’s worth two or more each.

Kissmygrits on February 10, 2016 at 2:04 PM

What was that word? Hmmmmm …

M240H on February 10, 2016 at 12:53 PM

Is this the word you’re looking for?

Oldnuke on February 10, 2016 at 2:04 PM

Chris Stevens unavailable for comment…

Darth Chipmunk on February 10, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Shack.

GWB on February 10, 2016 at 2:06 PM

Happy Nomad on February 10, 2016 at 12:28 PM

President Ford, a Republican, had his AG prosecute those involved in the Nixon, a Republican, Admin’s people involved in the cover up. 69 indicted and 49 convicted. I’m sure a Republican AG can easily better that record with Obama’s Admin. If a R can convict an R, then an R can convict a D. And if I was the President in 2017, I would start the conversation with what happened with Nixon’s people.
At the time, with me and many others, Ford’s pardon of Nixon for the cover up of a political burglary cost him the election, But decades later, I now feel he was right. But a pardon of Clinton, when she violated and probably exposed top secret information to our enemies, I would never approve.

amr on February 10, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Brooks has long since stopped being anything resembling a conservative or, for that mater, even a Republican. He has stepped into the role of “lovable Republican” who agrees with much of what the Ingsoc Party dish out. Rare is the time when I read this “compassionate conservative” (when you have to use an adjective with a noun, the meaning of the noun can change. In the case of “compassionate conservative”, it changes the meaning of “conservative” to “Democrat”, even “Democratic Socialist” (wow, another example!)) and walk away thinking, ‘Wow, David Brooks is a real conservative’. I usually finish reading his tripe thinking, wow, David “James Carville” Brooks is a communist, and a nasty one, at that.

Can we please put aside the idea that Brooks is speaking for any conservative or to any conservative ideals?

allstonian on February 10, 2016 at 2:24 PM

This comment on the Brooks article has 3274 up votes:

Look Ahead
is a trusted commenter WA 1 day ago

President Obama has maintained dignity, hope, restraint, calm, intellect and leadership in the face of an unraveling oppositional psychosis……

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/09/opinion/i-miss-barack-obama.html#permid=17504114

I can’t stop laughing

Jason58 on February 10, 2016 at 2:28 PM

his staff have generally behaved with basic rectitude.

…did Jazz spell ‘rectaltude’ wrong?

JugEarsButtHurt on February 10, 2016 at 2:38 PM

We’re not past the battle of New Hampshire yet. Look at the left column.

Immolate on February 10, 2016 at 2:53 PM

Pay no attention to those scandals behind the curtain.

I am the great and magnificent Ozbama!

s1im on February 10, 2016 at 3:02 PM

I’m surprised the administration SPYING ON JOURNALISTS didn’t make their radar.

Good Lt on February 10, 2016 at 3:02 PM

Sheesh. W was relatively scandals free compared to O.

Count to 10 on February 10, 2016 at 3:16 PM

The real scandal(s) from this White House are not the overt misuse of authority. What damages society the most is the lack of enforcement of law.

~ IRS scandal? Well, he found out about that one from the media. And then made sure that the DoJ did nothing.

~ Fast and Furious? Again, he learned of it from the newspaper. And did nothing.

~ Clintonemail.com? He never noticed the actual email addresses used when he corresponded regarding sensitive national issues with a cabinet secretary. And after learning that it was un-secure, resulting in the mishandling of classified information, did nothing.

If you show Obama a criminal in a government position, as long as they are on Team O, he’ll do the three monkeys dance every time. And every time, it is a behavior worthy of impeachment.

Freelancer on February 10, 2016 at 4:41 PM

David Brooks lives in an alternate Universe.

JimK on February 10, 2016 at 5:02 PM

David Brooks is a conservative the same way I am a giraffe.

Jazz, you left off the ‘scandal’ of him twice being elected to the office.
Because be honest, that’s the one the right will never forgive.

verbaluce on February 10, 2016 at 12:24 PM

What’s your point?

ghostwalker1 on February 10, 2016 at 5:44 PM

Jazz, you left off the ‘scandal’ of him twice being elected to the office.

verbaluce on February 10, 2016 at 12:24 PM

That scandal belongs to the American voters that Gruber correctly labeled stupid, not Obama.

GrumpyOldFart on February 10, 2016 at 6:40 PM

Well, Brooks is correct in one sense. I’ve had conversations with otherwise well informed Dems who have never even heard of the IRS targeting, or about Fast and Furious.

It’s not that they didn’t agree that they were big deals, it’s that they had literally never even heard of them.

So “scandal free” is true for large swaths of the public. Ignorance is bliss.

damage done on February 11, 2016 at 12:42 AM