I am trying to understand this, I really am. How can anyone blame a news organization for the actions of a president? Especially the president himself!
I have heard people, over the years, blame Fox News for having the audacity to report news, even news that is unfavorable to our savior, Obama.
But I can not grasp the concept of how it can possibly be Fox News' FAULT for all of the things that Obama has done.
He actually said to Bill O'Reilly, during the pre-game Super Bowl interview, that reporting on Obama's various and myriad scandals is what makes people believe them. Somehow, in some twisted way, Obama sees all of his "scandals" as Fox News' fault?
I just don't get it.
Let's take the IRS scandal. Remember that? Since 2010, the IRS has used its power to torture and silence political opponents of the Obama Administration. In May, a clearly distressed president declared that this targeting was wrong and he would get to the bottom of it.
Since then, he has called the IRS scandal a "phony scandal." And, in his interview with O'Reilly, he said that there wasn't a "smidgen" of corruption at the IRS.
Well, glad to hear it. But, what is the investigation that is currently underway of the IRS for? What is the deal with that then? Hmmm?
Let's think for a moment. If a Republican president was using the IRS to target and silence political opposition, what do you think would happen? The New York Times would be all over it. (Note, lane closures on George Washington bridge). There would be outrage, it would be on 24 hours, non-stop, 7 day a week coverage. Heads would roll. There might even be an impeachment.
But, no. In this case, the IRS targeting of conservative groups, well, that is Fox News' fault.
We can do this all day.
Let's talk about the murderous terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. For 7 hours, brave men and women fought to save our embassy and its workers from a terrorist attack. During the siege, 4 died. Help was an hour away. That help was told to stand down, to the peril of: Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.
That alone would be enough, if it were a Republican president, for non-stop, round the clock coverage of this atrocity. It might even sway a presidential election. But, that's not all. The administration made up a story, the notes with talking points that have been changed are out there for everyone to see. The administration then went out and intentionally lied, calling the terrorist attack a protest to an anti-Muslim video.
Can you even imagine if a Republican president was caught lying like that?
Of course we all now know that the Obama administration, in its efforts to fight terror, (I thought Al Qeada was on the run?) has been spying on every single one of us.
Can you imagine what would happen if a Republican president did that?
We have now wasted billions of dollars on Obamacare and the Obamacare website. The website still doesn't work. Only about 200,000 people WHO DIDN'T PREVIOUSLY HAVE INSURANCE have been helped by Obamacare. This is merely an expansion of Medicaid. But, what happens when there are no doctors left who accept it? (See Detroit post.)
But, no worries, keep moving, there is nothing to see here. No scandals, no corruption. Yes, the carpet does look a bit like Mount Everest with all of the stuff underneath it.
But, don't worry about it. It is all Fox News' fault.