Spain is struggling economically, so imagine how angry its citizens must be to learn that its government spent $680 million on a yellow submarine that is unusable because it is too heavy to float
As the scandals of this administration start floating to the surface our own Fourth Estate seems trapped at the bottom, too, by the over expenditure of its credibility on Obama, an unsuitable object of veneration.
At Red State, Moe Lane could not conceal his delight at the turn of events:
I've always considered the relationship between Barack Obama and the Media to be a lot less genuine than is commonly believed: there's no real emotional connection on the corporate level. Barack Obama has always approached the Media with a certain inherent cynical contempt that only got more and more brazen as the years went on and nobody reacted to never being given press conferences and seeing local media be punished for non-flattering coverage and having reporters stuffed in closets and whatnot. And, for its part... the Media as a corporate entity likes Barack Obama the way that I like a rib-eye steak. They loved reporting his rise; they loved celebrating his victories; they love narrating his travails; and they will absolutely love chronicling his fall. And once they're done with all of that, the Media will write sad, brave little pieces about the endgame for the latest iteration of the Camelot myth -- and never explain that they themselves helped set up that scenario, because it's one of their favorite stories. One that they will revisit, just as soon as they can.
All of which would be infuriating, except that it's actually going to rebound in my party's favor for a change and there's not a blessed thing I can really do about it anyway.
Think about what this week shows about the press. Key members of the old Obama hem kissing juice box crowd, including Josh Marshall and Ezra Klein, were ushered into the White house before the president's press conference in the rain, other reporters were kept waiting while the elect got their super special pre-briefing, and the next day they report the very same message: fire wrongdoers at the IRS:
The Washington Post's Ezra Klein and Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo were spotted headed into the West Wing with a gaggle of other left-wing columnists.
both are calling for "firings" at the IRS within a half-hour of one another.
It should also be noted, though, that six days ago Klein wrote a column claiming Obama's scandals, including the IRS scandal, were "falling apart."
Just a few moments ago on MSNBC, Klein lashed out at civil service protections that won't allow for IRS employees to be fired. It looks as though the White House might be using these guys as a way to convince the public that firings are the answer. A few heads on pig poles and we can call the scandal over
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