The corrupt practices of the American media are even worse than the IRS

The first law of media is that everyone on the left must be protected at all times and to the greatest extent. There is therefore nothing that Obama can do – not a single thing – that will put the mainstream of the American media offside. The IRS scandal goes direct to the White House. The previous Commissioner of Taxation of the United States, Doug Shulman, visited the White House 118 times. Got a good reason for that. He doesn’t nor can there be.

But if they are going to run the protection ring they require, the media need a story that will work, cover enough of the facts on the ground and protect their president from being implicated in this sordid story of political criminality and worse. So here is how it will unfold in the news as orchestrated by the White House, or it will if they are allowed to carry the narrative. From the PJ Media Tatler.

It’s also an indication of just how worried the White House is, and how it intends to contain the scandal. First, get reliably friendly bloggers and columnists on board with a story that focuses attention away from the White House. Then, isolate and target someone who has already become a central figure in the scandal and, more importantly, who does not work directly for the White House. Finally, make it appear as if these reliably friendly bloggers actually take the IRS scandal seriously, so they become voices in the larger media advocating for a strong response — just strong enough to look decisive, while keeping the White House outside the main storyline.

We shall see.

Update via Drudge CL from a former presidential adviser: A different president obviously and this is how things really work and why the stories being told by Obama and his enablers are a complete fabrication. The most interesting part of what he wrote:

My personal favorite of all the new revelations from the Obama IRS scandal is that White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler told White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough about the impending IRS inspector general report, but of course the White House chief of staff did not tell the president.

I sat in a White House chief of staff’s office every day for more than two years. The only reason the legal counsel would tell the chief of staff about an impending report or disclosure would be so the chief of staff could tell the president. The legal counsel would assume the chief of staff would know how and when to bring up the matter. The chief of staff would be expected to know if there were additional factors surrounding the issue that needed to be considered before the president was told, or whether or not others needed to be included in the conversation when the information was shared with the president. There are many valid reasons why the chief of staff would tell the president, but I can’t think of a reason why he and the legal counsel would both agree that this news nugget would go no further. It’s very odd.

The legal counsel would never assume that information shared with the chief of staff would not go to the president. In my experience, a legal counsel never would believe that there was information that was appropriate for the chief of staff to know but that was inappropriate for the president to know. Out of all the news that has emerged regarding the Obama IRS scandal, this is the most curious whopper I’ve heard so far. I can’t wait to hear the real story.

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30 Responses to The corrupt practices of the American media are even worse than the IRS

  1. tipper

    Check out this amazing analysis of the nuances of this sick relationship

    http://sultanknish.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/the-obama-media-war.html

  2. C.L.

    Washington Post: Obama lying.

    A special prosecutor in the IRS matter is inevitable.

    This administration’s management of the Obama Internal Revenue Service scandal so far consists of a slow-walking, rolling disclosure of facts; equal parts equivocation, amnesia and indignation from IRS witnesses; deer-in-the-headlights non-responses by the White House press secretary; parsed, lawyerly statements from the president himself; and now one of the central key players is taking the Fifth. And all this comes from what the president claimed would be the “most transparent administration ever…”

    My personal favorite of all the new revelations from the Obama IRS scandal is that White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler told White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough about the impending IRS inspector general report, but of course the White House chief of staff did not tell the president.

    I sat in a White House chief of staff’s office every day for more than two years. The only reason the legal counsel would tell the chief of staff about an impending report or disclosure would be so the chief of staff could tell the president.

  3. Ant

    I agree that the American media are worse than the IRS. Its ‘crimes’, IMO, are far more serious.

    Like here, their media are both the Left’s great facilitators, spreading favourable propaganda and orchestrating the news agenda accordingly while pretending to be mere impartial reporters, and their great enablers by remaining silent or diverting attention whenever one of the tribe stray off the reservation and are exposed as cheats, liars or just plain crooks.

    And they apply those skills in reverse order for conservatives.

    Obama is like a ‘teflon don’. His administration is like the mob.

    It orchestrates the machinery of government to do its bidding by intimidating critics as it plunders the treasury, and shreds the Constitution it has sworn to uphold, to bestow favours on its supporters – from crony capitalists reaping specatular profits to push the state agenda (Solyndra), to the low information idiot voter who begs hand in mouth for sustenance in return for a vote (The Obama-phone lady from Cleveland).

    Republicans who see the danger are either generally too intimidated to poke their head out and say “this is wrong!” for fear of having it cleavered off by the media class, or, for the rare ones that do speak out like Ted Cruz, are ridiculed and demonised as crazy by that same media.

    The other Republicans, the majority in fact, starting with John Boehner, are timid and gutless, too afraid to upset the media whose approval and admiration they crave.

    As the great Mark Levin says, the US is now a post-constitutional republic, unmoored from its founding principles; those that made it the greatest nation in history.

    The Left have been chipping away at those principles for over a century from Woodrow Wilson to FDR to Johnson and now to Obama – by far the most flagrantly irresponsible of the bunch. But that’s probably only because the Left have never had facilitators and enablers with such far reaching and all consuming power to manipulate their message and push their agenda.

  4. stackja

    WaPo helped JFK cover up. GOP need a ‘Reagan’ to bypass media.

  5. Kingsley

    If Nixon had been a Democrat would we have ever heard of Watergate?

  6. Bruce

    Unfortunately for Obama the Celestial Chorus was very unhappy that he sicced Holder onto Associated Press. The Celestial Chorus does not like government weenies bugging their phones (except for Fox, they didn’t mind so much about that one).

    So what does a glorious regime do when the choir is unhappy? Why it invites them all to the Whitehouse for brunch and an intensive we-need-you-all-back-on-message mutual love session.

    After the recent discord, we’ll see if this ego stroking session keeps the Celestial Chorus singing in sycophantic tune. They haven’t forgiven him for AP quite yet.

  7. Paul

    No different from when Bush was in power and Clinton before that. The problem isn’t Obama, Democrats, Bush Republicans whatever, its the whole relationship of Government and media. Impeaching Obama won’t change that because it’s bigger than whichever hairdo is teleprompting his way through his two terms.

  8. sunshine

    I would have thought it reasonable to target groups that think govt is evil and tax is wrong and should not be paid

  9. Myrrdin Seren

    Right down to asking them for the content of their prayers when at worship ?

  10. Ant

    Well, sunshine, government in some respects is evil.

    For local experience how would you otherwise define what the Labor government did to the Coalition’s border protection laws? Or are 1,000 bloated corpses bobbing around the Indian Ocean not quite enough for you yet?

    In the US, one of that country’s biggest and most powerful agencies (amongst so many – EPA, Interior Dept., HHS, etc) wanted to know about your Facebook friends, what books you were reading and the content of your prayer. Otherwise, they were going to destroy the viability of your operation by destroying your ability to attract funding.

    But only if you held a particular type of political opinion.

    Hmm, where have we seen that before? Keep thinking.

    On tax, I have never once heard any conservative argue that they should pay no taxes. Ever.

    Given that Americans in the top 10% income bracket – those filthy, rich, evil, robber baron bastards – pay well over 70% of all federal income taxes, I’d say that your argument looks kind of stupid.

  11. H B Bear

    Lot of people trying to get their stories straight.

  12. sfw

    Michelle Malkin summed it up nicely with the phrase “Culture of Corruption” – http://michellemalkin.com/

  13. JC

    I would have thought it reasonable to target groups that think govt is evil and tax is wrong and should not be paid

    I don’t think it’s reasonable, I believe it’s mandatory for any well functioning society to not just target groups that think taxes are indispensable and people forced to pay. They need to be dealt with under the Fisk Doctrine and perhaps incarcerating the worst of the miscreant loafers in mental homes where they will receive suitable treatment for their mental illness.

    How about that, you troll Sunshine.

    Can I also preempt you with a warning. It’s those sorts of comments that will end up getting you banned.

    Don’t believe me? Watch!

  14. Arnost

    I would have thought it reasonable to target groups that think govt is evil…</blockquote

    That governments tend to become evil is universally acknowledged I think. From the Federalist:

    “It has been said that all Government is an evil. It would be more proper to say that the necessity of any Government is a misfortune. This necessity however exists; and the problem to be solved is, not what form of Government is perfect, but which of the forms is least imperfect.” –James Madison.”

    Hence why every modern (western) constitution has checks and balances specifically aimed at reducing the power of government.

    And hence why any government that spends more of the people’s resources to keep itself in power than to actually better the people’s well being … is definitionally “evil”.

  15. blogstrop

    I think it’s reasonable to target those who are all arsehole and no sunshine.

  16. blogstrop

    The left media (esp. ABC) are full of soft interviews with Labor pollies saying that the coalition’s trying to hide the savageness of the coming cuts.

    Penny Wong et al in 2013 - they’ll get in and then cut to the bone!
    Peter Garrett in 2007 - We’ll just change it all after the election.

  17. blogstrop

    Ross Gittins on the Journo’s Forum (702 ABC Sydney) tonight said that the unions no longer have influence, that was all in the past. But big business has a lot of influence!

  18. C.L.

    Lerner has admitted to being a criminal, let’s be honest.

    So on whose behalf was she acting?

    Sudden jihad syndrome?

    Did she just wake up one morning and decide to launch a nationwide attack on Soetoro’s enemies?

    I don’t think so.

  19. Leigh Lowe

    Washington Post: Obama lying.
    A special prosecutor in the IRS matter is inevitable.

    Maybe so.
    But it will be like FairWork Australia on Valium.

  20. Adds a new meaning to “Shall we tell the President?”, doesn’t it?

  21. Leigh Lowe

    “Shall we tell pretend we didn’t tell the President?”

  22. sunshine

    How about that, you troll Sunshine.

    Can I also preempt you with a warning. It’s those sorts of comments that will end up getting you banned.

    I think my comments are always reasonable and never abusive JC .only about half the replies are tho. Some are just abusive . Some of the others make good counter points – Im here to learn .

  23. sunshine

    Well, sunshine, government in some respects is evil.

    I agree Ant . Obviously govts have done bad things . Even democratically elected ones . But the coalitions refugee policy is not about stopping people drowning – it only became that after labor copied theirs and it didnt work . The 10 % you mention who pay 70% of the tax are also the 10% who earn 70 % of the income .

  24. Gab

    IRS figures show that the top 10% of income earners make 43% of all the income and pay 70% of all the taxes.

  25. Tom

    But the coalitions refugee policy is not about stopping people drowning – it only became that after labor copied theirs and it didnt work .

    What is it about trolls and single-figure IQs?

  26. JC

    I’m here to learn .

    Lol… no you aren’t. You’re lying. You couldn’t possibly learn anything as you too far gone.

  27. Gotta have plausible deniability, Leigh. They tell the President via the mainstream news. Then he can honestly say he didn’t know. At least he avoids a perjury charge. /sarc.

  28. Nanuestalker

    Honestly, [as bad as I think Obama is], this bell tolls for everyone; the absolute corruption of big government. This story could apply to either side of politics but one thing for sure is that its Chicago style … ask Capone!

  29. Jim Rose

    you over-rate political unity: the democratic party has been described as a circular firing squad. plenty of bitter primary fights at all levels including between Clinton and Obama. Nader cost Gore enough votes to elect Bush 43.

    In australia, the labor party has not split for a while, but is bleeding inner city votes to the Greens and working class social conservatives the katter and independents.

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