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Monday, May 13, 2013

Surprise! Even The Press Can't Trust This Administration


Here's the Nonsense This administration is the most transparent, honorable administration that America has seen in modern history.  They must have had a good reason for their actions.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Yes, even the press are learning that this administration cannot be trusted.  They will do anything to anyone because they do not have a moral core.  The mainstream media are finding out that their favored government leadership aren't as trustworthy as they thought… but will they believe it?

A breaking AP news story tells us that the government has accessed phone records for many in the press and everyone from the ACLU to the leaders in the press are shocked.  Why should they be?  Did they not understand what they forced on the American people when they made sure this president was elected without any investigation or accountability for his background?

This, along with the stories that have just come out of IRS overreach and Benghazi cover-up are unique in that they are all hitting at a time so close to each other.  But there have been other things that should have caused just as much concern in the past.  Things like Fast and Furious and the signing of the NDAA that takes away citizens constitutional rights are other examples that have gone virtually unnoticed in the past by the media.

In an article on Infowars an interview of Senator Rand Paul with Sean Hannity is quoted:

 
“The President says he’s going to do something if they’re guilty, well it sounds like there’s already been an investigation and no one’s been fired,” Paul told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “I’m afraid he’s going to do about as much as he did after Benghazi,” he added, noting that those involved in the botched security operation still work for the State Department.
 
Accusing Obama of engaging in “faux outrage” over the IRS scandal, Paul said the President was “using the power of his government to investigate his enemies, he’s tapping the phones of the press, and it turns out last year he signed legislation that allows him to detain an American without a trial and send them to Guantanamo Bay.”
 
“This sounds like a President somewhat drunk on power, not cautious about how he uses power,” added Paul.
 
This is clear thinking on Sen. Paul's part.  Continued pressure by leaders like him do give hope to our nation, but it won't be without the media joining in on the investigations.  In the same article Rep. Darrell Issa is quoted talking about the violation of the phone records of the press:
 
“This is obviously disturbing. Coming within a week of revelations that the White House lied to the American people about the Benghazi attacks and the IRS targeted conservative Americans for their political beliefs, Americans should take notice that top Obama Administration officials increasingly see themselves as above the law and emboldened by the belief that they don’t have to answer to anyone."


These stories should be no surprise.  The real story, though, will come as we watch the press and their reaction.  My guess is that they'll go through shock and even disappointment, but we won't see much of a response otherwise.  In fact, even those reactions of shock and disappointment will most likely be guarded.  After all, they cannot abandon their ideology, even though it's kicked them in the teeth.

No, these people won't get it.  Most of them live in denial and will continue to do so.  They would rather follow along blindly, be abused and taken advantage of, and continue to carry the banner for their cause.  They don't understand that had they acted as a free press in a free society should act, they would have been screaming loud and clear long ago about what this government has become.  They would have allowed us to hear the truth because they would have investigated and told the truth.

But they have not done that and they will not do that.  They are too clueless and don't know how to take a stand for what is right.  The kind of journalists who would hold these politicians accountable are long gone throughout most of the mainstream media.  

When America fails the crumbled ruins of our nation will lie at the feet of the mainstream media for having sold out and not taken a stand for what is right.  There will be others standing alongside of them that are also responsible, but the media will be recognized as the firewall that failed.

This story should cause the biggest reaction the media has ever shown for anything.  But unfortunately it will be business as usual.  Maybe there will be a little turbulence in the political lives of those in government leadership, but not much more than that.  If it gets bad enough they will even throw a few people to the wolves, but they will not be held accountable.  They will continue to tear down our nation and the mainstream media will stand idly by. 

The only remaining hope for America is for the citizens to stand up and demand accountability regardless of the reaction of the press.  And that is most likely something that will not happen.