Over the years since Barrack Obama was elected president and the press almost totally signed on to his agenda, I have been writing about news that isn’t getting reported by the so-called mainstream media.
If it wasn’t for Fox News, conservative publications, blogs and radio talk shows, most of us wouldn’t know about the culture of corruption in the Obama administration.
President Obama tells liberal supporters in Minneapolis’ Minihaha Park that dealing with those “phony scandals” is frustrating. (dailycaller.com)
In the liberal haven of Minneapolis this week, the president continued to refer to stories about Benghazi, the IRS and VA as “phony scandals,” but a few reporters are beginning to recall the old saying “fish smell from the head down.” ABC’s Jonathan Karl recently tangled with former White House press secretary Jay Carney over White House transparency.
Years ago, Sean Hannity signaled the end of true journalism in this country, and a number of people have asked where Woodward and Bernstein are these days.
Sharyl Attkisson, an award-winning investigative reporter at CBS, resigned in March after citing her inability to get her stories on line. She’s currently writing a book due out later this year, Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation and Harassment in Obama’s Washington. The title says it all.
Sharyl Attkisson, who resigned as an award-winning investigative reporter at CBS, is writing a book about dealing with the stonewalling Obama administration. (Breitbrt.com)
Appearing on C-SPAN Q&A last week, Attkisson said the Obama administration has created “the worst atmosphere” journalists have ever faced and called the Freedom of Information Act “a joke.” She’s been waiting since 2012 for a response to her FOIA on Benghazi.
The recent announcement that Diane Sawyer will be leaving ABC came just days after her testy interview with Hillary Clinton. It surfaced rumors that network management was unhappy with her questioning. (See my June 27, 2014 post, So she wants to be president, Part 2.)
Now that the terrorist tied to the Benghazi attack has arrived in the U.S., you can look for the administration spinmeisters to tell us “case closed.” Meanwhile, the misdeeds at the VA and the drip, drip, drip of corruption at the IRS continues.
So, Mr. President, you can continue to talk about “phony scandals,” but we remember the old Mark Twain saying, “Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.”