Rip Van Winkle Press Awakens to Turn on Obama
My grand pappy used to say, kick a sleeping dog and it will wake up just enough to bite you in the butt. Thusly, my grand pappy predicted how President Obama would lose the support of the main stream lap-dog media (all due credit to the great Michelle Malkin for that “lap-dog” bit). As you know the Obama Administration, in the person of Eric Holder, is taking a wee bit of heat for digging into Fox News reporter’s James Rosen’s emails and more… The following is excerpted from Kimberly A. Strassel’s “A Double-Trouble Scandal for Obama” Wall Street Journal 5/31/13.
A new Quinnipiac poll shows President Obama’s job approval falling to 45%, but the survey also ranks the public’s focus on today’s Washington controversies. Nearly 45% of voters said the IRS scandal is most important, followed by 24% who picked Benghazi. A mere 15% thought the Justice Department’s seizure of press records was a big deal.
No surprise. The IRS is an agency that touches nearly every American…
So this is a scandal that can’t be ignored or dismissed as a Republican witch hunt. Moreover, it is a scandal that has, for once, outraged two groups that Mr. Obama deeply depends on for his political success: the press and liberal activists.
The White House’s evasiveness on the press scandal has suddenly got the press corps wondering what else this administration isn’t being straight on.
But the notable thing is that Mr. Obama has lost the media’s loyalty at this critical moment of his presidency, as other scandals over the IRS and Benghazi continue to swirl.
Congressional Democrats have shown little appetite for defending the White House on the press issue.
That’s why, of all the scandals, the White House is pouring the most effort into damage control on Justice [the press issue].
It was bad enough for the President when Jon Stewart began to turn on him. Now that the Rip Van Winkle media has turned on Obama, your humble blogger has only one thing to say: “Good morning, how was your nap?” Now let us get the press a caffeine IV drip, there is work to be done! by “Grizzly Joe”
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