Tweet: #Mediabias Dead ambassador/servicemen and ruined Harriers. Imagine unholy S@%t storm if ol’ you know who were in office this past week.
It’s barely been a week since U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, in a scene similar to that of Mogadishu nearly 20 years ago, had his body dragged through the streets as the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, where there were no Marines, no bullet-proof glass and, not-coincidentally, no bullets was over-run in a coordinated assault… and the President goes on Letterman.
Honest to god… we feel as if we are living in some sort of parallel universe. The press has completely abdicated their role as watchdog, foregoing possession of what should be, in a republic, a healthy skepticism and even confrontational relationship with the powers that be, whether in D.C., Sacramento or here in San Diego.
The reasons are myriad for why this is so but when we said recently with respect to the formal harassment of crappy Youtube filmmaker, Nakoula Nakoula, who is the official scapegoat for the government’s foreign policy failings in the Middle East, that the liberal-left had fallen in line with the administration’s vision of a police state, we didn’t realize how much so.
Based on a cache of internal Justice Department e-mails obtained by the Daily Caller, Attorney Gen. Eric Holder's press staff has been collaborating all along with left-wing media "watchdog" Media Matters to smear any reporter asking uncomfortable questions, to discourage whistle-blowers, to discredit political watchdogs and to suppress damaging news about what's going on in the Obama administration.
The Daily Caller found dozens of pages of e-mails between DOJ Public Affairs Director Tracy Schnakler and Media Matters staffers planning and discussing how to attack reporters who covered scandals such as the Black Panther voter suppression case, and the Fast and Furious scandal where DOJ sold thousands of guns to Mexico's notorious crime cartels — the truth of which DOJ didn't want to get out.
These weren't just instances of over-sharing between political allies or a quest for access, such as the New York Times was caught doing when one of its reporters submitted an unpublished story to a CIA flack.
This was the Obama administration planning and directing operations from on high in a grotesque example of the state with all its powers using an off-the-books nuisance organization to harass its critics.
After the acts, the DOJ then praised them: "Great piece," gushed Schmaler after Media Matters attacked DOJ whistle-blowers J. Christian Adams and Christopher Coates.
We may need to take a break from things for a little bit because this is some 3rd world banana republic non-sense for which we neither have an explanation nor the stomach.