1/02/2012

WH Media Coverage: See No Scandals! Hear No Scandals! Speak No Scandals!

Posted by Brian
Solyndra, Operation Fast & Furious, ignoring court orders, preferential ObamaCare waivers..."keep moving, nothing to see here".


White House Scandals The See-No-Evil Deniers Ignore

With 2011 drawing to a close, it is time to account. As an early-and-often chronicler of Chicago-on-the-Potomac, I am amazed at the stubborn and clingy persistence of President Barack Obama's snowblowers in the media. See no scandal, hear no scandal, speak no scandal.
Dartmouth College professor Brendan Nyhan asserted in May — while Operation Fast and Furious subpoenas were flying on Capitol Hill — that "one of the least remarked upon aspects of the Obama presidency has been the lack of scandals."
Conveniently, he defines scandal as a "widespread elite perception of wrongdoing."

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