Thursday, March 15, 2012


Since the Lamestream Media act as censors rather than reporters, it's up to cranky old farts on the Blogosphere to do the job American journalists can't or won't do. When Barack screws up, they cover up, and they will continue to do so. Playing hard ball means gently tossing him puffballs underhand. For example, how many Americans remember the press reporting these Obama gems:

"I've campaigned in all 57 states."

"Eau Claire is a big important state."

"Countries like Europe."

"Iran is a tiny country that doesn't pose a threat top us."

"Navy Corpseman."

The Stimulus Bill, "Has no earmarks."

The Constitution , "was put to paper nearly 20 centuries ago."

"The Healthcare Package will pay for itself."

"$3.50 per gallon gas."

"Unemployment will never rise above 8%."

Need we go on? We could, for pages and days, filling in the gaps the media left. But the issue at hand today is calling out Mr. Transparency on a few other discrepancies between what he says and what he does.

“Obama and Biden will nullify the Bush attempts to make the timely release of presidential records more difficult.”.....Obama’s Ethics Plan, 2008

His second day in office, Obama nullifies that nasty ol' Bush by signing Executive Order #13489, sealing all of his own records.

The MSM quickly responds.

The day after President Obama was sworn into office, he also released the Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel, Executive Order #12490.

"These are the strictest ethics rules ever applied."

At least 41 (and counting) Obama White House aides owe the IRS $831,000 (and counting) in back taxes. Thirty four (and counting) "ethics waivers" have been granted to circumvent the President's own rules.

The MSM quickly responds.

"My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency."... Obongo 2008

“Based on my experience in trying to pry information out of the Executive branch, I'm disappointed to report that agencies under the control of President Obama's political appointees have been more aggressive than ever in withholding information from the public and from Congress. There's a complete disconnect between the President's grand pronouncements about transparency and the actions of his political appointees.”...Senator Chuck Grassley, 2012

The MSM quickly responds.

And now, this week: "In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Justice LinkDepartment Director of the Office of Information Policy, Melanie Ann Pustay (pictured above), called on Congress to weaken the Freedom of Information of Act [FOIA] and strengthen the ability of the federal government to prevent the disclosure of documents deemed critical to the safety of the nation's cybersecurity and infrastructure."

And the MSM quickly...oh never mind, you get the idea.

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