Tuesday, February 4, 2014

When Politicians Get Surfaced

In addition to a blow out Super Bowl, this Sunday past will be remembered as the day Obama blamed Fox News for bringing his administration's scandals to light.  The transcript is linked here.

Near the end of the transcript, O'Reilly asks Obama about the scandals plaguing his administration, including the IRS targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups.  Take a look at Obama's remarks, particularly where he says, "[t]hese kinds of things keep on surfacing, in part because you and your TV station will promote them."

Forget the question of whether you like Fox News, or trust it, etc. Obama told O'Reilly that "these kinds of things" (what he calls the Benghazi scandal, the IRS scandal, the Fast and Furious scandal, etc) "keep surfacing because" O'Reilly and Fox News "keep covering them."

I thought about that concept and wondered whether you would buy that reasoning anywhere else.

Imagine an air traffic controller taping a sheet of paper over her monitors at the start of a shift: "This is Air Traffic Control, United 227, you are clear to approach and land on Runway One Seven."

Imagine a radiologist's report, after he didn't look at the MRI: "I observed no obnormal tissues."

It doesn't work the way Obama thinks.

Attention doesn't create conflicting air traffic, it doesn't induce cancer, and it doesn't cause scandals to come into existence. Air traffic control monitors REVEAL air traffic; MRIs REVEAL abnormal conditions, and news reporting REVEALS scandalous governmental behavior.

Sorry Obama, like cockroaches before you, either enjoy the light or get back under the refrigerator.