web analytics

Mine. Get your own.

Okay, so it’s looking like the administration deliberately leaked the IRS-leaning-on-Obama’s-enemies story. I guess the thought was, it was going to break anyway, why not use it to knock Benghazi off the front page?

I’m thinking. Maybe. This was not so smart. The media, possibly stung by the idea there really was a there there in Benghazi and they should probably have been covering it, decided this IRS stuff was just really…not cool, guys.

But this AP phone records story? May be the stupidest thing this bunch of bozos has done to date. Two months worth of phone records for New York, Washington, Hartford and the main number for the AP in the House of Representatives press gallery, plus personal numbers. Outgoing, possibly incoming. The AP’s not sure yet.

If it was meant to be a Chicago-style warning, it was more of an “oh, hai — we have fucked up your relationship with your current and potential sources, possibly forever, and we know a whole bunch of stuff about your bidness that we shouldn’t. Kthxbai.”

Our journalist friends think a whole hell of a lot of themselves. This is going to move the media to rage, just when the administration needs them most.

I know, I know…this cascade of revelations seems awfully contrived, and maybe it is. But, if so, I don’t think it’s going to turn out quite the way they planned.

May 14, 2013 — 10:02 pm
Comments: 49