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Nothing ‘phony’ about recent scandals

Nothing ‘phony’ about recent scandals

*Nothing ‘phony’ about recent scandals

Nothing ‘phony’ about recent scandals

Recently the president has been talking about “phony scandals.” I wonder what he is referring to?

Is it Fast and Furious, where the attorney general lied to Congress, and a Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry, died as the result of guns that were sold to gangsters by the Justice Department?

Is it Benghazi, where four Americans lost their lives while the administration lied to its citizens about the cause of the attack and has engaged in a cover-up of its actions?

Perhaps Obama is referring to his administration spying on the private emails and conversations of reporters for the AP and even trying to get a Fox reporter labeled as a criminal and potential flight risk.

It certainly can’t be the IRS scandal, where it is clear that groups opposed to the president and his policies were targeted for “special treatment” by that agency. For that matter, have we learned who in the IRS leaked Mitt Romney’s tax returns to the Obama campaign or who got fired for the excessive spending on IRS parties, not to mention leaks of tax return information on tea party candidates?

And, unless I have missed one or two, there is finally the disclosure of the massive spying on private citizen’s telephone calls emails and data by the NSA, while the director James Clapper lied to Congress about it going on.

It is no surprise that we see little space devoted to investigating and reporting on these scandals by the press, including the Gazette, because it is apparent that most members of the press are drinking the administration’s Kool-Aid.

William F. Malec


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