There is one side effect of Chick Fil-A’s policy of not opening on Sunday that isn’t talked about much.
Because Chick-Fil-A is closed on Sunday the business that normally would go to Chick-fil-A goes elsewhere.
While that business likely isn’t as big as the rest of the week and there are likely a few people for who no chicken sandwich can replace Chick-fil-A (personally I think the spicy fillet at Wendy’s is better) There are a lot of small eateries that are very grateful to not have to compete with Chick-Fil-A for at least one day a week.
MSM in general and MSNBC In particular is a lot like Chick-fil-A on Sunday to conservative sites. Ignoring stories and giving us the business
Case in point, Project Veritas and the Obamacare Navigator story:
Last week we had three posts on the subject of Project Veritas’ video showing navigators advising people to lie concerning their income including an exclusive interview with Daniel Francisco recorded before the release of the first video.
Since that time a second interview has been released with more navigators illustrating that Juan Williams not withstanding, this wasn’t an isolated incident.
And Saturday I interviewed Daniel again on DaTechGuy on DaRadio
and yesterday Project Veritas tweeted us that more is coming…
— James O’Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) November 19, 2013
But if you aren’t reading conservative site, or watching fox news or local news in Texas you still haven’t heard of this.
“We learned about the information today, and we’re reviewing the information contained in that article,” said Luiz Santos, the acting director of the division of congressional liaison and communications in the Department of Labor’s inspector general’s office. Santos said he could neither confirm nor deny whether the IG’s office had opened an investigation.
Zero hedge put it well:
Following the White House’s ignorance of anything that could be going on at the Census Bureau (apart from knowing for sure that the report on jobs data manipulation was misleading), the Census Bureau itself has chimed in…
*CENSUS BUREAU SEES NO ‘SYSTEMIC MANIPULATION’ OF JOBS DATA
So that’s good then – just unsystematic?
So this is the first they have heard of it and even if it happened it is “unsystematic”.
Not according to the latest from the post today:
I don’t know how high up in the Census Bureau the orders to fake employment survey data came from, but the director of the Philadelphia region was aware of those charges against one of his field representatives back in 2010.
Fernando E. Armstrong, the regional director at the time, admitted as much in an internal Census report I have reviewed.
And that field representative, Julius Buckmon, who filed as many as 100 fake reports a month — and admitted to me faking household survey reports — was not the only field rep to do so, according to a Census source.
1. We have a report of fraud to manipulate labor states before an election
2. a statement by the Census bureau saying they just heard about it and it’s not systematic
3. A follow-up report that directly contradicts the statement of the Census bureau.
There is a word for a story like that: Newsworthy
But not if you are the MSM, not if you are MSNBC and not if you are Morning Joe who has yet to find either of these stories worth their time.
Perhaps this might because they like to spread the wealth. Because they leave these stories to sites like mine they give us traffic and visibility. They are simply trying to help the little guy by giving us a chance by giving people a reason to visit us and hit or tip jars.
However a more cynical person you likely conclude this is because they don’t want to change the Obamacare story focus from the web site and certainly not wanting to deal with fraud before the president’s election. They want to protect this administration & this president.
Hmmm maybe they ARE like Chick-fil-A. It’s all about loyalty to the religion of liberalism and to their God.
Update: The new Veritas video is out:
I’ll have more to say about this tomorrow.