Henriquez, IRS and Udall, it’s all one story

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Henriquez, IRS and Udall, it's all one story

Out of a decent respect for the opin­ion of mankind, it is cus­tom­ary to give such excuses as “threat­en­ing weather” or “wet field.” There is noth­ing in the world, though, to pre­vent me from say­ing the field is unfit because I had a nose­bleed behind first base.

Bill Veeck: Veech –As in Wreck 1962

As I reflect on the 570th day since still sit­ting Demo­c­rat rep­re­sen­ta­tive Car­los Henriquez’s arrest and the 15th since his con­vic­tion for assault­ing a women who refus­ing him sex and his stub­born refusal to resign I find myself nod­ding in recognition.

While one would think any reporter would imme­di­ately rec­og­nize the story as news­wor­thy, There is in fact a more sig­nif­i­cant story here that Car­los Hen­riquez is just a part of.

Con­sider for exam­ple this story from ear­lier this month:

The Jus­tice Depart­ment selected an avowed polit­i­cal sup­porter of Pres­i­dent Obama to lead the crim­i­nal probe into the IRS tar­get­ing of tea party groups, accord­ing to top Repub­li­cans who said Wednes­day that the move has ruined the entire investigation.

Hmm an admin­is­tra­tion under inves­ti­ga­tion where two peo­ple have already pleaded the 5th, puts a donor to said admin­is­tra­tion in charge of the probe. That would seem a news­wor­thy to me.

Then there is the story out of Col­orado on the Oba­macare numbers:

Repub­li­cans have been hit­ting Sen. Mark Udall over whether his staff pres­sured Col­orado state offi­cials to change their fig­ures on the num­ber of Oba­macare can­cel­la­tions in the state.

The tim­ing of his move was inter­est­ing

Worth not­ing is the fact the orig­i­nal media reports of 249,000 can­cel­la­tions in the state hap­pened on or about Novem­ber 6. The dis­pute between Udall’s office and the Depart­ment of Insur­ance didn’t hap­pen more than a week later on Novem­ber 14. Specif­i­cally, the issue didn’t appear to rise to impor­tance for the Udall office until Pres­i­dent Obama decreed cit­i­zens could keep can­celled plans.

Hmm A sen­a­tor try­ing to get a state to fudge num­bers to aid his party’s pres­i­dent. That would seem news­wor­thy to me.

Then there is the story that came out today con­cern­ing the inves­ti­ga­tion of that sen­a­tor. N “neu­tral and objec­tive panel” seemed to clear the Demo­c­rat Sen­a­tor, however.…

Repub­li­cans were stunned to find that the “neu­tral and objec­tive panel” con­sisted of Ms. Kel­ley, a Hick­en­looper appointee; her deputy, Michelle Ped­er­son; and John Cevette, a leg­isla­tive liai­son and for­mer chief of staff to Bran­don Shaf­fer, a Demo­c­ra­tic Sen­ate president.

Hmm a “neu­tral and objec­tive panel” inves­ti­gat­ing a sen­a­tor is revealed to have con­sisted solely of mem­bers of that senator’s party after it clears him. That would seem news­wor­thy to me too.
All of these sto­ries seem news­wor­thy to me together they tell quite a tale, lets review:
1. A State Rep tak­ing a much younger woman late at night in his car demand­ing sex is arrested on assault & kid­nap­ping stays in his race, wins, and two years later is con­victed of assault stub­bornly refuses to resign his house seat.
2. An admin­is­tra­tion where two peo­ple have already pleaded the 5th putting one of their polit­i­cal donors in charge of an inves­ti­ga­tion of itself and keep­ing that fact under wraps.
3. A sit­ting US sen­a­tor attempt­ing to have num­bers reported by his state con­cern­ing an unpop­u­lar national pro­gram he voted for, altered to favor his party a week after they are released.
4. A Governor’s “neu­tral & objec­tive panel” that clears a sit­ting US sen­a­tor turns out to be exclu­sively con­sist­ing of mem­bers of his admin­is­tra­tion and the senator’s polit­i­cal party.

What con­nects these four sto­ries out of Den­ver, Boston & Wash­ing­ton DC, they all speak to the power and arro­gance of the Democ­rats in the cur­rent media culture.

Car­los Hen­riquez didn’t pull out of his race at the time of his arrest because he under­stood that even with the war on woman being the theme of the 2012 elec­tion and one of the most promi­nent female can­di­dates in the coun­try run­ning in his state, the media, local state & national would ignore it. He remains in his seat because he under­stands that even with his con­vic­tion for actu­ally assault­ing a women the media will never find his story more inter­est­ing than Mike Huck­abee say­ing the word: “libido”

The admin­is­tra­tion appointed a polit­i­cal friend and donor to inves­ti­gate itself on a crit­i­cal scan­dal because they under­stood that the national media would not press the issue or report on a story they had ignored for months on end.

The Sen­a­tor and his office feels them­selves free to attempt to pres­sure his state to change it’s reported num­bers because they under­stood that the media would not press them nor nor keep a close eye on any inves­ti­ga­tion that might come.

and that’s also why The Gov­er­nor & his admin­is­tra­tion felt fee to stack the inves­ti­gat­ing com­mit­tee of a promi­nent mem­ber of his polit­i­cal party because it is their under­stand­ing that while the story has bro­ken today it will not go far and will cer­tainly not go national.

Why? Why would all of these pub­lic peo­ple believe that sto­ries would not advance beyond a day?

I sub­mit & sug­gest it’s because all of these sto­ries involve Democ­rats and their national memes and Democ­rats under­stand that when it comes to such sto­ries MSM imme­di­ately rec­og­nizes them as unnewsworthy.

What other con­clu­sion can be reached when the admin­is­tra­tion sends the IRS to tar­get Hol­ly­wood con­ser­v­a­tives and the broad­cast net­works give the story a com­bined total cov­er­age of zero sec­onds?

Why are these sto­ries not worth national atten­tion? That judge­ment is totally sub­jec­tive. Per­haps some­one had a nose­bleed in the editor’s room?

That’s the story: A media so in the tank that the Democ­rats in gen­eral and the party in par­tic­u­lar feels free to do what they will because they under­stand their acts will not get expo­sure to gen­eral pub­lic on a national level.

I can’t speak for oth­ers but I imme­di­ately rec­og­nize this as newsworthy.

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Out of a decent respect for the opinion of mankind, it is customary to give such excuses as “threatening weather” or “wet field.”  There is nothing in the world, though, to prevent me from saying the field is unfit because I had a nosebleed behind first base.

Bill Veeck:  Veech –As in Wreck  1962

As I reflect on the 570th day since still sitting Democrat representative Carlos Henriquez’s arrest and the 15th since his conviction for assaulting a women who refusing him sex and his stubborn refusal to resign I find myself nodding in recognition.

While one would think any reporter would immediately recognize the story as newsworthy,   There is in fact a more significant story here that Carlos Henriquez is just a part of.

Consider for example this story from earlier this month:

The Justice Department selected an avowed political supporter of President Obama to lead the criminal probe into the IRS targeting of tea party groups, according to top Republicans who said Wednesday that the move has ruined the entire investigation.

Hmm an administration under investigation where two people have already pleaded the 5th,  puts a donor to said administration in charge of the probe.  That would seem a newsworthy to me.

Then there is the story out of Colorado  on the Obamacare numbers:

Republicans have been hitting Sen. Mark Udall over whether his staff pressured Colorado state officials to change their figures on the number of Obamacare cancellations in the state.

The timing of his move was interesting

Worth noting is the fact the original media reports of 249,000 cancellations in the state happened on or about November 6. The dispute between Udall’s office and the Department of Insurance didn’t happen more than a week later on November 14. Specifically, the issue didn’t appear to rise to importance for the Udall office until President Obama decreed citizens could keep cancelled plans.

Hmm A senator trying to get a state to fudge numbers to aid his party’s president.  That would seem newsworthy to me.

Then there is the story that came out today concerning the investigation of that senator.  N “neutral and objective panel” seemed to clear the Democrat Senator, however….

Republicans were stunned to find that the “neutral and objective panel” consisted of Ms. Kelley, a Hickenlooper appointee; her deputy, Michelle Pederson; and John Cevette, a legislative liaison and former chief of staff to Brandon Shaffer, a Democratic Senate president.

Hmm a “neutral and objective panel” investigating a senator is revealed to have consisted solely of members of that senator’s party after it clears him.  That would seem newsworthy to me too.
All of these stories  seem newsworthy to me together they tell quite a tale, lets review:
1.  A  State  Rep taking a much younger woman late at night in his car demanding sex is arrested on assault & kidnapping stays in his race, wins, and two years later is convicted of assault stubbornly refuses to resign his house seat.
2.  An administration where two people have already pleaded the 5th putting one of their political donors in charge of an investigation of itself and keeping that fact under wraps.
3.  A sitting US senator attempting to have numbers reported by his state concerning an unpopular national program he voted for, altered to favor his party a week after they are released.
4.  A Governor’s “neutral & objective panel” that clears a sitting US senator turns out to be exclusively consisting of members of his administration and the senator’s political party.

What connects these four stories out of Denver, Boston & Washington DC, they all speak to the power and arrogance of the Democrats in the current media culture.

Carlos Henriquez didn’t pull out of his race at the time of his arrest because he understood that even with the war on woman being the theme of the 2012 election and one of the most prominent female candidates in the country running in his state,  the media, local state & national would ignore it.  He remains in his seat because he understands that even with his conviction for actually assaulting a women the media will never find his story more interesting than Mike Huckabee saying the word: “libido”

The administration appointed a political friend and donor to investigate itself on a critical scandal because they understood  that the national media would not press the issue or report on a story they had ignored for months on end.

The Senator and his office feels themselves free to attempt to pressure his state to change it’s reported numbers because they understood that the media would not press them nor nor keep a close eye on any investigation that might come.

and that’s also why The Governor & his administration felt fee to stack the investigating committee of  a prominent member of his political party because it is their understanding that while the story has broken today it will not go far and will certainly not go national.

Why?  Why would all of these public people believe that stories would not advance beyond a day?

I submit & suggest it’s because all of these stories involve Democrats and their national memes and Democrats understand that when it comes to such stories MSM immediately recognizes them as unnewsworthy.

What other conclusion can be reached when the administration sends the IRS to target Hollywood conservatives and the broadcast networks give the story a combined total coverage of zero seconds?

Why are these stories not worth national attention?  That judgement is totally subjective. Perhaps someone had a nosebleed in the editor’s room?

That’s the story:   A media so in the tank that the Democrats in general and the party in particular feels free to do what they will because they understand their acts will not get exposure to general public on a national level.

I can’t speak for others but I immediately recognize this as newsworthy.

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Particularly if you want these newsworthy stories to be covered.

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