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.
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.
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.
It’s Wednesday and this week’s $345 paycheck to cover the mortgage and my writers sits at $84.50 less that 25% of the goal
Expansion plans are in the works and given that fact along with my CPAC expenses coming up a bit of a pad to start the next month running would be most welcome.
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