By: Pat Austin
SHREVEPORT — Sarah Palin is an eternal optimist.
In her most recent Facebook post, she challenges The Washington Post (and the mainstream media) to “get back to work.”
Looking back to the days of Watergate and true investigative journalism, Governor Palin writes:
Today, you’ve fallen like a lead balloon. Whereas you once doggedly covered the 18.5 minute gap in Nixon’s White House communications, you’ve virtually ignored the Obama Administration’s 1.2 million minutes of deleted communications by just one of the agencies under Obama’s executive branch. I’m speaking of the Lois Lerner IRS harassment-of-conservatives scandal wherein Lerner “lost” pertinent email communications. You’ve allowed Obama to skate with his proclamation that absolutely no wrongdoing occurred at the IRS, “not even a smidgen.”
The list of Obama abuses and impeachable offenses is long. I challenge you to lift a finger and help protect democracy, allow justice for all, and ensure domestic tranquility by doing your job reporting current corrupt events fairly. If not, you prove yourselves incompetent and in bed with Obama, not caring one iota about media integrity.
Well of course they don’t care about “media integrity.” And by “they” I am referring to legacy media in general. They proved long ago that there would be no investigation or challenging of Obama. This president has never produced the most basic documents pertaining to his background to include his education papers and records which one would think would be pretty good considering he is supposed to be the smartest president evah.
I think this beating of the “impeachment” drum is pointless. Of course the man is incompetent and of course he should have been impeached long ago, but I don’t see any future in such an action at this time. It won’t get him out of office.
What we, as conservatives, need to focus on is taking the Senate and holding on to the House. We need to concentrate on stopping the damage. Cauterize the wound.
You can be sure the media will cover the vacation to Martha’s Vineyard and the parties with celebrities even if they could care less when it comes to finding answers about Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the VA scandal, and the IRS/Lois Lerner mess. Michelle’s most recent magnificent dress must be covered. Fashion icon! Trust the legacy media to focus on what’s important….no?
Governor Palin’s optimism that the Post will rise to her challenge is admirable, but probably ill-fated. Small bloggers have been working to expose this man for the feckless incompetent dimwit that he is since 2008; it would be truly refreshing, albeit shocking, if the legacy media did the same. I’m not holding my breath.
Pat Austin blogs at And So it Goes in Shreveport