Chancellor Goth: Who knows what was in the President’s mind? But it is the custom, as you know, for an incoming president to pardon political prisoners. Is he to set free the murderer of his predecessor, or break with custom? Either course would be difficult. I intend to avoid the dilemma by seeing this affair through before he takes office.
Cardinal Borusa: Chancellor, all presidents are faced with difficult decisions. It is by their decisions that they are judged.
Doctor Who the Deadly Assassin 1976
The question is not mine, but reporter Ron Fournier’s:
— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) June 19, 2014
In fact Ron it’s beyond simply protecting a democrat, let’s say it bluntly.
Because Barack Obama is the first black president.
What that means is that he can NOT be allowed to be portrayed as a failure no matter what happens in Iraq, no matter what happens in Syria, no matter what happens in the economy and no matter how many people have given up on finding work.
Most of those things are self-evident and the media can choose to not discuss it or spin it but that can’t really be hidden from the people.
But the media understands what the developments in the IRS scandal means, and they can’t investigate, because if they do then the results of their investigations might reveal what many on the right suspect, that Barack Obama & his administration is involved in this up to his ears.
But it is not the illusion of Barack Obama as an honest & capable President that worries them the most, it is their own illusion that they want to preserve. The illusion of their own self-righteousness.
If these journalists discover that the first black president of the United States is a cheap crook in the tradition of Nixon then a choice has to be made. Do they report that information, or do they withhold it?
That decision will define if they are the people they claim to be or not.
Ron your fellow journalists can not and will not seek the truth in the IRS scandal. Not because of what it will reveal to the world about the Obama administration, but what it will reveal to themselves about themselves.
That’s the revelation they simply can’t bear.
Update: Added the Dr. Who quote
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