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Liars, consti-busers, and the tsk tsking of a startled media

I haven’t been at the computer much today. Have actually had Things To Do and a Life To Live. But several times in my very brief newsly perusals, I’ve encountered the oh-so-shocked question: “Did Holder Lie Under Oath?”

The question always leads to this or something like it — Our Esteemed Attorney General denying all knowledge of targeting any reporter under the handy-dandy (to tyrants) 1917 Espionage Act just days before getting caught doing exactly that. He personally signed the warrant to go after Fox Newsy James Rosen as a “co-conspirator” in the supposed espionage.

It’s not the targeting of reporters that’s so fascinating here (though that, too; since Nixon, no one else has dared).

It’s this: How could anybody in this age of well-earned cynicism expect anything other than lies from any of Our Glorious Rulers? Especially from one who’s already weaseled his way through years of Fast & Furious?

Of course he lied under oath. That’s the norm for power these days.


Holder? He’s just doing what’s done. Just following his boss, the famous Professor of the Constitution who’s more opposed to that document than any previous president since Lincoln. And who uses vox populi as a cover for the fact that he thinks he’s the one-and-only, far above law or anything else vox dei.


I totally understand getting angry and outraged about all of the above. What I can’t understand is anybody whose age and IQ are 12 or above being shocked, aghast, amazed, appalled, astonished, astounded, dismayed, offended, stunned, upset — and hey, Mr. Roget, you forgot scandalized.

Yes, we know the MSM is woefully out of touch. But we usually assume it’s mostly out of touch with things going on beneath the glossy surface. How is it even possible that people who watch politicians for a living seem so stunned observing the obvious?


  1. jc2k
    jc2k May 28, 2013 11:18 pm

    This sort of thing still makes me angry, but I can’t help but laugh. My favorite is how they lie about something for a few months, and then when they are proven to be liars, they’re just like “what, THAT? That’s old news.”

  2. ENthePeasant
    ENthePeasant May 28, 2013 11:56 pm

    I totally understand their “shock”. They’re like the women who lies for her husband so he can go fishing and it turns out that he’s also lied to her and is with his girlfriend. It’s betrayal of a sacred trust of the lover who have been in on his misdeeds. If he’ll cheat on the boss he’ll cheat on you. And it’s clear to me this would be no big deal at all if he’d just stuck to rounding up conservatives and putting them in reeducation camps. Suddenly they’re keepers of the statist flame stuck with the stark evidence that it might not just be conservatives in those camps.

  3. Matt, another
    Matt, another May 29, 2013 7:07 am

    If their lips are moving, they are lying. It applies to politicians, appointees, and the MSM.

    The MSM is willfully out of touch and deliberately ignore what is going on when they believe it is in their best interest to do so.

    I have no sympathy for the MSM finding out that they are targets to be suppressed just like the rest of the commoners.

  4. Jim B.
    Jim B. May 29, 2013 9:50 am

    Perhaps the better question would be “When didn’t they lie?”. Might be a tad easier to count.

  5. PrePressVeteran
    PrePressVeteran May 29, 2013 2:21 pm

    They are shocked only to cover their collusion in the delusion.

  6. LarryA
    LarryA May 29, 2013 3:48 pm

    Yes, we know the MSM is woefully out of touch.

    Out of touch, no. They’ve been all “Well the Democrats really shouldn’t lie about stuff and misuse power and stuff, but it’s the gun culture, and the Tea Party, and Oath Keepers, and all those fringe radicals, so maybe it’s notsobad.”


    Golden Rule of Politics: Power given to government to do unto others will be used to do unto you.

  7. ENthePeasant
    ENthePeasant May 29, 2013 10:11 pm

    I saw a comment posted on another blog when this all started. I’ve been trying to find the name of the author but could not. So this is not me, and it may not be the exact quote, although the sentiment is perfect. If the author should read this please take credit by all means.

    “Socialism: Come for the freebies… stay for the purge”.

  8. Jim B.
    Jim B. May 30, 2013 9:11 am

    Saw a headline somewhere about how the Democrats were thinking of licensing Journalists. The only surprise about that was how long it took them to come up with that idea.

  9. Victor Milán
    Victor Milán May 30, 2013 12:18 pm

    As the millennia-old fraud which is The State implodes (in a global and unprecedented way), one of the things we’ll see more of is the State turning on its own flunkies.

    Journalists, like historians, have always been primarily in the business of telling tales to the benefit (or just the pleasure) of their rich and powerful patrons.

    As such they’ve generally enjoyed a certain amount of immunity, or at least indulgence, from their masters. But as the collapse of the beyond-bankrupt system accelerates, they become expendable since they’re basically powerless – because they’re easily replaced.

    Wait until, inevitably, the State starts turning on its own enforcers – and the different cadres of heavily-armed paramilitary enforcers start to turn on each other for sheer survival. That’s when things will get really entertaining.

  10. Pre-press veteran
    Pre-press veteran May 30, 2013 12:21 pm

    Do ya think that’s what the off the record meeting with Holder was supposed to be about? LOL…

    I hear he’s not getting the kind of turnout he hoped for. Personally, I’m guessing he needed help with spin in this situation – so he could continue doing what he’s been doing – so he called on the people he betrayed, to help him out.

    :shakes head:

    More proof that we should fear their incompetence, more than some evil strategic plan…

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