July 22, 2014

RON FOURNIER: Is the White House Lying, or Just Bad at Crisis Communications? Ordering a cheeseburger with fries while a downed airline smolders may not have been a great decision.

The thing is, they’ve been both lying and bad at crisis communications since day one. The press has just covered for them. Now that Obama’s been re-elected, it’s safe to express a bit of the built-up resentment. But not in any way that would help the Republicans. Because the press knows its role with respect to this administration, having chosen it quite deliberately.