Oh, NBC News, you do amuse me so.
That’s sitting at the top of my Google News page right now. The story is a Chuck Todd report from last night, which I’m not going to watch even for the amusement factor of watching Todd the Goateed and Powerful pretend to go all apestuff on the Administration. But the teaser says:
NBC’s Chuck Todd examines the White House’s attempt to take control of the IRS scandal, saying if the public thinks the government has lost control on the IRS front, then the Obama administration will have more difficulty in implementing new policies.
See? The problem isn’t that a gargantuan and abusive executive branch can be used for years by secretive cabals to harass and intimidate ordinary, patriotic Americans. No, the problem is that people might lose faith in their gargantuan and abusive executive branch, so that they won’t want it to become more gargantuan and abusive.
Everything — everything — coming out of the MSM must be framed to show how government is the real victim when government goes “rogue.” Where are the sob stories about the IRS’s victims? Why do we know next to nothing about the people responsible, except that one of them retired in so much disgrace that they get to keep their pension?
Bad people have done bad things, and we haven’t heard their stories. Good people have suffered needlessly, and we haven’t heard their stories either. Because the MSM exists in the DC Bubble, where nothing counts except for the MORE! MORE! MORE! of ever-expanding government.
And to think it was just this week that Todd looked right into the camera and demanded that the White House release all those secret/semi-secret/modified-limited-hangout emails. That Chuck Todd, however briefly, was doing his job. But now we’re back to the old Todd, the one who looks at the rapist in court and worries that the jury might convict.
Poor Washington. Poor, poor Washington. Chuck Todd knows who’s really hurting — the hand that feeds him.