The Univison interview of Barack Uh..Um..Er..Oh..Bama will go down in history as perhaps the first time Barack Obama has had to face tough questions, as president, from the media. This is in part because the media loves him, and in part due to the administrations ability to use that love-affair to control the message, by controlling the questions. So did the Obama cabal just assume Univision was safe territory? It wasn’t.
The interviewers asked hard questions and had no patience for all the side-stepping and posturing, summed up in the quest to understand how, having complete control of congress and the White House for two years, they completely ignored immigration policy. Democrats did on all counts, ignore it. Obama tried to blame Republicans.
Obama also tried to blame Bush for Fast and Furious but previous similar programs were canceled by Bush becasue they didn’t work. ABC news is first out of the gate to call Obama out on it.
President Obama Falsely Claims Fast and Furious Program “Begun Under the Previous Administration”
“I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration,” the president said. “When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it. We assigned a inspector general to do a thorough report that was just issued, confirming that in fact Eric Holder did not know about this, that he took prompt action and the people who did initiate this were held accountable.”
In actuality, the Fast and Furious program was started in October 2009, nine months into the Obama presidency.
White House officials did not respond to a request for comment after the falsehood was pointed out to them.
I don’t expect this to continue because ABC is far too kind in the following paragraphs in regard to the Administrations and AG Eric Holders responsibility or complicity for the program, the deaths, and the ensuing cover up–which they never mention. How Obama exercised executive privelage to hide documents and access to information that might be tied to the deaths of hundreds. The stalling, contempt of congress, and even the media completely ignoring the story for the better part of a year.
There are a lot of people in the Obama administration who are lying and by refusing to fire him or even admit that his administration started the program, Obama keeps the scandal alive and leaves us expecting more from ABC, knowing we’ll probably never get it.
But the mere “fact” that they (ABC) admitted that this program began in September of 2009, 9 months into the Obama Administration, is a step in the right direction.
Media Revolt, no. But people intrigued by the admission might consult Google for more information, and wont they be surprised when they uncover the scope of the program and the effort to hide it from the public. Another freight car attached the train wreck that is the Obama presidency.