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August 22, 2014

[YAWN]: Another Day, Another Law Ignored by The White House

Most grist for the Editorial Staff's oft-repeated observation that everyday occurrences don't make the news:

After Thursday's network evening newscasts ignored a report from the Government Accountability Office that the exchange of five terrorists from Guantanamo Bay for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was illegal, NBC's Today and ABC's Good Morning America remained silent on the Obama administration scandal on Friday. Only CBS This Morning made any mention of the violation of federal law, providing a mere 24-second news brief on the topic.

Meanwhile, both Today and GMA did find time to produce full reports on a contestant on VH1's Dating Naked reality show suing the cable network for showing her naked on the program.

...While CBS at least noted the GAO finding, the morning show provided more time – 40 seconds – to showing a time lapse video of President Obama aging while in office.

One can only imagine the kerfuffle, had Bush done something like this.

Posted by Cassandra at August 22, 2014 04:04 PM

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I think the news media don't report on stuff like this because there's no reason to do so. The people who support Obama are not going to start voting for Republicans no matter what Obama or any other Democrat does. So there's no point in calling attention to Obama (or any other Democrat's) misbehavior, incompetence, lawlessness, etc. However badly a Democrat behaves, a Republican would be worse.

I would love to see a poll asking people who voted for Obama in 2012 if they would ever, under any circumstances, vote for a Republican for President, United States Senator, or United States Representative.

Posted by: Elise at August 24, 2014 05:23 PM

Fear you are correct Elise.
Not a healthy situation for governance.

Posted by: CAPT Mike at August 24, 2014 06:36 PM