April 26, 2014

AP: New DHS Head’s Moves Following Scandalous Behavior Have Prevented Scandals

From time to time, leftist media members have regaled us about how the Obama administration somehow remains totally or  nearly scandal-free (two of many examples are here and here). Part of the reason they actually believe this is because real-time press dispatches covering scandalous circumstances are rarely described that way.

The journalistic gymnastics involved were on vivid display Friday evening at the Associated Press, aka the Administration’s Press. In one of the more ridiculous such dispatches to date composed by the Obama-supportive media, AP reporter Alicia A. Caldwell lauded new Department of Homeland Security head Jeh Johnson for taking actions to “to tamp down what could have been political scandals.” The problem with that assessment in two of the three instances Caldwell cited is that a “scandal” (“a disgraceful or discreditable action, circumstance, etc.”) had already occurred.

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Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (042614)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

This open thread will stay at or near the top today. Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follow. Other topics are also fair game.

Positivity: Little Boy Shocks a Guitar Store Owner with his Incredible Voice

Filed under: Marvels,Positivity — Tom @ 6:01 am

A video from two years ago — Watch (HT David Jeffers):

The singer, Brendan McFarlane, has a web site here.