This current flap about Bob Woodward and the Obama Administration is about one thing, the truth. Woodward simply pointed out that the idea of the Sequester was Obama’s. That is the truth. And for telling the truth a media assault has been launched on Woodward.
With the national median age near 37 years old, most Americans were not born, or at least not conscious of current events when Woodward and Carl Bernstein broke the Watergate story that eventually resulted in the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
Maybe, if this story gets legs in the popular social media to which youth pays attention, they will read about Watergate and compare it to the behavior of modern presidents, Clinton through Obama. My guess is that the Young Turks will smile and think that Watergate doesn’t measure up in any way to some of the scandals we have seen in recent administrations, but that is beside the point.
This current kerfuffle is about the truth and what happens when someone of prominence, like Woodward, simply states it. He is harangued and threatened and ridiculed…for telling the truth.
The state of the media is well known to those who are intellectually honest. The dishonesty about Woodward and the pandering to Obama must have Edward R. Murrow and other honest journalists from the past spinning in their graves, and The Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, applauding.
At this point in our cultural devolution I am refreshed, somewhat, to hear someone telling the truth. Perhaps the additional revelations by Lanny Davis and Ron Fournier about threats from this administration will spur additional admissions of harsh treatment by the Obama White House.
Better that it spurs an interest in the truth generally and specifically so we can find our way out of this socialist wilderness which has mired down the economy of the greatest country on the planet and is threatening our rights in a way that our Founding Fathers well understood.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. – Winston Churchill