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-- President Obama facing three bombshell scandals this week as the outgoing head of the IRS faces tough questioning on Capitol Hill today.
This for his agency's practice of targeting Tea Party and other conservative groups who were applying for tax exempt status.
The release of emails related to what do you mean administration said in the days after the terror attacks in Ben Ghazi.
And how the -- in infamous talking points were created.
And finally attorney general Eric holder's congressional testimony this week about the Justice Department's secret surveillance of the Associated Press.
Seems though that scandal fatigue is already setting in among the mainstream media.
Last night on ABC mention of the three scandals was the second story of the broadcast with a total of one minute 44 seconds of coverage.
Over on CBS the IRS scandal with second and Ben -- third on that broadcast a total of five minutes and 38 seconds of coverage.
And on the NBC mention of the three scandals came in fifth.
After a story on the president with historical context on the scandals in sixth place for a total of four minutes 32 seconds of coverage.
Let's bring in.
-- and power is a Daily Beast columnist both are Fox News contributors.
Genie is -- scandal fatigue first of wall and and if so how can you haven't won we don't even know the depth.
Have these things have gone to.
Well John when issues get complicated and the press have to do a lot of filling in -- facts that perhaps they haven't bothered.
To report before yes things didn't get complicated and it makes you tired but I think.
Whether or not this was the lead item or the second item on all of the network broadcast we have to admit that they mainstream media have finally woken up.
To the trifecta of scandals that have gripped the country this week.
So I think we're seeing -- kind of improvement in a willingness to at least.
Examine charges than -- -- around for a long time.
But that are now coming back to haunt the president and the heat by the way has finally been forced to respond to personally.
-- didn't cheers and you have -- you said that Republicans run the risk of making too much out of all of this.
When asked why didn't they -- have frankly.
Made a lot of mistakes in terms of over blowing a lot of accusations against the White House and when they do that.
It makes people that tune them out even that.
Marco Rubio clip that was just played.
Right before our statements.
As I I gathered he was talking about the EP leak and you know the Republicans have been.
Some of the most aggressive persecute nurse frankly.
Of whistle blowers have wanted Obama to be even more I -- aggressive than he already has ban.
Which would would almost -- impossible frankly in terms of you -- if you're talking about in terms of prosecuting.
Right into the prosecuting lakers which was the point of the AP's.
That's what they were trying to do they were trying to find out who was leaking information to the AP so they can prosecute them.
So it -- to to turn around and start attacking him this is such politicization.
In a way that I think it's gonna make people.
Really tune it out.
I think even on Benghazi where I think there are a lot of serious questions by bringing up Watergate -- -- try to compare it to things that I don't think are fair analogy is.
They're just they're they're giving an excuse to the people who don't wanna -- Our duty there are a lot of people out there who think that the press didn't care much about any of this until a press organization the AP became a target.
But I mean here's what we know we know that the White House itself was going to announce that this al-Qaeda plot to blow up an airliner.
The White House was ready to announce that the next day the AP.
Apparently wrote the story put the story out there with CIA approval and now all of a sudden the White House is angry.
Right well that's and once again we have questions what was it it was so damaging -- potentially damaging to national security.
That it required the issuing.
Request for talent not request to see you and telephone records from the -- Twenty different lines involving.
As many as 100 reporters now that better be one heck of a national security -- Because that is a -- teen bride dragnet and we need answers to those questions and it's very tough.
Because the minute we ask questions like this the White House or the Justice Department invariably says.
It's national security we can't tell you we can't discuss and that's just not -- washing.
-- are we're we're gonna keep an eye on all three of these stories and certainly on news watch tomorrow thank you both years in power is Judy Miller can't thank you.
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