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When this endless parade of distractions.
And political posturing and phony scandals.
The point is -- an analyst -- fraction of political posturing and phony scandals and an endless parade of distractions and political posturing and -- scandals so far for most of this year we've seen an endless parade of distractions and political us.
Posturing and phony scandals and we keep on -- -- way.
Are shifting our attention away.
From what we should be focused on.
The president as you can see there is trying to hammer home his theme that he has a plan just that Republicans and these distractions are getting in his way.
So what are those -- -- -- in his speech yesterday President Obama.
-- these phony scandals that are part of an endless parade of distractions.
Can you tell us what Foley scandal he's talking about one I think I'm getting no -- have been Gaza again I think.
-- there was a period where there was a a lot more energy and focus was paid by some in congress as well as in the media on issues that.
While important are not of the highest priority the American people and they were not.
All right so what about phony scandals how do you define them Jim the president.
Keeps repeating that line are the media going along and I think it's the jedi jedi mind trick and I think it's it's working for big -- however there are some strange.
Eruptions -- Of curiosity take for example CNN's Jake Tapper reported they were quote dozens of CIA operatives right there in Benghazi.
That was sort of out of the narrative right in this -- been emerging just discovery that the of the relentless campaign -- the Obama administration is sit on this story.
Now CNN had a story didn't do much with it so it's up -- not -- -- they can -- -- -- -- the -- the -- sort of there's nothing to see here move along kind of -- Absolutely and this week was very very bad in terms of distraction -- quotient -- Obama administration because.
IRS but really -- guys because when you start polygraph thing.
CIA agents once a week when you know with the normal pattern is about three to five years for polygraph you -- issue polygraphs.
It suggests a leak of classified information you're getting into.
Territory it clearly makes the administration -- comfortable that Obama doesn't want to explore that suddenly makes this.
Issue a scandal.
Ellen you're often a supporter of what this White House does Jay Carney the White House spokesman seemed to suggest that the IRS targeting of conservative groups was not a scandal.
That the Ben Ghazi thing was not a scandal.
Is he right well pointer institute points out that he did his interview first interview with the New York Times in three years -- -- president I'm talking about the press that's right.
And he would not have done it if this was not beginning to affect his face.
And some of these quote unquote fat phony scandals.
And you even have people like from the new republic talking about.
Larry Summers and what's going on with that so I'm telling you that this is did -- inning to affect the base and that's prop you know.
Piece of tape on the door way to democratic headquarters might have been considered a phony scandal back in the day nobody died in Watergate.
In four people died in the Gaza right now and that's the line that we've heard that CNN interview John at this week I think -- a turning point it is will this scandal back up again.
It put back the focus on the fact that there have been no arrests.
In that attack -- and for viewers who don't know CNN interviewed a guy who is wanted as potentially suspect yes and in the New York Times did right after the attacks that I was having like a Fuzzy -- of the cafe.
And yet we have all these drones flying around killing people for what some -- -- it's like a no fly zone.
The president once sounded like OJ you know we said we're gonna track down the real killers and unless the real killers or somewhere behind the seventeenth green -- it -- it.
A president Obama's grand bargain he he claims that he has a plan about Republicans keep blocking him and maybe these distractions keep getting in the way.
What do you make of that.
Yeah -- you know -- This was a big turning point this week will -- the whole phony scandal comment from the White House and from the president.
I think was a real overplay and you saw a lot of reporters began to say wait a minute here not all reporters.
But you know mark -- who is a political editor for NBC news.
Was one of these that's constantly duped by the Obama administration and specifically.
On this story where he offered up.
What was suppose that.
-- a new plan on the economy and what we saw was it was a campaign speaks nothing new except.
Mark Murray jumped immediately to say here we go again the White House is making another concession and the GOP is blocking -- yet again.
Well we don't see from Mark Murray is that his wife works for Obama and so NBC has people out front really shilling for the administration.
And not getting called out.
Up on the IRS scandal Jim John fund from the national review noted this week that Obama's admonition last month.
-- we ignore the phony scandals has been picked up by many of his.
He -- media supporters as any journalist who has followed the trajectory of most Washington scandals knows.
Such behavior is a clue that those looking into the IRS scandal might be getting -- back.
It was a it was a brilliant piece right by John fund and in national national view and and in his example again where that but the reality is kind of kept him up to him.
Another one is the reporters scandalous asked James Rosen if he thinks is a bunch of phony scandals and -- the -- Reporter I'll ask any Afghan reporter and and and and but it -- the example of the media.
-- -- -- still continuing the House Judiciary Committee had a huge report on this the reporter stuff and that got no attention.
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