“A rare peek into a Justice Department leak probe” - Ann E. Marimow in The Washington Post
“Covert communications plan?” Seriously? The Obama administration’s DOJ is out of control.
Five major scandals the media isn’t obsessing about
Are these things more important than edits to talking points? Judge for yourself.
1. Carbon pollution reaches historic highs, threatening human existence
2. The devastating impact of sequestration on kids, cancer patients and first responders.
3. Massive cuts to food stamps for the most vulnerable.
4. 1,100 workers die in a Bangladesh factory collapse, and American retailers continue business as usual.
5. 4,150 gun deaths from gun violence since Newtown.
I actually think the scandals that have emerged this week (yes, including Benghazi, though not because of the talking points) all deserve media coverage. If we’re not concerned about the Justice Department secretly collecting the phone records of AP journalists, then the country is in a bad place.
Obviously the press should also be covering climate change, gun violence, and the devastating impact of budget cuts on poor people. But those two things don’t have to be in tension.
I am no fan of the New Jersey governor, but I’m also pretty tired of people making fun of him for his weight. There is plenty to criticize from a substantive, policy-based perspective, and so to sink to that line of attack is not only lazy but also insidious, enforcing destructive societal body image standards. Please stop doing it.
Mark Sanford voted for the Clinton impeachment following the Lewinsky scandal. Some people just don’t get irony.