Obama Is All Wet: The Newspage Genius of Matt Drudge

I think news organizations have been putting up with an awful lot of harassment, intimidation, and leaning on by the White House and this story is just the final straw that has them unable to restrain themselves any longer.

I've written about and read at least 3 stories of major journalists complaining about having the White House threaten and lean on them for reporting something they didn't' care for. Every one of them reported that this wasn't unusual and they knew many others who'd had the same thing happen. This plus all those "White House Only" press ops where special videos are created and sent out probably hasn't made the press all that happy with them.

Being afraid the other team might gain only will restrain people so long, eventually they'll get mad at you enough to do something. But they'll back off again soon enough. They know what's at stake: the press and popular media have to fight every single day, every single inch just to keep America's more conservative bent from prevailing in elections. They work hard constantly and barely win elections as is.

Posted by Christopher Taylor at May 14, 2013 11:19 AM

Drudge owns awesome.

In retrospect, the stuff is obvious, because it writes itself. But willingness to see and state the obvious is one thing that separates genius from dross.

Posted by leelu at May 14, 2013 11:27 AM

I would hope that Matt Drudge would not accept a Pulitzer
even if offered.

The "news organizations" are and will continue to be
enthralled by Hussein.

Hussein is a SOB, Son of Buraq

Posted by SirWalter at May 14, 2013 2:15 PM

I guess the Administration is taking the threat seriously, now, and have activated Secretary of Payback Holder to initiate Federal investigations.

By the time Congress gets anybody in committee to testify, they'll decline based on 'ongoing investigations'.

Or, alternately, at 0800 EST this Friday, The Secretary of Payback will go on air to inform Serf Nation that The Won is exonerated, and aren't those Republican bitches a bunch of racist losers. Thank you very much.

Cue spontaneous applause from the assembled media.

Posted by TmjUtah at May 14, 2013 3:07 PM

Drudge. His name strikes fear in the heart of leftists, liberals, democrats, Obama---how they hate him. Not too shabby for a man who only reports what others have written.

Posted by DHH at May 14, 2013 8:52 PM

Look, Benghazi is a dead issue. They did a poll recently and only 40% of the American People are even following the story anymore. That's an all time low.

Let it go. Benghazi is as dead as "Fast and Furious".

You can couch their asshattery in any terms they like. The facts speak for themselves. You can’t stand having a black man in the White House.

First off, I think all the facts need to come out before people try and pin this directly on President Obama . I know it makes for a great headline and will get you the website traffic that you so desperately desire, but it's extremely hyperbolic.

This reminds me of the " OBAMA IS GUNNA KILL AMERICANS WITH DRONES" hysteria that was so popular a few weeks ago.

What does this have to do with Obama. The IRS screwed up in the era of Citizens United.
People like you are so busy blaming Obama for everything that when the truth and facts that are in the IG report blaming operations and staff for this horrendous issue you will still hold on to your beliefs not facts. If you and others were open to the truth then time won't be wasted trying to blame instead energy would be spent on dealing with resolving the issue.

Isn't the job of the IRS to see if these groups are violating their tax-exemp status? not to mention that the Director of the IRS was appointed by
President W. Bush. Something to think about it!!

Obama does not hate America. Obama is not a communist. Obama is not a dictator where the hell did you pull that from, Obama is not usurper
Obama is a not disgrace, Obama is not a fraud
Obama is a not liar, but he's a politician. Obama is not evil, Obama is not a socialist, Obama is not a Marxist, Obama is not a traitor
Obama is not Anti-American, Obama is completely 100% legal

Obama is a Christian, not a Muslim, Obama is not a narcissist. Obama is not destroying America.

No, he can't be impeached because he hasn't done anything illegal yet.
I'll repeat that slowly... Because. Impeachment. Requires. A. Crime.

The. President. Has. Not. Committed. A. Crime.


How dare you exploit the cucifix you hypocrite and viper! Why weren't you outraged and bleeting over the WMD lies? with 5000+ troops dead as a result? Why is your blaspheming mouth shut tight over the million children dead in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria? It's funny how you all want to impeach Obama, but you were all fine with Bush.

Why is everyone in the states all of a sudden back in Nixon's time? Where he divided left from right so he could do whatever he liked whilst the American population around him is arguing while their country is being used and falling apart at the same time.

Please STOP with that crap about "no body died in Watergate". PLEASE! Nixon was culpable in the Watergate scandal and knew he would be impeached and thrown out of office. He resigned to spare himself and the Republican Party that indignation.

Obama is not culpable for our diplomats' deaths. He didn't push for spending cuts in security funding for diplomats, and he didn't plan the attack.

Posted by Questionman at May 15, 2013 9:46 AM

iri's got a point.

Posted by vanderleun at May 15, 2013 2:09 PM

Well maybe not more that $4 bucks and hour if he's given to such constructions as "....the Republican Party that indignation."

Posted by vanderleun at May 15, 2013 2:41 PM