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ABC, NBC Ignore Report Showing
Obama Administration Knew About
Ongoing VA Problems

NewsBusters, by Jeffrey Meyer

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Posted By:quantumman, 5/20/2014 5:05:51 AM

Documents obtained by the Washington Times revealed that the Bush Administration warned the Obama Administration about problems within the Veterans Administration as early as 2008, yet both the ABC and NBC evening news broadcasts ignored the story on Monday, May 19. Of the big three networks, only the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley covered the new revelations in the VA scandal. CBS News host Scott Pelley noted that “The Bush White House was so concerned about this back in 2008 that it warned the incoming Obama Administration.”

Must protect The Precious (TM). If they can find a way to blame W they will.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 5/20/2014 5:46:44 AM     (No. 9854989)

Of course ABC & NBC did. They´re not known as Barry´s Pravda propaganda arm for nothing.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rinktum, 5/20/2014 6:36:52 AM     (No. 9855016)

This strategy of ignoring anything negative about their messiah is working. Why on earth would they change tactics now? Ignoring a story and calling anything that gets traction with the American people a racist witch-hunt is working. If the Internet did not exist, imagine what Obama could get away with. There would be nothing to stop him. The democrats must control the message and for the most part they do. It will be the power of the people through the net and social media that can thwart their plan. Information is power and must be disseminated. Go forth and spread the truth.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: red oak, 5/20/2014 6:50:50 AM     (No. 9855029)

There was a question of Obama at a town hall meeting from a veteran about three years or so ago who couldn´t get a returned phone call from the VA, or something, and Obama made some typical wise crack about calling him personally and he´d make sure there was a quick response, and that he´d look into it and so forth, IIRC. Wish someone could find the video of it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jinx, 5/20/2014 7:32:12 AM     (No. 9855049)

FOX had a segment on ignorant college students who know nothing about Benghazi. Of course they don´t if they only watch ABC, CBS, and NBC. Those stations make sure the American public is kept in the dark about anything that might put their golden boy in a bad light. It might make them look bad since they sold him to us in the first place. They remind me of sleazy used car salesmen.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: steveW, 5/20/2014 7:34:09 AM     (No. 9855053)

Mobsters try to cover-up evidence of wrongdoing, but the police still try to apprehend them and bring them to justice.

MSM "journalists" try to cover-up evidence of wrongdoing, and enjoy total immunity from prosecution.

I´d say MSM "journalists" have a much better deal than the mobsters.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Starlady, 5/20/2014 7:42:47 AM     (No. 9855059)

College kids don´t watch the news.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: god of irony, 5/20/2014 7:44:38 AM     (No. 9855060)

All of this complaining to ourselves about the media not doing their jobs isn´t going to change anything. It is going to take the conservative media sticking cameras in the face of the producers and anchors asking why they are ignoing the stories to shame these people into doing their jobs.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dodge boy, 5/20/2014 8:33:04 AM     (No. 9855134)

#7, even better yet, if folks would stop consuming the msm´s "product", no more msm. Voila.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Joe vann, 5/20/2014 8:37:59 AM     (No. 9855140)

I will be surprised to see the Republicans win another presidential election because of media bias and the blatant corruption and fraud the left gets away with in the presidential election. It is hard to over come the 10% plus advantage the socialist receive from these unlawful acts. They are never held accountable.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: chillijilli, 5/20/2014 8:59:46 AM     (No. 9855171)

Yes! I´m so with you both, #7 & 8. The MSM continues because we let them! Fire off a quick email to their sponsors, explaining that you´ll boycott their products until the media stops INTENTIONALLY cherry picking the stories they present to the public---creating a distorted picture of reality. You can prove that it´s purposely done bc both sides of issues are out there, yet time after time the media withholds or drags it´s feet on stories which cast an unfavorable light on this administration. It´s not what they REPORT, it´s what they OMIT.
Having said all of that, there should be a resource online which lists all of the media & sponsors´ contact numbers. This would be a huge help as not many people have time to do massive research just to write a letter.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: CEP, 5/20/2014 9:01:53 AM     (No. 9855174)

I am sick of the MSM ignoring the plight of our veterans. Oh but let a reporter get a boo-boo and it is always breaking news. They do so much for the country, they do so much for civilization on and on and on. They cover themselves but not those who actually do the job.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 5/20/2014 9:35:09 AM     (No. 9855217)

What’s Known As Journalism In 2014

America’s Mendacious Media: Distort the News. Invent the News. Omit the News. Just Don’t Report the News!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: simple simon, 5/20/2014 9:36:13 AM     (No. 9855220)

#2, I contend that the Internet sword cuts both ways and that his holy-ness and his court would not have the reach and power of blackmail and persuasion currently enjoyed. Without the Internet providing these clowns everything they need to know about everyone and public mood, knowledge, ignorance, dissent, etc. they wouldn´t have data, wherewithal or guts to attempt any of this.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: knarfski, 5/20/2014 10:00:00 AM     (No. 9855252)

When we get on in years we tend to reflect on our life experiences. Some end up with a general sense of integrity, while others are left with feelings of regret.

There may well be a significant number of people in the MSM--those still spellbound by Mr. Obama, despite mounting evidence of transgressions--who will end up with much regret..if not despair.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 5/20/2014 10:03:29 AM     (No. 9855257)

“After seven years of an Administration that has stretched our military to the breaking point, ignored deplorable conditions at some VA hospitals, and neglected the planning and preparation necessary to care for our returning heroes, America’s veterans deserve a President who will fight for them not just when it’s easy or convenient, but every hour of every day for the next four years.”

Barack Hussein "The Precious" Obama
Nov. 12, 2007

(Hat tip to OP for the most appropriate terminology).

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 5/20/2014 10:04:17 AM     (No. 9855258)

At every opportunity in the company of known Unknowers (okay, ignoramuses), i ask questions about important issues, especially those concerning the health and well-being of our Republic.

It IS depressing, how uninformed people are.

This is not unique to the USA. People sent to the Gulags by Stalin were heard imploring someone to tell Stalin what was happening!

BUT, BUT... the difference is we do have an "independent" media, or, this is what it ought to be.

So this explains BO´s ignorance, right? He just never sees or knows about these extremely important issues until he sees them in the news.

heh. ptui. preposterousness from a horribly destructive regime.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 5/20/2014 10:30:39 AM     (No. 9855300)

Jon Stewart was on fire last night about this revolting scandal.
And while he had to briefly drag in
George Bush and Dick Cheney,
he didn´t pull any punches
about blaming Obama.
He showed clips of Obama in 2007 complaining
about the problems in VA .
He also showed General Shinseki´s bloodless pronouncement that he was furious.
Stewart said Shinseki´s level of " outrage " was the same as discovering you were out of orange juice.
Stewart mocked the White House continuing to say Obama was furious .
He showed a clip of a WH spokesman saying
on the Sunday shows that Obama had expressed anger
in a meeting
and that he personally " had the scars to prove it ".
Stewart went berserk .
How dare this guy equate some spittle on his eyebrow
from Obama yelling
to a soldier losing limbs from an IED in Fallujah.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Jobe, 5/20/2014 11:20:46 AM     (No. 9855367)

Absolutely incredible! These supposed "news sources" make me sick to my stomach. My position is now and has been for a long time that this country is on its death bed and it is a dishonest press that has put it there.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Butch59, 5/20/2014 11:53:26 AM     (No. 9855402)

In order to keep my blood pressure under control, I haven´t watch or listened to any of the MSN in years. And a question I´d like to see answered is "If Obozo learns about all of these problems (not just the VA) from news reports, how is that possible since the MSN never reports anything about said problems. And he can´t cite Fox News because he hates them so much he never watches them. So where is his information coming from?"

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Chiritwo, 5/20/2014 2:20:35 PM     (No. 9855592)

He´s made himself into a lame duck president. It´s absolutely ludicrous that he didn´t know about it or any other crisis. He has boxed himself into a corner because as president he should know about it and if he didn´t , then he should resign because he´s totally incompetent.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 5/20/2014 2:42:02 PM     (No. 9855605)

The problem, #10, is that many of the company´s that advertise/ sponsor these news (?) shows are liberal donors and really don´t care what we say!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Tianne, 5/20/2014 3:05:17 PM     (No. 9855638)

Compare the MSM’s coverage of the President’s response to the VA scandals to their hysterical and in-depth coverage of the NYT’s Jill Abramson firing.

And, there it is for all to see – the MSM’s shameful interpretation of their commitment to provide ‘all the news you need to know’.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 5/20/2014 3:50:03 PM     (No. 9855667)

Same media stoking the Abu ghraib scandal against Bush. Wake up America! What´s it going to take?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: osprey21, 5/20/2014 6:40:54 PM     (No. 9855777)

I´ll say it again....

The MSM is ENEMY - NEVER forget it.

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