Continuing! The dreck of the 157: Last evening, just a few minutes in, Sean Hannity continued the scam.
He feels no fear of correction or challenge from any high-profile news org. For that reason, he and Newt kept discussing Douglas Shulman’s deeply troubling, non-existent visits to the White House.
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HANNITY (6/6/13): What did you make of the transcripts? Because the narrative has been that the people responsible were in Cincinnati. Rogue agents. But the transcripts, they said they were directed by Washington. What do you think of that?On Fox, they know they can keep repeating those bogus assertions. They know that MSNBC will only pretend to fight back, if they even do that.
GINGRICH: I believe that the Obama administration has been even more dishonest about the Internal Revenue scandal than it has been about Benghazi and it’s been almost completely dishonest about Benghazi. When you learn, for example, that the commissioner of Internal Revenue visited the White House 157 times, more than the attorney general, more than the secretary of state, more than any cabinet officer, 157 times, you have to ask yourself, “What were they talking about? What were they meeting on?”
His answer, which tells you the contempt he has for the Congress, was, “Well, one of them was going to the White House Easter egg roll.” Well, you know, that is the kind of contempt for the American people that should not exist in somebody who holds public office.
They know that big mainstream orgs like the Washington Post and the New York Times will continue to look away as they deceive the American people.
On Fox, they will continue to fight. MSNBC will not fight back, although they will pretend.
This is the way average voters get conned. They get conned with the acquiescence of MSNBC, the New York Times and the Washington Post.
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Will there ever be a ballad called The Wreck of the 157? From the perspective of Fox, there would seem to be little to fear.
You have to ask yourself, “What were they talking about? What were they meeting on?” On Fox, they know they can keep pounding away at Shulman’s snarky remark about the Easter egg roll.
They know no one will mention the other things Shuman said when he appeared before the House—for example, when he spoke with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).
On this day, Republicans unveiled the claim that Shulman had made a shitload of visits to the White House. They used the number 118, referring to the years 2010 and 2011.
To Shulman, that number just didn't sound right. As always, Jordan was wrong:
JORDAN (5/22/13): Mr. Shulman, real quick follow-up. The 118 times you were in the White House in 2010, 2011, who were you meeting with?As usual, Jordan was wrong. Shulman’s instinct was right.
SHULMAN: I'm— First of all, I'm not familiar with that—
JORDAN: Straight from the White House log.
SHULMAN: —and I’m assuming that it counts when I go to OMB, which is, you know, the budget office, for resources, etc.
JORDAN: No, it counts when you go to the White House. That’s what I, that’s what it was. Times you’ve been at the White House. That’s when it counts. So, who did you meet with?
The number of meetings being bruited now stands at 157. But the vast majority of those meetings did not take place at the White House. Nor does anyone actually know how many Shulman attended.
Why do Newt and Sean keep saying those things? Because they know they won’t be corrected or fact-checked or challenged.
As Shulman continued, he explained the nature of the meetings he attended. On Fox, they still pretend to be baffled about the nature of those meetings. But this is what Shulman said two weeks ago, speaking under oath:
SHULMAN (continuing directly): I, I met with a variety of people—Later that day, speaking with Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Shulman again challenged “the premise of there were 118 visits to the White House.”
JORDAN: Is there somebody main, or is it— What was the main subject you talked about? You, you talk about 118 different things, or was it just kind of some themes and focus?
SHULMAN: The themes of things I would have talked to people at the White House about would have been our budget, would have been about tax policy, fiscal cliff. Would have been about streamlining the FASFA—the financial aid application. Would have been when the tax for airport—
JORDAN: Did you talk about the implementation— Did you talk about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act?
SHULMAN: Implementation of the Affordable Care Act would have been one of the themes, and there could have been more. I don't— I'm not prepared to give you an exhaustive list.
JORDAN: Which, which one used— Which one consumed the most of your time of those subjects you just listed?
SHULMAN: Probably budget, general tax policy, and the Affordable Care Act.
On Fox, they keep saying that Shulman attended 157 meetings at the White House. They keep implying that he gave just that one weird explanation.
They do this because they know they won’t be challenged or corrected by any mainstream news org.
Are they concerned about MSNBC? In their place, would you be concerned?