Skip to comments.NY Times Calls AIG Scandal "a distraction, a diversion — an outright red herring"
Posted on 03/22/2009 10:24:28 AM PDT by GoingBacktoCali
The latest pro-Obama propaganda from the NY Times is almost too ridiculous to be believed. Referring to the AIG bonus scandal, the Times asserts:
Mr. Obama is hardly the first American president to grapple with a distraction, a diversion an outright red herring, some might call it that grew bigger than itself. Ronald Reagan had the Air Forces $7,622 coffeepot and the Navys $435 claw hammer, as well as an ill-fated effort to save money by classifying ketchup as a school lunch vegetable. Bill Clinton had midnight basketball and a high-priced haircut from a Beverly Hills stylist aboard Air Force One.
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The mind can not really grasp the big picture, without context and examples, which are smaller issues, we MUST use examples if we want to make a point.
Also, I do not recall the NYT saying that the toilet seat or the claw hammer were “minor distractions” when Reagan was in office, do you?
Response: I agree with this conclusion. However, it is a diversion from the fact that it was government policy to force banks to grant mortgages to societies incompetents that precipitated this entire mess.
also of note... on feb 3rd, 1913, woodrow wilson (democrat) had just taken office, and pushed amendment 16...
which gave the US fed the ability to collect taxes.
dems have a history of pushing radical b.s. during the ‘honeymoon’ period. this would be 0bama’s turd.
I think it is a diversion from the trillion dollars that Obama is wasting, falsely labeled as “stimulus.” But that is not what the Times meant.
Which will shine like grandma's silver coffee service when the NYTs is done with it.
I know the Times meant something else. Their conclusion was correct but their reasons for it were wrong.
“Mr. Obama is hardly the first American president to grapple with a distraction, a diversion an outright red herring, some might call it that grew bigger than itself. Ronald Reagan had the Air Forces $7,622 coffeepot and the Navys $435 claw hammer, as well as an ill-fated effort to save money by classifying ketchup as a school lunch vegetable.”
Oh yes now I remember the Reagan “distraction” and I remember how the NYT pointed out that it was just a red herring -— NOT!
What a disgusting rag - I can’t wait for it to disappear like the Seattle PI, Denver paper, and soon to be defunct SF Chronicle...
> I know the Times meant something else. Their
> conclusion was correct but their reasons for it were wrong.
They’re trying to preserve the ability to hand out exec
bonuses when the Decaying Legacy Media Bailout comes up.
A distraction alright. Just keep your eye on both hands. Wow, I didn’t see that extra couple trillion get slipped in there, did you?
This from the folks who kept Scooter Libby and Valerie Plame on thir front page for years.
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