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MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Pleads 'Guilty' to Barney Frank for Media Scrutiny of Obama Appointees
NewsBusters ^ | March 11, 2009 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 03/11/2009 12:56:13 PM PDT by Rufus2007

The Treasury Department oversees the Internal Revenue Service. But if the Secretary of the Treasury - or any other political appointee being considered for the Treasury Department - didn't pay his income payroll taxes, it doesn't matter. That's the message from House Banking Committee Chairman Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and he blamed the fourth estate for acting like it does matter.

On MSNBC's March 11 broadcast of "Andrea Mitchell Reports," host Andrea Mitchell asked Frank to respond to criticism in a March 11 piece from New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman that too many appointees were being held up for what he deemed insignificant reasons.

"I think it's a problem, although I will say this - for the media to blame that entirely on the Senate seems to me a little bit self serving," Frank said. "I mean, the media is the problem here, in part. It is the over-focus on part of people in the media to relatively minor infractions that causes this. I guarantee you my colleagues would not on their own be doing this. So I do think we are in a culture now where a lack of perfection exacts too strong a toll, but that's the politicians reacting to the media."

..more (w/video)..

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 111th; 1stamendment; 2sick4words; achillwind; america2point0; andreamitchell; barneyfrank; bho2009; bho44; censorship; corruptdems; cultureofcorruption; democrats; democratscandals; dissentispatriotic; dnctalkingpoints; first100days; firstamendment; frank; freespeech; hypocrisy; irs; ivorytower; lapdogmedia; liberalmedia; mediabias; msm; msnbc; obama; obamascandals; obamedia; partisanpress; pravdamedia; taxcheat; taxcheatparty; taxevasion; yellowjournalism; zogbyism
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I thought this was made up, but no - unfortunately she really plead guilty to Barney Frank.
1 posted on 03/11/2009 12:56:13 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

Rush played the audio. I thought it was a joke at first.

Unreal.


2 posted on 03/11/2009 12:58:14 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Rufus2007

“Relatively minor infractions”


4 posted on 03/11/2009 1:00:20 PM PDT by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: Rufus2007

Barney Fwank: "This is not the culture of corruption you are looking for."

5 posted on 03/11/2009 1:00:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesn’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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To: Rufus2007
too many appointees were being held up for what he deemed insignificant reasons.

I do agree there. Compared to the graft of Frank, Dodd, Reid and others, a few thousand in tax evasion is chump change.

And that is the ENTIRE problem in Washington - what they consider insignificant.

6 posted on 03/11/2009 1:01:39 PM PDT by dirtboy
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Where is mega barf alert on this?? These last 51 or days have been like a Twilight Zone episode. Finally, I find something to agree with Frank on however, his statement: "I guarantee you my colleagues would not on their own be doing this," is entirely true. Were it not for the media attention, they would be more than happy to sweep all of Obama's and the Dems criminal activity under the rug.
7 posted on 03/11/2009 1:03:04 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: a fool in paradise

It’s ridiculous how blatant they are. What does it take for the voters to see the mountain of lies and corruption.


8 posted on 03/11/2009 1:03:04 PM PDT by catbertz
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It’s breathtaking isn’t it? I don’t understand the lack of outrage...what will it take??????


9 posted on 03/11/2009 1:04:06 PM PDT by americanophile
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Really now. It isn’t the party, it’s the nature of the scandal. If he’d been a homosexual involved in a sex scandal they’d... oh wait.


10 posted on 03/11/2009 1:04:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesn’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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To: Rufus2007

Enjoy this spectacle while it lasts. Soon, the Imperials won’t bother justifying themselves to us.


11 posted on 03/11/2009 1:05:09 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Rufus2007

Guilty!
12 posted on 03/11/2009 1:05:21 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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The MSM is full of sycophants. Why was that Craig guy run out of town for offering a gay liaison once in a bathroom while one of Barney Frank’s gay live-in lovers was running a brothel out of the house he shared with Barney Frank?

It’s a mystery to me.


13 posted on 03/11/2009 1:06:02 PM PDT by Professor_Leonide (I said to the young man who showed me a photo, "Who can ever be sure what is behind a mask?")
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The hypocrisy of the left is mind-boggling.


14 posted on 03/11/2009 1:06:33 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Rufus2007

That’s right, Andrea Mitchell NBC News,. What were you thinking? What’s more important -— any semblance of media credibility or the continued unfettered march to Marxism?


15 posted on 03/11/2009 1:08:08 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (Yo, Washingtonians, the American people called. They DEMAND their country back.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yea..that sex scandal is just as mind-boggling. What Republican could survive an escort service being run out of their house? They would shot at dawn by the media.


16 posted on 03/11/2009 1:08:22 PM PDT by catbertz
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Andrea vs. Frank is class vs. crass.

Andrea’s husband, Alan Greenspan, has an interesting article in today’s WSJ.

Most interesing in Greenspan’s article is that he doesn’t mention Barney Frank as “most sulpable” in causing today’s economic mess.


17 posted on 03/11/2009 1:09:45 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: catbertz

which one was “hot bottom” again?


18 posted on 03/11/2009 1:10:06 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Rufus2007
What the hell has our great country come to?

I gotta find something better to do than watch these idiots.

Is there NO way to hold these criminals accountable?

19 posted on 03/11/2009 1:11:33 PM PDT by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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20 posted on 03/11/2009 1:12:18 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Let the 2nd American Revolution begin!)
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