Skip to comments.MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Pleads 'Guilty' to Barney Frank for Media Scrutiny of Obama Appointees
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."
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Rush played the audio. I thought it was a joke at first.
“Relatively minor infractions”
Barney Fwank: "This is not the culture of corruption you are looking for."
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.
It’s ridiculous how blatant they are. What does it take for the voters to see the mountain of lies and corruption.
It’s breathtaking isn’t it? I don’t understand the lack of outrage...what will it take??????
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.
Enjoy this spectacle while it lasts. Soon, the Imperials won’t bother justifying themselves to us.
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.
The hypocrisy of the left is mind-boggling.
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?
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.
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.
which one was “hot bottom” again?
I gotta find something better to do than watch these idiots.
Is there NO way to hold these criminals accountable?
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