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Drudge Report editor slams Obama's 3-step scandal formula
Examiner ^ | 5/23/14 | Devonia Smith

Posted on 05/25/2014 5:34:06 AM PDT by jimbo123

According to Drudge Report editor, Joseph Curl, whether the scandal is allowing veterans to languish and die unattended, Benghazi, Obamacare, running guns, targeting conservatives, spying, or "trolling phone records of the media," the Obama scandal strategy kicks in almost before the crisis hits the banner of the Drudge Report, On Wednesday, Curl described what he considers the three-part Obama scandal formula in his Washington Times column.

"Each time Obama is faced with a scandal, he does three things," Curl explained. No matter the crisis, President Obama, first goes public, telling Americans "that he just didn't know," and expresses his outrage.

Secondly, Obama deflects blame, however vaguely to his predecessor, former President George Bush. Finally, according to Curl, Obama throws up a barrier to any future direct questions regarding the crisis by burying it under a "mass of bureaucratic red tape."

This third step is most effective, Curl observes, because once the matter is under a "blue ribbon investigation," it allows the White House and the president to dodge questions by expressing their regret that they cannot discuss it while under investigation. Most important, the investigation buys months, maybe even years, of time to allow the issue to fade in the court of public opinion.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: limbaughtheorem; limbaughtheory; obama; obamascandals

1 posted on 05/25/2014 5:34:06 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
The “Limbaugh Theorem” in print!
2 posted on 05/25/2014 5:42:32 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: jimbo123

Step four, the MSM drops it instead of doggedly persuing, like Watergate.

Four days of Chris Cristie scandal equals one month of VA scandal in terms of hours on the air and most don’t see the bias. Both are equally compelling, emotionally. One gets 7.5 times the coverage.


3 posted on 05/25/2014 5:43:11 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: jimbo123

This guy is classic malignant narcissism. He’s a poster child!


4 posted on 05/25/2014 5:43:39 AM PDT by alabama_heart
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To: jimbo123
 photo barack-obama-angry2-crazed-phi_zpsdefeb80c.jpg He is the media and the media is him.
5 posted on 05/25/2014 5:43:46 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: jimbo123

Yes, and with the help of our Self Serving, Do Nothing “representatives” - it works Every time.


6 posted on 05/25/2014 5:49:57 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... (Had I brought Christ with me, the outcome would have been different. Dr. Eric Cunningha.m)
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To: jimbo123
Obama, first goes public, telling Americans "that he just didn't know," and expresses his outrage

That's not good enough. as president its responsibility to know to be told, to have people around him who will keep him informed..

Secondly, Obama deflects blame, however vaguely to his predecessor, former President George Bush

THE BUCK STOPS HERE

Finally, according to Curl, Obama throws up a barrier to any future direct questions regarding the crisis by burying it under a "mass of bureaucratic red tape."

"Out, damned spot.."

7 posted on 05/25/2014 5:50:11 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: cicero2k

Step Six: RINOs appoint Deadend Darrell Issa to hold hearings on the scandals to ensure criminal charges are never filed.


8 posted on 05/25/2014 6:00:23 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

When you’ve got no character, no conscience, no backbone, and your religion tells you its OK to lie to the infidel, avoiding blame is pretty easy.


9 posted on 05/25/2014 6:00:52 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: jimbo123

I didn’t realize Curl worked for Drudge.


10 posted on 05/25/2014 6:02:01 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: thesearethetimes...
It sure does. Zer0 does what he wants. No opposition to him. Republicans are scared to be called racist, he has the justice dept in the amen corner the press laps up his bs like starving dogs and the Head of the Supreme Court went AWOL
All important bases covered
11 posted on 05/25/2014 6:03:23 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Something else that both parties and the MSM do including FOX NEWS- They immediately make the conversation over whether the head of the agency in question shoud be “fired”
Like Sebelius, Shinseki etc... Or they make it about Lois Lerner...It is not about these individuals. It is about BIG GOVERNMRNT CORRUPTION and ineptness.


12 posted on 05/25/2014 6:03:38 AM PDT by DOGHEAD
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To: DOGHEAD

It is about INTENTION. Everything Clown Prince nobama does is intentional...much is criminal.


13 posted on 05/25/2014 6:06:42 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: cicero2k
Step four, the MSM drops it instead of doggedly persuing, like Watergate.

The most crucial point.

The trick to media propaganda isn't the way that stories are presented, but which stories are presented.

14 posted on 05/25/2014 6:10:06 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: jimbo123

The writer must listen to Rush.


15 posted on 05/25/2014 6:10:42 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: DOGHEAD
...It is not about these individuals. It is about BIG GOVERNMRNT CORRUPTION and ineptness.

Yes.

16 posted on 05/25/2014 6:11:15 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: cicero2k

I heard a rumor that Obama is actually a Republican whose goal is to destroy the Democrat party.


17 posted on 05/25/2014 6:14:13 AM PDT by Thom Pain (If you like your country you can keep it. Period.)
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To: jimbo123

In view of all the scandals that have occurred since Mr. Obama took office,ask yourself how likely it is that he “didn’t know” about it in each & every case before it was news.


18 posted on 05/25/2014 6:19:35 AM PDT by oldtech
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To: cicero2k
Step four, the MSM drops it instead of doggedly persuing, like Watergate.

That's because, the job of today's media, like the stenographers in Alice's courtroom trial, is to just copy down verbatim everything the royal highness [sic] proclaims as absolute truth.

Trey Gowdy exposed them for what they are last October, when he proved their malignant incuriousness about everything this Administration has been doing.

19 posted on 05/25/2014 6:27:09 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: RetSignman

I really liked that movie. Great rants by Howard Beale.


20 posted on 05/25/2014 6:27:27 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: jimbo123
Secondly, Obama deflects blame, however vaguely to his predecessor, former President George Bush.

Hey Obama, since everything is "Bush's fault" and after 6 years in office you have not been able to fix these problems, why don't you just RESIGN and let Bush take over and clean up the mess?

21 posted on 05/25/2014 6:40:57 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know")
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To: jimbo123
In 1860 at the start of the Civil War there were roughly 4.4 million blacks in America, not all of whom were slaves.
They comprised about 19% of the population.

In 1965 at the start of the War On Poverty there were about 20 million blacks comrising less than 11% of the population.

Today there are roughly 45 million blacks in America comprising about 14% of the population.

Over, the last 50 years, the government has spent more than $16 trillion dollars on The War On Poverty.


22 posted on 05/25/2014 6:41:24 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The “fourth estate”has morphed into a 5th column)
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To: cicero2k
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23 posted on 05/25/2014 6:46:14 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: cicero2k

Four days of Chris Cristie scandal equals one month of VA scandal

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The leftist media virtually ignores the needless deaths of honorable people at Benghazi and in VA hospitals, but it is ready to provide saturation news coverage of a traffic scandal for weeks on end.

The media is a disgrace.


24 posted on 05/25/2014 6:50:23 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: jimbo123
" conservative pundit Bill O'Reilly of FOX News said he was sure that Obama cared about America's veterans. However, at the same time, O'Reilly holds Obama responsible, not Bush, and feels there should be accountability."

I'll give Obama and O'Baxter the benefit of the doubt, and say Obama cares. I don't buy the crocodile tears, though. Obama cares more about himself, and his legacy than he cares about the dead veterans he caused. Given though, that he cares, what's left is complete incompetence. It may be that he cannot be impeached for incompetence, but he certainly can be accused of it.

25 posted on 05/25/2014 6:52:18 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: Tennessee Nana
"The buck stops here!" - Harry S Truman

"What buck? No one told me about a buck. The buck never got here. I was shocked when I first heard about the buck on TV. Bush must have taken the buck." - Barry H. Obama

26 posted on 05/25/2014 7:11:13 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: jimbo123
We had figured out most of their tricks some time ago. I don't know when I ginned this up but it was some time in 2013. Note that, "30 day top-down review", "read about it in the newspaper", and "cannot comment on an ongoing investigation" had long ago been laughably overused.

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27 posted on 05/25/2014 7:12:54 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: oldtech

Hitler maintained plausible deniability by appointing officials who were committed to his vision and would act accordingly. So it is with the Zero. He has appointed an army of True Believers who carry out the vision of the Puppet Master. Obama deliberately avoids knowledge of the details of everything. He does not attend briefings, vital meetings or any other venue in which government policy is designed. This level of activity is left to his faithful lapdogs and comissars. Obama designs politics. The article is spot on and is pure Trotsky.


28 posted on 05/25/2014 7:24:53 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: jimbo123

He forgot the “suggest racist” you always have to have the “suggest racist” step...


29 posted on 05/25/2014 11:19:22 AM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more.)
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30 posted on 05/25/2014 8:31:40 PM PDT by HotHunt
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BHO to the American people.......”whoever is running this country is really messing with “YOU and ME.” “And because I am the POTUS I am going to make the previous POTUS responsible because he is a Republican and demand a thorough investigation of the IRS, CIA, STATE DEPT, ATF, NSA, HHS, VA, and BLM.”


31 posted on 05/25/2014 8:59:16 PM PDT by Toespi
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