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18 1/2 Minutes vs. 2 Years: Which Is Worse? Comparing Nixon's Tapes to Lois Lerner's Lost e-Mails
Pajamas Media ^ | 06/14/2014 | Roger Kimball

Posted on 06/14/2014 8:28:42 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Writing yesterday about the IRS’s amazing loss of more than two years of Lois Lerner’s emails (“Where’d they go? They were here just a minute ago!”), I wondered in passing how the Extended White House Public Relations Office, e.g., the New York Times, MSNBC, et al. would handle the news. The Nixon White House, you’ll recall, found quite a lot of the morning’s scrambled on its collective countenance when 18 and 1/2 minutes of audio tape somehow—somehow!—went missing as the Watergate scandal unfolded around the president.

What a godsend to the guardians of our “Right to Know” Watergate was! Day after day, week after week, month after month, the front pages and editorial pages of our former Paper of Record were full of stern admonitions about that egregious abuse of executive power. You could not look at the paper without a synesthetic shudder: Reading it, you could almost hear them licking their chops as their prey—the dastardly Richard Nixon—came ever closer to his doom.

So how does the New York Times handle this extraordinary loss of two years’ worth of Lois Lerner’s emails? (“Really, they were here just a minute ago. We were just about to hand them over to Congress when, gosh darn, they just vanished. Damndest thing.”)

This will amaze you, I know, but it is true: the New York Times today devotes zero words to the story. Take a look at the front page here: Nothing. There are a couple of articles about Iraq’s descent into chaos—Iraq, the country whose transformation Joe Biden, in 2010, called one of the “greatest achievements” of the Obama administration. “I’ve been there 17 times now,” the vice president told Larry King. “I know every one of the major players in all of the segments of that society.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: email; irs; loislerner; nixon

1 posted on 06/14/2014 8:28:42 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Bookmark


2 posted on 06/14/2014 8:33:59 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nixon: "I am not a crook." -- Impeached for covering up a political break in.

Obama: "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor." -- ignored for destroying the nation's health care system.

3 posted on 06/14/2014 8:41:01 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Did we really expect a honest reply? *crickets*
..the grey lady (NYT), has always been a two-bit slut for the DNC.
and w/ WaPo/NE corridor publications, they'll bury it..Press Freedom died in `58.

4 posted on 06/14/2014 8:42:14 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: garjog

RE: Nixon: “I am not a crook.” — Impeached for covering up a political break in.

Nixon was not impeached. He resigned rather than subject himself or the entire nation to the spectacle of an impeachment proceeding.

Clinton on the other hand...


5 posted on 06/14/2014 8:48:12 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This report has to be false. If the IRS is like NASA (since the GAO pretty much determines computer policies for all government agencies) the computers and servers are backed up NIGHTLY. It is literally IMPOSSIBLE for Lois Lerner’s computer to crash and lose emails. At NASA, the emails don’t even reside on the local machine. The Exchange Email server holds the emails and is backed up nightly.

Put it this way, if the emails ARE actually lost, several people should go to prison for multiple violations of the law.

But, those emails aren’t lost. Destroyed? Oh yeah, I can see that. Removed from servers and backups and destroyed. I wouldn’t doubt that.

Remember, the law doesn’t apply to Obama. He can just issue an executive order ordering all of her emails to be lost and VOILA, emails are gone.


6 posted on 06/14/2014 9:10:28 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: garjog

“I am not a crook” vs “Not a smidgeon of corruption” - two years of missing emails is only the tip of the iceberg.....


7 posted on 06/14/2014 9:12:43 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Like the rose law firm billing records


8 posted on 06/14/2014 9:13:40 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Questions for the NSA.”

Whatever the IRS “loses” is stored, FOREVER, in the files of the NSA.

After all, the NSA has searchable recordings of all emails by EVERYBODY, so that NOTHING can ever be “lost.”

A simple Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch is all that is needed.


9 posted on 06/14/2014 9:16:33 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Maybe I am naive, but I wouldn’t be surprised if those missing two years’ worth of emails does for Obama what the missing 18 1/2 minutes of audio tape did for Richard Nixon.”


MAYBE he’s naive? He is DEFINITELY naive.


10 posted on 06/14/2014 9:16:53 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Graewoulf

A simple Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch is all that is needed.


Like that’ll work.


11 posted on 06/14/2014 9:18:54 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

It sure worked for Benghazi.


12 posted on 06/14/2014 9:21:40 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Pajamajan

Rogue government.


13 posted on 06/14/2014 9:24:21 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Bryan24

But, those emails aren’t lost. Destroyed? Oh yeah, I can see that. Removed from servers and backups and destroyed. I wouldn’t doubt that.


Yup. They will never be recovered, even if the govt let someone try to recover the. They are brazen enough to claim they were “lost,” we can be damn sure they removed them from servers and destroyed backups. Accidentally, of course. Those emails are gone forever.


14 posted on 06/14/2014 9:25:45 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Intolerant in NJ
"Not a smidgeon of corruption” More alone.


15 posted on 06/14/2014 9:27:08 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: Bryan24
The "report" is false on so many levels it isn't even worth discussing, so I'll just paste what I've posted before.

The claim that the IRS "lost" two years worth of Lois Lerner's emails -- but just those with "outside agencies" is laughable nonsense because:

The "report" consists of nothing more or less than a claim that the IRS can't turn in its homework, because a dog ate one corner of a copy of it.

Anyone who buys this story is a complete dimwit.

16 posted on 06/14/2014 9:29:28 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Graewoulf

I’m sure Larry Klayman’s fundraising mail is already being printed.


17 posted on 06/14/2014 9:30:53 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: SeekAndFind

18 posted on 06/14/2014 9:31:37 PM PDT by McBuff
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To: McBuff

Excellent job.


19 posted on 06/14/2014 9:37:26 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Clinton on the other hand...

Unfortunately, Clinton wasn't inpeached either. The Senate refused to act on the Articles of Impeachment prepared by the House.

Remember all the Senate RATS gathering outside on the Senate steps in their overcoats in a rally for Clinton?

20 posted on 06/14/2014 9:45:50 PM PDT by upchuck (... honesty is the never-ending rehearsal for those who want to be the friends of God...)
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To: upchuck

I think the articles are the impeachment ala an indictment. He was not convicted by the senate.


21 posted on 06/14/2014 9:58:26 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bookmark


22 posted on 06/14/2014 10:17:47 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: SeekAndFind
New York Times, the Gray Red Lady: "All the News That's Fit to Print Bury"

Brought it up to date.

23 posted on 06/14/2014 10:37:14 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: Mouton
Exactly. Clinton impeached? Yes.

Convicted? No, never convicted... Bill Murray.

24 posted on 06/14/2014 10:43:59 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: SeekAndFind

We will never see those emails. They have probably been turned into random 1’s and 0’s in whatever backups and archives that had them. Given a whole year to work, some IT pro’s, with access to all the archives, could probably find all of those emails, and overwrite them with random data. They are gone people, disappeared into a black hole.


25 posted on 06/15/2014 12:16:20 AM PDT by chessplayer
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The MSM is the Country’s greatest threat.


26 posted on 06/15/2014 12:17:15 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: chessplayer

I wonder if the emails were destroyed ordering the destruction of those emails. At last resort, order the NSA to produce those missing emails. I am sure they could recover my emails that I lost when my hard drive died.

Lies and deception is all we get from the Obama Regime.

Zer0, go play another round of golf.


27 posted on 06/15/2014 12:17:39 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Even this WH and IRS aren’t stupid enough to use the dog-ate-my-homework excuse if they weren’t 100% sure they had disappeared ALL evidence.


28 posted on 06/15/2014 12:20:19 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Lerner’s lost tapes excuse us just the tip of the ice berg with this administration, what’s another lie to them?


29 posted on 06/15/2014 4:45:50 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Mouton
I think the articles are the impeachment ala an indictment. He was not convicted by the senate.

It is mind boggling how many people STILL do not understand this.

30 posted on 06/15/2014 4:52:48 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: chessplayer
We will never see those emails. They have probably been turned into random 1’s and 0’s in whatever backups and archives that had them.

That would require a lot of work. And leave a trail

31 posted on 06/15/2014 4:54:03 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Any decent and American patriot who happened to be Speaker of the House would compel the committee chairman investigating her to be subpoenaed and testify before the committee under oath.

If she does not comply, or if she tries to assert the 5th Amendment privilege protection she nullified in her first appearance, she should be apprehended by the Capitol Police and imprisoned in the basement of the Capitol building until she actually testifies.

There isn’t any point in gamesmanship, posturing, appeasing or having a jelly spine anymore. These people are our deadliest enemies, IMO. They should be in GITMO.


32 posted on 06/15/2014 5:07:59 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d rather have Nixon back alive, as a zombie or a head in a jar


33 posted on 06/15/2014 6:24:40 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: SeekAndFind
IT Experts Call BS On IRS Claim To Have Lost Lois Lerner Emails
34 posted on 06/15/2014 2:14:36 PM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: boop

35 posted on 06/15/2014 4:39:06 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: 12th_Monkey
Not only did "Futurama" repeatedly feature Nixon's head in a jar, but they even sold a toy for that.


36 posted on 06/15/2014 4:41:27 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: pogo101
Are either of you homosexual?

Winger: You mean like flaming?

Russell: No, we're not homosexual...but we ARE willing to learn.

Winger: Yeah, will they send us somewhere special?

37 posted on 06/15/2014 8:49:01 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: pogo101

I loved Futurama, but never did see many of the toys. If I would have found Nixon’s head, I would have bought it.


38 posted on 06/16/2014 10:48:21 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bumper


39 posted on 06/19/2014 11:01:30 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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