Did Bob Woodward’s noble decision to bolt from the Narrative Plantation prove to a brave few in media that you could indeed report honestly about Barack Obama and survive? Obama’s serial sequester lies haven’t become The National Narrative yet, but with his poll numbers already flopping, CBS deciding to do some real reporting is the last thing President Chicken Little needs:
The Obama administration has overreached three times in the past 10 days in attempting to illustrate the negative impact of the sequester spending cuts in the short term, giving fodder to those seeking to play down the impact of the cuts.
On Monday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told reporters that major airports had seen lines ballooning to 150-200 percent their normal size. The Transportation Security Administration later clarified that it was not yet seeing longer-than-normal checkpoint lines, though Customs and Border Protection told CBS News there had been increased wait times at two airports due to reduced staffing.
Somewhere, in a dark White House room, Obama sits hunched over, head in hands, sobbing: “Why is the media acting like the media. Don’t they know who I am?”
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