On Thursday, The New York Times officially fell off the Obama bandwagon. That doesn’t mean the Obama worship will stop. But the newest revelation that the Obama administration has been seizing millions of phone records leaves the Times with little choice but to publicly chastise its dream president.
“Mr. Obama is proving the truism that the executive will use any power it is given and very likely abuse it,” writes the Times editorial board. “There is every reason to believe the federal government has been collecting every bit of information about every American’s phone calls except the words actually exchanged in those calls …. Essentially, the administration is saying that without any individual suspicion of wrongdoing, the government is allowed to know who Americans are calling every time they make a phone call, for how long they talk and from where.”
The Times editorial board noted, “The administration has now lost all credibility.”
Sadly, the Times is only willing to say this after election cycles end. Good thing they were there to defend us from Mitt Romney’s car elevator and Ann Romney’s horses, though.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).