On Sunday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin challenged the Washington Post to investigate President Barack Obama’s lawlessness on illegal immigration as aggressively as its reporters reported on Richard Nixon during Watergate, which ultimately led to Nixon’s resignation.
“To reclaim your credibility (and the mainstream media’s, at large), I challenge you to engage in the same aggressive investigative journalism you courageously employed 42 years ago covering President Nixon,” she wrote in a Sunday Facebook post. “The public knows of our current president’s incompetence, denials, and cover-ups, but would be well served if we could count on your resources to dig deep for truth in all matters pertaining to Team Obama.”
Palin said that the “list of Obama abuses and impeachable offenses is long” and challenged the Post to “lift a finger and help protect democracy, allow justice for all, and ensure domestic tranquility by doing your job reporting current corrupt events fairly. If not, you prove yourselves incompetent and in bed with Obama, not caring one iota about media integrity”:
One example: your reporters kept tracking an obscure break-in story and that led to revealing a grave problem in the White House. The Washington Post’s reputation soared as the model of good journalism. Today, you’ve fallen like a lead balloon. Whereas you once doggedly covered the 18.5 minute gap in Nixon’s White House communications, you’ve virtually ignored the Obama Administration’s 1.2 million minutes of deleted communications by just one of the agencies under Obama’s executive branch. I’m speaking of the Lois Lerner IRS harassment-of-conservatives scandal wherein Lerner “lost” pertinent email communications. You’ve allowed Obama to skate with his proclamation that absolutely no wrongdoing occurred at the IRS, “not even a smidgen.”
After the Post revealed that the Obama administration ignored warnings about the influx of illegal immigrant juveniles that was on its way from Central America in 2012 to focus on Obama’s reelection and not derail its amnesty bill, Palin challenged lawmakers in Congress to demand answers to two familiar questions: “What did the president know and when did he know it?”
“Recall that those questions were asked of another president who was also the subject of a Washington Post exposé,” Palin has previously said.
Palin called for Obama to be impeached on the pages of Breitbart News because she said that illegal immigration was the “tipping point” since it decimated American workers of all races and backgrounds, including legal immigrants. She has said that once Americans discover that impeachment was intended by the Founders to be used as a check on a lawless executive, more Americans will be in favor of it, especially if Obama unilaterally grants amnesty to millions of more Americans.