Archive for the ‘Representatives’ Category
Nobody wants to stand up to Rush.
Blunt is running for Senate in Missouri.
Putnam is from Florida – a state well-known for its large (and elderly) Jewish population.
This is something I worry about a lot.
McCotter played a minor role in the “birther” videos Brett Vaughn and I created earlier this year. Evidently, he doesn’t have the courage to stand by his statement and is instead claiming that I selectively edited the video to cast him in a bad light.
The only thing I knew to do was to call him a liar. What else do you do when someone is lying to you?
Anyway, I fear that as I ask more Senators and Representatives questions that force accountability, this will be the result. Alternatively, I wouldn’t be surprised if our esteemed elected simply follow the practice of Michelle Bachmann, Virginia Foxx, Kay Bailey Hutchison, John Shaddegg and others (including some Democrats) by exercising their 5th Amendment right to remain silent while I ask them questions…
In a way, it’s ironic. Most people taking the 5th are criminals, no?
One of the missions of this blog will be to ask the easy questions of our Representatives when their actions/positions are indefensible. Generally speaking, and I’m sure many of you will agree with me, our media has failed in its most basic mission: to hold the powerful accountable.
it isn’t difficult. You observe a powerful person doing wrong. You ask them why they are behaving badly.
Time and again, the corporate media has failed to do this. ironically, it is the easiest part of their job. It’s not Woodward and Bernstein high-stakes investigative reporting. It’s simply refusing to pretend the emperor is clothed.
Anyway, here’s an example of me doing Wolf Blitzer’s job for him: