Friday, May 17, 2013

Wow, what a difference a day makes!

Before moving on from scandal mania, I'd like to suggest that we all take a moment to think about how fast the narrative of a news cycle can change.

Just 48 hours ago, the headlines were all screaming about a White House in trouble! I don't need to go into detail about all that - do I? There were calls for heads on platters and everyone was just sure that the Obama administration was doomed.

The entire narrative has now flipped. It seems that everyone is talking about how the Republicans need to be careful about overreach. Yes, its too bad that things haven't flipped (yet?) to the fact that there's a real scandal about the media and the Republicans who lied to them to gin up much of this controversy.

But I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that Glenn Greenwald's wet dream about an Obama administration under attack from the media seems to have been a bit premature. And on the flip side of that same coin, Breitbart News (sorry, no link will be provided) - which had been previously been wall-to-wall coverage about Benghazi - now has NO  headline stories on that one today.

No one should hold their breath waiting for any apologies from any of these people about how wrong they were. But I'm not above reveling in a little "I told you so" action. Whenever this kind of manufactured hysteria rises, we need to keep the "no drama Obama" frame in mind. We've had over 5 years of experience proving which side of the ledger it makes sense to bet on.

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