Nothing that happens in Mordor is hid from the eye of Sauron. Of course the White House knew about Jonathan Gruber’s on-the-record tell-all detailing How We Shoved Obamacare Down Your Throats. The West Wing of Barad Dûr has plans within plans for such minor contingencies.
Note that these remarks surfacing didn’t stop President Obama from his Grand Asia Excursion, where he traded awkward bromance moments with Vladimir Putin, modeled the new Star Trek wardrobe, and vacationed in Brisbane. All while crowing about how he negotiated a historic victory on Global Warming with China, who might stop increasing its enormous carbon footprint in the next 15 years, in exchange for the U.S. cutting ours by 26 percent in 10 years. Clearly Obama was not distracted by such trifles as old news on Obamacare.
In the 8 days since video of Gruber’s Eingeständnis, the mainstream media has indeed followed the Plan.
- Ignore the story;
- Wait for guidance;
- Conclude that it doesn’t matter.
Only conservative websites, talk radio, and Fox News have spent significant airtime on Gruber, the rest have been largely mum. Step 1, ignore the story.
As of Saturday afternoon and a full eight days after the first video of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber surfaced, major broadcast networks ABC and NBC and the Los Angeles Times have persisted in keeping their audiences in the dark on this story.
ABC News focused its “all you need to know” web post on Gruber’s “apology”. Step 2, guidance from Mordor.
Has he apologized?
Yes, earlier this week, but before all six videos were released, Gruber appeared on MSNBC, telling Ronan Farrow his words had been an “off the cuff” mistake.
“The comments in the video were made at an academic conference,” Gruber said. “I was speaking off the cuff and I basically spoke inappropriately and I regret having made those comments.” Gruber has not responded to ABC News’ request for comment, made through MIT.
Gruber was off the cuff. Eight times, and probably many more that haven’t been committed to video. I wonder what he said when he was really being honest and off the cuff.
MSDNC MSNBC featured Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Nancy PelosiHouse Democrat AverageSee Full Scorecard9%‘s response: “Let’s put Jonathan Gruber aside.” Nothing to see here. Never heard of the man. …read more