This morning, Fox disappointed me. I went to their site expecting it to be wall-to-wall Jimmy Carter, who is quoted by Der Speigel as saying “America has no functioning democracy”. Instead, today Fox is leading with the IRS scandal. What gives? I wanted to see them call Carter a traitor and ask for his retroactive impeachment. Instead, I find that someone at the IRS is implicating “higher ups”, by which I assume they mean that the boss of someone 12 notches below Obama on the organization chart is blaming someone 11 notches below Obama. What a snoozer.
The old Fox would be pimping the Carter story, but the new Fox is so intoxicated by its perceived ability to move the narrative that they still think they can get Obama impeached over what a few IRS bureaucrats did in a couple of offices. IRS could have been a contender, but Darrell Issa blew it by overplaying his hand, and Jonathan Karl got burned by repeating Republican lies, so now major media outlets won’t touch that turd. It’s just rattling around the 27 percenters, the 2013 equivalent of a 1963 John Birch newsletter typed out in someone’s basement and reproduced by mimeograph.