While people remain focused on Brian Williams I thought from the beginning that he wasn't the problem. He was merely the visible symptom of the problem, the "whitehead" if you will, which indicates a larger infection below the surface. Why, the question remains, did none of his crew ever stop him from lying? Why did reporters in Baghdad not follow up on tips and complaints to them from the servicemen who knew the truth? Suspend Brian Williams all you want but this won't do anything to cauterize the bleeding which continues at that media firm.
And IRS Commissioner Koskinen, himself, is an obvious liar as well. It has become apparent that he was put into that position in order to lie to Congress and protect the Obama administration, perhaps Mr. Obama himself, from the fallout over that agency's targeting of advocacy groups liberals do not like. Koskinen said that the hardware was destroyed and that an exhaustive search for emails which would, or could, document agency employee corruption had come up empty. It was all a lie. We should've known that Mr. Obama would select as commissioner a man without a moral compass, but this leaves open far more questions. What happened to IRS employees in the "know"? Why did they not sound the alarm? Why no employee "deep throat" talking to the MSM? Why are elected Democrats STILL defending this corruption?
Our Constitution's success is predicated on several things, among these are an informed and moral population, and one capable of holding our government accountable for its misfeasance AND its malfeasance. If we as voters do not hold Democrats accountable for their now obvious obstruction over getting the facts of the IRS story out then we have no defense, and no excuse, over the very despotic government we are seeing birthed before our eyes.
More food stamps, more subsidized education, more subsidized child care, more subsidized health care, are not substitutes for good government. Bread and circuses is what Romans were given to persuade them to support ever more corrupt Roman government, and shame on them for it. But we know history. We have no excuse at all to tolerate this kind of fascistic despotism. When you next vote, if your vote is for the party which has offended every principle of good government then you have no one to blame for our ultimate failure but yourself.
Demand better information from your media sources. And demand more integrity from your government. Hell, at least demand your government occasionally flirt with the truth.