So we knew it all the time, we were being lied to. It was always obvious. But now Obama adviser Ben Rhodes comes out to publicly rub the media’s nose in it, much the same way that Jonathan Gruber delighted in our gullibility as the reason for passing Obamacare.
Everyone knows that Rhodes is basically a fiction writer, a talent that really has come in handy for the Obama administration. When you have your own in-house fiction writer, it makes lots of things easier than they would be — like lying.
How Obama plays his adoring fans in the press
By Washington Examiner • 5/7/16 | Washington Examiner
An extraordinary profile of senior White House adviser Ben Rhodes, published in the New York Times on Thursday, was very revealing about President Obama. It told a complicated story of how an administration that the president promised would be the most transparent in history prides itself on successful manipulation of journalists.
The critical insight of the story is about the Obama administration’s dishonesty in selling the Iran nuclear deal to the public. It turns out, for example, that the story carried by the press about the Iran deal being possible because of the election of a more moderate government in Tehran, was made up. It was a fiction, as various actual experts on the subject warned at the time. That is, in real terms, it was a lie. The deal was in fact already in the works in 2012, a year earlier than anyone knew. /…
How does someone like Rhodes manipulate the press? It’s like taking candy from a baby.
Read more: Washington Examiner
And take it they will…as often as they can.
What good is lying and deceiving people if, in the end, you cannot publicly rub it in their faces? Rhodes is a pretty dumb banana himself, but that doesn’t prevent him from fooling others to claim how intelligent he and they are. So… “It’s the stupid media, people.”