The White House’s behavior throughout the sequester process has been baffling to some. Until Friday’s news conference mainstream media never showed much skepticism about the reams of scare stories being passed around. And if not for Bob Woodward, not a single news outlet would have reported the origin of the sequester. (Think about the level of negligence involved on that point alone.) Whether on account of bias or ineptitude, media haven’t been very good at extracting the truth until quite recently.
The Post’s Glenn Kessler added the final Pinocchios on Friday to the treasure trove the White House has racked up. He found that the president’s claim that janitors and security guards at the Capitol would get a pay cut to be patently false:
Obama’s remarks continue the administration’s pattern of overstating the potential impact of the sequester, which we have explored this week. But this error is particularly bad — and nerve-wracking to the janitors and security guards who were misled by the president’s comments.
- WaPo: Another two Pinocchios for Obama’s Janitorgeddon (hotair.com)
- Good news: White House meme-generating department unscathed by sequestration (michellemalkin.com)
- White House: New York Sequester Impact Report (politisite.com)
- White House: South Carolina Sequester Impact Report (politisite.com)
- Obama Frightens U.S. Capitol Janitors! (whitehousedossier.com)