In the past reporters and editors believed their job was to factually report the news.
Now, most reporters and editors believe that their principal function is to prevent people from learning things they are better off not knowing.
Day after day, they run interference for their party, the Democrats. Blockading inconvenient stories from making the news is job number one.
First there was Fast and Furious the ‘gun walking’ fiasco when the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) allowed guns to ‘walk’ into Mexico in a supposed sting operation that ended in the deaths of hundreds of Mexicans and at least one or two Americans. A major scandal.
Then there was Banghazi with four dead Americans, including an ambassador who had pleaded with his own State Department, run at that time by Hillary Clinton, for security that never came. Another major scandal.
Next came the VA problems coming to light - another major scandal.
Just today, more details about the VA scandal emerged. Secret waiting lists, altered records, dying veterans.
A year or two ago, leftists like Paul Krugman were touting the VA as evidence that socialized medicine is a smashing success.
And now we have the IRS scandal.
The IRS, urged on by Democratic Party politicians, has gone to considerable lengths to suppress conservative-oriented nonprofit organizations.
Among many other things, it sent 1.1 million pages of documents, some of them confidential materials that it is a felony to disclose, to the FBI, encouraging the FBI to stir up criminal prosecutions of conservative donors.
When its activities came to light, the IRS stonewalled and likely destroyed incriminating documents, while its key employee refused to testify under oath, relying on her privilege against self-incrimination.
It would be difficult to determine which of the scandals mentioned above was the most egregious.
To help understand this the report reminds us that most reporters and editors are Democratic Party operatives who would rather conceal the news than report it.