The news cycle saveth

Deny, deflect, but most of all delay.

“You know, we never did find out what happened there, did we?”

With the Baltimore rioting we bring the usual news triage, and the usual pushing down the line of scandalous stories.  Eventually the “it was two years ago, dude” label can be attached to all the unresolved incidents that were once outrageous “we will get to the bottom of this”-type stories.

Like clockwork, there will be a disturbance, an earthquake, or a geopolitical event that will diminish the necessity to focus on that which was once important.  It is the most significant asset to the miscreant.

Fast and Furious, Benghazi video/cover up, Lois Lerner and the IRS, the Bergdahl swap, and the Hillary Cash Game.  What happened to the XL Pipeline?

Out of the news, public loses interest, followed closely by politicians losing interest.  Where is the “sticktoitiveness,” the diligence to follow up?  You know, like a Joe Friday after a bank robber?  Why are public interest and notoriety the determinants of investigation and prosecutorial rigor in Washington, D.C.?

Popularity should not be the deciding factor for dealing with misconduct in government.

But it seems the politicians want only to attach their efforts to what brings the spotlight...to them.

Deny, deflect, but most of all delay.

“You know, we never did find out what happened there, did we?”

With the Baltimore rioting we bring the usual news triage, and the usual pushing down the line of scandalous stories.  Eventually the “it was two years ago, dude” label can be attached to all the unresolved incidents that were once outrageous “we will get to the bottom of this”-type stories.

Like clockwork, there will be a disturbance, an earthquake, or a geopolitical event that will diminish the necessity to focus on that which was once important.  It is the most significant asset to the miscreant.

Fast and Furious, Benghazi video/cover up, Lois Lerner and the IRS, the Bergdahl swap, and the Hillary Cash Game.  What happened to the XL Pipeline?

Out of the news, public loses interest, followed closely by politicians losing interest.  Where is the “sticktoitiveness,” the diligence to follow up?  You know, like a Joe Friday after a bank robber?  Why are public interest and notoriety the determinants of investigation and prosecutorial rigor in Washington, D.C.?

Popularity should not be the deciding factor for dealing with misconduct in government.

But it seems the politicians want only to attach their efforts to what brings the spotlight...to them.