Your guide to Obama’s scandal-filled week

For links to some of these stories see:

Obama administration yet again makes a joke of ‘most transparent administration in history’ claim

Revealed: IRS targeted groups critical of government

US Justice Department acknowledges wide-ranging surveillance of Associated Press

White House claims no knowledge of AP investigation

Verizon secretly handed over phone records of AP reporters to the federal government

CIA approved AP report that triggered investigation

Subpoena of AP phone records said to damage press freedom by congressional critics

Note: if you can’t see the video, click here.

From the YouTube description:

The Obama White House has released the latest installment of its ongoing and self-congratulatory video series, West Wing Week. But despite touting itself as “your guide to all things 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.,” the new episode seems to be missing some of the key stories that have hit the headlines over the past few days.

There’s no mention, for instance, of Benghazi or the AP phone tapping – and the IRS scandal is barely mentioned in passing.

Perhaps the White House is just too busy completely redacting documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act to fully document its recent highlights.

In a surge of civic pride, Reason TV is happy to offer “West Wing Weak,” our look back at the administration’s past seven days.

“West Wing Weak” is written and produced by Meredith Bragg and Nick Gillespie, who also narrates.

About 1:30 minutes.

For full text, links to all stories mentioned, and downloadable versions of our videos, go to http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/05/17….

One Response to Your guide to Obama’s scandal-filled week

  1. Nora May 17, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Hilarious! Wish they had included the spliced together clips of Eric Holder repeatedly saying, “I don’t know” from the hearing where he broke his own previous record for the number of times you can say “I don’t know” in response to questions and still think of yourself as credible.

    Hint; I don’t think you’re credible Holder. It’d be easier to make me believe you’re incompetent.

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