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White House scandals conveniently drowned out by Hurricane Sandy media coverage

Thursday, November 01, 2012 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
Tags: White House, scandals, media coverage

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(NaturalNews) Throughout the past week, the media has been focused almost completely on the ongoing developments of Hurricane Sandy, which has already taken the lives of at least 62 people and caused tens of billions of dollars in damage, according to reports. But nonstop coverage of this "perfect storm" has also conveniently diverted attention away from several perfect political storms in the White House, including the infamous Benghazi scandal and the "Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling operation, both of which just so happen to have the potential, albeit the very small potential, to have key Obama administration players charged with war crimes.

Just as some of the sordid details were finally starting to come to light about the Obama administration's treasonous actions following the September 11, 2012 attack in Libya that resulted in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. State Department communications specialist and former U.S. Air Force veteran Sean Smith, as well as two U.S. Marines, along comes Hurricane Sandy to redirect focus and paint the administration in a new light just before election day.

The same goes for the "Fast and Furious" scandal, which was given the back burner as the storm of the century came burrowing in off the East Coast, causing untold damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure. Some reports indicate that it could take weeks or even months for many of the hardest hit areas to fully recover, while millions of people living throughout the region are still without power. What will happen in the meantime with the Obama administration and its role in smuggling firearms to Mexican drug cartels?

None of this, of course, is meant to downplay the storm disaster in any way -- Hurricane Sandy was very real, and the extensive damage it has already caused is truly devastating. And yet at the same time, many news sources have become so preoccupied with storm-related issues that the Obama administration's role in these various scandals is barely even on their radars anymore, if it ever even was in the first place.

On the flip side, the American people still seem to have their gazes fixed on the scandals, at least to some degree, regardless of the media's acquiescence. Particularly in the internet realm, there is much talk about bringing all the grim details of the scandals to bear before the election, despite the Obama administration's clear intention of sweeping them under the rug until after the election.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com

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