Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta is a registered sex offender. He is also an illegal immigrant. And up until recently, he worked in the office of Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ.)
ICE agents planned to arrest Sanchez last October, but were advised by Washington officials to postpone the arrest until after the November elections. Menendez was re-elected and Sanchez was arrested several weeks later.
I wonder how the election might have turned out had Sanchez’ arrest not been delayed and some honest member of the press made a fuss about his proximity to a United States Senator.
Menendez is back in the news, this time he’s been accused of sleeping with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. The FBI investigation was revealed last Friday.
On Sunday, Menendez appeared on ABC’s This Week and was interviewed by Martha Raddatz (who moderated one of the presidential debates last November.) Raddatz didn’t ask a single question about the investigation.
I wonder why Raddatz didn’t think a Unites States Senator being investigated by the FBI warranted at least one question.
There was a hearing scheduled for next week in U.S. District Court regarding the lawsuit filed by the House against the Dept. of Justice in the matter of Fast and Furious. But the House and the Justice Dept. have just asked that the hearing be postponed for several months while they try to work out a deal.
From the Justice Dept.: “The parties have continued to engage in settlement talks. Without divulging the substance of those talks, the talks are progressing sufficiently such that the parties believe that further talks may be fruitful.”
I wonder what all these public officials are taking about and what kind of deals they’re making. And I still wonder why the old media refused to take any interest in Fast and Furious from the beginning.
These stories aren’t related on their face but there’s an underlying theme. It’s about the arrested flow of information to the public. That theme is routine in a country that prides itself on a government of the people and a free press. And it continues every day.
Egypt is now ruled by Mohammed Morsi, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who has clearly stated his hostility towards Israel and doesn’t seem to like much about America except our money. The Egyptian public is out in the streets, battling his government. Who knows who may end up in charge there next week?
But the Obama administration is giving them 20 F-16’s and 200 Abrams Tanks. No one there seems to think this might be a bad idea. Most in the media yawn and the questions that should be asked are not.
Although every one of us will be greatly impacted by Obamacare, we don’t actually know who wrote the legislation. It was assembled by unnamed bureaucrats behind closed doors and passed by a bunch of legislators who never bothered to read it.
Every time we reach a new “fiscal cliff” or some other national crisis, a handful of lawmakers huddle out of sight of the public, then magically emerge with a new “deal.”
Our media picks and chooses what stories they want us to hear and which they prefer we didn’t. Sometimes (NBC) they alter the news to make it what they want it to be.
Our president advises members of the opposition party and even the American public which news sources they should listen to and which they should shun.
These are the kind of things I see and hear day after day. The people we have put in charge make secret deals that often don’t benefit the nation, just the deal-makers. Laws the rest of us must obey are bent, stretched and broken for their benefit. Problems are kicked down the road or swept under the rug so that no one in power has to jeopardize that power by accepting responsibility.
The old media actively participates by providing cover, looking the other way or promoting politicians, businesses and agendas they approve.
It’s all choreographed and orchestrated for our consumption. We see and hear only what they want us to see and hear. The truth becomes an oddity, replaced by the spectacle.
And in the process we are robbed of our prosperity, our liberty and, in some cases, even our lives.