White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz filled in capably for Josh Earnest on Wednesday. When asked about the administration’s claim they don’t make deals with “terrorists” even though Obama traded five Taliban commanders in return for Bowe Bergdahl’s release, Schultz got out of it by refusing to categorize the Taliban as “terrorists.”
And this is how it’s done:
The swap was OK because those released from Gitmo were Taliban “armed insurgents” and not ISIS “terrorists.” At least they’re admitting ISIS are terrorists. In December, the group the WH refers to as non-terrorists slaughtered 132 kids and nine staff at a Peshawar school.
As for Schultz, he comes across more like somebody who’s about to get a D-minus for his “Mock U.N. Day” Q & A in high school than a spokesman for the President of the United States. But I guess it’s preferable to admitting that letting five Taliban commanders hit the streets (and making ransom payments to con men) to secure the return of somebody who may well be charged with Army desertion might not have been the best way to go about it.
Why does Elk want to unionize? Get a load of this:
Overwork is a problem that Elk plans on addressing in his union drive. “I can’t work the kind of hours I did when I was 24,” says Elk, who is 28. Putting in too many work hours, he says, is a problem of journalism as an industry and not exclusive to Politico. “Everyone works so much, it’s almost tough to get people to get together to talk about” forming a union, he says.
If my calculations are correct he’ll be unable to even get out of bed in the morning by the time he’s 36.
Enjoy the union-loving rabble-rouser you hired, Politico!
This crap is REALLY getting old, especially coming from a guy who runs a f*#king airline and is trying to develop a fleet of suborbital rockets for the purpose of space vacations for hypocritical celebrity eco-douchebags:
“The most trusted name in news” continues wiping their butts with that slogan.
First up, Chris Cuomo, faced with having to describe a black person from another country, wasn’t quite sure what to do:
Speaking of CNN dolts, not to be outdone, Christiane Amanpour referred to the murder-spree terrorists in France as “activists.” Would she use the same term to describe them if they’d attacked CNN headquarters?