Fox's Tucker Carlson and Katie Pavlich used David Axelrod's statement that the Obama administration hasn't had a "major scandal" in the last six years to trot out every single fake "scandal" their network has been drumming up since the day Obama was elected.
Here's what Axelrod said that had the yappers on Faux "news" so infuriated:
David Axelrod, a former top adviser to President Obama, says that while the White House has a pretty good record on ethics it's not “pristine.”
“I'm proud of the fact that basically you've had an administration that's been in place for six years in which there hasn't been a major scandal,” Axelrod said in video that emerged Tuesday.“I think that says a lot about the ethical strictures of this administration,” he added.
Axelrod's comments at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics came in response to a question about New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich's This Town and the “revolving door” in Washington by which lawmakers, administration officials and government workers cash in on their experience with jobs as lobbyists.
Axelrod argued that Obama's ethics agenda when he first took oval office in 2009 has remained largely in-tact. The agenda aimed to ban former employees from working on contracts “substantially related” to the White House for two years and prohibit any lobbying of the executive branch for the remainder of the administration.
“There have been a few exceptions, but the rule has basically been, there's been a ban on the 'revolving door' and these two-year strictures against such a revolving door,” Axelrod said. [...]
“Has it been pristine, has there been any sort of shading anywhere? I can't say that that's the case, that it's been pristine, but has it been light-years different than it was before? Absolutely,” he said.
Obama's record and the revolving door in and out of the White House has not been pristine, to say the least, as Axelrod rightfully noted. Rather than complain about what could be considered legitimate grievances with the Obama administration, Carlson and Axelrod went after them for the laundry list of fake Fox scandals which have for the most part, been debunked, or they're not something you could solely lay at the feet of the current administration, like the situation at the VA.
Out of everything they mentioned, the AP and Rosen spying cases would be the only ones where they've got some legitimate grievances, but even there they've got a hypocrisy problem.
They never seemed to mind the government intrusions, The Patriot Act, the data mining and the rest of it until it was turned on one of their own while there was a Democrat in the White House. When they decide that it's just as important that the government quit spying on the rest of us or care what happens when there's a Republican in the White House, I'll take their complaints seriously.
Until then, it's Fox doing what it does best, which is acting as a partisan arm of the GOP carrying out political attacks on Democrats as we saw here.