Gowdy Slams Der Spinmeister and Executive Privelege

First, y’all could probably use a little background.

Over the weekend, the Sunday shows and social media were buzzing about this story in The New York Times which profiled Ben Rhodes, chief of the Obama Administrations Ministry of Spin.  The profile is long, detailed, and, typical of this sort of thing from the Times, gushing.  In the story, though, among all the gush and obsequies, are included some rather damning statements from and about Rhodes, showing his contempt for most “journalists” and also a strong contempt for the truth.  From the Times article:

Like Obama, Rhodes is a storyteller who uses a writer’s tools to advance an agenda that is packaged as politics but is often quite personal. He is adept at constructing overarching plotlines with heroes and villains, their conflicts and motivations supported by flurries of carefully chosen adjectives, quotations and leaks from named and unnamed senior officials. He is the master shaper and retailer of Obama’s foreign-policy narratives, at a time when the killer wave of social media has washed away the sand castles of the traditional press. His ability to navigate and shape this new environment makes him a more effective and powerful extension of the president’s will than any number of policy advisers or diplomats or spies. His lack of conventional real-world experience of the kind that normally precedes responsibility for the fate of nations — like military or diplomatic service, or even a master’s degree in international relations, rather than creative writing — is still startling.

Comments were made in the story which caused The US House of Representatives to desire to speak with Mr. Rhodes, to inquire about the timing of the negotiations with Iran; and how the Obama Administration, with orchestration from Rhodes, may have misled journalists and America about the facts of the negotiations with a nation whose stated goal is the extermination of both Israel and the United States.  The White House has claimed “Executive Privelege” and refused to allow Mr. Rhodes to appear in front of a Congressional committee.

Representative Trey Gowdy, as one might expect, had some definite opinions on Rhodes’ failure to appear, and expressed himself with just a touch of sarcasm.  Without further ado, enter Representative Gowdy.

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