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December 08, 2011

Issa: If You Don't Specifically Plead the 5th Or Otherwise Cite a Law Justifying Noncompliance, We Will Cite You for Contempt, Like Nixon's John Mitchell
Holder: As In the McCarthy Hearings, Have You No Shame?

That was the raucous final exchange, as Holder continues telling Congressmen that he will not disclose requested documents to them, while refusing to give anything like a legal reason justifying his refusal.

I suppose that is dramatic enough to compel the media to cover the story. However, they will of course cover it in the manner Obama/Holder wish them to -- "Ah, look, silly partisan games here, that's all. Doesn't matter. Go back to sleep."

I don't imagine anyone will put money up to bet against me on that, but if anyone's so unwise, keep it for the next bad bet.

This is standard media practice. If there's a Republican who's obviously lying, evading, and refusing to share information -- withholding information not just from Congress, but from the public too, and worse yet, withholding it from the Holy Media -- then the media gives this the Hero and Villain Narrative. It's tense, dramatic stuff, and there's little doubt who the good guy is, and little doubt that it's important that the hero wins.

When a story threatens a Democratic Administration, it's the Silly Partisan Games Which Only Matter To Beltway Insiders Narrative.

Earlier: There's a lot of video to watch. Here's one good questioner, Jason Chaffetz.

Thanks to @williamamos for that.

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