#Plumbers: Hume hashtag-zings; Watergate grew out of leak investigation
Fox News’ Brit Hume sure makes the best of his Twitter feed. His tweets always pack a punch.
This time, he notes that Watergate grew out of a leak investigation. The scandals in the Obama administration keep coming: IRS targeting conservatives, the investigation into Benghazi and the AP phone records scandal. They all continue to grow as further information is exposed.
Hume isn’t alone in noting a comparison. As Twitchy reported, a photo showing Hillary Clinton then (during Watergate) and now (Benghazi) recently made the rounds.
The Nation’s Greg Mitchell sneered at such comparisons.
There may be something “Nixonian” about IRS and DOJ probes but most people tossing that reference around wildly have little Nixon knowledge.
— Greg Mitchell (@GregMitch) May 14, 2013
But, Twitter users think Mr. Hume is making a valid point.
— Tim Carlson (@thecivilcomment) May 14, 2013
@brithume It’s the 2013 version of Watergate.More High Tech – the same enemies list but acted on, Break in of AP phone calls not bldg, etc
— Diana Lazarian (@DianaLazarian) May 14, 2013
— Kip Lange (@Kipstah) May 14, 2013
There is a difference, though.
@brithume nobody died in watergate as you know. why did this admin fail in protecting them!
— KMeinke (@dipperstar43) May 14, 2013
And what about the media?
@brithume The difference is Watergate was relentlessly pursued by media.
— Steve McCullough (@sgtmacUSMC) May 14, 2013
@brithume The difference is the Watergate media wasn’t investigating its hero.
— Diworsity (@Diworsity) May 14, 2013
Heh. But now that one of the scandals involves AP phone records, will the media finally stop worshipping at the altar of Obama?
— CAforCommonSense (@CA4CommonSense) May 14, 2013
Unrequited love does hurt, but we won’t hold our breath.
In the meantime, keep tweeting Mr. Hume!