Lick-spittle. A slimy grovelling and devious person who will do anything to get ahead in their life and career including accepting an order from the boss to lick a big green greasy lump of spit in the hope of promotion or a pat on the head.
As in "I hate that bastard , always crawling up the bosses arse - he's a real lick spittle." -- Urban Dictionary.
Eric Lichtblau practicing his craft.
No, wait, that's not Lichtblau. That's just another lickspittle ACTING like Eric Lichtblau (which, I think, may mean lickspittle in German).
HERE'S Lichtblau. (Personally I think the dog's better looking and more honest. At least the dog doesn't pretend to be a journalist.)
Ah, yes, where would the collectivist Comintern within the Federal government be without the lickspittle services of Eric Lichtblau?
Let me count the ways he has licked the arses of his political masters in the past.
Politics and Pigskins presents this example from 2006, saying:
If you ever doubt that the Media is biased, here is a classic example of bias.
On the subject of gun control, he's one of the Brady Bunch's go-to guys. From September, 2010:
"Lax State Gun Laws Tied to Crimes in Other States."
From July 2010: Beyond Guns: N.R.A. Expands Agenda
Here, Michael P. Tremoglie rakes Lichtblau over the coals for "More Second Amendment Sophistry."
Apparently, Lichtblau wrote what the Violence Policy Center told him to write. He did not do any fact checking. He could have. After all, I reviewed the citation and I do not have the financial resources available to me that Lichtblau has. He should have asked himself the same question I did.
What about the Violence Policy Center? Are they just ignorant? Are they purposely attempting to deceive the American public and merely using Lichtblau and the LA Times as stooges?
Ah, but now the Obama administration faces a titanic and existential struggle: The Gunwalker Plot. Darrell Issa's House Committee is busting the gunwalker conspiracy's balls in a series of hearings. Issa and Senator Grassley are working their way up and out on this worst of federal government scandals. They have already taken it to the side door of the White House with the implication of NSC Kevin O'Reilly.
The Obama administration's opinion of Darrell Issa as he ties their Gunwalker Pauline to the tracks.
This is the modern Perils of Pauline. Whatever shall the guilty in the White House do? Who can derail Darrell Issa's evil truth train?
"Who can save me?"
Why, it is old reliable Eric Lichtblau to the rescue!
A Businessman in Congress Helps His District and Himself
The timing on this hit-piece is hardly coincidental.
It's just ole lickspittle Eric practicing what he's best at.
LATER: Issa's press office releases this refutation:
August 15, 2011
Follow-up Memo: Document shows Central Assertion in NY Times’ A1 Story is False
From: Frederick Hill – 202-225-0037
Earlier today, Rep. Darrell Issa’s office released a memo outlining clear factual errors and the unattributed rehashing of old partisan blog accusations that New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau tries to pass off as his own original reporting in his hit piece of Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa.
Additional information retrieved since this earlier memo shatters the premise of the New York Times’ story. Real estate documents demonstrate that the story’s showcase example, a medical plaza the New York Times alleged had gained a 60 percent appreciation over three years is, in fact, false. The price Issa paid remains its current tax assessment.
The New York Times story, citing the medical plaza and federal funds Rep. Issa secured for his congressional district states, “the value of the medical complex and other properties has soared, at least in part because of the government-sponsored road work.” The story alleges that Rep. Issa’s 2008 purchase of “a medical plaza” for $10.3 million is now assessed by San Diego County “at $16 million – a 60 percent appreciation.”
This, however, is false.
According to the final settlement statement of the medical plaza property, the purchase price paid by Rep. Issa’s company for the property was $16.6 million. This figure, $16.6 million, is essentially identical to its current tax assessment and wipes-out the 60 percent appreciation the New York Times story alleges Rep. Issa’s commercial property enjoyed.
The crux of the story’s title, “Helping His District, and Himself,” is in fact premised on this one central example. The only question left is whether the Grey Lady has the integrity to admit critical mistakes on the part of editors and reporter Eric Lichtblau and retract its flawed and false attack on Rep. Darrell Issa.
Frederick R. Hill
Director of Communications
Oversight & Government Reform
Darrell Issa, Chairman
2157 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515