Recently the IRS claimed to have “lost” the emails of Lois Lerner and others due to an alleged crashed hard drive. As Twitchy reported earlier, the EPA now also claims to have lost emails due to a crashed hard drive. What. A. Coincidence.

Many in the media can always be counted on to provide a glimpse at an early spin possibility, as Sam Stein of the Huffington Post demonstrated with this question:

One government agency under investigation “losing” email could vindicate another government agency under investigation because it shows the problem can happen to anybody? Comedy gold!

Let’s take a deep breath to recover, and think about that again:

Nope, it still doesn’t make any more sense the second time.

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Stein was issued an investigative challenge:

We’ll hold.

  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    To quote Dogbert: “Amazing…you’d actually have to be smarter to do something stupid.”

    • Smiley

      Personally, ineffectuals like Sam Stein or Obummer himself remind me of the dipsh*t beta-male boss from Fight Club. The “Can we get that in ‘cornflower blue’?” guy.

      • Wonder Pony

        Lumbert from Office Space

  • mrspinky85

    How many of us can blame computer crashes during an IRS audit? WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE IRS HERE MAN……………….

    • QueenB

      ….which is now in charge of enforcing our lovely new healthcare law! That’s some serious awesome sauce, right there.

      • H50 ✓RAT

        If by awesomesauce you mean totally screwed….

        • QueenB

          Serious awesome sauce with a side of sarcasm.

  • DG

    Someone pass the Tylenol, please. My brain is having difficulty trying to process the volume of stupid being thrown our way.

    • Chrissy the Hyphenated

      Will the smell wash out?

    • Archer305

      I’m pretty sure this volume of stupid causes cancer… and global warming…

  • cirby

    …and when another of your first grade kids says the dog ate his homework, it certainly means the first one was telling the truth, too.

    • gekkobear

      His dog ate my homework too.

  • rambler

    They could have gone with the ….” in order to really screw up you need a computer.”

    • TexasStomp

      pfffffffffffffft, my kreap detector’s been at DEFCON 1 since Nixon was in office, lol!

      • rambler

        Mine too!

  • Ghee!

    The leftist media is so befuddled by all this exposure of corruption that their feeble attempts to provide cover come across stupid. Enter Mr. Stein.

    • H50 ✓RAT

      They went full retard a long time ago.

    • Chrissy the Hyphenated

      You know what they say about repeated exposure desensitizing you.

  • Republicanvet

    My bet is a hard drive at ICE, Customs and open Border Protection or DHS crashes.

    If you recall, Obama pushed the Meridia Initiative giving almost $2 Billion to Mexico and Central American countries to strengthen their borders.

    With the thousands arriving daily, we see again how well spent that money was.

    • rightside100

      Silly boy that money was to allow them to pass through the horde. The flood gates opened after Kerry’s visit to Mexico last month.

  • Phil T.

    I have said this before, but this is classic tv/movie conspiracy theory drama. Yet, no investigative reporting. It’s solely a partisan attack by the congress.

    I’d say I’m at a loss for words, but apparently the current slang is….my hard drive crashed.

  • cbenoistd

    Sam: Bless your heart.

  • gekkobear

    This is evidence not only that the IRS is innocent, but that Congressional subpoenas cause hard drive crashes.

    As more hard drives in landfills are an ecological issue we need to end all congressional investigations into everything for ever… for the good of the planet.

    What? Oh… yeah.
    Some days even I can’t tell if I’m a lunatic fringe parody; or a completely serious liberal when I do that schtick.
    They’re making satire much harder for everyone.

  • grais

    Looks like it gives credence to the distinct possibility/probability that the WH gave a number of orders to a number of agencies

  • Iacobus

    Shorter Sam Stein: “Derp! Herp-derp! Herpy derp derp! Derp!”

  • daPenguin

    ok so sarcasm and witty remarks are great, but when do we start putting these twits in jail!! I imagine the emails will show up then.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Oh, you’re so cute– bless your little cotton socks! Like Holder or anyone in the Administration would ever do something like that!

      Seriously– it SHOULD happen, but I despair that it ever will, because all these are criminals you are dealing with. And I don’t know how you dislodge criminals from the highest levels of power, when they’re ALL criminals, short of doing something that might be considered “criminal” also. And let me leave it at that.

  • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

    Yes, and If I go on a murder spree it will prove Charles Manson is innocent.

    • retrocon

      And, if Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    I’m just waiting for someone on Team Obama to claim “I did not have relations with that crashed hard drive.” Morons like Stein will eat that up.

  • H50 ✓RAT

    You knew it was coming…….

  • Name

    to steal a meme from the libs, isnt this a bit like blaming the sexual assault on the scantily clad girl in the miniskirt saying “she got raped ’cause she was askin’ for it dressed the way she was”????

  • Barry A. Brewer

    Weapons. Grade. Stupid.

  • Askwatch

    I watch the news and no one brings up the fact that e-mails are not stored on hard drives. I have never attempted to do so on a hard drive, and have no idea how to try. Does anyone do so?

    I had a hard drive crash on my desktop at a Fortune 500 corp. in 2005, and lost none of my email.

    • rightside100

      Their explanation is that the backups exist for six months and then are wiped. Apparently those who lost their emails never bothered or requested they be restored which is the law.

      • Chrissy the Hyphenated

        It’s worse than that. They “crashed” (read: “trashed”) their hard drives with days of Congress initiating the investigation. Whatchawannabet these people did NOT lose any of the information that was on those drives that they cared about? Anybody take that action?

        Shortly after destroying evidence, the IRS canceled the backup service the law requires them to maintain. The Commish is claiming it was cuz it was so expensive. Yeah, that totally explains why you had money for those fancy retreats and bonuses.

        THEN they stalled Congress until the six months tapes had been overwritten repeatedly before getting pressured into admitting they didn’t have the emails they had said fershure they’d be turning over any minute now.

        But there’s no “real” victims … just Tea Partiers and other right-wingnuts who don’t deserve to live. The French Revolutionaries were all for that attitude also; then when they ran out of enemies, they turned on each other.

    • Acethepug

      They are hoping most people will equate it to their own HOME PC, and not a work one (if they have it). Basically, they are lying through omission to protect President Boyfriend.

  • Askwatch

    DOJ, VA, HHS, DHS, ATF- any other department with a scandal- prepare for a rash of unrecoverable hard-drive crashes.

  • bill_a_bob

    These are the same agencies we give guns and bullets to

    • Bill Phillips

      That want to take away all the guns and bullets from the rest of us too!

    • Acethepug

      Obama’s civilian force, every bit as well-armed and funded as the military …

  • AT

    Well shit, I guess that proves it. Let’s raise the debt ceiling, I guess we just need more IT budget.

    Haha, “budget.” What’s that?

  • Bluto ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᴿᵘᴺᵏᵃᴿᵈ

    The hard drives spontaneously imploded in reaction to an anti-investigation YouTube Video. That’s the best intel we have at the moment.

  • Wonder Pony

    A close relative of mine is an Obamabot from Hell. When I told her today of the fact that now the EPA has missing emails as well as the IRS her serious reply was, “See? These things happen!”

    • Acethepug

      You should be put up for a Commendation for not killing her and burying her in the backyard :)

      I really, really lament the fact that cave bears have gone extinct. I think that they would likely have eaten most of the really stupid people by now.

  • DutyFirst

    So, every kid who claims ‘dog ate my homework’ should get not only a pass but a consoling pat on the head for their loss because this exact same thing has happened to ‘so’ many other kids since the beginning of time.

  • retrocon

    More proof in the propaganda pudding.

    The Media have dropped any facade of impartiality.

  • Acethepug

    President Boyfriend must be protected.

    At. All. Costs.

  • Pearl Forrester

    If by crashed, they mean repeatedly beat with a sledge hammer and dumped in the ocean. Then yes, it crashed.

  • Ed McDowell

    This just in: Epidemic of selective hard drive crashes in Federal agencies blamed on Bush/Cheney.

  • On Guard! Mosin Nagant

    Civilization developed as our ancestors discovered the ideas and institutions that enabled small bands to become tribes, chiefdoms, and nations.