Krauthammer: Obama Counted On 'Minions in the Press' to Help Cover Up Gruber Scandal

November 18, 2014 | 11:01 AM EST

More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.

Appearing on Fox News's Special Report Monday, columnist Charles Krauthammer suggested that the reason President Obama waited a week to comment on the Jonathan Gruber ObamaCare scandal was because the White House knew it could count on the liberal media to ignore the story: "...they've had six years experience of the press essentially conspiring with them....the administration issues statements, it uses Gruber reports, it's echoed by their minions in the press, then repeated by Democrats as if this is objective evidence..."

Krauthammer explained: "I think that they calculated the President could go a week without talking about it and then pretend he never heard of it because you wouldn't hear about it in the press. And in fact, except for Fox, you look at all the networks and you showed that last week, it's been a blackout....This is a scandal of the first order and they imagine they would actually get away with it."