Obama Blocks Media From Media Award Presentation

The National Newspaper Publishers Association named Barack Obama as its “Newsmaker of the Year.” Ironically, most of the media will be shut out of the award ceremony.

The LA Times reports that the man who promised the most transparent administration will shut out most media, unless the media involved is part of the federation of black community newspapers. Seems a bit strange that the media would be banned from an event that presents an award from the media but that is what The Evil Won has decided.

The representatives of the federation of black community newspapers will present the award in what appears to be a cowardly move as defined by Attorney General Eric Holder. It was Holder who said we are a nation of cowards who spends its off time with like people and refuses to discuss race. Obama is spending his time with like people and shunning those of different colors. Holder says that is cowardly.

I suppose that Obama is wary of words spoken at such an event. Perhaps people there end up sounding like Jeremiah Wright. That would be a disaster for Obama.

Another irony is that the LA Times, the paper complaining about the lack of transparency, sat on a video it possesses in order to help Obama. The video reportedly shows Obama engaged in anti Semitic behavior at a party for one of his radical college professor friends.

The LA Times shut out the American people and now the LAT is being shut out.

The liberal LAT has espoused the liberal positions of Democrats for a long time so they should be pleased with this decision.

Just call it affirmative action newspaper access.

I wonder what would have happened if George Bush had received an award and invited all press except the federation of black community newspapers.

Can anyone say Sharpton in the streets?

Big Dog

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5 Responses to “Obama Blocks Media From Media Award Presentation”

  1. Barbara says:

    People have blind folds on. This man is a racist and from her college theses, his wife is even worse. If his actions here do not show his CONTROL to people, then nothing will. However, maybe this will anger the news people enough to start speaking out.

    • eva says:

      I agree completely. I was hoping a man similar to the character of Gen. Colin Powell would have been the president instead of B. O. I really worried about his minister when he said “God not to Bless….you know the rest.

  2. cdosrun says:

    One can only hope that someone attending this gala comes forward and relays that Obama made racists statements, and he will be caught red handed. People don’t care that he’s a racist and they don’t care that Michelle is a racist as well.

  3. Robert says:

    This is a real kick in the head. Now that Obama is president, they have to play the suck-up game. Less than a year ago, the black press sang a different hymn. Check this out — from an article from May 2008:

    “A writer named Betty Pleasant who writes a column for the Los Angeles Wave, a local LA black media outlet revealed his betrayal and the anger it has provoked in the black media community. Pleasant reports that ‘Black publishers say they have been locked out of Obama’s advertising game plan — and even shunned in their attempts to cover the Obama operation.’ Ms. Pleasant writes that black media has chafed “at his campaign officials” insensitivity to, and total disregard of’ black people.

    “To make matters worse, as Pleasant reported, during a March meeting of the NNPA the publishers reminded the senator’s staff of his pledge to support them. In response, Michael Strautmanis representing the Obama campaign acknowledged the problem and vowed to correct it by sending ad money and interview opportunities to the black media. By the end of April Ms. Leavell was hopping mad. ‘They lied to us’ Leavell told Pleasant according to the article. Ms. Leavell’s papers are based in Chicago and Indiana, the scene of major primary contests. According to Leavell they received no support from the campaign despite her repeated attempts to contact Strautmanis to hold him to the campaign’s promise prompting her to declare them ‘the worst liars’.

    “And Leavell was not alone. Ernie Pitt, a North Carolina black media publisher called Obama’s pledge an ‘easy promise to keep’ while remarking that if he breaks a pledge on something so easy the ‘what can we expect if they get to the White House?’ Lenora Carter of Texas complained that the Obama campaign refused access to the black media during the Texas primary. Carter claimed that ‘Blacks set up a headquarters for him here in the 3rd Ward at their own expense and he never visited it’. She also says that he ignored the black radio station just ‘six blocks from where he was staying.'” http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/05/obama_and_the_black_media.html

    Mr. President, we are happy that our first black president disrespected us. We can brag about that. No one could have done it better.

  4. GeorgiaDawg says:

    Don’t these people know that no show Obama
    used everybody for his own use and pushed then under the bus as soon as he got elected.
    He looks down on average people,white,black
    any colors,just wait,we still got more to come from the great one.