Apr 13, 2010 Political
The media made Barack Obama what he is today. The MSM conjured up this image of a man who was post racial and the best thing since sliced bread while ignoring the warning signs of his radical past. They failed to do any research on his past and were negligent in those duties because they were actively working to get him elected. Any Republican (or white man for that matter) would have been scrutinized to the nth degree and anyone with as little experience and as radical a background would have been skewered by the press. Witness how the MSM attacked Palin’s so called lack of experience even though she had more executive experience than any of the other three candidates and had as much experience as Obama.
The media wanted Obama and they were going to get him as their man.
But now Obama has bitten the very hand of the entity that made him. He has not had a press conference in a long time and he shunned the White House Press Corps (Corpse to Obama) by breaking protocol last Saturday and leaving without them.
The leaders of the world arrived in DC for a summit on nuclear weapons and the press was shunned by their creation. Obama made opening remarks and then said they would take a break while the press left. His schedule for much of the other activities was closed to the press:
Obama’s official schedule for Tuesday would have pleased China’s Central Committee. Excerpts: “The President will attend the Heads of Delegation working lunch. This lunch is closed press . . . The President will meet with Prime Minster Erdogan of Turkey. This meeting is closed press. . . . The President will attend Plenary Session II of the Nuclear Security Summit. This session is closed press.”
Reporters, even those on the White House beat for two decades, said it was the most restrictive set of meetings they had ever seen in Washington. They complained to both the administration and White House Correspondents’ Association, which will discuss the matter Thursday with White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. Washington Post
The media has created a Frankenstein monster who has now turned away from them. Obama and the federal government control many private businesses, they have taken over the people through health care and now he is controlling the media.
The vaunted American freedom was not on display to many reporters from around the world. They must be wondering how one radical was able to extinguish the beacon of freedom so quickly.
Never surrender, never submit.
Jul 2, 2009 Political
The press has been easy on Obama since he decided to run for the White House. They treated him like royalty and protected him. They, in effect, became the media wing of his campaign and they remained his media after he was elected. Last week during his press conference he was grilled pretty good and he was on the defense. He was taken to task more than he had ever been. The thought at that time was that his numbers were dropping and the public is awakening to the fiasco that is his policies.
Today Press Secretary Gibbs was grilled over the Obama Town Hall meeting where the questions and the people are preselected or screened. Helen Thomas, of all people, was like a shark in the water. She stated:
“The point is the control from here. We have never had that in the White House. And we have had some control but not this control. I mean I’m amazed, I’m amazed at you people who call for openness and transparency and you have controlled…” veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas said Wednesday.
I am amazed that she would even say that the Obama White House is more controlling than the Bush White House. She said it when she said “…NEVER had that in the White House.”
It seems the media are beginning to go after him and are finally starting to do their jobs rather than be toadies who follow their master at the lectern. It is about time.
It was inevitable because the media eventually get around to being tough. They finally did it with Bill Clinton and they will do it with Obama. It seems that his failed policies and the lack of progress in the economy are beginning to take their toll.
It seems that maybe the media are also waking up to the idea that they helped elect a rookie who know not what he is doing.
Watch the video at Breitbart
Oct 31, 2008 Political
Barack Obama is supposed to bring us change we can believe in. He is the transformational figure who can bring opposing sides together and who can end the partisanship in Washington DC. He can supposedly feed the masses with loaves and fishes but the problem is, the campaign fails the sniff test.
Within the last two weeks, at least one (and maybe two), television stations have been told they will no longer have access to The Sainted One or anyone connected to his campaign because reporters from those stations asked Joe Biden some tough questions and he did not take kindly to it. Barack Obama prefers to go places where he is adored and worshiped like The View. When he appeared there the three liberal women told him how sexy he is and doted over him. Mrs. Obama received great treatment as well. John McCain and his wife Cindy appeared on The View and the liberal women acted like starving lions on a disable gnu. The point is, sometimes treatment is a bit rough.
Now The Sainted One has thrown reporters from three newspapers off his campaign plane, Airfarce, The One. Reports are that room needed to be made for either reporters from the major networks (are they not already there) or for a documentary crew to film the final days before this historic election. From Greek Columns (hail Obama, all hail) to a documentary crew to a presidential seal, is there nothing this guy won’t do to stroke his ego? If three reporters overcrowd his 757 how does his ego fit on board?
Reporters from The NY POST, WASHINGTON TIMES and DALLAS MORNING NEWS have until Sunday to get off the plane. Coincidentally, those three newspapers have endorsed John McCain.
Is this what Obama means by bringing people together? Is this what people mean when they say he is a transformational figure? Is this what we can expect in an Obama Administration should this country be so foolish as to elect him?
Imagine if George Bush threw reporters off the White House press corps because their papers )or networks) endorsed another candidate or because the reporters did not like him. Besides the fact that there would be no White House press corps, the left would go nuts. Obama himself would use that kind of incident to show how divisive Bush and the Republicans are. That troglodyte Helen Thomas has been a nuisance since Bush took office but he has yet to boot her. He might not call on her but he lets her hang around (she might just be dead and they haven’t moved her).
Banning television stations from interviews, encouraging supporters to flood talk shows when opposition speakers are on and throwing reporters whose paper endorses the other guy off the plane are all examples of a man who, rather than bringing people together, will divide us even more. These are the traits of a dictator which makes Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama no better than Dear Leader Kim Jong Il.
And these are the kinds of jackbooted things that take place in countries where they spread the wealth.
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