02 July 2009

US Media Finally Coming Around (maybe)

After the US media's disgracefully biased PrObama coverage during the campaign season and the first 100 days, they maybe realizing that the government subverting a supposedly independent press might not be a good thing. Well at least the reporter who's been covering the White House since the Taft administration recognizes this. From CNS news:

“Nixon didn’t try to do that,” Thomas said. “They couldn’t control (the media). They didn’t try.

“What the hell do they think we are, puppets?” Thomas said. “They’re supposed to stay out of our business. They are our public servants. We pay them.”

Thomas said she was especially concerned about the arrangement between the Obama Administration and a writer from the liberal Huffington Post Web site. The writer was invited by the White House to President Obama’s press conference last week on the understanding that he would ask Obama a question about Iran from among questions that had been sent to him by people in Iran.
Careful, Helen, with that kind of attitude you'll be targeted for character assassination by the left's well-funded hit squad, or you could end up like dissenters in other countries and get mysteriously stabbed. Moonbattery has the video of this much-needed exchange with Gibbs.


J. said...

Yes, because media manipulation certainly never occured in the Bush administration (cough-Jeff Gannon-cough cough). But then again, at least Obama doesn't have a news corporation that faithfully repeats DNC talking points, so we haven't sunk any lower.

Anonymous said...

"Call me...when the Obama White House employs people to forge press releases on stolen GOP letterhead, or when it orders wiretaps placed on prominent reporters who disclose the details of illegal invasions, or when it tries to institute prior-restraint over the press as a whole, or when White House aides openly discuss poisoning a nettlesome journalist."


Nixon said...

Bush comparisons? What is everyone's obsession with the last president. He sucked, I agree with you. But how does that excuse the Obama administration?

Barrage said...

You say that is jest? Clinton was/is never a scapegoat for rightwing fuckups? The last president just left a big shit clogging the toilet six months ago. Fuck it, even Ted Kennedey at 91 fills a wingnut arguement void of thought or truth. every.fucking.time.

What is really fucked is the Democrats limp dick politics. The Bush lead congress punched shit through with 52 votes in the Sentate, while the pussy Dems won't mandate with 59 and now 60.

CI-Roller Dude said...

LT N, just think about this for a min...what types of people run for any kind of office?
Fill in your own answer...but they all suck.
What we need are real leaders, lawyers and idiots.
Seems like we always elect the lesser of 2 or 3 evils.
Now, I wish General Powell would run for President...he'd be totally no BS and when somebody screwed up? Make them do push ups.

Nixon said...

Powell should've run in 1996. Our country would be so much different (and better).