As NewsBusters has been reporting for years, there is no objective press anymore - only sycophants gushing and fawning over the political leaders they agree with and admire. More evidence of this came Friday from the Washington Examiner´s Charlie Spiering who shared with readers some startling observations in Buzzfeed reporter Michael Hastings´ new book including journalists swooning over Barack Obama at an off-the-record event held at a bar in Orlando, Florida, last year: “The behavior of the assembled press corps was telling. Everyone, myself included, swooned. Swooned!
We have literally thousands and thousands of similar stories and anecdotes, not to mention Newsbusters, et al, working 24/7 to document them. Does it change them? Do they feel ashamed? No. I´m beginning to wonder what is the point of always pointing it out? How many more times do you need to hear, or read, "If this had been a Republican..." They are incapable of shame. They will never change. We should just ignore them. Lack of oxygen is the only thing that will kill these whores.
I realize that they don´t care but do they know that we think they are totally useless and we couldn´t care less about what they think. Have they noticed that the papers, magazines and the alphabet news have all lost viewers? History repeating itself....watch out!!
The media´s attitude toward Obama is so "high school". He is the coolest guy in school and they all want to hang out with him. They don´t have the courage to report anything negative because they will lose their place at the cool table. Pathetic bunch of fools being played by a man whose only consideration is himself. They don´t have the discernment to realize they are merely a mends to an end for him. Talk about losers. There is not one real man in the bunch.
Great post, 16. You´re exactly right that problem is the reporters themselves are such bottom-of-the-food-chain types.
But why do we have to keep living in high school? It´s like electing the black guy (or gay guy or guy with cancer or whatever) prom king. Such misplaced loyalties. Yet that´s what we´ve done, and now the nerds are falling all over themselves hoping some of whatever it is this guy has will rub off on them.
None of the hangers-on figured out the real reason that obama stopped in the bar. He was thirsty from a hot day of campaigning and he really needed that drink. He couldn´t wait to get back to the well-stocked bars in the limo and on AF1. All the while they thought he was there for THEM. I´ll bet the SS was really on edge watching their boss mingle with a bunch of fellow drunks but no doubt sanitized the place and kicked the regulars out so he could stop there.
The watchdogs are now lap dogs. When I behold David Gregory I see a giant, stupid, Toy Poodle rubbing up against Dear Leader´s chicken legs. When I see Brian Williams I see a cutesy, gutless, shrill Terrier sprawled out on the carpet, begging Obamaham Lincoln to give his belly a rub. Dana Milbank, Thomas Friedman, Dan Balz -- there isn´t an honest one in the whole lot.
It´s really amazing how some people will do just about anything to get close to and/or rub against the rich and powerful. Especially those in high political positions. And all for what? Just what do they expect to receive? The abillity to run around and excitedly exclaim the they actually got to shake hands with the POTUS? I guess that gives them a thrill just like some bedroom activities do. That´s the only thing I can come up with. To me, I´d probably try to give him a knucle sandwich, with he richly deserves. It just might shut him up for a while.
We´re studying the book of Revelation (13 this week) at church and Mr. 666 was described by our pastor as Mr. Wonderful with a very seductive personality and speech that deceived people and with a sparkling smile. Who do you think we thought of immediately?
All the talk of guns and Michelle comes out with "bangs". Kind of ironic and incredibly akin to a silverback look. Yes, as was pointed out, the man king does expect swooning. No one is more impressed with him than himself but I don´t think the wife is at all. She just needs a ticket to ride.
It is written, ye shall know Him by this sign: the Court Eunuchs shall swooneth in His presence, and His word shall floweth from their pens like Kool-Aid. The sheep shall believest in Him, for they knowest not much of anything.
In a different section of the newspaper or segment of TV news broadcasts the sports pundits never disagree much with the NFL. Same reasoning. The hospitality rooms, especially during playoffs and the Superbowl would be closed to them.
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