An article in Monday’s U.S. News & World Report by Ken Walsh, a veteran journalist who covered five presidencies, notes a growing “unhealthy antagonism … between the West Wing and the mainstream media.” If the assessment is accurate, it could mean that the press, after four years of mindless obeisance to this administration, is finally ready to provide frank coverage, warts and all. The sea change, if one is in the cards, started with the now-infamous brouhaha involving another old hand, Bob Woodward, and White House economic adviser Gene Sperling. Since Woodward publicly asserted that he was
Comments: Isn´t it nice that they are all starting to come forward. s/o When will they get some backbones and stand up to this arrogant Marxist?
Note to CrapMedia: How about a bit less whining on your part about how you`re being treated an a lot more truthful reporting about what is going on in this country instead of carrying the water for this lame president.
Wow, the panty wetters got dissed and all of a sudden their going to get tough like Eddie Murphy in the jail cell in "Trading Places." I wonder if they notice the lack of tears being shed by Mr. & Mrs. America.
If these media weenies are whining now, wait until (someday) a Conservative wins back the WH and the media´s pro-democrat chickens come home to roost. I can foresee the press office shutting down, dismissal of the press secretary, and basically the President flipping the bird to these crap weasels and talking directly to the American people. Lets here the piggies squeal when that happens.
I have a question for The Press: What does a Useful Idiot become when it ceases being useful? For answer, look in mirror. I bet some of the more dissed are thinking: "we made you, we can take you down". Yeah, that´s what Dr. Frankenstein thought.
Well then, stop being his b**(h and reporting on the economy as thought there´s a "recovery" and on his mid-east foreign policy "successes", and ignoring Benghazi, and a host of other spectacular failures you help him makeover.
But, like an abused mistress, the media whores will come crawling back for more. All Barky has to do is smile or pat them on their heads, and they will roll over and do what he bids. Why would this surprise us? They are, after all, liberals to the core. And liberals don´t think rationally.
This isn´t like really breaking it off and getting free. This is more like "You never tell me you love me anymore." Lovers quarrel sometimes - they´ll be OK.
Obama slaps them around. The press cries now before apologizing later for "making him be that way," and they´ll kiss and make up.
"It´s just that those d@mn republicans are in my chili all the time, and then when I don´t get support from you, I just get crazy." "O, I´m so sorry, baby. I´ll do better, I promise - you know I love you more than anything in the whole wide world."
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Bad Dog, 3/5/2013 7:49:28 AM (No. 9208929)
Well, isn´t this just Shakespearean? Or perhaps Greek comedy-tragedy. The super-smart elite opinion-shapers are JUST NOW BEGINNING to see what we morons out here in fly-over country saw over 5 years ago.
´You vill love me, and you vill LIKE IT.´
If this administration were not issuing diktats as to what shall be reported as news, there´d be no news industry.
Now, when the damage is done and the repercussions will be felt forever, they suddenly get religion? What absolute c---! I hope they also realize that public trust in journalism as a profession has been damaged irreparably and they are the cause of that as well.
I believe we can look forward to some healthy skeptism. Remember, the MSM is hemorraging money because no one wants to read their puff-pieces about Obama, their valentines to Dear Leader. If they want to run a profit, they´re going to have to do their jobs! Oh, the horror! The MSM think they´re so much smarter than everyone else, but the WH treats them like Useful Idiots. Maybe there´s a MSM Anonymous out there.
Not to worry, this can be fixed in an instant. He will have them over for a backyard beer feast, eat a few pretzles, talk a little sports, etc., and they´ll all buddy-up. Those sycophants just want a little shmoozing.
Wait until their usefulness is gone. They will end up on the garbage disposal heap like so many slaughtered under new regimes. Obama and Hillary won´t be there to pretend to take them into their new paradise as they are only puppets too. It won´t matter if Bill and Hillary are playing alleged games to pretend they are the answer; not Obama when neither is the answer. They need to read history about what really happens when a new regime takes over. It won´t be pretty.
Progressives are, at heart, profane flame throwers. It is their first go-to response. Depending upon how much the truth hurts defines the level of profanity. Andrew Breitbart understood this and exposed their hypocrisy time and time again. His type won´t pass this way anytime soon...a happy warrior.
On behalf of skeptics and pessimists everywhere, I’d just like to say this sudden eruption of journalistic navel-gazing is simply a temporary speed-bump which will be worn down and back to its original, customary state in hardly any time at all. Think these mainstream media types are gonna all of a sudden develop integrity, character, ethics and spine? Think again! They’re stuck with themselves. They yam what they yam.
Note to the Mainstream Media: So he didn´t respect you in the morning like you thought he would? So he´s not returning your calls and is ignoring your mash notes? That´s what you get for behaving like a bunch of silly teenage girls succumbing to the star High School quarterback.
No, the MSM isn´t beginning to see the light. A few of them got their feathers ruffled and cried about it. That´s all that happened. They are still going to be in the tank for Obozo and will still refuse to investigate anything about those associated with this administration, etc. As previously posted, they are commited liberal, progressivies, socialists, or what ever you want to call them except honest journalists. That they are not.
We´re in for a long, bitter, and dangerous 4 years. Buy more ammo.
We´re only seeing this now that Obama´s been safely reelected.
Watch for a few more reporters to come out with bits and pieces of the truth about Obama. But nothing they say now will be enough to bring him down -- it will be only enough to give them (the reporters) a claim to "objectivity" and to having been "critical of both sides."
We know the truth ... which is that Obama´s media acolytes have known for since 2009 (if not earlier) that he and his spokespeople are bullies, liars, and crass propagandists.
Remember Helen Thomas´s 2009 rant about his staff´s manipulation of the news, by controlling reporters´ questions at one of those so-called "town hall" meetings? (Hey, ol´ Helen was right once or twice!)
Absolutely serves the Press right to get hammered, but I will also bet that when push comes to shove they stand with Barack. E.G. the lofty Brian Williams, who runs his nightly news, never even bothered to MENTION the Woodward brouhaha on his show. In the same way they never mentioned Fast & Furious for 6 solid months and then had to explain, real fast, what it was about when indictments were about to come down (what ever happened there-our A.G. again?).
Awww, the fawning, dejected boys are now feeling like used condoms. They shouldn´t have put themselves in the position in the first place. Now they have lost the title of "reporter" for the rest of their lives.
It was a cool thing to do to cover up for the first black president so he would go down in the history books as a great and successful social experiment and they would receive credit for their helpful support. Little did they know that the boy doesn´t have a successful bone in his body. Yes, his campaign tactics worked on the gullible but P.T. Barnum could tell you about that.
Pul-eaze!!! Give me a break. This is nothing more than the battered girlfriend complaining that her lover shouldn´t hit her so hard anymore because she´s trying to be everything he wants her to be. Makes me sick.
It´s not a warning shot where they are finally standing up, it´s a plea for the White House to be kinder with them because they deserve it after all they have done to help, that´s all.
Somebody explain to me why Obama hates the press. They do not and have not held him accountable for anything. They look at him like sick puppies. And, most importantly, they played a major role in putting him where he is. Twice. He should be on his knees thanking whatever god he prays to for them.
One little kid blurts out that the king is wearing no clothes when all the brainwashed townspeople were pretending the king was wearing this special gold woven suit. So, old Bob Woodward whines about Captain Queeg no wearing any loths, that is a break through. But now it´s time for any of the few sane people left in the kiss ass media to get real and start reporting, mocking, trashing, exposing, golf photographing this Captain Queeg re-run (hey, see the movie, The Caine Mutiny) already. The lovely robotic Diane Sawyer is the model of lying and obfuscation. She´ll be the last to defy Captain Queeg. She´s brilliantly locked in to hopeless. Bob Woodward, the first person to stand up an object to the way the meeting is being corruptly run. Each city and town has their own lineup of a whole lot of stupid newscasters, equally brainwashed neighbors. Go after them, too. It´s time to forget corrupt Wshington and ATTACK allamestream media for their crimes.
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get er done, 3/5/2013 8:34:57 PM (No. 9210273)
Will respect the media when they report on the mainstream networks tell the truth about Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro.
Tell us who his REAL father is, as in "Dreams from my REAL Father".
Tell us whether he is a natural born American citizen, a naturalized (former Indonesian) citizen or NOT an American citizen.
Tell us about his education -- Was he a Fulbright (foreign) Scholar? Ditto for his grades.
Tell us about his social connections, Chicago friends and club memberships.
Report on the rampant fraud in the 2012 presidential election, including rigged voting machines, too high voter turnout in swing states, all Obama voting in many precincts, etc.
Tell us how Barry and his cohorts are deliberatly using the sequester to weaken and cut our military while TSA agents are receiving expensive new uniforms and American is sending millions to Syria and Egypt.
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