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When the press is a poodle
Washington Times, by Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

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Posted By:mikkins2, 1/1/2014 7:22:13 AM

This nation’s Founders had a special role in mind for the media in the constitutional arrangements they carefully constructed. It was to provide a fourth source of checks and balances on the potential abuse of power by the three branches of government, by virtue of journalists’ independence {SNIP}the press “pool reporter” selected to cover Vice President Joe Biden’s recent meetings with Chinese leaders was not even a journalist. He was Steve Clemons, a Democratic foreign-policy activist. And it showed in the slanted reporting he provided to the “working press” along for the trip and, through them, to the rest of

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Thanks for giving me another reason to hate poodles Frank. The line between journalist and political activist is no longer blurred, it been completely erased.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: judy, 1/1/2014 8:31:26 AM     (No. 9675187)

Thanks goodness for cable, internet & the foreign press. We don´t have to watch abccbsnbccnn or read the NY Times & WP. In the old days all we had was abccbsnbc.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FunOne, 1/1/2014 8:43:42 AM     (No. 9675204)

No, the American press is not a poodle.

More like a fighting pit bull committed to attacking anything that threatens their democrat owners.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lilo, 1/1/2014 9:17:54 AM     (No. 9675263)

Fourth Estate = Fifth Column. Undermining America at every chance.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 1/1/2014 9:33:56 AM     (No. 9675293)

Only those who have never owned a poodle would choose the breed as a symbol for political sycophants. There´s more to the breed than the frou-frou dogshow haircut. Poodles are a lot smarter and playful than your average journalist or Demonrat.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jeffrx, 1/1/2014 11:49:12 AM     (No. 9675520)

Right on #4. I have a toy poodle that is the smartest, bravest and most loyal dog I´ve ever known. What a slam to compare him to the wet noodles in the media.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: faldo, 1/1/2014 1:47:31 PM     (No. 9675733)

I remember Steve Clemmons in college...he was more politician/grand-stander than objective student of Soviet ICBM´s

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/1/2014 11:34:47 PM     (No. 9676176)

"When the press is a poodle"

Brings to mind the song
How Much Is That Doggie In The Window ?

Being a so called journalist today is like being a paid lemming.

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