"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Monday, October 19, 2009

White House admits (on camera): We 'control' news media (Arrogance)

Now we understand why they went after Fox News because they were the one broadcast news organization that actually did not take the WH press releases, spin, and report them as facts. Because they stood up to the Obama Administration and did their own investigations, they are now a target of Obama and the rest of the people in the White House.

The WH Communications Office tried to cover it up yesterday with releasing they would allow members of the Administration to go on Fox News. The original headline, White House vows to play nice with Fox News, versus the headline now, White House advisers say Fox News is not news, makes us wonder if we had company in noticing the original headline didn't match the article since Axelrod and Emanuel in the article continued to trash Fox News. Said on a forum last night that I thought the AP copy desk put on the headline but on second review, would be more inclined to believe the WH Communication Office sent the press release with headline already attached for AP to send out.

We compared this White House to Nixon yesterday but we are afraid we did a disservice to Nixon as this White House is nastier with their enemies list then Nixon and wanting to control 100% of what the media reports. Guess they have never heard of the First Amendment which contains Freedom of the Press which means it is not supposed to be Government run media like so many of the broadcast and print media outlets are for the Obama Administration.

Should be a wake-up call to Americans about what we are facing with this Administration and Obama who promised openness including on the healthcare proposal but instead is hosting the three Senate Dems behind closed doors at the White House to draft the legislation. Just who is drafting the legislation as the three Senators and Obama between them don't add up to one person who could put it down on paper. Whose bill is this? Soros send in some of his people? Why else keep it secret?

White House admits (on camera): We 'control' news media
World Net Daily
Aaron Klein
Oct 18, 2009

TEL AVIV – President Obama's presidential campaign focused on "making" the news media cover certain issues while rarely communicating anything to the press unless it was "controlled," White House Communications Director Anita Dunn disclosed to the Dominican government at a videotaped conference.

"Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn't absolutely control," said Dunn.

"One of the reasons we did so many of the David Plouffe videos was not just for our supporters, but also because it was a way for us to get our message out without having to actually talk to reporters," said Dunn, referring to Plouffe, who was Obama's chief campaign manager.

"We just put that out there and made them write what Plouffe had said as opposed to Plouffe doing an interview with a reporter. So it was very much we controlled it as opposed to the press controlled it," Dunn said.

Check out the hot new best-seller -- "Muslim Mafia"

Continued Dunn: "Whether it was a David Plouffe video or an Obama speech, a huge part of our press strategy was focused on making the media cover what Obama was actually saying as opposed to why the campaign was saying it, what the tactic was. … Making the press cover what we were saying."

Video of Dunn's remarks at the conference can be seen below:

Excerpt: Read more at wnd.com

No comments: