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October 19, 2009

White House Boasts: We 'control' News Media

White House boasts: We 'control' news media

Communications chief offers shocking confession to foreign government


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.
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."

Dunn was speaking at a Jan. 12, 2009, event focusing on Obama's media tactics and hosted by the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development, which seeks to promote collaboration between the U.S. and the Dominican Republic. The event was held in Santo Domingo and was attended by the country's president.

Dunn has been facing some criticism since she led a White House campaign last week against Fox News, slamming the top-rated network as an "arm of the Republican Party" and "opinion journalism masquerading as news."

Fox hit back this past Friday, releasing a video of Dunn speaking to high school students last June in which she lists her two "favorite political philosophers," including Communist Chinese leader Mao Tse-tung, whose draconian policies are blamed for the deaths of tens of millions of people.

Video of Dunn's speech, broadcast during a segment of Glenn Beck's evening show on the Fox News Channel, can be seen below:


Wild Thing's comment........

“White House boasts : We ‘control’ news media”

Wow, the very first honest statement from the Obamaination Regime.

I hope Dunnn keeps touting her propoganda victories. It will hasten their demise.

This is GREAT. heh heh ....keep self destructing please.


......Thank you Richard for sending this to me.

Posted by Wild Thing at October 19, 2009 07:50 AM


Gonna be kind of hard to watch tv this week. I don't need to hear how to volunteer or do this or that. That's not the governments job to tell me how to do things for the country. Can't anyone else see how wrong this is? Why do they want to mess up all the good that we've created over the 200+ years America has been it's own nation?

Posted by: Lynn at October 19, 2009 08:02 AM

I cannot stand watching or listening to this woman!

Posted by: jan at October 19, 2009 08:44 AM

Yeah they sure do. It was the media that got them elected. Now their agenda is to destroy Fox News. They start by claiming Fox is not a news media outlet, they trash their reporting and try to destroy their credibility. But so far it doesn't seem to be working and more or less backfiring on them. Even some Liberal blogs are even outraged at this we shall see.

Posted by: Mark at October 19, 2009 09:18 AM

This is an administration and Congress that want to control every aspect of America and our lives. They don't want to serve, they want absolute control. The media has served them, not us, well. The media is a willing slave to the obama administration.

Posted by: TomR at October 19, 2009 12:20 PM

There was a speech in 1994 by P.J. O'Rourke which accurately describes what's going on.

Here it is and everytime you hear "Clinton" replace with obama.

Here's the text of the speech.

Posted by: JohnE PFC U.S. Army at October 19, 2009 01:32 PM

Lynn, it is crazy, they can't stay out of
any area of our lives. How much more
will it take for those that voted for this
jerk to finally wake up I wonder.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 19, 2009 07:45 PM

Jan, LOL same here.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 19, 2009 07:46 PM

Mark, thanks for sharing about that.
I am so glad some of the liberal bloggers
are waking up.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 19, 2009 07:49 PM

Tom, that is exactly what they want.

" They don't want to serve, they want absolute control."

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 19, 2009 07:50 PM

JohnE PFC U.S. Army, thanks for the links.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 19, 2009 07:53 PM

First they came for Fox News ....

First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me.
Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

Posted by: Duane at October 19, 2009 09:59 PM

Robert F. Bauer, the husband of Anita Dunn, is Obama´s personal attorney and a partner of Perkins Cole, LLPs office in DC, he´s the person in charge of hiding the bona fides papers of Mr. Obama from the American people, as well as Mr. Bauer has forced his subordinate at Perkins Cole, LLP, Mr. Siddharth Velamoor, to serve as one of two official clerks, before Federal Judge David O. Carter, in the hearing of the case Barnett vs Obama in Santa Ana, CA, from October 1, 2009 till September 30, 2010.

IMPEACH Obama!!!

Posted by: Anon at October 19, 2009 10:29 PM

Anon, very interesting, wow, thank you
so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 20, 2009 12:28 AM