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January 16, 2009

Journalists Being Shut Out by Obama

Journalists Being Shut Out by Obama

By Warner Todd Huston

Publius Forum

According to Sun-Times columnist and long-time Chicago journalist, Carol Marin, journalists at Barack Obama news conferences have come to realize that Obama has pre-picked those journalists whom he will allow to ask him questions at the conference and many of them now “don’t even bother raising” their hands to be called upon.

One wonders why journalists are allowing this corralling of the press? Would they have allowed George W. Bush to pre-pick journalists like that? Would they meekly sit by and allow themselves to be systematically ignored, their freedom to ask questions silenced by any Republican? Would journalists so eagerly vie with one another for the favor of Bush like they are Obama’s?

For her part, it seems that Carol Marin is starting to wonder at the “bizarro world” that is being invented by the pliant and smitten Obama loving press corps.

"As ferociously as we march like villagers with torches against Blagojevich, we have been, in the true spirit of the Bizarro universe, the polar opposite with the president-elect. Deferential, eager to please, prepared to keep a careful distance.
The Obama news conferences tell that story, making one yearn for the return of the always-irritating Sam Donaldson to awaken the slumbering press to the notion that decorum isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
The press corps, most of us, don’t even bother raising our hands any more to ask questions because Obama always has before him a list of correspondents who’ve been advised they will be called upon that day."

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

LOL well what do they expect. The media has kissed Obama's behind for 2 years to get him elected. They know the disgust we all have had for them for doing this, how we just want the TRUTH presented to us and we will decide. But instead we have to hear "Obama is good looking"...he is NOT, "Obama is a great speaker"...he is NOT, Obama is this, Obama is that, 90 % of which is he NOT.

And now for some in the media to whine or complain about a man that has snubbed his own family, dissed his Mom, his white Grandmother, and throwing people under his bus.

I am glad to see this happening and it is well deserved. Hand picking journalists that will be allowed by the wanna be god to ask their question.

So here you go media on all levels, you wanted this POS Kenyan socialist America and Constitutional hater and now you have him. Enjoy his abuse.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 16, 2009 04:40 AM


Clever the "Useful Idiots" part of the cartoon. Straight out of the mind of Lenin. If you want to talk fundamental flaws how about Vladimir Lenin? Let's Compare and Contrast a little with Lenin and Washington:

"It's true that Liberty is precious, so precious it must be rationed" Vladimir Lenin

"It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it." George Wahington

"When we are victorious on a world scale I think we shall use gold for the purpose of building public lavatories in the streets of some of the largest cities of the world." Vladimir Lenin

"I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world." George Washington

Posted by: JohnE PFC U.S. Army at January 16, 2009 06:53 AM

I would bet the pre-picked journalists are also given questions which to ask Obama.

Posted by: BobF at January 16, 2009 09:47 AM

Wait until he puts on a little weight, those ears will stick out a bit more and we can have an interchangeable Obama - Chavez look-a-like contest.
Will Keith Olbermann and/or Katie Couric be the insiders of the media? Everything is pointing to one sycophant being on the inside briefing all the rest, only if the Annointed One deems it necessary.

"What we have here is a failure to communicate," Strother Martin

"I cannot tell how the truth
may be; I say the tale as ‘twas said to me."

- Sir Walter Scott

Posted by: Jack at January 16, 2009 11:29 AM

They made him, they wanted him, now they've got him. Sadly, the rest of us have him also.(and his mafiosa)

Posted by: TomR at January 16, 2009 12:57 PM

Barack Hussein Obama's election success can be directly tied to an all too willing MSM who ignored or suppressed the many realities of this fake, fraud, and phony that would have prevented him from ever becoming President. Hopefully, these journalists being shut out by Obama will wake them up to the fact that this charlatan can't tolerate being held accountable and responsible for what he says and does. For the first time in his adult life, former perennial candidate and blame the other guy for all the ills in the world, Barack Obama is now in the "buck stops here" President's responsibility box.

Formerly active journalism sharks should put down their Obamatown Kool-Aid and go after this soon to be White House control freak who doesn't take well to the bright lights of truth and criticism of what he does.

Posted by: Les at January 16, 2009 06:42 PM

JohnE PFC U.S. Army, perfect quotes for this, thank you so much!!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 16, 2009 07:12 PM

BobF, that would not surprise me, you have something there.

He sure is a control freak.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 16, 2009 07:15 PM

Tom, yes I sure wish we could just seperate ourselves from him for the next 4 years.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 16, 2009 07:17 PM

Jack, LOL hahahaa

"Wait until he puts on a little weight, those ears will stick out a bit more "

Nick was asking me about his ears today. haha

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 16, 2009 07:21 PM

Les, thanks for the images, my hope is soon the major networks will tire of him but so far my wish has not been granted.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 16, 2009 07:23 PM

They(the press) as well as the electorate has been deeply hypnotized. Literally. Not conjecturally,but really really medically hypnotized. There is a clip of Chris Mathews just owning a hussein ibn obama (his name in the Muslim world) campaign person on hardball, and asking him for just one acomplishment... then a short time later, the same journalist saying that some kind of strange thing crawls up his leg every time hussein ibn obama talks. They are all hypnotized.I didn't listen to any of his speeches or I probably would be too.

Posted by: Bobby at January 17, 2009 04:49 PM