Skip to comments.Obama team had 'game plan' for presser
Posted on 11/24/2008 2:34:17 PM PST by NinoFan
When Barack Obama began taking questions during todays economic press conference, reporters quickly realized that raising ones hand wouldnt lead to getting called on. That's because news outlets were selected beforehand.
President-elect Obama, according to an aide, went in with a game plan of who to call on, time-permitting. Today, he took questions from reporters with three wire services and three major papers.
Only the Associated Press and Reuters have asked questions at both post-election briefings, the first of which was held on Nov. 7. Otherwise, its been a mixed bag. For instance, the NY Times got an opportunity during the first, but the not the second. The opposite can be said for the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.
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I noticed the Messiah did not call upon the broadcasters.
He will teach them to heel, like good lapdogs should.
Why do I think Obama cheated on all his exams???
Did FOX get blanked again? Fantastic! All the kissing up got them nothing!
And all questions MUST be submitted in advance.
Remember when Bush was heavily criticized for doing nearly the same thing?
at this rate the honeymoon will be over before he even gets sworn in.
He called on one guy when he was looking to his left and the guy was to his far right.
Where’s FOX News on the list? Fairness Doctrine says they’re next!
Before all is said and done. This guy will turn into a male Hillary Clinton.
You won’t be able to ask certain questions, nor get too close, or look directly into his eyes while talking. Within a few weeks he’ll be wearing a woman’s black pantsuit.
Haha, a faint bit of satisfaction-I’ve said that I couldn’t wait for Hussein’s attack on freedom to bite the complicit media in the azz, as the most useful idiots-and it may happen sooner than I ever believed possible. How will these self-important bubble-dwellers feel when they realise that they too, have to pull their forelocks and bend the knee to the Obamination, in order to have access? How will they feel when their stories have to be vetted, and freedom of the press is an empty phrase for show? They were all aboard for the freedoms of the rest of us to be abridged, and thought that they part of the inner circle, even the power behind the throne. It will be grim satisfaction to watch them realise that they are just another set of useful idiots to the socialist state, and subject to the same lack of respect as the rest of us.
Mika and the gang on Morning Joe had their kneepads on this morning. The chumminess with which they converse with the Obamacons is sickening.
Didn't fool you. Obama does much better giving pre-written orders to the Obamunists instead of actually answering real question.
And they thought Bush was dumb ....
LOL, I love it. What are they going to do when the left won’t give them the time of day because of their former so-called “bias”, and the right has told them to get lost, after their betrayal? They deserve every diss they’re about to get.
“Remember when Bush was heavily criticized for doing nearly the same thing?”
Pres. Bush seemed to see it as somehow benevolent to tolerate the incivility exhibited at his press conferences. It will be rather amusing to see the press lead around by their noses, or other leverage points, and they WILL like it.
“He called on one guy when he was looking to his left and the guy was to his far right.”
“No Drama Obama” hates to look like a buffoon. Hence the reason for his heavy reliance on teleprompters during the campaign and this odd style of conducting press conferences. I’m not cynical enough to believe he gets the actual questions in advance, but by giving everyone assigned seats and having a “cheat sheet” of who will get called, Obama can make it look as if he knows reporters by name (when in fact he could care less). Note that he “rotates” questions from his right to middle to left etc. to make it appear “spontaneous”/unplanned [watch YouTube clips of JFK press conferences or even GWB press conferences and you’ll see that in many cases they actually DO know reporters by name!].
FWIW, this “style” may simply emanate from his law professor days, where everyone is expected to sit in the same seat, prof has a cheat sheet of names/seats (and these days head shots!) of those in the class and can proceed—Prof. Kingsley-style, for those who remember The Paper Chase—to browbeat and intimidate students who show up unprepared (as they know they cannot hid in the anonymity of a 100+ student lecture hall since the prof knows their name and seat location). It’s the ultimate in having mastery/control over the situation. The trembling students are so preoccupied with not being put on the spot that they don’t dare flip roles and try to put the prof in the hot seat with a difficult question.
boyHitler was carried from his announcement to his victory upon a MSM lugged sedan chair. What a fine campaign did he run.
So...are all the handlers behind him instructed in a kidney chop to Zero’s back when he steps over his instructions?
He looks like a black Howdy-Doody.
*Marionette for all those under 50.
"Why won't you release your real birth certificate?"
You hit the nail on the head. He's a puppetman.
You missed a good thread. It was mentioned the honeymoon is already over.
It was turning into date rape.
They will be his tool, they will be close at hand, they will tremble even if obedient, such is the life of a house slave, I am far out in the fields, and not subject to much attention.
Did anyone hear Rush today talking about BO not having a thought of his own? I could not believe it, Hillary brought this up in the debates last winter! Remember he voted present because he couldn’t make a decision? I still believe he is someone’s puppet.
LOL, I can see his pant suit now, picture high water’s stolen from the dark princess, ugh, Hillary.
Think of it as a problem in economics, which is, as we all know, the science of allocation of scarce resources. And what resource is more precious, to members of the media, than the momentary attention of Obama?
The problem is, of course, it’s not physically possible for all the willing little mouths to fellate him at once. They have to alternate.
Now, one could let the reporters work it out among themselves; one could simply call on the most strident or urgent; or one (The One) could have central planning. Never much doubt as to which way Obama rolls.
It’s funny when the NYT or somebody writes, “according to reports in Libya’s state-controlled media...” I mean, what’s the difference? The so-called men and women in that room could not have been any more subservient to Obama if he owned them outright.
Criminal Number 18F
Is there any proof he took any???
Well, we’ll see. Hussein certainly will keep a few of his favorites on his lap...rewarding them with exclusivity and dirt he and his millionaire friends have dug up on conservatives....
I think you’re right, a few of the die hard idealists will have their dream shattered when they realize Hussein really doesn’t give a whit about them. But I think several of the LameStream Media types will be wrapped around his finger.
They loooove the attention he’ll give them. Just like dogs. And they’ll never forget Hussein is their master.
"Mr. Obama, can you show us your real Birth Certificate?" It would be so easy, if he would allow open questions. :-)
“He looks like a black Howdy-Doody.”
Perfect. A faux news conference by a faux president for faux reporters providing faux news.
all questions submmited in advance to the puppetmaster Soros so his puppet can anwser with his mini-telepromper hidden up his sleeve.what a joke
don’t dictators do this kind of stuff? oh yeah, they do................
I noticed that. He read a name off his sheet, then looked around for that reporter. It was a bit too obvious.
I never watch much of any of 0bama’s propaganda sessions, but it was apparent that people were placed strategically for the cameras. You had to look quick, but in crowds where there were really very few “whiteys” they would be placed behind 0bama so that camera shots would make it appear that he had universal appeal.
Does anyone think Hussein didn't take open questions (indeed, perhaps these were planted) because he didn't want his first national presser after the election to include a question about his birth certificate??
Not that any of the LameStream Media would even dare to aks the Messiah about his birth, but there's the one-off chance...
The free press is the first casualty of a communist regime.
Obama knows how to handle the MSM...he read “the manual”.