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News access issues concern those covering Obama (Obama assualts a reporter)
MyWay (AP) ^ | 1/23/09 | David Bauder

Posted on 01/23/2009 9:38:40 AM PST by Evil Slayer

NEW YORK (AP) - News organizations that cover the White House sparred with the Obama administration on Thursday over access issues for photographers and rules for briefings.

Representatives from Obama's press office held a conference call with photo editors, who are concerned that the administration prefers distributing photos taken by a White House photographer in cases where photojournalists have been permitted access in the past. It was unclear whether the two sides had reached any accommodation.

The Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France-Presse refused to distribute photos taken by the White House of the new president on his first day in the Oval Office because of the dispute. Still photographers were also not given access to Obama's do-over oath of office administered Wednesday night by Chief Justice John Roberts and an economics meeting on Thursday.

Television network bureau chiefs also protested the exclusion of video cameras from the second oath of office.

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.myway.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0bama; 1stamendment; america2point0; americanmugabi; assualt; bho2009; bho44; bhopress; censorship; firstamendment; media; msm; obama; pravdamedia; reporter; sellingoftheprez; theone; thuglife; transparency
Would this be a case of manhandling? How many Presidents have talked to a reporter in this way by grabing his shoulder and giving him the riot act? Just look at the ANGER in his eyes. He's on the edge of losing it.


1 posted on 01/23/2009 9:38:40 AM PST by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

...LOL and you know that reporter voted for Obama.


2 posted on 01/23/2009 9:42:47 AM PST by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: Evil Slayer

The press wants to sleep with the guy.


3 posted on 01/23/2009 9:43:27 AM PST by donna ( I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Evil Slayer
News organizations that cover the White House sparred with the Obama administration on Thursday over access issues for photographers and rules for briefings.

Obama has a record of not releasing info & keeping his past a mystery so why in the world would the media have their noses out of joint now that he's Prez & doesn't want to be forthcoming? /S

4 posted on 01/23/2009 9:45:03 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Obad. 1:15: As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.)
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To: Evil Slayer
Hussein just wants to.......


5 posted on 01/23/2009 9:45:14 AM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: Blue Turtle

In his delusion, he thinks he has been healed from AIDS.


6 posted on 01/23/2009 9:46:34 AM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: All
Sorry, this was the article I wanted to post.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0109/17831.html

7 posted on 01/23/2009 9:46:53 AM PST by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Evil Slayer

Is this encounter on video?


8 posted on 01/23/2009 9:50:01 AM PST by Mamzelle (Boycott Peggy Swoonin')
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To: Evil Slayer
Members of the press, even those who supported and helped elect, Obama will look back one day soon and refer to the Bush years as “The good ol’ days!”

I think they made the mistake of assuming the White House would be as accommodating of them as the campaign had been. They are in for a rude awakening. Obama has a demonstrated record of keeping info about him from the public. It never dawned on them he would carry that into his presidency!

9 posted on 01/23/2009 9:54:01 AM PST by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: Mamzelle

Yes. Go to post 7.


10 posted on 01/23/2009 9:54:18 AM PST by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Evil Slayer
The new opaque transparency.



Obama saw the incredibly vicious hit job photography practiced on former President Bush and doesn't want these kinds of photos to undermine his Messianic image. Who didn't see this coming?
11 posted on 01/23/2009 9:54:30 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: Evil Slayer
Representatives from Obama's press office held a conference call with photo editors, who are concerned that the administration prefers distributing photos taken by a White House photographer in cases where photojournalists have been permitted access in the past

He wants to continue having those spacey "staring off" leadership portraits, none of the monkey-faced or scowling Bush photos we had to endure from the Presstitutes for the past 8 years.

This is about control of his marketing image and is positively UnAmerican. Then again, I expected nothing less from a spoiled brat who brags about not growing up here and wants to take this nation down several pegs on the world stage.

12 posted on 01/23/2009 9:56:29 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Evil Slayer
""Obama said he had watched press secretary Robert Gibbs debut briefing "in anticipation of some flop sweat. ... I just want to thank you for not completely ripping up Gibbs," Obama said.

"I am very proud of him today. He got a fist bump from me.""

Just keepin' it real, Yo!

13 posted on 01/23/2009 9:57:38 AM PST by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: Evil Slayer

He’s a spoiled brat and had an encounter with antiabortion protesters yesterday. He is unaccustomed to challenges to his policies or marketing image.

He’s no Carter 2. He’s an American Mugabi.


14 posted on 01/23/2009 9:59:18 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: jwparkerjr
The media will claw over each other to play king of the hill to still kiss Obama's bum.

They all want the access and exclusive connection to the new god.

15 posted on 01/23/2009 10:01:35 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: donna
The press wants to sleep with the guy.

They'll have to settle for Caroline Kennedy instead.

O"Reilly Reporting that Caroline Kennedy having affair with NY Times publisher (Fox News O'Reilly 01/22/2009 via O'Reilly factor)

16 posted on 01/23/2009 10:03:08 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Evil Slayer

I don’t quite think he is losing it, but I do find it hilarious that “Mr. Transparency” is not interested in being questioned.

That was evident in the way that Joe the Plumber was destroyed for daring to question “The One”.

Bush was so much more tolerant of free speech than anyone.

If Bush were as bad as Olbermann and Mahr said he was, they both would have been eliminated via uranium poisoning.

Yet they were free to rip Bush in a way that no other president has been ripped.


17 posted on 01/23/2009 10:06:43 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: Evil Slayer
Would this be a case of manhandling? How many Presidents have talked to a reporter in this way by grabing his shoulder and giving him the riot act? Just look at the ANGER in his eyes. He's on the edge of losing it.

Would not the media have a field day denouncing W with "How dare he talk to the press this way?!" even during their "honeymoon" (which we all new never existed)? But now, the talking heads will just blame the reporter with the how-dare-he? stuff!

18 posted on 01/23/2009 10:56:12 AM PST by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, he-he, ho-ho!)
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To: jeffc

BTW, I see the FOX website is reporting this, but I can’t seem to find it on CNN’s site. Imagine that, huh?


19 posted on 01/23/2009 11:01:52 AM PST by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, he-he, ho-ho!)
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To: Evil Slayer

The guy should have brushed his shoulder off after Barky let go.


20 posted on 01/23/2009 11:03:24 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: Evil Slayer
Gibbs said, "we would have had to get a bigger room."

Wow, that would have been tough to find in the White House.

21 posted on 01/23/2009 11:04:34 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: Evil Slayer
Racial anger and aggression? He looks unhinged.

Maybe he needs a nicotine break. He acts like someone angry at a father that walked out on him. Chip on the shoulder.

22 posted on 01/23/2009 12:23:23 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: jeffc; Evil Slayer
Media Turns On Obama, Part 2

The White House is treating the press like the press corp is Obama’s pet. They whored themselves to get Obama elected, so they can hardly be surprised by it. Nonetheless, they are upset Obama’s pay to play marketing operation continues.

...Veteran CBS newsman Bill Plante was one of the most vocal critics, questioning the White House’s handling of Wednesday night’s second swearing in – which was covered by just a four-reporter print pool that didn’t include a news photographer or TV correspondent.

He also asked new press secretary Robert Gibbs why ABC, which paid millions to host the DC Neighborhood Ball, was granted the only inauguration day interview with President Obama – a move he equated to “pay to play.”

23 posted on 01/23/2009 1:27:39 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God help us)
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To: Evil Slayer

AS I have said all along, as I continue to repeat over and over, just read my tag line below, Saddam Hussein Obama is nothing short of a Chicago gangland punk thug. He is a thug, a smart ass punk. Look at that face. It tells you just the same as you see in the face of any black gangland thug out doing his thang. He is a crook, a punk, a thug, a slime ball piece of pig dung. America has been hoodwinked into getting free stuff from Stalin Jr. This is what you got. You may have thought you were getting your messiah America. All you got was a thug. Pure, 100%, ass hole thug punk.


24 posted on 01/23/2009 1:31:59 PM PST by RetiredArmy (Oscuma is a Chicago gangland punk thug. Simple as that.)
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To: RetiredArmy

Don’t hold it back. Now tell us how you REALLY feel. LOL


25 posted on 01/23/2009 1:43:59 PM PST by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Evil Slayer
My fuming disgust with Americans who are too damned lazy to earn their way in life has gone over the top. I am simply stink and tired of having had to work, pay taxes, fight wars, serve 10 years overseas, weeks, months, days away from my family, seeing my kids grow up, for stinking pukes who turn into little Marxists and slaves to the federal government. These people make me sick. They are no better than pig slime as far as I am concerned. I am totally for assisting those who come into hard times, but not put them on life's payroll so they can sit on their butts the rest of their lives and collect someone else’s hard labor. I am sick of the 1960s radicals. I am sick of the socialists, Marxists, liberals, dimocrats. They are not my countrymen. They are my enemies. We have absolutely nothing in common. They are too me the same as the Soviets, Red Chinese, Communist North Vietnamese, VC, were. They are America hating pukes. This is about as nice as I can be about it.
26 posted on 01/23/2009 6:57:48 PM PST by RetiredArmy (Oscuma is a Chicago gangland punk thug. Simple as that.)
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To: RetiredArmy
You take the picture, you own the rights. They can show up anywhere.
27 posted on 01/23/2009 7:57:23 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( Barak Obama: Pontificator in Chief and Poster Child for the Peter Principle)
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To: RetiredArmy
I salute you sir! You have said what is on the minds of a lot of people, not only here at FR but everywhere. Keep up the faith but, also, keep exposing the truth that you are doing. I am also, retired Army and I am honored to stand by you on what you have said. Do not let evil darken your days for the light of our Lord, Jesus Christ, will win in the end. Nothing, absolutely nothing, will stop that. What a wonderful thing to look forward to.

God bless you.

28 posted on 01/24/2009 12:29:08 AM PST by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

He’s a criminal psychopath and I look forward with relish to the day when he has to be laced into a strait jacket and heavily medicated while taken out the back door of the White House into a waiting ambulance.


29 posted on 01/24/2009 1:14:45 AM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: little jeremiah

That confrontation with the journalist didn't exactly look presidential. He's got "issues" that seem to be coming out in a control freakish power trip.

30 posted on 01/24/2009 4:40:07 AM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Evil Slayer
How many Presidents have talked to a reporter in this way by grabing his shoulder and giving him the riot act?

Had he grabbed my shoulder like that, I'd have slugged him. Secret Service be damned, this guy has the right to self-defense.

Obambi has no right to touch anybody, let alone try to "read them the riot act". What a punk.

31 posted on 01/24/2009 5:16:08 AM PST by meyer (We are all John Galt)
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To: Evil Slayer
ES: Thanks for for your response fellow soldier. I will never give into these Marxists. Uncle taught me too long ago to fight these Marxists, so it is a bit hard to now become their pals. Getting me to like Saddam Hussein Obama is like getting me to sit down and come up with reasons to like Stalin, Lenin, the NVA or VC. They are the enemy. I do not care what nationality they call themselves. My oath said too defend against all enemies, both DOMESTIC and foreign. I CONSIDER them domestic enemies of the Republic. They WILL NEVER make my faith in the Lord waiver. Not even at the point of a gun will I give in.
32 posted on 01/24/2009 8:24:56 AM PST by RetiredArmy (Oscuma is a Chicago gangland punk, street thug. Simple as that.)
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To: a fool in paradise
had an encounter with antiabortion protesters

Why there must be thousands of issues with opposition positions that could be brought to him on a daily basis via noisy and highly visible protesters.

Hmmmm...(stroking chin)

33 posted on 01/24/2009 11:06:02 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs...nothing more than Bald Haired Hippies!)
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