Skip to comments.Bronstein at Large: Love or lust, Obama and the fawning press need to get a room
Posted on 06/08/2009 6:19:32 PM PDT by thecodont
When Barack Obama decided that questions from the German press about his trip agenda in that country were too pesky, he told the reporters, "So, stop it all of you!" He just wanted them to ask things he wanted to talk about. Well, what politico wouldn't want that?
OK, dad. We'll behave.
And according to a new Pew Research Center poll, we are behaving...like fans. On domestic press, it showed that "President Barack Obama has enjoyed substantially more positive media coverage than either Bill Clinton or George W. Bush during their first months in the White House" with "roughly twice as much" Obama coverage about his "personal or leadership qualities" than was the case for either previous president.
And in Paris, Mr. Obama talked about how he'd love to take his wife for a romantic tour of the City of Lovers, but couldn't. Then he did. I'm guessing some regular-Joe freedom fries weren't on the menu.
This guy is good. Really good. And, frankly, so far, we're not.
You can't blame powerful people for wanting to play the press to peddle self-perpetuating mythology. But you can blame the press, already suffocating under a massive pile of blame, guilt, heavy debt and sinking fortunes, for being played. Some of the time, it seems we're even enthusiastically jumping into the pond without even being pushed. Is there an actual limit to the number of instances you can be the cover of Newsweek?
If I wanted to see highly manicured image management I'd just take some No-Doz and read Gavin Newsom's tweets. But the Obama-press dance is a more consensual seduction where, in the old-fashioned sense, we're the girl. (In California, there's no other option.)
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Phil Bronstein is being cautiously bold. I am keeping an eye on him.
Love the title.
“Obama and the fawning press need to get a room”
They did. Unfortunately it’s called the Oval Office.
The news media is a failure. Doesn’t report what’s happening, just propaganda.
To quote an old Soviet proverb without all the hidden meanings: There is no truth in The News, and there is no news in The Truth.
The comments are the usual boring litany of Bush sins and 0bama hagiography - one wonders what world most of these people live in, it certainly isn't the real one. And the author misses the real point, which is that where every single achingly earnest 0bot media drone is singing exactly the same chorus, there's money and reputation to be made in opposition. Jake Tapper seems to get it.
EIN VOLK! EIN REICH! EIN OBAMA?
Phil Bronstein learned that when you go along with what everyone else is doing, you’re likely to get your foot bit off by a monitor lizard.
Better keep an eye on the obituaries. Evan Thomas, President of the Obama-Man-Crush Club won't appreciate less-than-favorable words about His Fantasy-Love Black Man.
If you just translate the original, say as
“One People, One Nation, One Leader”, I think you could get the majority of Democrats to go along with it verbatim today.
OF course you could have gotten the majority of GOP’ers to go along with it when Reagan or Bush were in power, those of us pointing out its origins would be/will be dismissed as cranks.
I don't know with certainty if things are going to get worse or better when the MSM finally lets go of what little life it has left. My guess is, as bad as things are now, they'll only get worse.
Agreed. It is so blatently obvious.
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