Skip to comments.Obama Planted Second Questioner at Yesterday's Press Conference
Posted on 06/24/2009 8:54:04 AM PDT by kristinn
It turns out the Obama White House planted two questioners at yesterday's press conference by Barack Obama, a move that further cements the reputation of the media as being complicit with the Obama administration.
The incident also raises uncomfortable questions for liberals who falsely accused the Bush administration of the same practice. The news media's tolerance and complicity
One of the plants acknowledged Obama's staff chose the topic of his question for him.
Huffington Post blogger Nico Pitney and Spanish language EFE reporter Macarena Vidal were invited by the White House to the press conference and given special access. Obama called on them from a list of questioners prepared by his staff.
While the planting of the Huffington Post shill was much remarked upon yesterday, the planting of the EFE reporter was not noticed until The Washington Post's Dana Milbank reported on it in his column filed yesterday evening. However, he buried the bombshell at the end of his column and the media has ignored this:
Pitney said the White House, though not aware of the question's wording, asked him to come up with a question about Iran proposed by an Iranian. And, as it turned out, he was not the only prearranged questioner at yesterday's show. Later, Obama passed over the usual suspects to call on Macarena Vidal of the Spanish-language EFE news agency. The White House called Vidal in advance to see whether she was coming and arranged for her to sit in a seat usually assigned to a financial trade publication. She asked about Chile and Colombia.
Liberals went nuclear when an Internet-based reporter was unexpectedly called on by President Bush at a press conference in 2005. The reporter, Jeff Gannon, was set upon and had his life turned inside out and family members threatened because liberals, including Democrat members of Congress, falsely accused him of being a Bush administration plant.
Gannon eventually took and passed a lie detector on the subject and exhaustive investigations by mainstream reporters and liberal bloggers failed to come up with any evidence that he was connected to the Bush administration.
Now that the Obama administration has been caught red-handed planting two questioners at the same press conference, what will the response from the media and liberal bloggers be?
The media’s answer to this will be “It’s OK because Bush did it too.” Even though he didn’t...
This guy is a real scumbag and so is ‘his’ press and any of these people that go along with this.
That the MSM stands for it for this long is incredulous. Is there not one Woodward-Bernstein wannabe out there? And there's plenty of fodder upon which to graze. Start with insider-trading Durbin as the appetizer.
I would ask Perez Hilton to beyotch slap this one.
truth be known, they were ALL planted (except for Major Garrett and Jake Tapper...)
This was a blatant plant.
I will not be surprised if Hussein had other, covert plants among the Drive Bys.
He can not think or speak for himself, IMO. Maybe his Columbia years of drug abuse fried his liberal lovin brain?
Columbia years photo....check it out!
They're a gaggle of whores.
These were just the blatant plants.
But I would imagine that all of the questioners and all of their questions were known in advance, so the teleprompters could be fully loaded beforehand.
My guess is they'll be lined up on their kneepads begging to be the next "plant". Anything to be of service to Their God Almighty Obombah.
Remember, for liberals, it is never a question of what you do, but who you do it for. They went after the Internet reporter because they thought he was doing it for Bush. Now that it is for The Anointed One, all that past outrage is non-operable.
There is nothing whatsoever ethical about this President or his administration.
Or the Rahm-controlled media. America is DOA until they are stomped out of existence.
What blows my mind is that there are so many FReepers who still believe that there is a political solution to the darkness that is destroying America.....
So many are in denial as to the reality of the NWO.