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.
“President Obama, the vast majority of our readers are hard-core leftist crack addicts and flaming homosexuals. Will you be championing these classic American values as you destroy the United States over the next 8 years?”
No need...they are already on the team. Detecting a plant among that crowd would be finding a needle in a stack of needles.
Let me be the first to echo that sentiment - it’s STILL hard for me to believe that this country was low enough to elect THAT.
Why is he sitting so close to his Pakistani “friend” in that photo??
Not surprised the questions are planted. His whole rise to power has been orchestrated by the MSM.
This “cancer” of our nation needs to be removed, and we can!!!
I keep wondering when the media are going to get tired of being whores for Obama ... ok, not really. They’re willingly complicit.
the big lie. you nailed it spot on.
Being a liberal is like the movie Groundhog Day. You get to begin each day completely absolved of all past actions. For example, Democrats are neck deep in everything that went wrong with the economy. Their lack of oversight and pie-in-the-sky lending programs lead directly to the housing crisis and the Ginnie Mae and Freddie Mac meltdown. Dodd and Frank, among others, should be criminally charged. Yet, in their world they are completely innocent and are allowed to put others on the stand to be persecuted. All the while the press is silent.
Libby, Cheney and Rumsfeld, on the other hand, are continually referred to as war criminals for enacting policies that were judged to be legal, had the consent of Congress and were for the betterment of the country as a whole.
“Why is he sitting so close to his Pakistani friend in that photo??”
Your guess is as good as mine but the Sinclair stories come to my mind.
You have to enlarge the picture to get the real details of it. Look at his right hand “close up” what is he trying to hide under his right leg???
I think a guy named Chip and Dick won’t be called on anytime soon. They may as well find a new a “beat”. And I’d be willing to bet the so called “mainstream” press are being fed questions, too. Plus, O is being fed answers by Axelrod and Ayers, among others.
Your photo comparison says so much! Sad but true..........
The picture enlarged is even creepier. Looks like a tv remote in his hand. I found the rumpled pillows on the couch next to them more “interesting.”
If Obama is so great why the need to PLANT ‘reporters’ with questions in advance?!
What a cowardly fool who is way over his head!
” This guy is a real scumbag and so is his press and any of these people that go along with this “
This episode is an example of Barry looking like he can answer a question, even without a teleprompter, but the reality is that it’s a fake............
Sad part is that the MSM is enabling him along the way
Did you see his “friend”?
Pretty boy. I like the curls.
I agree. The time for a political solution (elections -- ha ha) has dwindled to microseconds. There isn't much time left. The election of Obama is representative of how ignorant of history and politics Americans are and of how corrupted the American populace has become. The stupid Americans that have put the illegal alien Obama and the criminal Democrats and RINOs in power are getting the government they deserve. Unfortunately, roughly half of the American people will be punished and oppressed by it because of their opposition to it.
As for the NWO being the cause, well, I believe the cause is much more fundamental than that and I would be banned from Free Republic for stating them here. My views are not currently popular.
I say he's got 5-10 names-with-topics to help him steer any given appearance, just to synch up with his sense of being Captain of the "ship of state."
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING
“The picture enlarged is even creepier. Looks like a tv remote in his hand. I found the rumpled pillows on the couch next to them more interesting.”
That was my first thought too....after looking closer it looks like a hand gun to me. His boy friend looks rather cozy sitting there with Barry....much like the MSM...ROTFLMAO.
The whole picture is full of questions, IMO. He also looks STONED!! I believe there is evidence out there of his addiction to drugs....that’s the only reason Bill Ayers mentioned it in Baraka’s book. “Premeditated” damage control?
Obama, that water that’s now up to your ankles is your ship sinking.
I was really worried about Major Garrett while he was covering obama’s campaign and these first few months after the election. He was showing real symptoms of someone spiking his coffee with obama KOOL-aid...however; seems he must have stopped drinking from the White House coffee bar!
Planting questioners on Tuesday and co-opting ABC for a whole day on Wednesday.
What is Friday going to bring???