Skip to comments.White House Aide Says Barack Obama Team 'Controlled' the Media
Posted on 10/19/2009 11:48:25 AM PDT by bugseye
Anita Dunn, a senior White House aide, has boasted of how Barack Obama's presidential campaign managed to "absolutely control" the press during the 2008 election.
The top campaign strategist who has shot to attention recently as President Obama's main attack dog against Fox News, the conservative-leaning cable network, was speaking at a conference in the Dominican Republic in January.
"Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn't absolutely control," she said.
"One of the reasons we did so many of the David Plouffe [Mr Obama's campaign manager] videos was not just for our supporters, but also because it was a way for us to get our message out without having to actually talk to reporters.
"We just put that out there and made them write what Plouffe had said as opposed to Plouffe doing an interview with a reporter. So it was very much we controlled it as opposed to the press controlled it."
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
And the SRM bought it hook, line, and sinker
still, there's clearly a high fruedian-slip factor at work.
She sure did. The Obama campaign said jump and most of the MSM said we already did.
So this is why they’re po’d at FOX News; they couldn’t contol them! :-) ROTFLMBFAO!
YouTube video of Dunn at the above mentioned conference:
They hate comparisons to dictators. Then they control , attack opponents, dictate, and lie. like the dictator did in 1939
It’s pretty easy to control someone or something that begs their controller to do just that.
That was about as difficult as controlling an adoring and hungry puppy, waiting to be fed.
And the Lame Stream Media is going to take this comment like a man - a gay one in San Francisco. I am surprised at how much abuse the media will take for this idiot.
Where there is smoke, there is fire. Something behind the scenes must be going on here. There has to be a reason why all of these news outlets wont report the real news. Payoffs to higher ups? Threats? Something is not right.
If Fox news is worth their salt this administration has hell to pay for them picking this fight. Anyone with half a brain knows that zero is hiding something.....and Murdock has enough money and resources to find out!
Obama and his left wing socialist friends want to tell the story their way!
Hmmm I wonder where the government got the idea for Newspaper Bailouts? This socialist probably is set to be the media Czar!
QUOTING FROM THE INTERVIEW:
“ROBERT McCHESNEY: Well, the plan simply is this. The commercial system of journalism, which has dominated in the United States for the past 150 years, is collapsing. Its disintegrating. And were really left as a society with a basic option: are we going to have journalism or not?
If were going to simply sit around and hope that the business community, Wall Street and Madison Avenue, are going to come up with a way to rescue it and give us the sort of journalism we need, were not going to get there. Its pretty clear thats not going to happen.”
“And that means were going to have to turn to enlightened policymaking, direct and indirect government subsidies, to give us the resources to do journalism. And you already did a great job, Amy, of outlining the key elements of what we see as an emergency stimulus plan. And by emergency stimulus, we mean something that will get us through the crisis so we can have time, buy time, to come up with a coherent plan that we can eventually have multiple newsrooms of well-paid quality journalists covering their communities across the country that will segue into the digital era.”
MCCHESNEY JUST WANTS TO “BUY AND PAY” FOR JOURNALISTS WITH YET ANOTHER BAIL OUT. READ HIS PLAN ABOVE AND THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW THROUGH THE LINK!
So, why isnt he doing it?
Why can nobody get those records unsealed..or find them elsewhere?
There are so many sneaky, corrupt people in this country and nobody can dig up a thing?
They get dirt on everybody. I cant see why nobody can get their hands on these records. We all KNOW money talks..so those with more money, than they know what to do with, should step up to the plate and get something to get him out of there.