Skip to comments.White House Leaning on Its Press Office, Not the Media, to Get Message Out
Posted on 05/13/2010 9:30:07 AM PDT by workerbee
The White House press office is behaving more and more like an independent media outlet, bypassing traditional news avenues in favor of releasing its own "exclusive" video, voicing administration opinions on its official blog and blasting out updates via Twitter.
The trend has raised questions among the press corps about whether the administration is looking to just tap its own resources to make major announcements. President Obama leans more on internal media as he continues to criticize the "24/7" media environment -- singling out cable news, radio and blogs for occasional lectures -- and appears to be abandoning the prime-time press conference forum he used to discuss major developments during his first few months in office.
"They're doing a very adept job of using new media in the White House," said Pete Snyder, CEO of New Media Strategies. "Whether it's from the constant updates of information at the White House website to ... bypassing the mainstream news media in answering questions and thoughts via Twitter to their use of the photo-sharing site Flickr, really to show the softer side, the more human side, of the administration."
But the White House says the office is just trying to get information out as directly and efficiently as possible.
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Pray tell, what is the difference between the two?
Every dictator does this. Chavez-lite.
BamBam to Media: Begone, peasants. You're of no further use to me.
Media to BamBam: Please, oh great savior, we're begging you! Just throw us some crumbs from your table!
I look for Chief Propaganda Minister Gibbs to order more lipstick to put on the pig that is the 0bamao regime.
>> bypassing traditional news avenues in favor of releasing its own “exclusive” video, voicing administration opinions on its official blog and blasting out updates via Twitter.
I thought they had National Public Radio for this purpose.
Is Obama Bypassing the Press?
Yes, but one has to wonder why since they’re all licking his boots anyway.
Just like in the Left Behind books.
Who’d have thought they’d be so prophetic.
Obama is doing the very things they have the anti-christ doing in those books.
You know if you are a leg humping, ivy league educated, journalist that prostituted themselves and their profession to elect obama, this treatment of the press by obama might begin to chap your ass. Funny, these idiots still don’t know they have been played. At some point the smarter ones may decide to pay The One back. I am still waiting for the press to grow a pair, but stranger things have happened: for instance obama won the WH!
I concur. The reason that this Empty Suit won’t have a prime time press conference: because the last one was a DISASTER (”the Cambridge police acted stupidly.”)
If this were a GOP president, the refusal to hold press conferences would be the lead story 24/7/365.
The two reporters who piss Gibbs off the most are Jake Tapper and Major Garrett. Fun to watch.
But then again, the MSM didn't either....
so Gibbs really IS Baghdad Bob in every respect now
Guess what, MSM? You are redundant. Doublespeak is meant to be relayed directly, with no interpretation, analysis, discussion, or debate.
Remember, “Oldthinkers unbellyfeel Demsoc dayorder prolefeed.”
Roughly translated, this means “Those media personalities whose ideas were formed before the Obama Revolution cannot have a full emotional understanding of the principles of Democrat Socialism, nor properly convey White House content to the obedient masses.”
As an Obama cost saving measure, Gibbs will be working out of the MSNBC offices in the future.