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MSM Wall Protecting Obama Gulf Oil Spill Response Cracks With Latest AP Report
NewsBusters ^ | July 3, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 07/03/2010 1:00:25 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

Perhaps it is frustration, as expressed by Anderson Cooper, with the new White House rules inhibiting reports about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that is now causing a big crack in the Mainstream Media wall which until recently mostly avoided direct criticism of the Obama administration response. However that crack has now turned into a flood of surprising criticism coming from formerly friendly outlets such as the Associated Press. Read this amazing AP report and keep in mind that it is no longer just conservative sources that are harsh in their criticisms of the Obama Gulf oil containment efforts:

NEW ORLEANS — BP and the Obama administration face mounting complaints that they are ignoring foreign offers of equipment and making little use of the fishing boats and volunteers available to help clean up what may now be the biggest spill ever in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Coast Guard said there have been 107 offers of help from 44 nations, ranging from technical advice to skimmer boats and booms. But many of those offers are weeks old, and only a small number have been accepted. The vast majority are still under review, according to a list kept by the State Department.


(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: associatedpress; coastguard; obamaadministration; oilspill
Thus the reason for the "transparent" administration to severely restrict reportage of the Gulf oil spill. They are doing a TERRIBLE job and don't want their failures to be reported.
1 posted on 07/03/2010 1:00:27 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

This article is funny because it simply isn’t true. False hope, the media is still looking the other way while Obama allows the most devestating enviromental disaster ever and provokes the worse economic meltdown ever.


2 posted on 07/03/2010 1:03:04 PM PDT by Tempest (I believe in the sanctity of life... As long as you can afford it.)
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To: Tempest

Actually, the wall had existed until recently. Anderson Cooper was also sharply critical of the Obama administration for attempting to stifle information being reported from the Gulf. Read the ENTIRE article, and you can see AP was highly critical of The One. Maybe this is an exception to the rule but it could mark the beginning of more accurate reports on just how inept this administration has become.


3 posted on 07/03/2010 1:05:36 PM PDT by PJ-Comix ( Redundancy Can Be Quite Catchy As Well As Contagious)
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To: Tempest
Well Anderson Cooper has begun to lament the lack of transparency, altho to criticize his idol is still not in his vocabulary

"We're not the enemy", he laments, "We're not the enemy"

well, yes you are Anderson, if you want the truth, um-kay?

4 posted on 07/03/2010 1:05:45 PM PDT by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: PJ-Comix

“with the new White House rules inhibiting reports about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill “

The WH isn’t inhibiting any reports. The CG is simply enforcing the rules that BP has set up, and Obama has approved. These are safety and security rules that keep reporters 65’ away from working ships and from booms.

IT’S ONLY 65’.

NFL Kickers would love to be within 20 yards of the goal.

Cooper is just making an excuse for why the MSM is so behind the rest of the nation, and the internet, in reporting this information.

The only ‘restriction’ on reporting by the MSM is purely SELF-IMPOSED.


5 posted on 07/03/2010 1:07:50 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: PJ-Comix
"You People"


6 posted on 07/03/2010 1:07:50 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: PJ-Comix

AP turned into racists too?


7 posted on 07/03/2010 1:08:50 PM PDT by Gumption
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To: PJ-Comix
They are doing a TERRIBLE job and don't want their failures to be reported.

Actually, they are acting slowly on purpose.

They want the spill to do a lot of damage for these reasons

1) They think they have a better chance of demonizing the oil industry and getting their global warming garbage passed if the spill does NOT get cleaned up quickly and

2) The Gulf States get economically depleted the longer it goes and these are conservative areas so they think it helps them politically...this is why they're trying stuff like shutting refineries in TX.

8 posted on 07/03/2010 1:08:59 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: PJ-Comix

I hope many of these “useful idiots” will be looking for real work soon (I hear Pravda is hiring).


9 posted on 07/03/2010 1:08:59 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: PJ-Comix

What the Obama Adminstration is doing is criminal negligence. If the MSM wants to change how they’re handling it, they should suggest the Administration be brought up on charges.


10 posted on 07/03/2010 1:11:36 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: PJ-Comix

The current administration will come down hard on any news outlet that reveals the truth about his failures. The news outlet will give in and repeat the official White House lies.


11 posted on 07/03/2010 1:17:49 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism: severe deterioration of the thinking apparattus)
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To: PJ-Comix

By the time the idiots in the Media figure out that 0bama’s nothing but a wanna-be dictator then it will be too late.

The Media is Pravda USA, nothing more and nothing less. There is more objectivity in a Workers World Monthly Magazine.

The Free Press in America is DEAD.

Fascism in America started with the Fascist Press and they are nobody to complain about it at this point.


12 posted on 07/03/2010 1:18:23 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: PJ-Comix

Ahh, the president of all the world needs to protect his union thug buddies, is that it? What is it, no translation czars for those foreign offers? All wee wee’d up goin’ ta play golf? For too long make no mistake no longer can we?


13 posted on 07/03/2010 1:26:05 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At the end of the day, with 0bama, we're on a slippery slope sending a message to an underachiever.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I know the National Enquirer is not exactly an MSM source, but I happened to see - for the first time - a title on the cover to the effect of “Obama is not American born,” (I don’t remember the exact wording), followed by a list of reasons leading people to believe he is not qualified to be President of the US.

I was the checkout stand at my supermarket and didn’t have time to read it, but I was wondering if the National Enquirer is sort of a bell-whether, indicating that the media is beginning to abandon The Won. This is only after he has kicked them in the teeth repeatedly, of course, but better late than never.


14 posted on 07/03/2010 1:26:43 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

I think you are referring to another checkout newspaper.


15 posted on 07/03/2010 1:29:52 PM PDT by PJ-Comix ( Redundancy Can Be Quite Catchy As Well As Contagious)
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To: PJ-Comix

MSM is just trying to cover their own arses!

related video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovlrsFmrGiI


16 posted on 07/03/2010 1:30:25 PM PDT by Skared2deth
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To: PJ-Comix

They want to return to the good old days of yester-month when they still believed The O’Bozo-siah would only screw people they didn’t like.


17 posted on 07/03/2010 1:31:45 PM PDT by Iron Munro (I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take any more beatings)
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To: 1000 silverlings

Looks like AC is getting teabagged...again...


18 posted on 07/03/2010 1:32:21 PM PDT by jessduntno (I'm not a racist, you're just saying that because I'm white.)
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To: R0CK3T
-- Fascism in America started with the Fascist Press and they are nobody to complain about it at this point. --

If they can convince their listeners that they are being muzzled, it builds on the myth that the media is independent and objective.

19 posted on 07/03/2010 1:32:21 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: livius
but I happened to see - for the first time - a title on the cover to the effect of “Obama is not American born,” (I don’t remember the exact wording), followed by a list of reasons leading people to believe he is not qualified to be President of the US

Isn't The Enquirer owned by a Hillary crony?

I believe it was a Dem operative that brought up the issue of Obama's citizenship during Hillary's campaign.

20 posted on 07/03/2010 1:32:37 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: PJ-Comix

The folks who voted for him in the areas affected KNOW what is going on - regardless of the news. They are living it.


21 posted on 07/03/2010 1:32:52 PM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: livius
-- a title on the cover to the effect of "Obama is not American born," --

I understand that (or something close to that) is a headline on the tabloid "Globe."

Obama Presidency Illegal!

It's illegal for Barack Obama to serve as America's President! That's what critics are saying after a government records official revealed Obama was NOT born in the U.S. and there is NO birth certificate in Hawaii to prove his claims that's he's a "natural born" citizen as required by the Constitution! Find out all the explosive details - only in GLOBE!


22 posted on 07/03/2010 1:35:22 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: jessduntno

t-bagged by the Obama— he’ll have a Gorerotic moment just thinking about it


23 posted on 07/03/2010 1:36:49 PM PDT by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: PJ-Comix

I stand by my original assertion. This is so bad that if the information came out all at once the world economy would collapse. And our enemies would be dancing in the street. So, they’re going to try to “leak” it out a little at time. Unlike the oil which is gushing out. The “relief” wells are only to give “relief” from worrying for a little while. I hope I’m wrong.


24 posted on 07/03/2010 1:43:22 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( I voted for McCain and still feel like I wasted my vote. Vote third party - same results.)
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To: Tempest

If something like this had occured off Cape Cod, the sirens would be sounding 24 hrs a day.


25 posted on 07/03/2010 1:49:00 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Terry Mross

I hope you are, too. But if the oil is NOT coming through the borehole but from holes in the strata near the surface, the relief well s will not stop the leak. Then, it was indeed be “Houston, we have a problem” In retrospect , it seems that BP did NOT, as NASA did, a room full of McGivers able to do magical things with paper clips. Instead they had a bunch of paperpushers unqualifed to superintend a small drilling company.


26 posted on 07/03/2010 1:56:27 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: PJ-Comix

The Globe...

and it’s selling like hotcakes.

Just bought mine at Albertson’s.


27 posted on 07/03/2010 1:56:57 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: PJ-Comix
 No Skimming
28 posted on 07/03/2010 2:32:36 PM PDT by Tawiskaro
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To: RobbyS

If something like this had occured off Cape Cod, the sirens would be sounding 24 hrs a day.

Very good point. San Diego too, I’d bet.


29 posted on 07/03/2010 3:08:13 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (I ROCK, Guitar Hero said so........)
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To: Tempest

Actually, the article is correct. O’Reilly had a segment on the fact that the left is really turning on Obama for his poor management of the spill. Of course the left is sure what good management would have been, but they are sure that they would not have approved the use of such large amounts of dispersants. O’Reilly even played a clip of Katie Couric complaining about how Obama is failing to use the power of the presidency to manage the spill.

The fact is that the conflicting agendas of the leftist coalition is on full display in the Gulf region. I, frankly, think that the Coast Guard should go to a judge and get a restraining order against the EPA, and sue the EPA for interfering in the performance of the duty of the Coast Guard. This spill clean up is tantamount to a war front and allowing the EPA to hinder and complicate the success of the mission is treasonous.


30 posted on 07/03/2010 3:09:00 PM PDT by Eva (Aand)
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To: livius; PJ-Comix
I know the National Enquirer is not exactly an MSM source, but I happened to see - for the first time - a title on the cover to the effect of “Obama is not American born,” (I don’t remember the exact wording), followed by a list of reasons leading people to believe he is not qualified to be President of the US.

I was the checkout stand at my supermarket and didn’t have time to read it, but I was wondering if the National Enquirer is sort of a bell-whether, indicating that the media is beginning to abandon The Won. This is only after he has kicked them in the teeth repeatedly, of course, but better late than never.

The magazine you're thinking of is the Globe.

http://www.globemagazine.com/story/520

N.B. If you're in a neighborhood with a high concentration of BO voters, the rack containing this issue of the Globe will likely have other magazines stashed in front of it. Remove the other magazines so this issue can be on full display. Then, buy yourself a copy. Buy one for a friend!

31 posted on 07/03/2010 3:12:58 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Dallas59

LOL!


32 posted on 07/03/2010 3:21:40 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (For the first time in half a century, there is no former KKK member in the US Senate.)
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To: Siena Dreaming

I believe that the Obama administration is slowing the clean up intentionally, but in doing so, they are exposing the fallacy of their global warming eco-concerns. Some on the left were true believers (Katie Couric for instance) and they are shocked that the Obama administration puts political agenda ahead of environmental concerns.


33 posted on 07/03/2010 3:26:30 PM PDT by Eva (Aand)
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To: thecodont
. If you're in a neighborhood with a high concentration of BO voters, the rack containing this issue of the Globe will likely have other magazines stashed in front of it. Remove the other magazines so this issue can be on full display.

I went through every c/o at publix on Fri to do exactly what you suggested and could not find a single copy, stashed or otherwise. It made me wonder if the copies sold to interested folk or people who threw them away as soon as they were clear of the store. I am in Broward co so anything is possible.

34 posted on 07/03/2010 3:42:30 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: PJ-Comix
Amazing! The MSM has gladly acted like little pets of the administration up until now. No complaints about being excluded from access that was taken for granted in past administrations. No complaints about smartass sarcasm substituted for substantive responses on serious policy and personnel issues. No complaints that some media outlets have received special access.

Who would have guessed that they would get upset about being controlled on this? Treating the press like it owned it is one of the few things Barry0's WH has been consistent about.

35 posted on 07/03/2010 3:48:14 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: PJ-Comix

It’s starting to occur to the media they are being played for fools, and eventually they have to straighten up and fly right because their jobs are on the line now. Fortunately, they have Fox News to look at in order to figure out the winning formula. Har.


36 posted on 07/03/2010 3:58:58 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: PJ-Comix; Eva

sorry, but it’s not happening the media is throwing Thad Allen under the bus. They can’t bring themselves to blame Obama. Mr the “buck stops here” dude to charge on the matter.

We all know what happened to decorated war hero General McChrystal when he hurt the administrations feelings and became a heroic conscientous objector. Thad Allen is obviously not where the buck stops!

Yet Anderson Cooper is unwilling to grasp that reality.


37 posted on 07/03/2010 5:04:52 PM PDT by Tempest (I believe in the sanctity of life... As long as you can afford it.)
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