Skip to comments.Is this how Obama White House always treats media?
Posted on 04/29/2011 3:45:28 PM PDT by SmithL
Yesterday, the Chronicle reported that the White House had threatened to kick veteran reporter Carla Marinucci off the press pool because she posted a video of a protest at a San Francisco fundraiser last week.
Today Politico.com ran a story on the controversy that included White House claims that the Chronicle report was "not true."
Let me assure readers that the Chronicle does not run a story of this nature -- plus an editorial and a blog by Phil Bronstein lightly. It may well be the case that Carla remains on the pool -- I can't tell from this statement released by Press Secretary Jay Carney -- but The Chronicle doesn't report that a threat was made without basis.
Here is the Carney statement:
"The San Francisco Chronicle violated the coverage rules that they -- and every other media outlet -- agreed to as part of joining the press pool for that event. If they thought the rules were too restrictive they should have raised that at the beginning. However, no reporters have been banned from covering future presidential events and the White House of course would have no problem including any reporter who follows the rules in pool-only events."
Here is editor Ward Bushee's response.
Sadly, we expected the White House to respond in this manner based on our experiences yesterday. It is not a truthful response. . . .
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
It is not a truthful response.Lies?
From the White House?
Say it ain't so!
Awwwwwwwwww....the media wienies will come around. They’ll go back to get another kick in the chops and say: “Thank you, Sir! May I have another? PLEASE??”
There are small cracks and breaks developing between the MSM and the WH recently. I think the the media lapdogs thought they would be given carte blanc to do whatever they wanted in return for spinning in favor of Obummer. Apparently they are not aware of how a totalitarian regime operates. Do as they say and that is final.
Plugs Biden locked some reporter in a closet.
Dems, they don’t need no stinkin’ laws, rules or standards of conduct. That stuff is for the little people.
Here is the Official White House position on this piddling little matter when We have so many more important matters to deal with: “The reports that the reporter who dissed me will be permanently excluded from further events are entirely, partially, somewhat, a bit incorrect. That Bi&*h knew that she wasn’t supposed to film ANYTHING that makes me look unpopular. She knew the rules going in. Having violated those rules, I forgive her, so long as she accepts Hope and Change from now on. As part of the H&C regimen, she must NEVER again post ANY reports that show me in a bad light, or with graying hair, or swatting a fly with my left hand, or having union thugs visit the White House. And Michele is completely off limits. And the bust of Winston Churchill is still not welcome here.
Threaten, intimidate, and then lie. Just another day in obama’s thugocracy.
In case Ms.Saunders drops by: This isn’t how obama treats the media. It’s how he treats everyone who doesn’t whoreship him. PS You’re obviously a racist for saying something negative about obama. /MSM meme...
Propaganda or nothing. Leftists despise dissent.
I never thought I would live to see the day when THIS would happen.
I sure wish it was. Trouble is, I suspect a lot of the MSM has battered wife syndrome.
BHO, the Islamic Nixon
They'll fall in line once they're issued their spiffy "Ministry of Public Enlightenment" uniforms.
We might expect the White House to treat Rush or Fox this way. But the SF Chronicle?
Frankly, Obama has been treating most of the liberal press like dirty, anyway, since coming into office. But just how much are they going to put up with?
Dems, they dont need no stinkin laws, rules or standards of conduct. That stuff is for the little people.
This is from the Wikipedia article about Nazi Propaganda. Substitute "Jews" for "Conservatives" and "radio" for "television" and you may get a glimpse of Obama's vision...
The Propaganda Ministry used many media to further the National Socialist message and maintain control over the people. Posters, newspapers, publishing, and the arts were all used and explicitly controlled by the Ministry.
Speeches were also used to great effect by the German Government. Goebbels commented on Hitler's first speech as Chancellor: "It will have great propaganda value...be used and viewed in cinemas for years to come...what an achievement." Just before Hitler delivered this speech Goebbels introduced him and used the opportunity to highlight the importance of propaganda. "It seems you cannot have a good government without good propaganda, but then, you can't have good propaganda without a good government. However, you cannot lie! We must never lie! It is the Jews who must be made to pay for their lies to our people! However, perhaps the most iconic speech of the whole second World War was also a product of the German Propaganda Ministry. Dr. Goebbels Sportpalast speech which was delivered after the German defeat at the Battle of Stalingrad was intended to build popular support for "total war." Hitler did make speeches over the radio but his speeches in person (i.e., the Nuremberg Rallies) were more effective uses of his oratorical skills.
"I consider radio to be the most modern and the most crucial instrument for influencing the masses.." was a famous and important quote from Goebbels. Radio was undoubtedly exploited to its full potential by the Nazis. Radio manufacturers received grants from the government to build cheaper receivers; these sets were manufactured so that they could not pick up foreign, non-Nazi broadcasts. In addition, criminal penalties were set in place for listening to non-German radio stations; by the height of World War II, persons in Nazi Germany or in lands under Nazi occupation could be executed for this act.
Carla Marinucci will get over it. She is one of them.
Is that you Barry? Still 3 puttin?
Since 2008, every time I see a documentary on Nazi Germany and Hitler, I am struck by the similarities between then and now and Hitler and Obama. The strange upbringings BHO and Hitler had, the personalities (and their disorders), etc. I am sure you know as well as I do all the many similarities of that time and this, right down to the media control and control of the people. Scary stuff and we need to get Hussein out of the White House using the ballot box in 2012. And no RINO will do, we need a real American who knows the danger of the path we are on. We cannot have “meet the new boss, same as the old boss” again.
(Preaching to the choir, I know!)
Not fair to Nixon.
Maybe you’re right here, but this is sounds like a pretty pissy editor at the SF paper. Might have his nose out of joint and not let go of this. It would be something to see if that paper turns on the hopey changey president.
Hee hee hee!
This is on Drudge.
Time will tell, Amigo. Time will tell.