Skip to comments.Editorial: Why Won’t Media Stand Up To White House?
Posted on 05/18/2011 5:02:36 PM PDT by Kaslin
Media: The Obama administration has picked another fight with a dissident newspaper, kicking the Boston Herald out of the press pool on an unprecedented claim that its coverage is unfair. Who died and elected them judge?
If the mainstream media had any gumption at all, they would vigorously protest the strange, new self-appointed arbiter of "fair" press coverage as an implicit threat to their own capacity to cover the news fairly.
What the White House has done by telling the Boston Herald it can no longer send a pool reporter to cover local campaign events on behalf of the media is another baby step toward state control of the media, using the carrot of access against the stick of exile.
Outside the likes of, say, Ecuador, this is a first.
As it stands, the Boston Herald is on its own, with its media colleagues in other organizations largely silent as a vindictive White House press office gets away with determining what's "fair."
It's not as if the Herald was making up stories as the New York Times or Washington Post have been caught doing. Its "crime" to the White House was an unrelated editorial decision to run former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's opinion piece on "the Obama misery index" on its front page two months ago.
Seems the newly self-appointed goons of "fairness" never noticed that what the former governor thinks is of particular interest to Massachusetts readers.
Nor did it notice that the Boston Herald has been unusually hard on Romney in both its news and editorial coverage in the past.
"What are you afraid of, Mr. President?" the Herald's Joe Battenfeld wrote.
It's part of an ever-widening pattern of media abuse.
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This cannot be a serious question.
Again, each hoping that the tiger will eat them LAST! What fools!
MSM: Its the rogue reporter that need to shape up, not Obama’s White House
Oh well. Obummer controls the media. Welcome to the new world order.
Phoebe Allen, the hummingbird, has one little baby ready to
ummm, because they been paid well - maybe?
Because they all have one common goal... communism (or Socialism, which is just communism-lite). The end justifies the means with those people.
First they came after our lightbulbs, and we said nothing, then they came after our potatoes, and then they.............(you fill in the blank).
In the end...its IS the job of We the People...and We will continue to be kicked in the teeth until we get serious about it...
Because 'George Soros & Friends' are signing the paychecks of both.
Haven’t you ever noticed just how hard it is to stand up after being on your knees so long? Just sayin’...
Remember when GWB did this, after he got hostile questioning from people like David Gregory and Helen Thomas on a daily basis? Remember how he banned them and disallowed access to ABC, and Hearst? And how the MSM screamed about censorship, and how GWB responded by whining about how “unfair” and “borderline racist” it was to question him about anything?
Why would the Mainstream Media stand up to their Messiah? That would be at least sacreligeous.