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Critics: Obama’s media snub ‘troubling’
Boston Herald ^ | May 19, 2011 | Jessica Heslam

Posted on 05/18/2011 10:22:26 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

The White House is engaging in a “troubling” pattern of heavy-handed dealings with the press, media critics said after yesterday’s news that the Boston Herald was frozen out of full access to a presidential visit to its home city.

“It’s always troubling when you have the administration deciding what’s fair in the media or what is unfair because that clearly does create a situation where they are trying to select the coverage that they’re going to receive,” said Boston University College of Communication dean Tom Fiedler, who covered the White House as a reporter for the Miami Herald.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; bostonherald; censorship; cultureofcorruption; fairness; freepress; media; obama
Nice!

From the article:

BU communication professor Tobe Berkovitz said that in an age of complacent press, “the Herald should be honored that at least they’re not a sycophant and a lap dog for the White House.” He added that the White House is “obsessed” with supportive media outlets.

“It’s par for the course for this White House,” Berko-vitz said of the Herald snub

1 posted on 05/18/2011 10:22:29 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Lovers’ quarrel.


2 posted on 05/18/2011 10:24:12 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: ConservativeStatement

And to think Palin was voluntarily interviewed by the slimy Katie Couric.

But Obama won’t have any of that with conservatives or even moderates who disagree with his failed policies...no sir.


3 posted on 05/18/2011 10:26:06 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: ConservativeStatement

And yet, they still drool at his feet.


4 posted on 05/18/2011 10:27:53 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

So it was fine when he snubbed the American citizens he’s supposed to serve. It was even ‘fine’ when he snubbed those putting their lives on the line and serving in the military - but what’s really ‘troubling’ is when he snubs the MSM!!!!


5 posted on 05/18/2011 10:30:40 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: All

Boston Herald had a 2010 circulation of over 124K. I guess Obama doesn’t care about those readers.


6 posted on 05/18/2011 10:36:02 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama will be president until 2017.)
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To: Gene Eric

Not a lovers’ quarrel but part of a well-known, historically documented program to restrict the ability of certain news outlets to function properly.

It is known as the “Salami tactic” and was developed by Italian Communist strategist, Togliatti, and put into devastating effect by Ho Chi Minh when he systematicaly deciminated the “coalition government” (Lien Viet) in 1945-46. This included wiping out the Nationalists (Kuomingtang), the Trotskyite communists, Cao Dai, and smaller parties.

You eliminate your enemies one at a time, like slicing off a piece of salami from the whole one. Over time, you end up with a piece the size you want, and the rest is trashed.

Obama’s media/communications czars are communists and this is the culmination of their advice (It also follows the Saul Alinsky, Cloward-Piven and George Soros game plans). The attacks on Fox News, the “net neutrality” sham, the use of selective media asskissers to promote White House programs and propaganda, the hiring of flaks and hacks from the MSM, etc. are all part and parcel of this approach.

“Transparency”, a hallmark of Obama’s election campaign, turned out to be another lie, along with the scores of others he has racked up. If you don’t believe me, go to Time, Newsweek, NYT, WP and see if they have ever created a list of “tranparency promises” by topic (WH visitor logs, Signing Orders, off-site secret meetings not logged in, etc) that have been violated by Comrade Obama.

After you search for these “unicorns”, you will understand what I’m talking about.


7 posted on 05/18/2011 10:37:06 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: ConservativeStatement
Obama and entourage arrive in Boston for Democrat fundraiser


8 posted on 05/18/2011 10:46:22 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)
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To: Gene Eric

NOoooo Say it ain’t So !!
Could it come to a Divorce?
Film at 11:00
grab a box of pop corn


9 posted on 05/18/2011 11:01:53 PM PDT by MtnMan101 (THE PROBLEM WITH SOCIALISUM IS THAT YOU EVENTUALLY RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY)
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To: Gene Eric

Lovers’ quarrel.


May be true but the Boston Hearld is not nearly the liberal lap dog like the Boston Globe.


10 posted on 05/18/2011 11:03:48 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Awww ain’t it nice when they see his true colors? lol I love it!


11 posted on 05/18/2011 11:30:12 PM PDT by ASouthernGrl (Call me crazy but that man in the WH is illegal)
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To: ConservativeStatement
The prisoners in the Gulags cried when they found out Stalin died.

All will be forgiven, no worries.

12 posted on 05/18/2011 11:32:37 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Why does Obama keep making his water all over his media pals without fear of losing them?

Because he can.


13 posted on 05/18/2011 11:57:33 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Every day we now throw away things people will kill for after TEOTWAWKI)
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To: ConservativeStatement

bookmark


14 posted on 05/19/2011 12:12:07 AM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
"frozen out of full access to a presidential visit to its home city."

Things must be bad for Obama since he has to worry about a visit to its home city, to take this kind of action against the press.

I mean - His home city!

When you visit your home city what could possibly go wrong that you don't want the press to report?

15 posted on 05/19/2011 1:15:18 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama can't see something pure like the truth without wanting to abort it.)
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To: Allegra
I guess multiple elements of he MSM thought they were going to get a quid-pro-quo from the Obama once he was elected. By not doing the traditional job of the fourth estate, thoroughly vetting political candidates, they expected favors later.

Again, a case where the medial ignored history even when history slapped them in the face. It was less than a decade ago that CNN admitted that they knew what was going inside Sadam’s Iraq but elected not to report it so they could maintain a presence in Iraq.

Isn't Obama’s actions very similar to Sadam’s?

16 posted on 05/19/2011 3:59:08 AM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Nixonian! The white house is in increasingly targeting unfavorable media either directly or through its minions like Media Matters. There is a distasteful pattern of attempted manipulation - from removing cameras at events, strong arming a reporter for negative comments about Michelle to a boycott of Fox. These leftists are playing hardball and the squeamish rinos better hit back twice as hard and not let these idiots shape the message!


17 posted on 05/19/2011 4:09:17 AM PDT by databoss
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To: databoss

Ping for later reading


18 posted on 05/19/2011 4:19:48 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: ConservativeStatement

Could it just be that the media “shoe” is now on the other foot and pinches? I hope that they go after Obama hammer and tongs.


19 posted on 05/19/2011 4:22:32 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: boycott

boycott wrote: “... the Boston Herald is not nearly the liberal lap dog like the Boston Globe”.

..... speaking as a resident of greater Boston, I can confirm that.


20 posted on 05/19/2011 4:26:08 AM PDT by Senator John Blutarski (The progress of government: republic, democracy, technocracy, bureaucracy, plutocracy, kleptocracy,)
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To: Nip
Isn't Obama’s actions very similar to Sadam’s?

When I start seeing gas stations with Obama's name and logo on them, Saddam is the one who comes to mind.

21 posted on 05/19/2011 6:28:17 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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