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New Book Claims Journalists 'Swooned' Over Obama During Off The Record Bar Visit Last Year
NewsBusters.org ^ | January 19, 2013 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 01/19/2013 7:06:33 PM PST by Kaslin

As NewsBusters has been reporting for years, there is no objective press anymore - only sycophants gushing and fawning over the political leaders they agree with and admire.

More evidence of this came Friday from the Washington Examiner's Charlie Spiering who shared with readers some startling observations in Buzzfeed reporter Michael Hastings' new book including journalists swooning over Barack Obama at an off-the-record event held at a bar in Orlando, Florida, last year:

“The behavior of the assembled press corps was telling. Everyone, myself included, swooned. Swooned! Head over heels. One or two might have even lost their minds,” Hastings writes, as each reporter had a chance to speak personally with the president. “We were all, on some level, deeply obsessed with Obama, crushing hard, still a little love there. This was nerd heaven, a politico’s paradise, the subject himself moving among us — shaking our hands, slapping our shoulders!”

Against the wishes of the president and those assembled, Hastings reported at the time that the event took place without divulging the details. He was subsequently admonished for doing so:

“The fear was that the White House would collectively punish all of us by revoking the already limited access or, worse, Obama might never come down and hang out with us again,” Hastings writes.

Campaign spokesperson Jen Psaki, Hastings notes, was furious and angrily phoned his editor Ben Smith for publishing details of the event. In response, the Obama campaign banished him from the campaign plane for a week.

And this is the state of journalism today.

Is it any wonder that the public is so woefully informed about pressing issues facing the nation or that a president can easily win re-election with unemployment at almost eight percent?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; collusion; dnctalkingpoints; howtostealanelection; kneepadbrigade; mediabias; pathetic; yellowjournalism; zogbyism

1 posted on 01/19/2013 7:06:37 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Conmmunist Collusion


2 posted on 01/19/2013 7:13:09 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower.)
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To: Kaslin
a president can easily win re-election with unemployment at almost eight percent?

Eh, more like 12. Maybe 15. Can I get a 20?
3 posted on 01/19/2013 7:13:36 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Kaslin

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”

“Socialists think profits are a vice; I consider losses the real vice.”


4 posted on 01/19/2013 7:24:20 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kaslin

The hero (Zero) worship here is so gay it’s embarrassing. Obama and his lawyer acolytes mentioned here are so lightweight and so vicious. They all make their livings on words. They try to dominate via words, Obama brainwashing the sheeple via repetition and demogougery


5 posted on 01/19/2013 7:25:45 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

It really does seem to be almost sexual in nature. I just don’t get it.


6 posted on 01/19/2013 7:28:59 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Kaslin

I guess like the German “press” did in the 1930s


7 posted on 01/19/2013 7:30:22 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Kaslin

AB-NORMAL!!!


9 posted on 01/19/2013 7:39:02 PM PST by Twinkie (JOHN 3:16)
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To: ClearCase_guy

sick sick sick


10 posted on 01/19/2013 8:05:14 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Twinkie
AB-NORMAL!!!


11 posted on 01/19/2013 8:34:46 PM PST by Fido969
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To: Kaslin

Nepotism, all these media types are children of parents who either worked or knew somebody who knew somebody in the media, just like Hollywierd, birds of a feather flock together, they all think alike, trust fund kids who are free to choose a career as a protester if the media is not their thing.


12 posted on 01/19/2013 8:43:10 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: Kaslin

The anti Christ phenonenum. This doesn’t happen in a void. Demons inspire these people to worship a false Christ. They are given unbelievable feelings regarding Obama. It’s a power that demons possess when they are have been allowed to take up residence in people’s souls. Be very careful everyone not to be seduced by them, because their seducing powers are great, and can be very addicting.


13 posted on 01/19/2013 9:27:45 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Bellflower

I agree. And the Clintons are right there with him. As are all the democrats and most of the republicans.


14 posted on 01/19/2013 10:25:58 PM PST by Terry Mross (People who hate me read my posts and get angry. Yet they can't look away. hee hee)
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To: Kaslin
Who would need to buy a book that says the media wanted to
F*** Obama? The lust affair is obvious. Obama and all his teeny bopper followers have turned me against the media and Hollywood because I realize they were using my money to eventually banish me to the rice paddies.
15 posted on 01/19/2013 10:32:23 PM PST by funfan
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To: Bellflower

It’s almost as if there are forces of darkness and light waging a spiritual war in the world, eh?


16 posted on 01/19/2013 11:11:54 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: CitizenUSA
It’s almost as if there are forces of darkness and light waging a spiritual war in the world, eh?

Yea, it's weird like that ain't it?

17 posted on 01/20/2013 2:31:20 AM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Bellflower
BTTT.

You've made a major point. Makes sense.

18 posted on 01/20/2013 8:47:01 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: andyk

“Eh, more like 12. Maybe 15. Can I get a 20?”
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Sure, can I get a he didn’t ACTUALLY win?


19 posted on 01/20/2013 12:19:41 PM PST by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: ClearCase_guy; dennisw
It really does seem to be almost sexual in nature. I just don’t get it.

It is sexual in nature. It is the nexus of the homoerotic and white guilt. Powerful stuff. Also old stuff. I think the MSM instinctively knows this guy is gay and that therefore they are duty-bound to back him up 100%.

As far as WE are concerned, IMNSVHO, we gotta get off Obama and onto a PLAN. A PROGRAM. And find a LEADER that can sell it to the low-info majority.

20 posted on 01/20/2013 8:36:06 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (Say, what the hell happened to Reggie Love? Who's in the playroom with Barry now?)
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To: Kaslin

I’d like to meet him in person just to tell him to go screw himself.


21 posted on 01/21/2013 5:54:22 AM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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