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With Axelrod At NBC, The Politicos Become The Press
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 20 Feb 2013 | Editorial

Posted on 02/21/2013 3:17:58 PM PST by IBD editorial writer

Press: As if media bias weren't troublesome enough, the ascent of President Obama's top strategist to a plum job at NBC creates an even bigger issue: that of the political establishment becoming the press. Where does it end?

In a way, the hiring of David Axelrod as "senior political analyst" providing commentary at NBC seems like a fool's errand from a business standpoint.

After all, the White House senior adviser has pretty much been giving NBC and other big media outlets commentary for free during the Obama administration, if the slavish pro-Obama media bias, as well as secretive media-political collaborations such as the "JournoList" listserv are any indication.

But we doubt this is really about Axelrod's "keen insights into the political process" or however the public relations department intends to market it.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: axelgrease; axelrod; liberalmedia; mediabias; msm; nbcnews
Media corruption reaches new heights as the politicos become the press itself.
1 posted on 02/21/2013 3:18:04 PM PST by IBD editorial writer
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To: IBD editorial writer

“Becoming” the press? Oh, we passed that milestone a long time ago. BTW...welcome back FR!!!!!!


2 posted on 02/21/2013 3:19:54 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: IBD editorial writer; neverdem; narses

But, does the national press itself complain?

Does it even notice? 8<)

Or does the “national press” hope that the “people hiring” will notice THEM?


3 posted on 02/21/2013 3:21:14 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: IBD editorial writer

It is official. They aren’t even trying anymore...


4 posted on 02/21/2013 3:25:13 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

The MSM is the number one enemy we are facing as a people. Everything must be done to discredit and weaken it.


5 posted on 02/21/2013 3:29:24 PM PST by AdaGray (squi)
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To: IBD editorial writer

This is one reason why fewer people watch NBC than Univision.


6 posted on 02/21/2013 3:33:59 PM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: IBD editorial writer
Media corruption reaches new heights as the politicos become the press itself.

And NBC hits new lows as more people watch Univision than NBC

Forget about MisSNBC

7 posted on 02/21/2013 3:57:51 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: IBD editorial writer

I’m not sure what the problem is. Tony Snow bounced back and forth between the White House under both Bushes and guest hosting for Rush. Dana Perino is still working as a Fox commentator. The relationship between the press and former White House staffers has been around for 50 years.


8 posted on 02/21/2013 4:12:03 PM PST by Lord Azrael
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I find it rather stupid actually. Axelrod is the epitome of the slimiest Chicago underbelly and having his mug out there is going to turn off the few remaining fence sitters.
9 posted on 02/21/2013 4:53:24 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

People claim the MSM are the Propaganda Wing of the Democrat Party.

No - exactly opposite!

The Democrat Party is the Political Wing of the MSM.

The best paid, most articulate, most creative, and most passionate political activists in America work for the MSM.


10 posted on 02/21/2013 6:28:42 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Lord Azrael

Are you serious, newbie? David Axelrod is the senior political operative for Barack Obama. He is well known in Chicagoa as a communist, raised by communist parents. He is still active behind the scenes for Obama. He is as slimy as they come, having worked to force open Obama opponent’s divorce records and such to help Obama steal elections in Illinois. Dana Perino and the late Tony Snow are not even in the same zip code of political sleaziness or operations as David Axelrod.


11 posted on 02/22/2013 9:04:04 AM PST by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: astounded

Where in my reply does it say “I <3 David Axelrod?” I was making a perfectly valid comparison about media figures moving back and forth between the White House and news organizations. Give your outrage a rest, and don’t forget to take your Lopressor.


12 posted on 03/02/2013 7:47:54 PM PST by Lord Azrael
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