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Reporter Bob Franken Blasts Obama on MSNBC: ‘Most Hostile’ to Press 'in U.S. History'
Mediaite ^ | November 30, 2013 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 12/01/2013 9:26:39 AM PST by EveningStar

During a segment examining the complaints lodged by a group of photojournalists relating to how the White House manipulates public accounting of events by blocking independent photography, an MSNBC panel tore into President Barack Obama's handling of relations with the press.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bobfranken; freedomofthepress; msnbc; obama; whitehouse
Video at link.
1 posted on 12/01/2013 9:26:39 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

And the worse he acts, the more they (the press) worship him!


2 posted on 12/01/2013 9:30:24 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: EveningStar

It’s that “transparency” thing that makes the Obama regime so “hostile”. If MSNBC thinks it has it tough, imagine how FOX feels. The commie ‘RATS are always hammering FOX for putting out the truth about what is going on in that sewer up in D.C.


3 posted on 12/01/2013 9:36:23 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my health insurance policy?)
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To: EveningStar

Milbank is such a putz.


4 posted on 12/01/2013 9:38:56 AM PST by upchuck (I can't stand people that don't know the difference between 'your' and 'you're.' Their so stupid...)
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To: EveningStar

Three against one in favor of the people? What’s happening to MSNBC’s leftist credibility here?


5 posted on 12/01/2013 9:39:29 AM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: EveningStar

The MSM is feeling slighted because Obama doesn’t think they’re doing his propaganda well enough. Their feelings are hurt.


6 posted on 12/01/2013 9:41:53 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: EveningStar

No Christmas or Easter invites for him.. or any of the press.


7 posted on 12/01/2013 9:42:12 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: EveningStar

My post from an earlier thread:

Franken, you’ve got it backward. The MSM of today is the most butt-licking in U.S. history.

From before he was elected, you gave off all the signals that you would ignore what he wanted to be ignored and highlight what he wanted to be highlighted.

You remind me of the girlfriend that hangs on the mobster. Never make him look bad no matter what he does. Always make him look good no matter what he does. Always look up to him with a smile and adoring eyes. Always forgive him when he mistreats you. Always forgive his violence to you and others. Always do what he asks, no matter how repellant. Always allow yourself to be used as he pleases. And love it.

Admit it, Franken. I am right, you are wrong. What he does comes naturally. You guys have to work hard to ignore it. Once that is established, he can ignore you since you have surrendered control to him.

Then only way out, the only way to take back your self-respect, if you want, is to gang up on him and let him have it with everything you can dig up.

But you are chicken poop and won’t do it. Franken, you will stick with ‘going after absentee landlord’ type stories, the way you got your “investigative reporter” start in Cleveland. You were a much better reporter back then. Now you make me laugh to go crying on TV, the spurned lover. You should be embarrassed.

DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!


8 posted on 12/01/2013 9:43:26 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: EveningStar

OMG - three honest-to-God real journalists... who are totally starting to get it. The black woman journalist even suggested that for some of the off-the-record private (secret) meetings Obama has with journalists, that conservatives should be included. She also stood with photo-journalists who are sick of history being manipulated...

Thanks EveningStar for posting this... amazing that it was on MSNBC...


9 posted on 12/01/2013 9:45:22 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: JimRed

beaten wife syndrome. They will apologize for getting angry at him, then return to licking his shoes and folding his underwear.


11 posted on 12/01/2013 9:47:08 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: JimRed

Obama worship...

I get the feeling that is changing.
Reporters smell blood..scarlet billows start to spread.


12 posted on 12/01/2013 9:49:10 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: EveningStar

The White House photographer Pete Souza knows ALL about Barry’s relationship with Reggie Love. There’s a reason why Pete Souza is the only photographer allowed to take photos at Obama’s private events and his name is Reggie Love.


13 posted on 12/01/2013 9:49:22 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: EveningStar

Note to panel: IRS audit on the way.


14 posted on 12/01/2013 9:52:47 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: EveningStar
I really don't care for vids.

Might text be available?

15 posted on 12/01/2013 9:54:36 AM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Seaplaner

Voops, (with all due embarrassment) there is text at the link.


16 posted on 12/01/2013 9:55:51 AM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: EveningStar

The MSM press are frustrated that they “put out” in hopes of a “long term close relationship” with Obama and now they are being treated like a one night stand.


17 posted on 12/01/2013 9:59:07 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: tet68

Gearing up for Hillary’s abuse.


18 posted on 12/01/2013 9:59:09 AM PST by Old Yeller (Obama: A dark spot in this country's history.)
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To: EveningStar
"to gang up on him and let him have it with everything you can dig up."

... including an in-depth examination of that so-called "Birth Certificate."

19 posted on 12/01/2013 10:04:38 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: EveningStar

20 posted on 12/01/2013 10:06:48 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: tet68
Reporters smell blood..scarlet billows start to spread.

Sadly much of the MSM has fancy gloves, though...they'll see to it that there's never a trace of red if it could lead to impeachment.
21 posted on 12/01/2013 10:14:25 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Seaplaner
I'm searching for a complete transcript of that video segment. There probably is one, but I haven't found it yet.

There is a partial transcript here, but it's far from complete.

22 posted on 12/01/2013 10:17:02 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: JimRed
And the worse he acts, the more they (the press) worship him!

Beaten wife syndrome.

23 posted on 12/01/2013 10:20:16 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: FreeAtlanta

As you say...


24 posted on 12/01/2013 10:21:15 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: EveningStar

No one gives a damn about the press, Bob.


25 posted on 12/01/2013 10:33:02 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: EveningStar
The institutions of the family, the market, education, religion, the press, and government have traditionally been coexisting or competing sources of human authority, some, usually folks in government or religion, trying to control the others for their own benefit. But for utopian statists like Barry or Lenin or Stalin or Mao or Hitler or Muhammed (or even John Calvin who created the first totalitarian state in Geneva) who want to immanentize the eschaton, there can be no source of authority that is not directly and completely under their authority.

It is a mindset that is absolutely and completely contrary to everything our country was founded upon. There can be no accommodation with it that does not end with society being deeply wounded, perhaps mortally. In fact, the degree of accommodation to it is directly proportional to the degree of damage to be suffered from it. So when you hear "fundamental transformation" it means "complete destruction."

People should keep in mind that the founders declared independence from and fought a revolution against a level of government interference by England that was less than that of even the least intrusive of state or county governments today.
26 posted on 12/01/2013 10:59:55 AM PST by aruanan
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To: EveningStar

Don’t journalists like Bob Franken understand that it’s not enough for them to simply criticize Obama into the thin air? That they have a responsibility to expose Obama’s secrets to the public?

If Upton Sinclair had merely stood in front of Chicago’s meat-packing plants at the beginning of the 20th century criticizing their owners, we’d still be eating sausages filled with sawdust and mouse droppings. Instead, he went undercover into the plants and exposed their failings, which brought about reforms.

If all the media wants to do is present people criticizing Obama, they don’t have to pay journalists-in-name-only like Bob Franken to do so, they’d be better off interviewing much more colorful and interesting people in bars.


27 posted on 12/01/2013 11:21:55 AM PST by Bluestocking
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To: EveningStar

They just miss smelling the throne. They will still do The Won’s bidding without question.


28 posted on 12/01/2013 11:32:38 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: JimRed

Yep. Every now and then they complain just a little. Then it’s right back to the worshipping. I know some voters who are like that, too.


29 posted on 12/01/2013 11:45:46 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Steely Tom

Of course their feelings are hurt. Their knees are bleeding and their lips are blistered and 0bama is complaining that they don’t love him enough.


30 posted on 12/01/2013 12:28:58 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye
Of course their feelings are hurt. Their knees are bleeding and their lips are blistered and 0bama is complaining that they don’t love him enough.

LOL - good one Tiger...

Ever wonder if folks in the MSM know how those of us in the Hinterlands feel about them ... are they oblivious to the public?

31 posted on 12/01/2013 12:36:48 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: GOPJ
... are they oblivious to the public?

I think so. That and they think everyone in fly over country are uneducated hicks that can barely write their own names. To them our contempt confirms their superiority. It's the same mindset that fanatics have.

32 posted on 12/01/2013 1:08:46 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

To them our contempt confirms their superiority. It’s the same mindset that fanatics have.

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33 posted on 12/01/2013 2:09:22 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: GOPJ

Good article. Thanks for the link.


34 posted on 12/01/2013 2:36:46 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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