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Obama blackout urged as press fights for right to cover White House (Reggie Love's fault?)
Examiner ^ | 11/22/13 | Devonia Smith

Posted on 12/18/2013 5:42:29 AM PST by jimbo123

"Please, no pictures, no autographs," used to be a cocky way of announcing to friends and family that something special had made you a big star for a day. Now it sounds as if President Obama has taken the joke seriously. Mainstream news organizations are fed up.

According to an article published on Nov. 21, 2013, by McClatchy DC, a group of the largest news organizations lodged a complaint about how the White House continues to block the press. A blackout of Obama photos, unless taken by real news photographers, is being organized.

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Arguably, that kind of photo control surrounded President's under-reported vacation he enjoyed alone with Reggie Love last February. The vacation followed Love's resignation as “deputy political director” to Mr. Obama after compromising photos of Love engaging in homosexual acts had been widely circulated on the web.

Since it has long been rumored that press corps whispers of a homosexual relationship between Love and Obama were spreading, it is unlikely the press was surprised when they found themselves banned from covering the vacation. Perhaps this is a case of the White House being afraid the press would deliberately attempt to take provocative photos that might ignite further suspicions something more was going on in the Obama, Love relationship than mere friendship.

Regardless, the press was reported to be "furious" that their access was blocked that weekend.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barackobama; petesouza; reggielove; whphotographer

1 posted on 12/18/2013 5:42:29 AM PST by jimbo123
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Without strict control of the picture taking press - it’s likely that someone is going to catch Obama giving head to one of his man friends.


2 posted on 12/18/2013 5:46:43 AM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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3 posted on 12/18/2013 5:47:23 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: jimbo123

The press are idiots.

They covered up for him and now they think that by lodging some juvenile “letter of protest” they will be let back onto the furniture.

This is a war, press, man up, if any of you press are still men. This is going to take real courage, if you presstitutes can scrounge up any.


4 posted on 12/18/2013 5:49:03 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: jimbo123

Basically, this is a threat to “out” the President. Long time coming IMHO.


5 posted on 12/18/2013 5:50:42 AM PST by glorgau
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To: jimbo123

Just stop reporting on him.

Don’t go to prss briefings.

Don’t cover any appearances.

Make him invisible for a week.


6 posted on 12/18/2013 5:51:15 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: jimbo123

Did they say “blackout?”


7 posted on 12/18/2013 5:53:53 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: yldstrk

0 likes to walk around the WH with his horns uncovered; they’re cramping his style.


8 posted on 12/18/2013 5:56:14 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: yldstrk

> This is a war, press, man up, if any of you press are still men. This is going to take real courage, if you presstitutes can scrounge up any.

They got used like cheap whores and now they’re getting treated like chep whores and they don’t like it.


9 posted on 12/18/2013 5:57:46 AM PST by jsanders2001
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10 posted on 12/18/2013 5:59:47 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: maine yankee

Just stop reporting on him.

Don’t go to prss briefings.

Don’t cover any appearances.

Make him invisible for a week.


If they were to do that his Narcissism would just come back even stronger ie. — “How DARE you ignore me!”


11 posted on 12/18/2013 6:00:07 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: jimbo123

The press has been regurgitating DNC talking points for many years. Journalists are useful idiots: along with Upper West Siders, college professors, Hollywood celebrities, race pimps, rappers, and...

the Republican Establishment.


12 posted on 12/18/2013 6:23:04 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: jimbo123

BookMark


13 posted on 12/18/2013 6:24:25 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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...the White House continues to block the press.

Well, the "press" should just make up sh*t and print or report it! I mean, they're already doing that, so this should be an easy fix!

14 posted on 12/18/2013 6:59:58 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks jimbo123.

White House photographer Pete Souza snaps, defends against critics calling his work ‘propaganda’
NY Daily News | 12/16/13 | LESLIE LARSON
Posted on 12/18/2013 8:54:11 AM by jimbo123
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3102899/posts


15 posted on 12/18/2013 7:01:09 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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We’ve seen the pics of Michelle glaring at the Danish prime Minister. Are there any pics of Michelle glaring at Reggie?


16 posted on 12/18/2013 7:47:44 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: maine yankee
Make him invisible for a week.

Oh, I wouldn't do that. I'd still write stories, but I'd use a lot of conjecture--kinda like they do with Republican Presidents.

The Obama administration, for the third straight day, continues to stonewall about the goings' on in the White House. Many in Congress are calling for investigations at the highest level, as the White House remains silent. Can impeachment proceedings be far off?

One can only hope.

17 posted on 12/18/2013 7:50:44 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: jimbo123; sickoflibs; Liz; MrB; Mr. K; abb
... it has long been rumored that press corps whispers of a homosexual relationship between Love and Obama were spreading, it is unlikely the press was surprised when they found themselves banned from covering the vacation.

This article isn't a 'whisper'. Seems the press is getting ready to play hardball... and not the suck-up kind made famous by Chris Matthews.

Hats off to a press that's reached down and discovered they have a pair...

18 posted on 12/18/2013 8:32:22 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: GOPJ

down or around?


19 posted on 12/18/2013 8:37:43 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: jimbo123

News organizations have just learned where their place is so obey or else.
Just the price for one who opts to live on their knees.


20 posted on 12/18/2013 9:10:38 AM PST by Vaduz
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“Hats off to a press that’s reached down and discovered they have a pair...”

Too little too late. They are just making room for Hillary’s run in 2016.


21 posted on 01/05/2014 12:14:34 AM PST by Bizhvywt
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To: Bizhvywt

I had to check if this was the Onion... holy cats, the press just outed zero.


22 posted on 01/05/2014 12:21:27 AM PST by txhurl
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