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Attkisson: Media Now ‘Sounding the Alarm’ on WH Muzzling Them
MEDIAite ^ | May 2nd, 2014 | Josh Feldman

Posted on 05/02/2014 4:21:24 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike

Sharyl Attkisson spoke with Philadelphia radio host Dom Giordano Friday about the latest Benghazi news and how she believes that the media is slowly becoming more interested in covering the story and “sounding the alarm” about the press restrictions being imposed by the Obama administration, in spite of their early pledge to be the most transparent administration.

Attkisson said this week’s big Benghazi revelations aren’t necessarily new information, but now there an “appetite for the information” in the mainstream press that wasn’t there before. She pointed out how there are journalists from every news organization starting to speak out on how much they’re being muzzled by the White House.

“They were sounding the alarm. These were reporters from The New York Times and many other places saying that the Obama Administration is imposing unprecedented restrictions on the media and this is something we need to be very concerned about.” Attkisson said the climate under the Obama administration “has not been good for investigative journalism” and the journalists who were hoping for a more transparent White House are now openly saying “this is worse for transparency than the Bush administration.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: attkisson; media; msm; obama; obamalies
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1 posted on 05/02/2014 4:21:24 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Most journalists are liberal. But, if the public gets aroused, they’ll write what sells.


2 posted on 05/02/2014 4:23:39 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I hope you’re correct.
I view the journ-0-lists as functional members of the regime and unlikely to defect.


3 posted on 05/02/2014 4:25:17 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Like sharks in the water sensing blood.


4 posted on 05/02/2014 4:26:36 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Meanwhile the media is smelling blood in the water and can’t be seen as having covered for The Won any more than they already have...


5 posted on 05/02/2014 4:27:10 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Most journalists are liberal. But, if the public gets aroused, they’ll write what sells.

Disagree only with second sentence. Liberalism is as strong a religion as Obama's.
6 posted on 05/02/2014 4:27:38 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Journolista’s need to understand; if true tyranny comes their usfule purpose will have been served. They will be the first to go.


7 posted on 05/02/2014 4:27:45 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Racists.


8 posted on 05/02/2014 4:28:32 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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9 posted on 05/02/2014 4:28:48 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Attkisson just told Greta in an interview confirming that Obama knows who did it and where they are.


10 posted on 05/02/2014 4:29:03 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

“Most journalists are liberal. But, if the public gets aroused, they’ll write what sells.”

I always mull that question around, but I bet what we might be seeing here is the media turning on a lame duck president a little early, their loyalties moving to the next candidate(of course, always a democrat)


11 posted on 05/02/2014 4:30:23 PM PDT by willywill
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To: Ghost of SVR4

Probably the first ones Stalin killed


12 posted on 05/02/2014 4:30:32 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The ‘media’ wanted totalitarianism....they got it.


13 posted on 05/02/2014 4:30:47 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

Their sense of self importance is far to great for them to conceive of that. When they are standing up against a wall and getting the blindfold put on, most will still believe that it’s some sort of mistake, cant be happening because Herr Leader loves them.


14 posted on 05/02/2014 4:31:21 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Major Garrett of CBS asked Jay Carney a lot of tough questions the other day, however none of it was shown on See B.S. evening news.


15 posted on 05/02/2014 4:31:59 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Resettozero
Liberalism is as strong a religion as Obama's.

Yes, but it is an unprincipled religion. They'll follow the money for a while if public revulsion is too great, but return to liberalism as soon as the coast is clear.

16 posted on 05/02/2014 4:34:40 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: forgotten man
"cant we talk about something else...like maybe ..shadow puppets?"...Bela Pelosi May 2 2014






17 posted on 05/02/2014 4:35:44 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Tell it to Anna Politkovskaya, and don’t think the CPUSA currently in control in DC aren’t capable of the same activities.


18 posted on 05/02/2014 4:36:17 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: eyedigress

will obama be so transparent as to go after the perps to lower the heat, just like clinton lobbed missiles on the eve of his impeachment


19 posted on 05/02/2014 4:36:56 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Barack Obama is mere months away from being utterly useless to the Demonrat party...except as an anchor on their asses...poor Barry...


20 posted on 05/02/2014 4:39:30 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: nascarnation

Agree. They won’t risk promotions, cocktail parties, and possible work for this regime or the next.


21 posted on 05/02/2014 4:41:35 PM PDT by Jacquerie (By their oaths, it is the duty of state legislators to invoke Article V.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

22 posted on 05/02/2014 4:41:59 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Reminds me of the parable of dropping a frog in a pot of boiling water vs a cold one where the heat is slowly turned up. In other words: their whining is too little too late


23 posted on 05/02/2014 4:44:00 PM PDT by llevrok (F the government)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

“They’ll follow the money for a while if public revulsion is too great, but return to liberalism as soon as the coast is clear.”

If the heat gets turned up enough they will treat Obama as an aberration never giving up the cause. Remember they never give up on communism they just think it hasn’t been done right yet, forever holding out hope.


24 posted on 05/02/2014 4:51:12 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Here’s what’s really happening. Reporters know there’s a good chance a Republican will be the next President - and they’ll have to switch from being gullible lapdogs to pit bulls.

If they did it overnight even the idiots on the left would see it... so they’ll ‘discover’ they need to ask real questions... but the discovery will be slow while a dem is still in office...

Shame on the press.


25 posted on 05/02/2014 4:52:55 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I don’t believe for a second the media is becoming more interested in reporting this story. They simply understand that it has moved into a new phase and to limit the damage to obama they have to move with it. They will now try to deflect attention to low level functionaries and failing that throw a bigger fish under the bus.


26 posted on 05/02/2014 4:56:03 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
return to liberalism as soon as the coast is clear.

or there is an election in the next few weeks.

27 posted on 05/02/2014 4:59:19 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: Hotlanta Mike
The MSM will take small interest in Benghazi, but soon will be back “reporting” White House talking points and defending Obama. If Bush had done this the MSM would be in a feeding frenzy demanding his resignation. With Obama they will not hold him accountable.
28 posted on 05/02/2014 5:03:48 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Pearls Before Swine
“Most journalists are liberal. But, if the public gets aroused, they’ll write what sells”

Maybe, but Newspapers are being propped up, they are broke. The Marxist are shifting profits around from the TV media hoping to hold off the scourge of the Right.

29 posted on 05/02/2014 5:04:25 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: GOPJ
Here’s what’s really happening. Reporters know there’s a good chance a Republican will be the next President - and they’ll have to switch from being gullible lapdogs to pit bulls.

If they did it overnight even the idiots on the left would see it... so they’ll ‘discover’ they need to ask real questions... but the discovery will be slow while a dem is still in office...

Shame on the press.


Well, this hadn't occurred to me before. You are right. Definitely, FR is a valuable source for discourse and opinion-sharing.
30 posted on 05/02/2014 5:06:31 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Hotlanta Mike

If I were a member of the liberal press at some point you would resent how you are being treated, spied on and would return fire.

Liberals are self righteous and have egos. This White House has been acting like their enemy and at some point they will IMO go for actual reporting.


31 posted on 05/02/2014 5:14:20 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The media is in the back pocket of this fascist regime AND THEY ARE RIGHT WHERE THEY WANT TO BE. They will NEVER TURN THEIR BACK ON THEIR OWN. After all, THEY ARE NOT REPUBLICANS.


32 posted on 05/02/2014 5:16:53 PM PDT by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


33 posted on 05/02/2014 5:35:12 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: A CA Guy
Don't count on that.

That would require a firm belief in a minimal competency level degree of professionalism, not currently evident.

Better to ping pong all around the Internet yourself, and gather available facts yourself.

The professional liberals melt when exposed to facts.

34 posted on 05/02/2014 5:36:22 PM PDT by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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To: willywill

That is what this was all about!
To cover zero during the campaign and pave the way for the beast. it is That simple!


35 posted on 05/02/2014 5:41:56 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: sarasmom

The MSM is getting ready to sacrifice Kerry to protect Hillary. Everyone knows it and are just waiting for Obama to figure out how to reward Kerry for his courageous service while making sure Hillary is unscathed.

In other words, Kerry has to be guaranteed a spot in Hillary’s cabinet. Maybe secretary of defense.


36 posted on 05/02/2014 5:54:32 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: sarasmom

The MSM is getting ready to sacrifice Kerry to protect Hillary. Everyone knows it and are just waiting for Obama to figure out how to reward Kerry for his courageous service while making sure Hillary is unscathed.

In other words, Kerry has to be guaranteed a spot in Hillary’s cabinet. Maybe secretary of defense.


37 posted on 05/02/2014 5:55:31 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Except for her, precious few others from the alphabet news, Fox and conservative radio, the rest of them can step off. I don’t care how many bandwagoneers come on board now...they were derelict and deceitful to the American public. May they rot.


38 posted on 05/02/2014 5:58:29 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Bump


39 posted on 05/02/2014 5:58:58 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: nascarnation

Me too!


40 posted on 05/02/2014 6:00:34 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: dontreadthis

I thought the same thing when I heard the Greta interview. Not so sure I trust Sharyl Attkisson, she seems to me to be a bit too tight in her interviews.


41 posted on 05/02/2014 6:16:48 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: forgotten man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vin_GNFR6g&list=PLUJToACYkAz3bSm0JXcCnOH0wNVCwd_gd

A compilation of Major Garrett/Carney videos. Apparently Major Garrett is not afraid.


42 posted on 05/02/2014 6:18:54 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Hotlanta Mike

It’s a few years to later to save America from some terrible times, if it’s even sincere. I’m concerned that this is a complicit media election strategy.


43 posted on 05/02/2014 6:27:20 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Too late. So-called journalists have willingly worn the WH muzzle for over 5 years because he was their guy.


44 posted on 05/02/2014 6:30:50 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Most journalists are liberal. But, if the public gets aroused, they’ll write what sells.

After six years of the liberal lamestream media on their knees worshipping Obama while performing fellatio on him, there's no way in hell I'll ever believe the media finally "gets it" and starts reporting the truth.

The liberal lamestream media's behavior these past six years are EXACTLY why I say the media MUST be the first casualty when the revolution starts. The only way the truth is told is if they're six feet under.

45 posted on 05/02/2014 6:51:04 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: A CA Guy

I think you’re right. This WH has been insulting even to the lap-dog press, and the pressies are stinging from the kicks and contempt it’s given them. Maybe payback is coming...


46 posted on 05/02/2014 7:09:11 PM PDT by livius
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Their sense of self importance is far to great . . .

BINGO! The same pertains to the power they associate with public office. The corruption is immense. The love of money is very much in play as well. To the extent these people forget what public service is about, they will run themselves and everyone around them into the ground. It will not be pretty when they fall, and they WILL fall.

47 posted on 05/02/2014 7:20:40 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: molson209
Probably the first ones Stalin killed

Yep - right after the lawyers...

48 posted on 05/02/2014 7:25:00 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The media won’t mind crucifying Obama, as they did Carter. The reason is that they are making beralism look bad (Clintin got a pass because of the Reagan economic miracle made him look successful in the eyes of the average dip$hit). Their first allegiance is to their religion of totalitarianism, and Obama’s failures will be blamed in hm, not the ideology. Remember, what made Carter a crap president was not his character, but his willingness to implement a failed political ideology.


49 posted on 05/02/2014 7:31:22 PM PDT by Blue Devil Reaganite (W61.68XD When the doctor has to tell you to stop phlucking that duck, again.)
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To: Ghost of SVR4
Journolista’s need to understand; if true tyranny comes their useful purpose will have been served. They will be the first to go.

That is exactly what Lenin and Stalin did in Russia and what became the Soviet Union. Once there usefulness was no longer needed, they were eliminated. The lucky ones were shot. The unlucky worked for years in the Gulag and then died.

There are two books that everyone should read but unfortunately are not. The books are 1984 by George Orwell and The Gulag Archipelago by Alexander Solzhenitsyn. These two books will make absolutely clear what has happened in our nation since President Franklin Delanor Roosevelt to our present President Barrack Obama.

Although both were of similar thought there is one huge difference. Roosevelt was a patriot but also a fool. Obama is not a patriot nor is he a fool.

50 posted on 05/02/2014 9:14:10 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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