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Chuck Todd: The White House Bubble (MSM waking up?)
MSNBC ^ | February 13, 2009 | Chuck Todd

Posted on 02/13/2009 3:11:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Obviously, I'm one of the newbies here in the White House press corps, so maybe I'm unfamiliar with the ways of how this place works. I have to say, nothing is more frustrating than covering an actual event here at the White House if you at all believe in anything remotely having to do with the First Amendment.

For instance, today, the president gave a speech in the East Room to the business council, an audience of dozens of CEOs and major business leaders in America. As per usual, we're allowed to watch the event behind a ropeline. Ok, standard procedure for any event for any candidate, let alone a president. But unlike public events, here at the White House, when the event ends, we get no access to the audience unless the audience happens to amble up to the ropeline and chat with the press.

Today, it was so bad that we were kept behind closed doors so that these CEOs and other business leaders could leave without accidentally mingling with us poor press peons. Once the CEOs were clear and escorted downstairs, then we were let out of our East Room pen. And it's not like we could rush over to the east side of the White House and find anyone left to interview about their role on this business council. By the time, a member of the press leaves out the one exit they can come in and out of, those guys and gals would be history. I'm sure most of them had cars at the ready to quickly get them to their next meeting.

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Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas, Chuck.
1 posted on 02/13/2009 3:11:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, they aren’t waking up. They may get their nose out-of-join now and then, but they still worship the ground Bambi walks on. Remember, 90% or more of them are D’s.


2 posted on 02/13/2009 3:14:57 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When your candidate lip-syncs his way through 2 years of a campaign they’re certainly not going to start revealing the recording process.


3 posted on 02/13/2009 3:15:08 PM PST by relictele
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t overestimate the MSM. Chucky will be fine once he has another glass of kool-aide.


4 posted on 02/13/2009 3:15:21 PM PST by dr_who
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like the way the whisked the USS Cole families out.


5 posted on 02/13/2009 3:15:22 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The press members need to be treated like the elite they are—self-esteem trumps even their leftism.


6 posted on 02/13/2009 3:15:39 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life Capitalist American Atheist and Free-Speech Junkie)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Remind me to tell you sometime how broken up I am over this.


7 posted on 02/13/2009 3:15:40 PM PST by patj
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
"Chuck Todd: The White House Bubble" (MSM waking up?)"


8 posted on 02/13/2009 3:16:21 PM PST by musicman (Until I see a REAL C.O.L.B. BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas, Chuck."

And by the raggedy nature of that goatee, I bet Chuck has plenty of fleas.

9 posted on 02/13/2009 3:16:37 PM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The MSM can’t expose BO. They expose BO, they expose themselves.


10 posted on 02/13/2009 3:16:45 PM PST by skeeter
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To: anniegetyourgun

Exactly. They may quibble when their worship isn’t rewarded by getting the story, but they are still Hussein’s choir.


11 posted on 02/13/2009 3:17:37 PM PST by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
ah Chuck, obviously someones playing a joke on you...you didn't get the memo or you didn't attend MSNBC’s mini school on BS tossing
12 posted on 02/13/2009 3:18:29 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: skeeter
Watch your back, Chuck.

Oh, and update the resume.

13 posted on 02/13/2009 3:19:45 PM PST by HoosierHawk (Democrats - Looting American citizens for generations to come.)
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To: skeeter

One day they are going to wake up and find jackbooted thugs taking over their precious networks.


14 posted on 02/13/2009 3:20:03 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (History does repeat itself. This is Ceasar and the Roman Senate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Chuck, this is the change you believed in - sucka.


15 posted on 02/13/2009 3:20:25 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
First of all, the phrase “finally waking up” in reference to the mainstream media's support of the Obama administration is completely inappropriate, in my opinion.

The media is not “asleep” with regard to Obama. The word “asleep” implies that they are innocents who have been hoodwinked by Obama and the other leftists that they support. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The media is an integral part of the Socialist team and are fully in bed with the ascension of Socialism and the destruction of the prevailing order in the US and the West.
They are one of the organs of our destruction and are a fundamental part of “the enemy within”.

16 posted on 02/13/2009 3:20:32 PM PST by MGMSwordsman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Chuck, under the Obama Socialism Administration you are but a peon like the rest of us. Obama will use you when he needs you and ignore you when he does. Have fun being a puppet.


17 posted on 02/13/2009 3:21:41 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh please.

He wrote this on a Friday before a 3 day weekend so:
1. It wouldn’t be read.
2. He can state he H-A-S written something critical of the Obama administration.


18 posted on 02/13/2009 3:22:22 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: dr_who

Yep, Chuck Todd has always come off as a “true believer” ... but he pretends he’s objective ... like most of the MSM ...


19 posted on 02/13/2009 3:22:40 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too late now, genius.


20 posted on 02/13/2009 3:23:25 PM PST by madison10
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To: skeeter
The MSM can’t expose BO. They expose BO, they expose themselves

Very, very true.

If it gets out that O-Liar said, for example he would take public funds for his campaign but ended up with $750 M instead the public will say to the MSM, "Didn't you know?" (of couse they did) and "Why didn't you tell us."

The MSM doesn't like the Liar, but if they expose him too much they risk a Repub juggernaut with a possible Palin in a leadership role and they don't want that.

21 posted on 02/13/2009 3:23:36 PM PST by what's up
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To: KansasGirl
and the 911 families
Rush told a story today about an Aunt of one of the 9/11 victims that was invited to attend the briefing about closing Gitmo....she happen to be “in favor” of closing it because of torture.....meanwhile the man's two brothers were not invited...they just happen to want Gitmo to remain open and the prosecutions to move forward. The Aunt according to Rush was a distant relative...
There is absolutely no end to what this group will do to use others to achieve their results
22 posted on 02/13/2009 3:27:02 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chuck Todd is on his knees for Obama, now he’s pouting because Obama forced him to swallow.


23 posted on 02/13/2009 3:27:03 PM PST by FTJM
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
*** UPDATE, RESPONSE TO COMMENTORS: "This isn't about us not having access, this is about ANYONE having access... if it's NOT us, it's the public!...Beat us up all you want, but this isn't about us whining, it's about us not even being able to do the job you want us to do and that is be the people's questioner here. But, of course, having a respectable debate on this issue with some is impossible. The irony, of course, is that many of you would be just as upset about the lack of access as I am if the occupant of the White House were someone else.

Are you (the writer) fricken kidding me? What unmitigated bull stuff! This guy thinks I'm upset because he won't get access to ask the questions I wish he could? No, I'm angry that he wouldn't ask the quetions I would like to see asked, if he did get access.

He and his buds in the press corp can cry crocodile tears until hell freezes over for all I care.

Obama's staff is too stupid to know that these folks would grovel at their feet to have access. They aren't going to out themselves for backing him in the first place.

24 posted on 02/13/2009 3:28:39 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Resolved: McCain 2010, Gregg 2010, Snowe 2010, Spectre 2012, Collins 2014)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

You can leave a comment at the article. Mine won’t be published.


25 posted on 02/13/2009 3:29:26 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But...but...this can’t be... (Cue gay man crying)


26 posted on 02/13/2009 3:29:32 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Libertarian and Constitution Parties should merge into one)
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To: MGMSwordsman

You’re correct. I say that the media is a wing of the rat (marxist) party. There is no liberal party anymore such as it is historically defined in American politics. There is a marxist party.


27 posted on 02/13/2009 3:30:35 PM PST by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: MGMSwordsman
"First of all, the phrase “finally waking up”"

Chuck Fraudd is making excuses for his failure to report on the meeting.

yitbos

28 posted on 02/13/2009 3:34:51 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: anniegetyourgun

Actually, in the days since these scribes saw Helen Thomas, the Huffington Post, and that blowhard Ed Schultz in the front row at the Obama presser, I’ve detected a change in their formerly-fawning attitude.


29 posted on 02/13/2009 3:41:29 PM PST by JennysCool (Internet Powerhouse)
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To: JennysCool

“I’ve detected a change in their formerly-fawning attitude.”

Too late, you obama leg humpers. The messiah will just not invite you next time. Michael Moore-on in the front row, next?


30 posted on 02/13/2009 3:46:57 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cry me a river, chuckster, eh?


31 posted on 02/13/2009 3:50:00 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God help us)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chuck has been in the tank for Obozo from the get go.

Looks like brown ring on Chuck’s nose might be wearing off.


32 posted on 02/13/2009 3:51:02 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Message control is something every White House wants but sometimes when a White House attempts to control a message too much, they can irritate the press to the point that we all stop even paying attention to their message of the day. Just ask the previous occupant.

I call bull=h^t Chuck!

33 posted on 02/13/2009 3:51:52 PM PST by rocksblues (Sarah and Joe, Real Americans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
OK, so this person is part of the White house Press corps, but nothing prevents him from tracking some of these people down and interviewing them on his own time, which any enterprising journalist would think of doing, but clearly he isn't one. He has his cushy job at the White House and if the victims don't come to him for interrogation then he certainly isn't going to go chasing them.

Stagecraft and management of the press will certainly be hallmarks of the Obama regime. They know it, and mild complaints of this type are just for form.

Republicans should take careful note of how it's done in the unlikely event that we ever have a Republican president again.

34 posted on 02/13/2009 3:53:54 PM PST by Batrachian
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To: MGMSwordsman
They are one of the organs of our destruction and are a fundamental part of “the enemy within”.

Ab-so-tively. But, for the life of me, I can't figure what's in it for them. Will they become our Pravda and be alloted dachas along the shores of Lake Tahoe and other scenic resorts where they can sip their vodka and pound down caviar?

Every media enterprise must 'sell' advertising to someone. I suppose if they create a monopoly, advertisers will have no one else to buy advertising from except them? Is that it?

Baghdad Bob could probably sell a few used cars, but I'd rather spend my money on the Sham-Wow guy.

35 posted on 02/13/2009 3:54:27 PM PST by budwiesest (We're getting low on bread, can we get some more circus?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Show your displeasure, Chuck. Throw a shoe...


36 posted on 02/13/2009 3:56:41 PM PST by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chuck Todd and these press people are like puppies. Love their master, but beg for crumbs, hoping that the master will pay attention to them, turn them over and rub their belly.


37 posted on 02/13/2009 4:02:43 PM PST by loreldan (Santorum, where are you?)
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To: anniegetyourgun

I’m not interested in some butt kisser like Todd.
I want the journalist who has a line on bambis stool, sex life and a line on his bank accounts.


38 posted on 02/13/2009 4:02:57 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: relictele
When your candidate lip-syncs his way through 2 years of a campaign they’re certainly not going to start revealing the recording process.

I always liked the epithet that claimed that Obama was "The Milli Vanilli of politics."

39 posted on 02/13/2009 4:13:32 PM PST by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: JennysCool

But then, you do have those rose-colored glasses on! ; )


40 posted on 02/13/2009 4:13:43 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: rocksblues

Rush used to say during the Clinton administration that they got up every morning and issued the days talking points to the media which dutifully digested it and spit it out as ordered. (or How can we fool ‘em today?) Oh, and Chuck won’t dare ignore the Obamassiah’s message edict.


41 posted on 02/13/2009 4:17:56 PM PST by Twinkie (RUSH THREW DOWN THE GAUNTLET TODAY!!)
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To: OrangeHoof
Show your displeasure, Chuck. Throw a shoe...

Winner! LOL!

42 posted on 02/13/2009 4:32:53 PM PST by budwiesest (We're getting low on bread, can we get some more circus?)
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To: Twinkie

The presstitutes licked krinton spittle for eight years and ignored every crime, treason and fraud until forced to acknowledge something by reason of sheer popular knowledge (i.e., Lewinski). This scumbag will receive nothing less and possibly more.


43 posted on 02/13/2009 4:41:28 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Actually, it all started back in Mayberry. Helen Crump was a traveler and Floyd, well, you know...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gosh. After all the hard work he did to help get St. Barack elected....

How does it feel underneath the bus, Chuckles?

44 posted on 02/13/2009 5:58:04 PM PST by .cnI redruM (Change is not always good, and Hope is not a plan.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hmmm ... here’s a thought ...

What if some crowd protesting against Porkulus suddenly turned on the TV crews?

Sooner or later, going to need a Lexington Green ...


45 posted on 02/13/2009 7:16:08 PM PST by DNME ("When small men cast long shadows, the sun is about to set.")
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To: budwiesest

From people in the industry, advertising is drying up. One agency we know of, which used to occupy three floors, is now down to one and rents space for photography when they need it.

I am getting at least 3x the usual calls, media packages and emails begging for advertising. I have a wholesale business with 24 years of market presence and don’t need to advertise. Sales are down not because people don’t know what I have or don’t want it. It is down because people are not buying much except essentials. My husband has a 13-year-old service business that survives and grows on word of mouth. He is doing well and doesn’t need to advertise. If he did, he can do all the work himself and do targeted direct mail.

The media is hurting because of lack of advertising. They are already the monopoly for anything except direct mail. This recession is the first one in my 44 year business life where the response is not to increase ads. The market is shrinking and the disposable income is, too.

This is insult added to injury for the media. Serves them right.


46 posted on 02/14/2009 2:31:18 PM PST by reformedliberal (I want to wake up from this nightmare, now, please.)
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To: reformedliberal
The media is hurting because of lack of advertising. They are already the monopoly for anything except direct mail.

Imagine the Nightly News without Pharm commercials. I've been Boneva, Lipitrol, and Cialised out. These commercials give me a headache that last four hours.

In a market economy, getting the message out is everything. Perhaps, we're sliding into something less than a market economy- a 'command' economy. Like China.

Whatever the major networks have to gain by throwing their support behind a socialist administration defies logic. Their lack of criticism of Obysmal and his cronies, their lack of vetting of the guy during the primaries, all speak to either an ineptitudeness or collusion with Teleprompter Messiah.

Maybe they see themselves as the 'voices' of the New Revolution, The Change that is being bandied about. Man, are they that dumb? (don't have to answer that, they're liberals, so the answer must be 'yes')

47 posted on 02/14/2009 4:38:42 PM PST by budwiesest (We're getting low on bread, can we get some more circus?)
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To: penelopesire; BulletBobCo; seekthetruth; Kevmo; gunnyg; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; ...

~~Press under WH control ..... PING!

###

Today, it was so bad that we were kept behind closed doors so that these CEOs and other business leaders could leave without accidentally mingling with us poor press peons.

Once the CEOs were clear and escorted downstairs, then we were let out of our East Room pen. And it’s not like we could rush over to the east side of the White House and find anyone left to interview about their role on this business council.

By the time, a member of the press leaves out the one exit they can come in and out of, those guys and gals would be history. I’m sure most of them had cars at the ready to quickly get them to their next meeting.

When asked about why we were kept from mingling with the CEOs, the White House press office said it was simply a crowd issue, they didn’t want us and the CEOs to be bumping into each other.

Yes, there’s a possibility that we could hold each other up from moving, creating some hallway gridlock. But we’re all grown-ups and it’s not like we’re a crowd of thousands or even hundreds.

Seriously, is this the picture the White House wants? CEOs who come to the people’s house and then get rushed out so they don’t have to deal with press questions?


48 posted on 02/16/2009 8:07:52 AM PST by STARWISE ( They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s only bent out of shape because he can’t get at the CEOs.


49 posted on 02/16/2009 8:13:03 AM PST by P.O.E. ("Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness")
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To: STARWISE
We have a fascist president and fascist running dogs like " Ram Manual."

Do not expect much change until Obama gets rid of Ram Manual.

So much for transparency.

Pfffft!

50 posted on 02/16/2009 11:17:23 AM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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