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CBS's Bill Plante: Obama Administration 'Undercutting First Amendment,' 'It's State-Run Media'
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Posted on 02/24/2013 5:02:49 PM PST by Sub-Driver

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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Perhaps a visit from the Gestapo as well. In my opinion, Hitler would have recruited out of this Regime and been proud of them all, ya think? O?BayMe’s Death Panels would have fit right in at Auschwitz as well.


51 posted on 02/24/2013 6:28:33 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Sub-Driver
CBS helped throw away the desire for a 'free press' - they did that by voluntarily becoming butt kissers for all things liberal...

Who cares if they got to kiss the butt of Tiger Woods? Or his women - or his friend Obama? Not me.

I care that they never got the Benghazi story... or the Fast and Furious story - of the 'why the hell is Homeland Security buying enough bullets to kill all the citizens in the United States six times over'....

Tiger Woods? No porn queens around Tiger to be shocked by? Yawn. CBS sucks... really, who cares what the little suck-ups whine about - they're 'news' in the style of Rather - a guy who makes it up to help 'his side'... Or they don't cover stuff to help their side... or they only want to cover the idiotic ... or all of the above. Yawn, yawn, yawn - a million yawns.

52 posted on 02/24/2013 6:37:50 PM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one's risk - Jonathan Levy)
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To: Sub-Driver
This is news to him?

Like a spouse sometimes the last to know

53 posted on 02/24/2013 6:41:06 PM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: GOPJ

When the MSM chose to investigate the status of Joe the Plumber’s trade license and the DNA of Palin’s Down Syndrome child, INSTEAD of Baraq’s falsified past, I knew the final transition had occurred.

They went from “strong liberal bias” to “full fledged member of the regime”.


54 posted on 02/24/2013 6:44:06 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Nachum

bttt


55 posted on 02/24/2013 6:49:59 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: nascarnation

the Useful Idiots are now just Idiots


56 posted on 02/24/2013 6:50:34 PM PST by SisterK (not my president)
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To: Jack Hammer

“Americans” didn’t elect him; the Media and the unions put him in office.


57 posted on 02/24/2013 6:53:33 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Vigilanteman

oops. did not see your post before i posted.


58 posted on 02/24/2013 6:58:45 PM PST by SisterK (not my president)
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To: Sub-Driver

Like I have always said for years. The media will not say anything bad about democRATS until the Rats start treading on the first ammendment. It has now been started.


59 posted on 02/24/2013 6:59:11 PM PST by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: dowcaet

It looks like Ezra Klein of Journolist fame is the enforcer. He whooped up on Bob Woodward for breaking ranks on who’s responsible for the sequester.


60 posted on 02/24/2013 7:09:08 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: nascarnation
When the MSM chose to investigate the status of Joe the Plumber’s trade license and the DNA of Palin’s Down Syndrome child...

Members of the modern day press are more like stenographers for democrat PR firms. Dems call in stories - and editors pretend to ponder if the story should be used - knowing the source in biased liberal. Somehow - after much soul searching - they decide 'YES" it's a good story even if it is from a liberal elite. And they make that phony decision many times every day, every week, every month. I have zero respect for these self-serving delusional liberal members of the press...

61 posted on 02/24/2013 7:21:41 PM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one's risk - Jonathan Levy)
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To: Jack Hammer

Sometime I get the feeling he’ll sustain a head wond, survive, and people will marvel at his wonded head.


62 posted on 02/24/2013 7:25:28 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The press protects Obama, but Obama doesn’t trust the press to protect him. He’s just basically dishonest and assumes that everyone else is also dishonest.


63 posted on 02/24/2013 7:27:45 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Sub-Driver
CBS News Senior White House Correspondent, made a rather shocking statement Sunday about the Obama administration's media strategy.

Yeah, I think he's a plant.

64 posted on 02/24/2013 7:29:59 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t buy. Saying it doesn’t make it so.
He never explains how does the WH, putting out propaganda by means other than MSM, undercuts the first amendment ?


65 posted on 02/24/2013 7:45:02 PM PST by stylin19a
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To: gusopol3
Ezra Klein of Journolist fame is the enforcer.

Oh sure. Weasel in Chief of the RATagandists.

66 posted on 02/24/2013 7:46:24 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver. Whiny lapdogs is right.
Conservative radio hosts such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin have been talking about state-run media since Obama was elected. It's nevertheless extraordinary to hear this from someone at CBS News. Of course, it would have been nice for Plante to say this before Election Day.

67 posted on 02/24/2013 8:10:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And now, at the true beginning of the end of Democracy, just before the beginning of a true dictatorship, does Mr. Plante understand what has happened. How sad.


68 posted on 02/24/2013 8:13:17 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: demshateGod

It would not surprise me one bit


69 posted on 02/24/2013 8:19:31 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Sub-Driver
Conservative radio hosts such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin have been talking about state-run media since Obama was elected.
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Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin and the rest are “state run media” as well. If they weren't they would have reported on Obama’s highly questionable eligibility, his questionable attendance at Columbia, his many social security numbers, the odd and **convenient** deaths surrounding his eligibility, and many other non-safe topics.

70 posted on 02/24/2013 8:34:58 PM PST by wintertime
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To: nascarnation

When the MSM chose to investigate the status of Joe the Plumber’s trade license and the DNA of Palin’s Down Syndrome child, INSTEAD of Baraq’s falsified past, I knew the final transition had occurred.
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When Rush, Hannity, Beck, Ingraham , Levin, and the rest ignore Obama’s eligibility I knew it was the end.


71 posted on 02/24/2013 8:39:21 PM PST by wintertime
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, sir, you and your brethren-in-kind of the American Media, foisted this “fellow” upon us, and now YOU are having “buyer’s remorse”????

Find a good twig on a tree and sit on it!


72 posted on 02/24/2013 9:43:36 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s just whining that he doesn’t have the exclusive access to the white house the old media used to have. That gave the old media the ability to act as the bottleneck for information the public saw. So today they amp up their adoration of the Obama to get back into his good graces.

But in any event, cutting out CBS has nothing to do with freedom of the press. If they really want to become relevant again, they should start talking about fast and furious and benghazi.


73 posted on 02/24/2013 10:51:45 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: Sub-Driver
His comments demonstrate just how inept the MSM has grown. The First Amendment states that Congress shall make no law. The White House actions are merely exploiting new technologies and the collective noses of the MSM are out of joint. The MSM is fast to find new rights in the constitution but slow to defend established rights such as the right to bear arms. I have no respect whatsoever for Obama or his administration but I will not allow my contempt to bastardize the constitution.
74 posted on 02/24/2013 11:32:15 PM PST by monocle
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To: okie01; AnonymousConservative

“And here’s the nub of it, Howie: this administration has the tools to reach people on their own. They don’t need us as much. And to the extent that they’re able to do that, they’re undercutting the First Amendment, which guarantees a free press through many voices. If they put out their own material, it’s state-run media.”

They’re pissed because they didn’t get a photo op with Tiger Woods.

They’re pissed because the President and his minions can conduct an internet campaign without benefit of giving them schmooz time.

They are pissed because it is their prerogatives that are being abused.

They are NOT pissed because the President is suborning the First Amendment. Or because he is governing against the will of the people. Or that he lies every time he opens his mouth.

They are pissed because they aren’t allowed to report and broadcast all of the lies on an exclusive basis.

What a self-engrossed little prick...

They are pissed off because Obama has “out grouped” them...

What do you think anonymous?


75 posted on 02/25/2013 12:42:25 AM PST by GraceG
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To: monocle
I might miss the mark here, but you are dead on. Obama has not totally undercut the Constitution regarding Free Speech - yet. Bill Plante, and the rest of the media, are perfectly free to launch a continuing critique of the President, his appointees, his policies, and everything else that he does or says. But, they won't. It is self censorship that Plante and his cohorts have practiced. It is THEY, and not Obama, who have stifled their First Amendment rights in the name of the liberal collective.

My Dear Mr. Plante - you may begin exercising your First Amendment rights at any time you choose.

76 posted on 02/25/2013 2:22:26 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Sub-Driver

...and yet, Bill Plante, extremist liberal, will whine about this on a show nobody watches.

When it comes to his own work, Bill Plante, extremist liberal, will continue to suck up to his little tin god Obama. Just like the rest of his pablum-eating colleagues.

Anyone see that “interview” by CBS’s 60 Minutes with Obamugabe and Hitlery? NO tough questions, no challenges, just more boot licking.


77 posted on 02/25/2013 2:26:04 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Enterprise

I would point out that the First Amendment does not compel anyone to exercise their right to self expression.


78 posted on 02/25/2013 3:32:05 AM PST by monocle
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To: Sub-Driver
I looked out the window this morning, and saw a pig fly by.

5.56mm

79 posted on 02/25/2013 3:38:22 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: F15Eagle

Wound, wounded. That was an iPhone post.


80 posted on 02/25/2013 5:04:32 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Sub-Driver
this administration has the tools to reach people on their own. They don't need us as much. And to the extent that they're able to do that, they're undercutting the First Amendment, which guarantees a free press through many voices. If they put out their own material, it's state-run media.

Plante is right in his conclusions (state-run media), but his reasoning is completely wrong.

The administration -- or any other political voice (e.g., Sarah Palin seems to know how to do this) -- is perfectly free to work around the self-appointed gatekeepers to put out the message they want to spread. The job of a free press would be to analyze and critique such information and to frame it in a newsworthy fashion.

But we don't have a free press, at least among the traditional main players. They have willingly put on the yoke of being nothing more than a mouthpiece for the Democrat party in exchange for recognition as the proper gatekeepers of information. An actual free press -- the so-called "new media" is a threat to them because it disrupts their status as part of the self-annointed elite.

What Plante is whining about really isn't the White House doing anything to the 1st Amendment, it's complaining that the priesthood is being bypassed by one of the deacons, so to speak. This is nothing more than Pravda calling TASS state-run media -- of course it was, but so was Pravda.

81 posted on 02/25/2013 5:15:48 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Sub-Driver
And here's the nub of it, Howie: this administration has the tools to reach people on their own. They don't need us as much. And to the extent that they're able to do that, they're undercutting the First Amendment, which guarantees a free press through many voices. If they put out their own material, it's state-run media.

I actually approve of this, and hope that future Repub administrations do the same. If there's an official White House web site from which official statements are issued, and which host the president's videos of his positions, then it's that much harder for the MSM to distort his positions, and much easier for people to point out such distortions by pointing to the original material.

82 posted on 02/25/2013 6:02:32 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: SisterK

No worries. Great minds have similar thoughts.


83 posted on 02/25/2013 8:40:37 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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