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  • In Versace, Michelle Obama Sends a Powerful Message at Her Final State Dinner (barf alert)

    10/19/2016 6:35:14 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 61 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/19/2016 | Vanessa Friedman
    On Tuesday night, at her final state dinner as first lady, Michelle Obama solidified her legacy as perhaps the most adept and successful practitioner of the art of political dressing that any administration has seen. Her choice of an Atelier Versace gown for the Italy state dinner was not only a nice bit of sartorial diplomacy — Versace being an Italian success story, a company often touted as a candidate for a public offering — but, coming less than a week after her magnetic speech in New Hampshire on women and respect, it went far beyond being simply an ambassadorial...
  • Rape Allegations: Media Hunts Bill Cosby, Celebrates Bill Clinton

    11/16/2014 5:49:15 AM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Brietbart ^ | November 15, 2014 | John Nolte
    [O]ur media is not guided by the lofty principle of what it is supposed to be about; because history shows that when it comes to these kinds of allegations some powerful men like Bill Cosby are taunted and hunted, while other powerful men with the first name Bill, who have faced similar allegations, are protected. I am of course talking about former-President Bill Clinton, who like Bill Cosby has been accused of rape and has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit. There is also another woman who has accused Clinton of groping her in the White House. All of this is...
  • Aretha Franklin: Obama was 'tired' when he misspelled 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T'

    03/10/2014 4:06:21 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 84 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 10, 2014
    Aretha Franklin has much R-E-S-P-E-C-T for President Barack Obama — regardless of his spelling skills. At a White House tribute to the "Women of Soul" last Thursday, Obama dropped the initial "E'' when trying to spell out "respect" as the queen of soul does in her famous song. He was spelling out the word as part of Franklin's introduction. "I'm sure the President had much on his agenda and was just a little tired," the 71-year-old singer said in a statement Monday.
  • Al Roker on going to first lady’s 50th: ‘Literally a house party' at the White House

    01/20/2014 5:35:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    NBC's Today Show ^ | January 20, 2014 | Eun Kyung Kim
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There was a not-so-super-secret dance party going on at the most recognizable mansion in the nation’s capital Saturday night. A birthday party to celebrate Michelle Obama's 50th birthday took place at the White House, and it was studded with celebrities, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Smokey Robinson, James Taylor, Gladys Knight and Herbie Hancock. Guests were treated to performances by Beyoncé and John Legend. Among the 500 guests were TODAY's own Al Roker and his wife, ABC correspondent Deborah Roberts. Speaking to the TODAY team by phone Monday morning, Roker described the event as "literally a...
  • Michelle Obama Interviewer: How Does It Feel to Have a Husband Who Is a Sex Symbol?

    04/03/2013 6:02:20 AM PDT · by lbryce · 40 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 3, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    During an interview with Michelle Obama, the host of Entertainment Tonight asked her how she felt having a husband who was a “sex symbol” similar to former Presidents JFK and Bill Clinton. “He’s got a little swag,” Obama admitted with a smile. “That’s OK, I’m proud of him.” Obama further flattered her husband, noting that he was “a stylish man who is healthy and he’s smart and he’s passionate and he’s inspiring” “Who wouldn’t fall in love with that?” she asked. “You know? It’s OK.”
  • MSNBC Host Teasingly Asks Chris Matthews About ‘Chills’ During Obama Inauguration

    01/22/2013 11:54:14 AM PST · by · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    Yesterday was a historic day. Sure we had presidential inauguration but it was also perhaps the first and only day when loudmouth MSNBC host Chris Matthews actually shut his mouth for a few seconds. The cat that got Matthews’s tongue was being reminded by fellow MSNBC host Martin Bashir of his inane 2008 remark that he gets a “thrill going up my leg” when hearing Barack Obama speak. Watch below for the video. The joke at the former Democratic operative’s expense happened during a post-inaugural panel on MSNBC which was predictably stacked with all liberal participants. Matthews was joined by...
  • Obama's Greatest Legacy Might Be Destroying the Media

    01/22/2013 12:38:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | January 19, 2013 | John Nolte
    On Thursday, while looking wistfully back at Obama's first four years, NBC News accidentally did some actual reporting. In a First Read article that opened with the question, "Is the nation better off than it was four years ago," senior political director, Mark Murray, did something that neither he, nor NBC News, nor the mainstream media was willing to do during this last presidential campaign: report on Obama's record. But there it finally was: The Truth -- and from NBC News, no less. Poverty's up (from 43.6 million to 46.2 million), middle class incomes are down ($50k compared to $52k),...
  • CNN Hosts Wave to Obama Like Admirers

    01/21/2013 6:25:43 PM PST · by chessplayer · 21 replies
    After CNN correspondent Jim Acosta felt like pinching himself at Monday's inauguration parade, host Wolf Blitzer couldn't contain himself as he tried to get the attention of both President Obama and Vice President Biden. Blitzer gushed that "Look, this is history over here," as the President and First Lady made their way down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the White House. He waved to Obama saying "Mr. President," but was drowned out by crowd noise. Blitzer did the same with Vice President Biden.
  • Leno: 'Very Dangerous to White House If Journalists Suddenly Start Asking Real Questions'

    11/30/2012 10:21:57 AM PST · by Kenny · 85 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 30, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Jay Leno continued pressuring Barack Obama Thursday night. During his opening monologue on NBC's Tonight Show, the host said, "This is very dangerous to the White House if journalists should suddenly start asking real questions” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): “This week, CBS News became the first news organization besides Fox to ask President Obama ‘Who changed the Benghazi talking points?’” Leno teased. “See, this is very dangerous to the White House if journalists should suddenly start asking real questions.” Indeed it is, Jay. Indeed it is. Just imagine how dangerous it would have been to Obama if...
  • Chris Matthews: 'Obama Is the Perfect Father, the Perfect Husband, the Perfect American'

    07/17/2012 4:42:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 17, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews got another thrill up his leg for Barack Obama Tuesday. Without any regard for how pathetic it's become for him to regularly gush and fawn over the current White House resident like a school girl around a rock star, the Hardball host said of his beloved, "He’s the perfect father, the perfect husband, the perfect American" CHRIS MATTHEWS: Based upon the rhetoric, you’d think the president was a radical lefty and not the center-left politician he actually is based on the record, but then do people care on the right about reality? Keith Ellison’s a Democratic Congressman...
  • Cover girl Pelosi looking rather ... airy in D.C. glossy (They airbrushed her pic!)

    04/28/2010 2:05:59 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 79 replies · 2,615+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday April 27, 2010 | Nikki Schwab and Tara Palmeri
    If Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears get flak for airbrushing their photos, why not the speaker of the House? If you haven't managed to score a copy of the May/June 2010 edition of Capitol File magazine (typically flanked on every table or bathroom at any D.C. social function) you'll notice the cover girl Nancy Pelosi looking particularly young. Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Ayman Hakki of Luxxery Medical Boutique in Waldorf, Md., said although he believes Pelosi has had work done (specifically Botox of the frown lines, fat injections, a mini face-lift), the image is not the product of additional plastic...
  • Media Duped by Phony Savings Estimate (Obamacare accounting tricks would embarrass Enron)

    03/20/2010 10:06:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies · 556+ views
    National Review ^ | 03/20/2010 | Stephen Spruiell
    For Democrats to persuade swing Blue Dogs to vote for one of the largest expansions of government in American history, it was crucial that the media focus on the Congressional Budget Office’s bottom line — and ignore how it got there. Blue Dogs need to be able to tell their conservative constituents that they had voted for a bill that reduces the deficit, and it would help if that bill’s cost came in at under $1 trillion. Fortunately for Speaker Pelosi, the media played along. Take the case of Rep. Betsy Markey (D., Colo.), who defeated three-term Republican incumbent Marilyn...
  • Person of the Week: Michelle Obama (barf)

    01/24/2010 11:45:47 AM PST · by Neverforget01 · 42 replies · 1,210+ views
    ABC World News ^ | Jan. 22, 2010 | ALICE MAGGIN
    Whether she's turning heads with her latest fashions, being mom in chief to her two young daughters, or even training a very playful puppy, by all measures, first lady Michelle Obama has had a busy first year in the White House"We've gotten a lot done," she told a group of print reporters last week, listing moments like her work with military families and her youth mentoring program, as being part of the year's accomplishments.But the issue she has become the most passionate about is ending childhood obesity. "The statistics never fail to take my breath away," the first lady said...
  • Obama-drooling media create their very own lame duck

    01/22/2010 9:35:24 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 19 replies · 1,393+ views
    Renew America ^ | 1-22-2010 | Joan Swirsky- Commentary
    January 22, 2010 Obama-drooling media create their very own lame duck By Joan Swirsky That's right, and it wasn't only Katie Couric. For the past two years, when Obama was in campaign mode and after his Acorn- and foreign-money-fueled election, the entire leftwing media debased what once passed for legitimate journalism. With absolute consistency, they: Failed utterly to vet an inexperienced, document-concealing candidate (we still haven't seen Obama's Illinois law license or an authentic birth certificate). Failed to investigate the veracity of aggrandizing information spewed by Obama's spin doctors and then repeated their spin (they still say, for instance, that...
  • E.J. Dionne: Some Lies Are More Equal Than Others

    01/08/2010 1:53:50 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 8 replies · 817+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealblog ^ | Tim and Alissa Birkel
    George Orwell’s Animal Farm taught us that while all animals are equal, some animals are more equal than others. Now, we have E.J. Dionne (whose…unique…brand of logic and argumentation Tim has noticed and argued with since his days at the Ball State Daily News op-ed page) to tell us that all broken campaign promises are equal, but some are more equal than others. Specifically, any broken promise that helps further a leftist cause–why, that can hardly be called a broken promise at all, and definitely not a lie. Take Obama’s latest backtrack on campaign openness, vis-a-vis his promise to let...
  • CBS Frets Obama Must Work and So Can’t ‘Recharge His Batteries’ During Hawaii Vacation

    01/01/2010 11:38:44 AM PST · by maggief · 76 replies · 2,412+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | January 1, 2010 | Brent Baker
    The failures that allowed the unsuccessful Christmas Day terrorist attack have marred President Barack Obama’s relaxation schedule in Hawaii, CBS’s Jeff Glor and Chip Reid regretted Thursday night as Reid fretted Obama had “hoped to spend this vacation recharging his batteries, but now he appears to be spending most of it working” and assured viewers Obama is moving fast to protect Americans: “The President has immersed himself in the details of the review and that individuals will be held accountable, but the top priority now is to make sure it doesn't happen again.”
  • NY Times: Michelle Obama ‘a Woman Not to be Contended with So Much as Worshiped From Afar’

    12/30/2009 9:47:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 59 replies · 3,333+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 30, 2009 | Colleen Raezler
    Fawning over First Lady Michelle Obama has been over-the-top, but considering her a "deity" a "goddess," and "a woman not to be contended with so much as worshiped from afar," is a bit much.
  • Crisis on the media Treats Obama Vs Bush From Wash. Times

    12/27/2009 6:21:54 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 8 replies · 1,086+ views
    Wash Times Water Cooler ^ | 12/27/09 | Kerry Picket
    The current strategy from the White House is especially odd considering the issues the president did make an effort to address. Remember the Cambridge Cop Mr. Obama excoriated for "acting stupidly" on national TV this summer? The Chicago Sun Times columnist Lynn Sweet points out (H/T TWT's Amanda Carpenter) that the White House blog has made no mention of the terror attack. Apparently hanging out in Hawaii is more important to reporters who hated Crawford, Texas trips with former President Bush than reporting the importance of a presidential response on a terror matter, so Mr. Obama's avoiding them is not...
  • Mitchell Hails Success of 'Obama Doctrine,' Palin's Wallace-Like Appeal 'Does Frighten Me'

    12/27/2009 4:38:19 PM PST · by raybbr · 80 replies · 3,205+ views ^ | 12-27-2009 | Brent Baker
    As the lone journalist on Sunday's Meet the Press roundtable (with Newt Gingrich, Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick), NBC's Andrea Mitchell insisted the “Obama Doctrine” has “borne fruit,” but “it is not perceived yet” -- though the President has already “united the world behind the United States.” Citing all those who “camped out” for the Sarah Palin book signings, Mitchell denigrated her appeal as evidence of how “they are so hungry for a symbol for anyone who can give them answers” it shows “there's an anger out there” she hasn't seen since George Wallace in 1968. And that, she maintained,...
  • Chris Matthews: Is Obama just too darned intellectual ?

    11/21/2009 6:56:49 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 63 replies · 2,046+ views
    Hot Air ^ | November 20, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Believe it or not, he’s not just spinning here. He’s sincerely criticizing Obama for some of his dopier decisions lately; he just can’t help letting his admiration for The One get in the way and filter it as a matter of excess virtue. None of the problems he cites are necessarily — or actually — the product of too much deep thinkin’. Obama’s bow to Akihito was, in fact, stupid since it had the opposite intended effect. His deliberations on Afghanistan are fine, but should have been conducted six months ago given McChrystal’s warning that the war would be lost...
  • ABC Heavily Promotes New HBO Documentary on Obama: He's so 'Zen' and 'Normal'

    11/01/2009 12:25:27 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 43 replies · 1,433+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 10-27-09 | Scott Whitlock
    Good Morning America co-host Diane Sawyer on Tuesday helped promote an upcoming HBO documentary on Barack Obama and allowed producer Ed Norton to gush over the "zen" presidential campaign of the Democratic candidate. Sawyer breathlessly teased the program as "the Obamas behind closed doors. The grandmother who raised him and the man you’ve never seen." Sawyer played several clips of the By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, a film that followed Obama and his family during the 2008 campaign. The segment, which ran six and a half minutes, will be supplemented by more promotion on Tuesday’s Nightline. When...
  • A Final Verdict on the Presidential Salute (Obama's is perfect)

    11/01/2009 5:29:37 AM PST · by raybbr · 73 replies · 2,901+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 31, 2009 | CAREY WINFREY
    FOR nearly three decades, I’ve felt conflicted about presidential salutes. After all, my United States Marine Corps instructors drilled into me the idea that “you never salute without a cover” which, in civilian, meant without a hat. My fellow Marines and I were also informed, in no uncertain terms, that we weren’t to salute out of uniform. (I don’t think that presidential blue suits, white shirts and red ties quite qualify.) So whenever I saw a president stepping off a helicopter and bringing hand to brow, my drill instructor’s unambiguous words came back to me with much of their original...
  • CBS’s Schieffer Hails First Lady Frolic on White House Lawn

    Showing that the media sees every act by the Obamas as an historic achievement, at the end of Sunday’s Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer was amazed by the romping of First Lady Michelle Obama: “Michelle Obama took it to another level as she set records as the first First Lady to run barefoot across the White House lawn. She also became the first to jump rope there.” After explaining how Mrs. Obama “took it to another level,” Schieffer praised her efforts as example to the rest of us: “But whatever her skills at jumping rope, she performed a mean...
  • The Real Flaw: Fox Is a No-Fawn Zone

    10/22/2009 1:15:46 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 898+ views
    Townhall ^ | 10/22/09 | Debra J. Saunders
    The Obama White House's war on Fox News heated up when President Obama appeared on five Sunday talk shows in September, but snubbed Fox's Chris Wallace. Then White House Communications Director Anita Dunn told CNN's Howard Kurtz, "Fox News often operates almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party." On ABC's "This Week" Sunday, Obama guru David Axelrod commented on Fox mogul Rupert Murdoch's "talent for making money" -- and added that Fox News programming is "not really news."
  • Top White House Official Says Obama Team 'Controlled' Media Coverage During Campaign

    10/19/2009 1:35:38 PM PDT · by yoe · 28 replies · 2,447+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 19, 2009 | Staff
    <p>The Obama campaign's press strategy leading up to his election last November focused on "making" the media cover what the campaign wanted and on exercising absolute "control" over coverage, White House Communications Director Anita Dunn told an overseas crowd early this year.</p>
  • Glenn Beck Mocks Chris Matthews and Fawning Liberal Media - Video 10/14/09

    10/14/2009 2:33:57 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 954+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 14, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Glenn Beck on his show today mocking Chris Matthews and the fawning liberal media...(Video)
  • Beck Asks “Where Is The MSM?”….Why, They Are Fact Checking SNL

    10/05/2009 6:58:19 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 23 replies · 1,647+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-5-09 | Curt
    Beck is completely right here. He is a bit upset that the MSM spends their time digging at his past rather then reporting on the issues he has been so right about. Van Jones? Yup, hit the nail on the head. Acorn? Yup, hit the nail on the head. (h/t Hot Air) [VIDEO AT SITE] But what does our MSM do? They fact check.....FACT CHECK....a Saturday Night Live skit. [VIDEO AT SITE] Un-freakin-believable. Did they fact check the Palin skits? Nope. Have they fact checked ANY snl skits? But when they attack their messiah they suddenly decide to fact check...
  • Video: CNN helps Obama out by … fact-checking SNL’s skit

    10/05/2009 5:01:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 1,124+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Oct. 5, 2009 | Allahpundit
    Via Greg Hengler. Heaven forbid that the average half-drunk late-night Saturday TV viewer be “misinformed” about our savior by a comedy show reminding them that health care’s “not done” (which it isn’t) and that Afghanistan’s gotten worse this year (which it has). Even if you want to clap Obama on the back for keeping his promise to send more troops, might it not perhaps be worth mentioning that he’s currently rethinking the entire “war of necessity” mindset on which he campaigned? Let’s see if you can guess how the segment ends. Think: Media outlet is in the tank, subject is...
  • Obama Defends Health Agenda In Sunday TV Blitz (heavily scripted and repetitive)

    09/20/2009 5:38:46 PM PDT · by Stultis · 33 replies · 1,558+ views
    NPR - All Things Considered ^ | 20 September 2009 | Guy Raz
    President Obama took his health care message to Sunday morning TV today, appearing on five different networks. Host Guy Raz recaps the major points the president hit — again and again — in his interviews.
  • Sunday Obamathon Turns Into Media Critique; Says Press is Perpetuating 'Rude' Behavior

    09/20/2009 2:36:22 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 55 replies · 2,641+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | September 20, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    They say you shouldn't bite the hand that feeds you. But the 44th President of the United States doesn't seem to be worried about that. President Barack Obama, still with no fear of being overexposed, made the rounds on five Sunday morning talk shows on Sept. 20 to make another attempt at winning the hearts and minds over on his vague health care proposal. According to Obama, it alleged he wasn't doing any "media-bashing," mention the three major cable news networks by name, saying they were the ones enabling the "rude" behavior that some of their on-air voices have decried...
  • Obama to set record with Sunday TV time

    09/19/2009 7:45:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 75 replies · 1,883+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 19, 2009
    President Obama will appear on a record five TV networks on Sunday -- the morning talk shows of ABC, NBC, CBS and sit for interviews with CNN and Spanish-language network Univision. Since becoming president, Obama will have done 124 print, broadcast and radio interviews, according to a tally by Maryland's Towson University -- three times more than George W. Bush did by the same point in his presidency. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says the interviews are "an attempt by the president to speak to as many different people as he can on an issue that's as important as something...
  • Presidential First! Obama Appearing On Letterman! (The Only Guest For the Whole Show)

    09/16/2009 2:34:46 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 48 replies · 1,883+ views
    Perez Hilton dot com ^ | 09/15/09 | Perez Hilton
    Since when is a political agenda promoted like a feature film?! President Obama is continuing his media tour to state his case on revitalizing healthcare with appearances on Meet the Press, This Week, Face the Nation, State of the Union AND Late Show with David Letterman which he'll stop by on Monday. One of these things is not like the other!
  • Media Coverage of Obama Grows More Negative

    09/15/2009 8:43:48 PM PDT · by kingattax · 31 replies · 1,616+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | September 14, 2009 | Nikki Schwab
    What happened to the media's crush on President Obama? In the second 100 days of his administration, the majority of press coverage was bad, with the president's policy proposals receiving more criticism than praise from reporters. According to a study by researchers at George Mason and Chapman universities, 59 percent of press coverage was positive during Obama's first 100 days in office, but then it dipped to 43 percent from May through mid-August. Especially tough on Obama was Fox News. Researchers analyzed portions of "Special Report with Bret Baier" because it most resembled a network newscast and found that 25...
  • Obama Photo Evokes Kennedy Moment (You Wish, Media!)

    09/03/2009 6:09:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies · 2,319+ views
    BBC ^ | 9/3/09
    The US White House has released a photograph of President Barack Obama's daughter Sasha sneaking up on her father as he works in the Oval Office. The image has drawn comparisons with the famous 1963 image of John F Kennedy Jnr playing underneath the Oval Office desk as his father reads documents. That picture helped create the image of "Camelot" associated with the Kennedys. Mr Obama has said being able to work and live at home is "one of the huge benefits of being president". The photograph, taken in early August and released through the official White House Flickr website,...
  • Fawning media: 'Obama now scared of own shadow'

    08/18/2009 6:13:26 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 34 replies · 1,348+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 18, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    Media coverage of Obama has taken a sudden sour turn over the past few days – especially from the more unapologetically leftist crowd – since the president hinted over the weekend that the so-called "public option" could be scrapped from his health care reform plans. "How did we get here?" objected MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. "How did we get to the foretold 'death' of the public option? ... We got here through a collapse of political ambition." In an eight-minute advocacy piece for government-run health care, blasting Big Business and free market insurance coverage, Maddow turned her ire on the...
  • Tim Pawlenty: President Obama, Chris Matthews in 'bromance'

    08/18/2009 9:10:45 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies · 1,588+ views
    Politico ^ | August 18, 2009 | Andy Barr
    Minnesota GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty joked Monday night that MSNBC host Chris Matthews is looking for some “bromance” with President Barack Obama. Asked to follow up on a comment he made Friday night during a speech at the second annual GOPAC conference in Chicago in which he said the “Hardball” host had a “man crush” on the president, Pawlenty explained to Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren that he “jokingly said that the only thing rising faster than the debt and deficit of the government is Chris Matthews's man crush on Barack Obama.” “I was going to use the term, Greta,...
  • Oceania Visible On Horizon 25 Years Later

    08/13/2009 6:09:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1,117+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 13, 2009 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    In George Orwell's allegorical novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four," the picture of "Big Brother" appears constantly in the adoring media. Perceived enemies are everywhere — supposedly plotting to undo the benevolent egalitarianism of Big Brother. Citizens assemble each morning to scream hatred for two minutes at pictures of the supposed public traitor Emmanuel Goldstein. The "Ministry of Truth" swears that the former official Goldstein is responsible for everything that goes wrong in Oceania. In Orwell's Oceania, there is a compliant media that offers "Newspeak" — recycled government bulletins from the Ministry of Truth. "Doublethink" means you can believe at the same time...
  • TV and Obama: mutual love affair

    07/06/2009 7:15:53 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 6 replies · 552+ views ^ | David Bauder | David Bauder
    TV and Obama: mutual love affair By David Bauder July 6, 2009 Reporting from New York -- Even President Obama, a gleam in his eye as he talked at the Radio and Television Correspondents' Assn. dinner two weeks ago, seemed to recognize the special relationship he's forged with TV networks in the opening months of his administration. "A few nights ago, I was up tossing and turning and trying to figure out exactly what to say," he said. "Finally, when I couldn't get back to sleep, I rolled over and asked Brian Williams what he thought." The reference to the...
  • Obama and TV Networks Forge Relationship

    07/05/2009 10:13:02 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 40 replies · 2,193+ views
    AP ^ | 7-5-2009 | David Bauder
    Obama and TV Networks Forge Relationship Updated: Sunday, 05 Jul 2009, 1:00 PM EDT Published : Sunday, 05 Jul 2009, 12:59 PM EDT By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer NEW YORK - Even President Barack Obama, a gleam in his eye as he talked at the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association dinner two weeks ago, seemed to recognize the special relationship he's forged with TV networks in the opening months of his administration. "A few nights ago I was up tossing and turning and trying to figure out exactly what to say," he said. "Finally, when I couldn't get back...
  • Michelle Obama Bringing Glamour To Moscow [AP Certifiably Insane!]

    07/04/2009 10:29:08 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 59 replies · 3,240+ views
    AP Report ^ | July 04th 2009
    Michelle Obama bringing glamour to Moscow Despite global acclaim, first lady may face challenge winning Russian public Michel Euler / AP Perhaps in deference to Russia's uneasiness about a political wife with popular support of her own, U.S. White House officials have suggested Michelle Obama will avoid the limelight during the visit. Michelle Obama bringing glamour to Moscow Despite global acclaim, first lady may face challenge winning Russian public Michelle Obama brings her superstar glamor to Moscow this weekend as she accompanies her husband on his summit with the Russian president. But the American first lady, who has wowed publics...
  • Hey media, Obama isn't 'God'

    06/29/2009 10:13:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies · 800+ views
    Edmonton Sun ^ | June 29, 2009 | LORRIE GOLDSTEIN
    So, as it turns out, U.S. President Barack Obama is not "God" when it comes to dealing with the Islamic world, after all. This, contrary to that gushingly inane description of him by Newsweek editor-at-large Evan Thomas, following Obama's June 4 speech in Cairo, seeking reconciliation with Muslims. Unfortunately, just eight days after giving that speech, Obama was confronted by Iran's deadly crushing of citizen protests over an election now widely seen both inside and outside Iran as hopelessly corrupt. This would be the same Iran Obama had just finished telling the world in Cairo he was prepared to work...
  • Krauthammer on Press/Obama: 'The Hot Sex is Over, They're In the Cigarette Stage'

    06/27/2009 1:11:05 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies · 2,054+ views
    Krauthammer on Press/Obama: 'The Hot Sex is Over, They're In the Cigarette Stage' By Brent Baker Created 2009-06-27 15:53 NPR's Nina Totenberg scolded the more adversarial approach some in the White House press corps took to President Obama during Tuesday's press conference, but on Inside Washington this weekend columnist Charles Krauthammer rejected the notion the media's honeymoon is “over,” as he cracked: The hot sex is over, they're in the cigarette stage right now. You get a question or two that's slightly obstreperous, but the adulatory coverage is still all wall-to-wall. That's a comedic improvement over what he offered Tuesday...
  • ABC: A Love Story (ABC ended up revealing more about the network than the health care debate itself)

    06/26/2009 6:22:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 1,279+ views
    Human Events ^ | 6/26/2009 | Christian Toto
    A full day’s worth of single-payer friendly health care coverage on ABC was just what President Barack Obama’s doctor ordered. The president hopes to radically change the country’s current health care system, so he enlisted his one of his more powerful constituents -- ABC News -- for help. The network devoted significant chunks of its daily programming Wednesday [June 24] to Obama’s plan to broaden the country’s health care system to cover all Americans without giving opponents a chance to respond. And the president delivered, filibustering the tougher questions during the town hall Q&A and ladling out the kind of...
  • No room for Republicans on all-Obama U.S. networks

    06/23/2009 10:06:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1,229+ views
    The National Post ^ | June 23, 2009 | Sheldon Alberts
    When Barack Obama spoke on the weekend to a black-tie audience of the nation's leading television journalists, the inside jokes were very definitely on them. "A few nights ago, I was up tossing and turning, trying to figure out exactly what to say," Obama said at the annual Radio and Television Correspondents Association dinner. "Finally, when I couldn't get back to sleep, I rolled over and asked Brian Williams what he thought." The punch line aimed at the NBC Nightly News anchor - who recently hosted a warm and fuzzy, two-night prime time White House special on Obama - produced...
  • Obama calls on HuffPost for Iran question

    06/23/2009 10:25:05 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 26 replies · 1,254+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/23/09 | Michael Calderone
    In a clearly coordinated exchange, President Obama called on the Huffington Post's Nico Pitney near the start of his press conference and requested a question directly from Iran. [snip] Reporters typically don’t coordinate their questions for the president before press conferences. And it was a departure from White House protocol by calling on The Huffington Post second, in between the AP and Reuters. CBS Radio's Mark Knoller, a veteran White House correspondent, said over Twitter it was "very unusual that Obama called on Huffington Post second, appearing to know the issue the reporter would ask about."
  • CBS’s Smith to ‘Father-in-Chief’ Obama: ‘Where Did You Learn to Love?’

    06/23/2009 9:32:12 AM PDT · by pissant · 63 replies · 1,334+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 6/22/09 | Kyle Drennan
    In an interview with President Obama on Friday, CBS’s Harry Smith asked the "father-in-chief" about growing up without his own father: "In this fatherless world, where did you learn to love?" [audio available here] The first part of the interview, which aired on Father’s Day on CBS’s Sunday Morning, focused on Obama’s role as "First Dad" as Smith declared: "Maybe it was on election night when we first realized not only would there be a new president but also a new first family. A family with young children...Along with the role of commander-in-chief and leader of the free world, Barack...
  • Smith's 'Truth To Power' To Obama: What's Up With Bo?

    06/23/2009 5:00:34 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies · 975+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Pres. Obama told Harry Smith that "I would not want just a calm, passive dog. I want a dog with a little bit of spirit." Maybe so when picking a family pet. But when it comes to the media, PBO apparently prefers a lapdog. Witness Smith's tail-between-the-legs performance that won him a huge smile from the prez. Over the course of two days, the Early Show aired clips of Smith's recent interview of the PBO. Toward the end of today's segment, Smith says: "People in the mainstream media have been accused of being afraid to speak truth to power. I've...
  • Obama's dinner joke: I sleep with Brian Williams

    06/22/2009 3:43:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 53 replies · 1,707+ views
    WND ^ | 6/20/09 | Drew Zahn
    At the 65th Annual Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner last night, President Barack Obama openly acknowledged that mainstream journalists are to be credited with making him a celebrity and even joked that an NBC news anchor is in bed with him. "Why bother hanging out with celebrities when I can spend time with the people who made me one?" Obama asked the crowd of black tie journalists and media personalities gathered at the Washington Convention Center. "I know where my bread is buttered." The president's joke-filled speech included friendly jabs at political allies and foes alike, including Rahm Emanuel,...
  • Obama Blasts Fox News: 'I've Got One Television Station that is Entirely Devoted....

    06/22/2009 9:13:06 AM PDT · by yoe · 36 replies · 1,837+ views
    News Busters ^ | June 16, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    You can't be loved and adored by everybody, but if you're President Barack Obama and it concerns the media, you can come awfully close. In an interview on (video) with the network Washington correspondent John Harwood, Obama reflected on the media coverage he has received to date. Harwood asked the president to respond to the claim that lack of media criticism has allowed him to "hurt" the country. "When you and I spoke in January, you said, I observed that you haven't gotten much bad press," Harwood said. "You said, ‘It's coming.' Media critics would say not only has it...
  • San Fran Chronicle Slobbers: Obama is 'Father of Our Country,' Earns 'Super-Dad Status'

    06/22/2009 3:57:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies · 2,411+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 21, 2009 | Warner Todd Huston
    The reader might be warned that reading this San Francisco Chronicle Father's Day piece serves as a most perfect emetic. In fact, it's a wonder that writer Jennifer Weiss could type with all those stars in her eyes. Her Father's Day adulation of Obama is so over-the-top that Obama suddenly becomes the "father of our country," and is determined to have "super-dad status." The most offensive part of this piece is, of course, the aforementioned assigning to Obama of the role of "father of our country." There is only one father of our country and that is George Washington, war...