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  • Obama's press secretary decorates home with Soviet propaganda

    04/11/2014 3:10:09 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 62 replies
    theweek.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and his family are featured in a worshipful profile in this month's Washingtonian magazine. It's the sort of adoring journalistic exercise reserved for only the most handsome of the power elite. In it you can find out details about the Carney dog (a cousin to presidential pooch Sonny!), and how much the press secretary's tie costs ($135). But keen observers may notice the kitchen decor in the photo: Soviet propaganda posters. They really are the perfect pop of color whether you are the dour and sincere Nikita Khrushchev or the cheeky press-wrangler for a...
  • Media Matters Allegations: “Virtually all the mainstream media was using our stuff”…Politico Upset

    02/13/2012 6:40:45 PM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-13-12 | Curt
    Politico is a bit upset about the recent investigative journalist piece done by The Daily Caller on Media Matters. In that piece they spoke to many former staffers at Media Matters, and what did they find? Yet those same interviews, as well as a detailed organizational planning memo obtained by The Daily Caller, also suggest that Media Matters has to a great extent achieved its central goal of influencing the national media. Founded by Brock in 2004 as a liberal counterweight to “conservative misinformation” in the press, Media Matters has in less than a decade become a powerful player in...
  • White House Adds New Position to Deal with Unfavorable Online Media

    05/24/2011 6:31:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 112 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 5/24/11
    The White House has named Jesse Lee to a new position within its communications department titled Director of Progressive Media & Online Response. According to The Huffington Post, Lee will essentially be responsible for building up Obama’s online presence as he prepares for his reelection bid, and squashing any negative stories: The post is a new one for this White House. Rapid response has usually been outsourced to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), if not done on an ad-hoc basis by administration officials. And it signals that the White House will be adopting a more aggressive defense of the president and...
  • White House: No More Photo Re-Enactments

    05/12/2011 12:55:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies · 1+ views
    AP/ABC ^ | 5/12/11 | David Bauder
    The White House said it is ending its long-running practice of having presidents re-enact televised speeches for news photographers following major addresses to the country, a little-known arrangement that fed suggestions of fakery when Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden. After Obama's live, late-evening address from the East Room of the White House on May 1, five photographers were ushered in to shoot pictures as the president stood at the podium and re-read a few lines of his speech — a practice that news organizations have protested for years. Even though The Associated Press and other news...
  • For Obamas, a (mostly) uninterrupted vacation (Postcard from the AP)

    08/28/2010 8:03:24 PM PDT · by maggief · 28 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | August 28, 2010 | ERICA WERNER
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama wrapped up a 10-day vacation Saturday that was blissfully free of the news emergencies that have interrupted some of his past getaways. Grim economic reports cast an inescapable shadow over the first family's stay in Martha's Vineyard, and tough tasks on Iraq and the Middle East await the president in Washington after a stop in New Orleans Sunday on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. But during his time on this lovely island, the president never once had to shed his leisure wear to step in front of the podium and address a national...
  • U.S. Center at Copenhagen Meeting (State launches COP-15 Website for public information)

    11/29/2009 2:51:11 PM PST · by TCH · 9 replies · 725+ views
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ^ | November 25, 2009 | U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    Original Message From: Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 9:03 PM Subject: Announcement on U.S. Center at Copenhagen Climate Change Meeting (State launches COP-15 Web site to serve as resource for public information) U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesman November 25, 2009 MEDIA NOTE U.S. Department of State Announces U.S. Center at Copenhagen Climate Change Negotiation and Launches COP-15 Web site http://www.cop15.state.gov For the first time, the U.S. Department of State, in coordination with the White House and multiple federal departments and agencies, is organizing and hosting a U.S. Center at the annual Conference of the Parties to the...
  • EXPLOSIVE NEW AUDIO Reveals White House Using NEA to Push Partisan Agenda (latest -Breitbart)

    09/21/2009 9:12:57 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 114 replies · 4,186+ views
    Big Government ^ | Patrick Courrielche
    *NEA conference call full audio and transcript here** Should the National Endowment for the Arts encourage artists to create art on issues being vehemently debated nationally? That is the question that I set out to discuss a little over three weeks ago when I wrote an article on Big Hollywood entitled The National Endowment for the Art of Persuasion?” The question still requires debate but the facts do not. The NEA and the White House did encourage a handpicked, pro-Obama arts group to address politically controversial issues under contentious national debate. That fact is irrefutable. But some have claimed that...
  • 'Artists' as Servants of Power

    09/21/2009 5:47:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 598+ views
    WSJ ^ | 9/21/2009 | James Taranto
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood is out today with new details on the National Endowment for the Arts scandal, including a full transcript and audio recording, as well as a CliffsNotes summary by John Nolte, of the notorious Aug. 10 conference call in which administration officials urged artists to help promote President Obama's legislative agenda. Formally, the call was led by Michael Skolnik, who is not a government employee. But Skolnik declares at the start of the call that he is acting on behalf of the administration:I have been asked by folks in the White House and folks in the NEA about...
  • Propaganda, Health Care and ACORN: Full Context of NEA Conference Call Reveals Disturbing Pattern

    09/21/2009 10:29:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 1,141+ views
    Propaganda, Health Care and ACORN: Full Context of NEA Conference Call Reveals Disturbing Pattern by John Nolte At first glance, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) conference call of August 10th, 2009 sounds innocent enough because it’s supposedly been organized by Michael Skolnik, political director for Russell Simmons and someone not officially associated with any government agency. Skolnik appears to be acting independently as a concerned citizen and to have taken it upon himself to gather together a group of artists and art organizations hoping to move them towards “national service.” And how nice of the White House, the...
  • Obama Looking To Bail Out Newspaper Industry

    09/20/2009 5:24:14 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 36 replies · 1,921+ views
    Toledo Blade/The lid ^ | 9/20/09 | The Lid
    With the federal treasury facing insolvency what industry do we help next? Well lets see, how about the public relations arm of the Democratic party, the newspaper industry. That way when our Taxes go even higher they can tell us that it is a great idea. Today the President said that he would be happy to look at the Senate proposal allowing papers to restructure as non-profit organizations. Non-Profit may describe a newspaper's balance sheet, but it should not describe its tax status, unless of course, if Senator Benjamin Cardin( D-Md.) gets his way. The Senator introduced a bill on...
  • Pregame Report: The NEA Conference Call (Breitbart's Blockbuster to Break Tomorrow at Noon)

    09/20/2009 8:07:11 PM PDT · by nomoremods · 40 replies · 3,338+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 9-20-09 | Mike Flynn and John Nolte
    This is it; the story we were speculating about today. Well, this is the "pre-story" and the rest breaks tomorrow at noon (don't know EST or PST) But, there is even a larger issue that hasn’t yet received much attention in the press. Among the Obama Administration officials on the call were Buffy Wicks, Office of Public Engagement and the lead White House official on the President’s Serve.Gov initiative to promote national service. Also on the call was Nell Abernathy, Director of Outreach for Serve.Gov. One of their mail goals on the call, it seems, was to encourage artists to...
  • Pregame Report: The NEA Conference Call (Other Shoe)

    09/20/2009 7:24:51 PM PDT · by quegley · 53 replies · 4,800+ views
    www.bighollywood.brietbart.tv ^ | Sep 20th 2009 | Mike Flynn and John Nolte
    On August 25th 2009, Big Hollywood’s Patrick Courrielche broke the story of a conference call he attended with other “rising artist and art community luminaries”: On Thursday August 6th, I was invited by the National Endowment for the Arts to attend a conference call scheduled for Monday August 10th hosted by the NEA, the White House Office of Public Engagement, and United We Serve. The call would include “a group of artists, producers, promoters, organizers, influencers, marketers, taste-makers, leaders or just plain cool people to join together and work together to promote a more civically engaged America and celebrate how...
  • Heads roll at NEA: Yosi Sergant re-assigned at NEA not resigned

    09/10/2009 12:23:45 PM PDT · by Dog · 17 replies · 2,152+ views
    Big Hollywood/Washington Times: ^ | Sept 10 2009 | John Nolte
    UPDATE: The National Endowment for the Arts Public Affairs Specialist Sally Gifford contacted The Washington Times and clarified that Mr. Sergant is still an employee at the NEA but is no longer Director of Communications.
  • Obama's Radical Science Czar Says US Should Redistribute the Wealth (Video)

    09/09/2009 11:05:57 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 1,562+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sept. 9, 2009
    Just how many communists are there holed up in the Obama White House anyway? John Holdren, Obama's biggest radical and Science Czar, slammed the idea of American exceptionalism and explicitly said that we need to redistribute energy and material resources during the Bali Conference on global warming on July 12, 2007. John Holdren says the US should redistribute the wealth with green policies:
  • Official Dishonesty from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

    09/08/2009 1:28:48 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 2 replies · 537+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9-8-09 | Kerry Picket
    Must go to the site for audio and see the Glenn Beck links too. http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/watercooler/2009/sep/01/official-dishonesty-national-endowment-arts/
  • VIDEO: Gibbs: Cheney Clearly Had His Facts Wrong

    08/31/2009 11:01:30 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 32 replies · 1,859+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 31, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs comments on Dick Cheney's appearance on "FOX News Sunday." Gibbs added that Cheney's predictions on foreign policy has not produced a lot of fruit over the past eight years.
  • Cheney wrong on interrogation inquiry facts, Obama official says

    08/31/2009 9:14:22 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies · 1,715+ views
    Cheney wrong on interrogation inquiry facts, Obama official says Posted: August 31st, 2009 11:34 AM ET From CNN's Elaine Quijano WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney had his facts wrong when he blasted Attorney General Eric Holder last week for launching an investigation into past CIA interrogation techniques, an administration official asserted Monday. Holder's decision to review waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques was politically motivated, Cheney claimed in remarks broadcast on FOX News Sunday. Cheney made clear in the interview, conducted last Friday, that he believes President Barack Obama directed Holder to launch the review in response...
  • INFURIATING! NEA Seeks Artists to Push Obama's Agenda!

    08/26/2009 1:20:18 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 25 replies · 1,024+ views
    Big Hollywood | 8/26/09 | Patrick Courrielche
    I recently wrote a critique of the art community’s lack of dissent in the face of many controversial decisions made by the current administration. Entitled “The Artist Formerly Known as Dissident,” one of the key points argued in the article was the potential danger associated with the use of the art community as a tool of the state. Little did I know how quickly this concern would be elevated to an outright probability. Sometime between when I finished the critique and when it went live online, I was invited by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to take part...
  • Fight Back Against the Right

    08/10/2009 8:34:44 PM PDT · by VinceASA · 94 replies · 3,173+ views
    Health Care for America Now ^ | 8/10/2009 | Health Care for America Now
    We are closer to passing health care reform than we've ever been in the history of this country, and the opposition knows it. The small, lobbyist-funded right-wing is trying to scare Members of Congress and the American public away from supporting health care reform. We can't let fear win - America has been at the mercy of the insurance industry from too long. We need health care reform now, and we can't wait any longer. You can help fight back against these right-wing disrupters. Follow the steps below to attend events in your area and get trained on how to...
  • Soros Pledges $5 Million for Obama Healtcare Marketing Push

    08/10/2009 5:58:52 PM PDT · by FromLori · 21 replies · 1,196+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 8/10/09 | Robert Wenzel
    Oligarch George Soros is sending a $5 million check to Health Care For America Now, the leading coalition of pro-reform groups, unions and providers, reports Greg Sargent. Among the 21 members of HCAN's steering committee are ACORN, MoveOn.org, the Center for American Progress and the Campaign for America’s Future (CAF). CAF is another institution that has received funding from Soros and the Rockefeller Family Fund. (The Rockefellers have always been major investors in the pharmaceutical industry, and have always been instrumental in directing legislation in a direction that benefits there pharma investments.) CAF also pushes for national health care as...
  • Journo Asks Why Can't 'Progressives' Win?

    08/10/2009 10:57:28 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 53 replies · 2,768+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/10/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    The L.A.Times' Dan Neil is confused. He thinks that the so-called progressive movement is right on all the issues, but he just cannot understand why they can't win the public debate. Neil laments that they have all the "English majors" on their side but cannot win "any war of words." Just what is going on here, he wants to know? He's so frustrated that he took to his keyboard to ask these questions in a Pittsburgh Gazette article from August 9. In his piece, Neil wonders, for instance, why the "progressives" are so inept at debate and cannot convince the...
  • White House Launches Web Site to Battle Health Care 'Rumors'

    08/10/2009 10:54:23 AM PDT · by Doogle · 25 replies · 907+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | 08/10/09 | FOX
    A White House Web site activated Monday uses the same set-up as the "Fight the Smears" page the Obama campaign maintained last year to battle rumors seen as potentially damaging to his candidacy. The Obama administration has launched a new Web site to battle what it calls "wild rumors" about the health care reform plans being pushed through Congress -- including an invitation for the public to tattle on any other "myths" they come across.
  • Obama Creates New White House Healthcare Propaganda Website

    08/10/2009 10:25:39 AM PDT · by Sasparilla · 8 replies · 505+ views
    Obama has a new sequel to the snitches hotline. On the new White House "Health Insurance Forum Reality Check" site, Linda Douglass of the White House Office of Health Reform tries to "debunk" the "myth" that reform will force you out of your current insurance plan or force you to change doctors. She says, "To the contrary, reform will expand your choices, not eliminate them." Actually, Barack Obama and Linda Douglass seem to forget that computers keep great records and never forget any of Obama's past remarks in speeches and off the cuff remarks. Obama, speaking at the SEIU conferencre...
  • Re-Education by the State

    11/30/2008 2:00:58 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 13 replies · 837+ views
    Brussels Journal ^ | Nov 23, 2008 | Tiberge
    This poster from the French government is aimed at reassuring young people who are "discovering" themselves that there is no difference between homosexuality and heterosexuality. It reads: The only difference between homosexuality and heterosexuality is homophobia. When you are an adolescent and wondering about your emotional and sexual orientation, you may unfortunately also discover homophobia and its violence. This period in your life is often difficult to endure and can lead to serious problems, sometimes even suicide. A national re-education campaign signed by: The Ministry of Health, Youth, Sports and Related Associations; and the National Institute of Health.
  • Poll shows many Germans see U.S. behind Sept 11

    07/23/2003 10:03:22 AM PDT · by yonif · 75 replies · 1,454+ views
    Reuters ^ | 23 Jul 2003 15:18:43 GMT
    BERLIN, July 23 (Reuters) - Almost one in three Germans below the age of 30 believes the U.S. government may have sponsored the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington, according to a poll published on Wednesday. And about 20 percent of Germans in all age groups hold this view, a survey of 1,000 people conducted for the weekly Die Zeit said. It also said 68 percent of all Germans felt the media had not reported the full truth behind the attacks, in which some 3,000 people were killed when hijacked planes were crashed into the World Trade...