White House: “We Controlled Press”

October 19, 2009

As I have known all along, the media has given the Obama administration glowing coverage from the day he began his run to the moment of which you are reading this. However, not even I thought that the top Communications guru for the WH would admit it: “Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn’t absolutely control,” (Anita) Dunn said, admitting that the strategy “did not always make us popular in the press.”

Shocker folks! Of course this was told to a foreign crowd which begs the question what exactly is Obama doing? Wooing the French and Germans or actually taking the mantle of president of the United States. But back to the problem at hand. This is blatant deception folks. They are basically admitting that they are running a Stalinist or Chavez-like press and no one has a problem with this. Does anyone remember that Chavez basically shut down a critical TV station on Venezuela. I’m sure it all started with Chavez labeling them an opinion channel rather than a news channel. (See Obama Wastes Time Attacking Fox)

Now before you get all head up saying, “AHHHHH, he’s a racist, he says Obama is the next Castro!” Think again. I said they were trying to control the press like Chavez. Until I have concrete proof, I will not say Obama is the next Chavez. But he is starting to act like a despot when it comes to critical press. All he needs to do is say, “Fox News has been critical of me in the past, but I accept that because I want the American people to have both sides of the story.” The end. Finished. Even the left can agree with that. But by labeling a reputable news organization “opinion journalism masquerading as news”, that is something the president should not stoop to.

But back to controlling the press. The leftist press of MSNBC and CNN along with the network channels CBS, NBC, ABC etc. all willingly went along with the control. Fox is the only one that didn’t. So luckily America still has three outlets for actual news that is not controlled by Obama and his cronies. We still have Fox on television, talk radio which is overwhelmingly conservative, and the internet. While the other tv outlets are being controlled by Obama willingly, the truth will come out. And there is nothing Obama or the entire Democratic party can do about it.

Lastly, the White House details how they favored live speeches over taped interviews so that Obama’s words could not be edited or parts left out. The single most disturbing quote was this: “One of the reasons we did so many of the David Plouffe videos was not just for our supporters, but also because it was a way for us to get our message out without having to actually talk to reporters. … We just put that out there and made them write what Plouffe had said as opposed to Plouffe doing an interview with a reporter. So it was very much we controlled it as opposed to the press controlled it.” They don’t want Americans to hear everything that they say because much of what they say Americans oppose. So they only allowed us to hear what they thought we would like. Can you say that this is socialist in styling? More to come…