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Politico has a little snippet up about David Coleman. In it Coleman is caught repeating the new talking point: Don’t attack the critics.
Coleman then turns around and attacks the critics in the last section of the Politico snippet while seemingly supporting their concerns. Amazing. Yeah, those data concerns… totally loony?
Related reading: Changes to the AP History, Gates lobbies for more data collection
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Move over Honey Boo Boo and Real Housewives there is a new show brewing in DC that may give you all a run for your money. It seems that the White house press corp is quite upset with President Obama these days….and are crying foul. A line comes to mind….”There’s no crying in baseball” Well, there should be no wining in the media.
Over the weekend, President Obama in a not so smooth move brushed off the press corp to play a round of golf with Tiger Woods down in Florida. I question the choice of partners due to the fact Woods has been a controversial figure of an adulterous nature and is also part of that pesky 1% crowd Obama seems to have disdain for, yet I digress. It was a media black out for the 18 holes that would have produced photo-ops galore for the fawning reporters. Well, guys and gals, you really should have expected this. For the past 4 1/2 years the majority of you all have either thrown softballs, Nerf balls, or have had no balls in the questioning of this POTUS, or the digging for the truth on some of our countries most controversial scandals such as Benghazi , (H/T to Lady Liberty on Benghazi Gate) and Fast and Furious, (even the Daily Kos questioned media neglect on this one). You have remained silent on the many contradictions regarding Obama’s current economic policies and the debt vs. Candidate Obama’s statements on raising the debt…“That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic,” said candidate Obama. Yet, some of you are now realizing you are being and have been played by this administration from the get go. In a somewhat scathing article by Politico, the strings on the press corp are finally being visualized by the left stream media and Obama’s ability to manipulate you all. From that article, and I will list as my favorite parts:
*President Barack Obama is a master at limiting, shaping and manipulating media coverage of himself and his White House….
*frustrated Obama press corps neared rebellion this past holiday weekend when reporters and photographers were not even allowed onto the Floridian National Golf Club, where Obama was golfing.
I had to chuckle at the almost cathartic nature of the article in the way the Left stream media, like an Alcoholic, is coming out and realizing it may have a problem as the first step to recognizing its addiction. Well, open up the flood gates of “we told ya so’s” because this is something we fellow thinkers have seen since his nomination back in ’08. From Bruce Johnson op-ed, with the American Thinker, “These are the same journalists who sat on their hands during Fast and Furious. They failed to notice any lack of transparency during the Holder hearings when copious amounts of inter-agency communiques were redacted and withheld. Do these journalists realize that the people still do not know the highest ranking Department of Justice official to have knowledge of Fast and Furious? Did “transparency” reveal who implemented or approved the program?” to Silvio Canto, Jr. also with American Thinker his article titled “This is what happens when you are in the tank for the President” and New York magazine which had comments from Ed Henry, WHCA president and Fox News correspondent….(by the way, Mr. Henry has always in my mind shown integrity and true journalistic qualities that should be held as a standard)
“Speaking on behalf of the White House Correspondents Association, I can say a broad cross section of our members from print, radio, online and TV have today expressed extreme frustration to me about having absolutely no access to the President of the United States this entire weekend, “.. “There is a very simple but important principle we will continue to fight for today and in the days ahead: transparency.”
I say to those in the Press corp whom have allowed for this to happen…. Your have only your selves to blame for giving this guy a pass in the first place. Cut the strings, and stop acting like the characters in a ridiculous reality show. The American public requires you to do your job. Stop waiting for the President to be forthcoming and go after the accountability!!!! -Liberty Speaks Continue reading
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Site of the Day: Michelle Obama’s Mirror and The Jawa Report v3.0 Beta
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‘All of the above’ energy policy: With Gas Prices at Record Levels Obama Cuts Off Drilling in Half of Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve
Green Fail: Foreign Wind Company Laying Off 800 Workers, Despite $50 Million ‘Investment’ By Taxpayers
Biden Dumps on Medicaid Part D: Manhattan Moment: Obama and Biden will turn Medicare into Medicaid
Atlas Shrugs: GOP candidate says 40% of every small-business dollar goes just to federal regulations Related: The Constancy of Crony Capitalism
TSA FAIL: The TSA Molestation Files: Dana Loesch More: Dana Loesch expands on TSA harassment, #LadyParts petting; Video added
Althouse: The NYT kept the Libya hearing off the front page because “It’s three weeks before the election and it’s a politicized thing…”
Must Reads Of The Day:
Benghazi-gate Link Bonanza
What Happened In Benghazi
State Department pushed back on White House’s Libya claims
State Department said it never linked video to Libya attacks
Fresh scapegoats for Benghazi-Gate
Report: Obama Regime Had $2 Billion In Unused Money For Consulate Security At Time Of Benghazi Attack
British firm secured Benghazi consulate contract with little experience
Video: Axelrod won’t specify if Obama held national-security meeting after Benghazi attack
CBS: Obama Admin. Declined To Provide A Spokesman To Talk About Libya
Axelrod Says Obama Reacted To Libya Like We Would Expect But Won’t Say If He Held Security Meeting
Axelrod Hammered Over Obama Campaign Trying To Claim Libya Only Issue Because Of Romney
2012 Debate Schedule
Tonight is the 2nd debate! Obama has been holed up in the worst possible place for the last few days to prep for the debate. One guess what was the big draw there:. Mr. Liberty will be pulling a VodkaPundit and drunk blogging it. Come back tonight and see how he does.
Obama to Hit Romney on Bain During Debate
Obama Owns Shares of Sensata, Personally Benefits by Outsourcing of Jobs to China
Who’s Laughing Now, Mr. Vice President?
Instapundit on the “White Back in the White House” plant at the Romney rally
Walid Shoebat weighs in on Obama’s “no god but Allah” wedding ring
Election 2012 Videos
Miners Fight Back Against Obama TV Ad Absolute Lies **SHORT VERSION**
Foreign Affairs/The Religion of Peace:
Thousands of Muslims Protest Google Offices in London Over Anti-Islam YouTube Video
Freedom of speech doesn’t mean freedom to insult; Protesting against Google n Youtube. (Video)
Bulletin of Christian Persecution (by Muslims) August 31 – October 6, 2012
Felix Baumgartner Jumps, Lands on His Feet
Video: Baumgartner Stratosphere Jump FULL VERSION 120000 Feet 36,576 Meters!
#Westboro Idiots Fail In NC
Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released… and here is the chart to prove it
Why California is headed for fiscal collapse, Chapter Bajillion and Seven
California’s retiring state workers cash in vacation for big bucks – 667.5 Million
Report: Jackson allegedly improperly used campaign money to decorate home – Chicago Sun-Times
The New Tone & New Media:
Remember the guy who said the Romneys “are happy to party while black people drown”?
ABC Censors Spike Characters Calling Obama a Communist on Tim Allen Sitcom
Video: Occupy London protesters chain themselves to St Paul’s Cathedral pulpit
Laugh or Cry – The Videos of the Day:
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