Good news: White House launches its own news network

posted at 8:40 pm on May 20, 2009 by Allahpundit

What could go wrong? Seriously, Tapper’s being a tiny bit paranoid about this in my opinion, but don’t let me stand in the way of a good hand-wringing about Obama starting his own nascent propaganda bureau. Besides, JT’s honest enough to wink at how much the media slobbers over The One:

Read the TV pool report: “Your Pool was not allowed to go over and shoot POTUS with the team shooting hoops. We protested loudly.”

Now we know why: Obama White House officials decided to do their own media report on the visit, complete with cuts, interviews, and chyrons identifying who’s speaking…

Do Obama White House officials think their media coverage isn’t flattering enough?

Is the goal to ultimately replace the pesky photographers who film what they want to and not what they’re told to (not to mention the annoying reporters who ask uncomfortable questions about, say, detainee policy and bank bailouts)?

If that’s the goal, it’s a monster scandal. But, er, this isn’t exactly the smoking gun that proves it. All things considered, for sheer probative news value, this clip falls short of even the Barney video Christmas card. Just further proof of how right — and awesomeJames Harrison is.


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RELAX EVERYONE ITS CALLED MSNBC

Tremmy on May 21, 2009 at 9:30 AM

Well they know that MSNBC has the worse ratings of the cable news networks, and no one is watching MSNBC or CNN their old Propaganda Networks so they decided they would do DIRECT MARKETING of the Obama Presidency. Has anyone taken a look at Mark Penn’s book micro trends? If you haven’t that’s because it’s being promoted on MSNBC, and again nobody is watching MSNBC….media zombies.

Dr Evil on May 21, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Volkswagen Peepswagen

JiangxiDad on May 20, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Homiemobile.

Dark-Star on May 21, 2009 at 9:40 AM

ZZZZZZZZZZZ… hey wait… did The O approve of that lady showing that much…er… cleavage?

CynicalOptimist on May 21, 2009 at 10:49 AM

So who exactly will be paying for this all favorable, propogandized, coverage? hmmmmmmm?

capejasmine on May 21, 2009 at 12:46 PM

I don’t know why they feel they need to add yet another propoganda channel for the dem white house. They already have MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, sometimes even FOX News.

lwssdd on May 21, 2009 at 1:00 PM

I don’t know why they feel they need to add yet another propoganda channel for the dem white house. They already have MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, sometimes even FOX News.

lwssdd on May 21, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Let’s not forget, PBS, LA Times, NYTimes, Newsweek, Time, and almost every other major publication, with the exception of Wall Street Journal.

capejasmine on May 21, 2009 at 1:19 PM

Redundant Propaganda Outlet.

RalphyBoy on May 21, 2009 at 9:55 PM

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