Revealed: Who else was at that secret Obama briefing with Olby and Maddow?

posted at 5:05 pm on October 21, 2009 by Allahpundit

Tantalizing but frustrating, as it’s only a partial list; without the full attendance sheet, it’s impossible to say definitively that the most transparent administration evah was playing only to its cheerleaders. Even so, while Gloria Borger isn’t particularly ideological as far as I know, there’s little question where Robinson, Dowd, and especially Ifill stand.

On Monday, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow were among several people who attended an off-the-record briefing with Pres. Obama at the White House. Sources tell us other attendees at the two-and-a-half hour chat included Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, Maureen Dowd of the New York Times, Gwen Ifill of PBS and Gloria Borger of CNN. Perhaps not surprisingly, no one from Fox News was in the room.

Two and a half hours. Remember, Olbermann complained three years ago when Bush dared waste 90 minutes of taxpayer money chatting up his own ideological allies in the Oval Office. As for Fox News being conspicuously omitted from the guest list, I e-mailed Jake Tapper to see if he’d gotten an invite despite his willingness to pursue stories broken by Fox. Turns out he wasn’t included in the briefing either. Fancy that.

Needless to say, The One’s entitled to talk to whomever he wants, but playing pattycake with MSNBC’s primetime stars does further raise the question of why Beck and Hannity are problematic “opinion” shows while Olbermann and Maddow aren’t. And yes, that question is entirely rhetorical. New insight from Politico on the White House’s seek and destroy quarantine approach to its political opponents:

All of the techniques are harnessed to a larger purpose: to marginalize not only the individual person or organization but also some of the most important policy and publicity allies of the national Republican Party.

Dunn said that in August, as the president’s aides planned for the fall, they made “a fundamental decision that we needed to be more aggressive in both protecting our position and in delineating our differences with those who were attacking us.”

“It was a time for us to look at the extraordinary success we’ve had in terms of legislation but also to look at where we needed to be more aggressive in defining what the choices are, and in protecting and pushing forward our agenda,” she said.

The campaign underscores how deeply political the Obama White House is in its daily operations — with a strong focus on redrawing the electoral map and discrediting the personalities and ideas that have powered the conservative movement over the past 20 years…

“Fighting with a bunch of different institutions turns him into a typical politician and makes people cynical that anyone’s really going to change Washington,” Black said. “A big part of his ‘hope and change’ message was: ‘We’re gong to talk to everyone.’ He might have had great intentions, but human nature and politics don’t change much.”

His nonsense on the trail about bringing a new, “post-partisan” tone to D.C. was my second-favorite soundbite from the campaign last year, right behind how Afghanistan was the “necessary war.” I’ll leave you with this clip from last night’s Leno, which is as gentle and genial as anything on that show but does illustrate how ridiculous The One’s vendetta against Fox might be starting to look to middle America. Exit question: If the White House is capable of e-mailing MSNBC anchors while they’re on the air to correct factual errors, why can’t Anita Dunn pick up the red phone and call Glenn Beck?


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Maddow insisted to be the one on top of Olby. Ergo, Obama’s there to mediate.

Apologetic California on October 21, 2009 at 5:09 PM

Jay is my new hero.

Sugar Land on October 21, 2009 at 5:09 PM

Awesome Leno.

the_nile on October 21, 2009 at 5:10 PM

The left views Americas enemies as internal, the right as external. That pretty much sums things up.

rob verdi on October 21, 2009 at 5:11 PM

“At least they have a point of view, I’ll take that any day.”

BURN

Enoxo on October 21, 2009 at 5:11 PM

the White House is capable of e-mailing MSNBC anchors while they’re on the air to correct factual errors,

unstinkingbelievable…

cmsinaz on October 21, 2009 at 5:12 PM

nice zing by Leno…

cmsinaz on October 21, 2009 at 5:13 PM

why can’t Anita Dunn pick up the red phone and call Glenn Beck?

Ewww. I wouldn’t use her phone after she got her tongue all over it.

Daggett on October 21, 2009 at 5:13 PM

Doesn’t like his ego stroked much, does he. I haven’t seen such a meeting of the minds since Romper Room went off the air.

kingsjester on October 21, 2009 at 5:14 PM

This is so pathetic.

At least when Bush spoke to media figures, he included people who reached tens of millions of American.

Maddow has what? 19 regular listeners?
Gwen Ifill’s upcoming book is ranked 105,776 on Amazon (It’s released a week before Sarah’s book, which ranks about 105,775 spots higher on the sales charts)

Norwegian on October 21, 2009 at 5:14 PM

Jeeze…this is the Obama administration. Surely this meeting was on C-SPAN.

WashJeff on October 21, 2009 at 5:15 PM

Are Jay’s taxes up to date?

omnipotent on October 21, 2009 at 5:15 PM

Are Jay’s taxes up to date?

omnipotent on October 21, 2009 at 5:15 PM

I guess we will know all about it.

the_nile on October 21, 2009 at 5:17 PM

That Leno clip should go viral. It’s PERFECT. Always suspected Leno was a tick to the right of center. He has too many cars and too many deeds of helping stranded motorists to be left.

John the Libertarian on October 21, 2009 at 5:17 PM

Dunn can’t pick up the red phone to call Beck because she’s to busy perfecting her cow-chewing-cud act!

sondiehl on October 21, 2009 at 5:17 PM

That was actually funny.

I packed my TV away when the digital conversion business made it obsolete. I may have to start checking out Leno on Hulu.com.

notropis on October 21, 2009 at 5:18 PM

Well, if these are the “players,” then that’s really pathetic.

They are the lowest in ratings.

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 5:18 PM

The only enemies this Administration is interested in are the ones that threaten their power. Precious, precious power.

ronsfi on October 21, 2009 at 5:19 PM

Breaking News!

An anonymous source released a tape of what that was said during the meeting…

You can clearly hear Obama in his own words here…

Seven Percent Solution on October 21, 2009 at 5:19 PM

Geez, a weiner eating contest! I wonder who won??

drjohn on October 21, 2009 at 5:19 PM

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 5:18 PM

I’m sure it was a lovefest

cmsinaz on October 21, 2009 at 5:20 PM

Youtube is disallowing ratings on this one, must be afraid of the Obama Enemies List.

obladioblada on October 21, 2009 at 5:20 PM

while Gloria Borger isn’t particularly ideological as far as I know

LOL! She works for CNN. Being ideological is a job requirement at that place.

Del Dolemonte on October 21, 2009 at 5:21 PM

Geez, a weiner eating contest! I wonder who won??

drjohn on October 21, 2009 at 5:19 PM

The whole collective , what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander..

the_nile on October 21, 2009 at 5:21 PM

At the same time they’re out there blasting what they call a “point of view” cable network they’re giving cookies and tea to a fraud like Olbermann and a network like MSNBC.

It’s called chuztpah.

Someone needs to ask Gibbs whether the President thinks that Olbermann’s labeling of Republicans as “terrorists” and Bush as a “fascist murderer” is the type of civil discourse Obama is calling for. If Republicans have to denounce Limbaugh why doesn’t Obama need to denounce Olbermann?

Yeah, we know why.

SteveMG on October 21, 2009 at 5:21 PM

I packed my TV away when the digital conversion business made it obsolete. I may have to start checking out Leno on Hulu.com.

The Jay Leno Show is the anti-funny. But Jay Leno himself still has a bit of the stand-up legend he used to be left in him, so he’s capable of the occasional good line.

YYZ on October 21, 2009 at 5:22 PM

Rachel actually isn’t that awful, in my opinion. Her story choice is very, very far-left, but her style isn’t as “out there” as KO.

He’s just Beck in left clothes.

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 5:23 PM

Jay Leno has balls … that was excellent. It’s a shame you have to worry about your career, or maybe even worse, if you joke about Obama.

darwin on October 21, 2009 at 5:24 PM

It was a time for us to look at the extraordinary success we’ve had in terms of legislation

Extraordinary sucess? Extraordinary sucess? Extraordinary sucess?

Snort… BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! Oh, I’m sory I can’t… snort BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!

crazy_legs on October 21, 2009 at 5:24 PM

If the White House is capable of e-mailing MSNBC anchors while they’re on the air to correct factual errors, why can’t Anita Dunn pick up the red phone and call Glenn Beck?

Because they want to be able to do this. Most of the DC/NY media axis would let them, too.

spmat on October 21, 2009 at 5:25 PM

He’s just Beck in left clothes.

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 5:23 PM

Sorry … Beck is nothing like Olbermann. Beck doesn’t have to lie every nite to his audience.

darwin on October 21, 2009 at 5:25 PM

Since Obama and his persons of hench are going after salaries of execs at bailed-out companies, how about confiscating Olbermann’s bloated salary and returning it to the people?

JammieWearingFool on October 21, 2009 at 5:25 PM

Creepy.

Terrye on October 21, 2009 at 5:26 PM

Iwonder if the passed out all the cool Mao clothes and hat?

Dire Straits on October 21, 2009 at 5:26 PM

WorldNetdaily? Yawn. Jerome Corsi? A nutcase. FOX Newss? Crybabies.

Why would the President want to invite reps of an openly hostile and clearly ideologically motivated opinion network to defame and misrepresent him?

Grow Fins on October 21, 2009 at 5:27 PM

Creepy.

Rovian, even.

Grow Fins on October 21, 2009 at 5:27 PM

Olberdouche is insane. He is going to be diagnosed one of these days.

nyx on October 21, 2009 at 5:28 PM

He’s just Beck in left clothes.

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 5:23 PM

You’re off your meds if you think that.

the_nile on October 21, 2009 at 5:29 PM

Obama spent 2 1/2 hours in an in-person meeting with Olberman and Maddow? I wonder how that compares to the amount of time Obama has spent in face-to- face meetings with General McChrystal…

LASue on October 21, 2009 at 5:29 PM

Why would the President want to invite reps of an openly hostile and clearly ideologically motivated opinion network to defame and misrepresent him?

Grow Fins on October 21, 2009 at 5:27 PM

Funny, I wondered the same thing when Bush was president.

darwin on October 21, 2009 at 5:29 PM

Why would the President want to invite reps of an openly hostile and clearly ideologically motivated opinion network to defame and misrepresent him?

Grow Fins on October 21, 2009 at 5:27 PM

Bush did it for 8 years.

John the Libertarian on October 21, 2009 at 5:29 PM

Grow Fins on October 21, 2009 at 5:27 PM

More like Chavez or Mao.

kingsjester on October 21, 2009 at 5:29 PM

Obama spent 2 1/2 hours in an in-person meeting with Olberman and Maddow? I wonder how that compares to the amount of time Obama has spent in face-to- face meetings with General McChrystal…

LASue on October 21, 2009 at 5:29 PM

War on fox and free speech are more important.

the_nile on October 21, 2009 at 5:30 PM

hahahaha Leno!!!!

alexraye on October 21, 2009 at 5:30 PM

I wonder if they passed out all the cool Mao clothes and hat?

Dire Straits on October 21, 2009 at 5:26 PM

Sorry.

Dire Straits on October 21, 2009 at 5:31 PM

LOL on the Leno Clip! Thanks for posting it — best laugh of the week.

Mutnodjmet on October 21, 2009 at 5:31 PM

I am trying to imagine being locked up in a room with Olby for two and a half hours!

The horror.

The horror.

pilamaye on October 21, 2009 at 5:31 PM

You’re off your meds if you think that.

the_nile on October 21, 2009 at 5:29 PM

Well, I think a lot of people recognize the similarities in style, if not the content.

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 5:31 PM

You can clearly hear Obama in his own words here…

Seven Percent Solution on October 21, 2009 at 5:19 PM

BWAHHH!!! That was good. I forgot I had the mute button off tho.

Firefly_76 on October 21, 2009 at 5:32 PM

Sorry … Beck is nothing like Olbermann. Beck doesn’t have to lie every nite to his audience.

darwin on October 21, 2009 at 5:25 PM

None of them think they are “lying.” They are just so “perspectively-challenged,” if you will.

But I’m really talking about the style. Spitting is spitting. They both spit.

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 5:32 PM

Well, I think a lot of people recognize the similarities in style, if not the content.

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 5:31 PM

Uh … no.

darwin on October 21, 2009 at 5:33 PM

Bush did it for 8 years.

John the Libertarian on October 21, 2009 at 5:29 PM

Not really. Bush had plenty of closed-door meetings with conservative pundits and talk show hosts.

YYZ on October 21, 2009 at 5:34 PM

This is exactly the kind of comedy, funny and not vitriolic, that has a chance of inviting Right of center viewers and salvaging the Tonight Show and, by extension I guess, NBC entertainment. The question remains whether or not the NBC powers that be (who have invested so much in Obama and a Democrat Congress) can allow Leno to undermine The Precedent and make a very thin-skinned man look ridiculous. Magic 8-ball says, “No.”

Still, funny clip about the remarkably unfunny president – at least according to the vast majority of contemporary comics who still fancy themselves as “edgy.” But I digress.

AnonymousDrivel on October 21, 2009 at 5:35 PM

why can’t Anita Dunn pick up the red phone and call Glenn Beck?

Because Anita Dunn is trying desperately to salvage whatever little credibility she has left. But Allah, in fairness to Obama…

RMR on October 21, 2009 at 5:35 PM

YYZ on October 21, 2009 at 5:34 PM

Please date the meetings and cite your sources so that we may all be illumined.

kingsjester on October 21, 2009 at 5:35 PM

None of them think they are “lying.” They are just so “perspectively-challenged,” if you will.

But I’m really talking about the style. Spitting is spitting. They both spit.

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 5:32 PM

??? Olbermann absolutely knows he’s lying and twisting the truth. If I was was presenting the information Beck was I’d be passionate myself. What he presents is no laughing matter.

darwin on October 21, 2009 at 5:35 PM

And so it begins.

d1carter on October 21, 2009 at 5:39 PM

The Obama Administration hates Fox. It’s a Dunn deal.

Steve Z on October 21, 2009 at 5:40 PM

YYZ on October 21, 2009 at 5:34 PM

Yah, technically true, but missing the larger point. Bush did host conservative pundits prior to the 2004 election, and was given an earful by Krauthammer, Ingraham, et al. Rush didn’t attend the meeting, if memory serves right.

John the Libertarian on October 21, 2009 at 5:40 PM

Go Stossel!!

John the Libertarian on October 21, 2009 at 5:41 PM

It’s disturbing and revealing that the Obama White House pulls in two of the left’s most dishonest fringe cranks for a war chat. Maybe I’m belaboring the obvious but the fact they would even let those two psychotics in the door shows just how extreme and insane this administration is.

Django on October 21, 2009 at 5:41 PM


the White House is capable of e-mailing MSNBC anchors while they’re on the air

LET THAT CLIP SINK IN. THEY EMAILED HER AND SHE ARGUED FOR THIER SIDE… REAL TIME. Pupets!!! That should be a post all in itself. Beck needs to pick it up and run with it.

Indian Outlaw on October 21, 2009 at 5:41 PM

Wow!

This guy had an opportunity as the first half-white President to really make a difference and project to the people that anyone really can become POTUS.

Instead, he’s exposed himself as nothing other than a Chicago-thug with no morals, no sense of justice and no ethics.

Polls are way down, tons of Dems in Congress who won’t be returning, kissing international butt and apologising; you know, the list just goes on and on.

What a pathetic display. . . .

karra on October 21, 2009 at 5:41 PM

Breaking News!

An anonymous source released a tape of what that was said during the meeting…

You can clearly hear Obama in his own words here…

Seven Percent Solution on October 21, 2009 at 5:19 PM

Obama was Asian as a toddler
Its a miracle !

macncheez on October 21, 2009 at 5:42 PM

Please date the meetings and cite your sources so that we may all be illumined.

kingsjester on October 21, 2009 at 5:35 PM

Okay

For the second year in a row, President Bush called some of his closest radio friends to the White House for an off-the-record briefing and discussion.

Mark Levin and Sean Hannity of WABC (770 AM) were among the 10 conservative talk-radio hosts who met with Bush in the West Wing yesterday, according to Talkers magazine.

YYZ on October 21, 2009 at 5:43 PM

Bush had plenty of closed-door meetings with conservative pundits and talk show hosts.

Plenty?

IIRC, about 3 (that I can recall reading about). Perhaps he had others that weren’t reported.

The point of this is that the same White House that complains about POV news organizations is inviting “journalists” from a very POV new organization (MSNBC) to off-the-record meetings with the President.

If POV journalism is so bad, why invite two prominent POV journalists?

They’re not really shocked! shocked! about POV journalism. They just don’t POV that make them look bad.

It’s cheap and petty.

SteveMG on October 21, 2009 at 5:43 PM

??? Olbermann absolutely knows he’s lying and twisting the truth. If I was was presenting the information Beck was I’d be passionate myself. What he presents is no laughing matter.

darwin on October 21, 2009 at 5:35 PM

I doubt that, darwin. He believes. (Well, as much as any of these media types really have the soul for believing much beyond their ratings.)

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 5:44 PM

Two = plenty.

Joe Biden math.

SteveMG on October 21, 2009 at 5:45 PM

Look, I’m not Lexis Nexis, but they did happen under the Bush administration. Here’s another example:

In this final season for the Bush presidency, the battle for legacy is being waged on several fronts — including in the Oval Office itself. When Bush invited a group of conservative scholars and writers for an off-the-record, 90-minute talk at the end of June, he found himself under fire for supposedly abandoning principle in the pursuit of posterity.

YYZ on October 21, 2009 at 5:49 PM

Obama has learned what Bush learned. Get out of DC. They both ignored major media pundits.

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 5:51 PM

Ewww. Can you imagine poor Keith Olbermann’s bathtub after THAT meeting.

HornetSting on October 21, 2009 at 5:51 PM

I doubt that, darwin. He believes.

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 5:44 PM

Ann, I hope you’re just trying to be nice and aren’t really that naive.

darwin on October 21, 2009 at 5:52 PM

[T]he White House is capable of e-mailing MSNBC anchors while they’re on the air to correct factual errors

…but they’re not “obsessing” about how they’re portrayed by the media!

calbear on October 21, 2009 at 5:53 PM

invited a group of conservative scholars and writers for an off-the-record,

Scholars/writers aren’t journalists.

You made the point – Bush did meet with journalists/commentators too although I think the “plenty” characterization was inaccurate.

It’s just odd, don’t you think?, that the same day the White House is complaining about POV networks that they invite two of the most partisan “journalists” on cable news for cookies and tea.

SteveMG on October 21, 2009 at 5:55 PM

The more Acorn gets investigated, the closer it gets to Obama personally.

Actually, I may be more cynical. I sure don’t buy that Beck believes. *haha

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 5:55 PM

Actually, I may be more cynical. I sure don’t buy that Beck believes. *haha

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 5:55 PM

Beck isn’t trying to sell…he’s just telling the truth.

HornetSting on October 21, 2009 at 5:55 PM

It’s just odd, don’t you think?, that the same day the White House is complaining about POV networks that they invite two of the most partisan “journalists” on cable news for cookies and tea.

It is odd, but not surprising. This administration has had a tin ear since January.

YYZ on October 21, 2009 at 5:57 PM

Is the president driven by paranoia? It’s kind of creepy, this obsession he has with himself.

“post-partisan” tone to D.C. was my second-favorite soundbite from the campaign last year, right behind how Afghanistan was the “necessary war.”

Mine too. I distinctly remember that as an eye roller if ever there was one. Now, not surprisingly, he appears to be the most divisive president, well, ever! Maybe he told these clowns he invited to the WH to grab a mop and help him develop a strategy for Afghanistan. Or the economy.

scalleywag on October 21, 2009 at 5:59 PM

Yay Jay!!! :D Maybe I should start TIVOing his show.

artchick on October 21, 2009 at 5:59 PM

Beck isn’t trying to sell…he’s just telling the truth.

HornetSting on October 21, 2009 at 5:55 PM

You are welcome to buy that. Not me. He spits, and he’s a ranter.

He’s just a shock-jock type.

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 6:00 PM

SteveMG on October 21, 2009 at 5:55 PM

It would be an excellent idea for him to meet with scholars. As long as he didn’t tell them to bring a mop. Seriously though, he gets more childish as every week goes by and his poll numbers show that people are really tiring of it. A lot of people are downright appalled and scared by his ineptitude.

scalleywag on October 21, 2009 at 6:02 PM

That skit was not at obama’s expense. He was not mocking obama. His joke about the soldiers was, but not the skit itself.

keep the change on October 21, 2009 at 6:02 PM

Beck isn’t trying to sell…he’s just telling the truth.

HornetSting on October 21, 2009 at 5:55 PM
You are welcome to buy that. Not me. He spits, and he’s a ranter.

He’s just a shock-jock type.

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 6:00 PM

You’re not quite his type of audience, Ann.

HornetSting on October 21, 2009 at 6:05 PM

BREAKING NEWS!!!!
The Annointed One blames Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reiley and Fox News for his gray hair outbreak, his high blood pressure and his rampant outbreak of hemmohroids.
He then reveals how Anita Dunn’s soothing words toward Chairman Mao and her ‘snake-like’ tonguelashing has soothed the latter-most affliction caused by the “transgressors”

viviliberoomuori on October 21, 2009 at 6:05 PM

What I don’t get about this entire debate is why Obama thinks that any real people even watch any of these programs.

That’s a far leap.

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 6:06 PM

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Beck doesn’t spit. He gets loud, he gets soft, he gets passionate, he gets emotional and he cries. And, unlike Olby, he doesn’t need the WH to tell him what to say via instant e-mail.

kingsjester on October 21, 2009 at 6:07 PM

Leno’s new show has been pretty good.

p0s3r on October 21, 2009 at 6:08 PM

You’re not quite his type of audience, Ann.

HornetSting on October 21, 2009 at 6:05 PM

You’re right. My fave?

Gwen Ifell on PBS. I really love her demeanor, her objectivity, her … well, shoot, her kind manner.

I like kind people best.

They can ask tough questions, but when they ask kindly?

It works with me.

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Beck doesn’t spit. He gets loud, he gets soft, he gets passionate, he gets emotional and he cries. And, unlike Olby, he doesn’t need the WH to tell him what to say via instant e-mail.

kingsjester on October 21, 2009 at 6:07 PM

Beck is a shock jock. So is Olbermann. O’Reilly used to be. I think he’s changing directions. Rush definitely is. Randy what’s her-face is. So is Chris M.

They are all in a business, and they are the equivalent of ET or TMZ of the political world.

Forgive me if I notice the obvious.

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 6:11 PM

You’re not quite his type of audience, Ann.

HornetSting on October 21, 2009 at 6:05 PM

You’re right. My fave?

Gwen Ifell on PBS. I really love her demeanor, her objectivity, her … well, shoot, her kind manner.

I like kind people best.

They can ask tough questions, but when they ask kindly?

It works with me.
AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Glenn Beck is for those who think and want the truth. Not quite your scene, Ann.

HornetSting on October 21, 2009 at 6:12 PM

What I don’t get about this entire debate is why Obama thinks that any real people even watch any of these programs.

Well, his left base does. And Olbermann has a bit of support, along with Maddow, on the netroots crowd.

And let’s face it, without his left base he’d never have defeated Hillary.

Good or bad, he owes them something. Even if it’s just White House cookies.

SteveMG on October 21, 2009 at 6:13 PM

Victor Davis Hanson nails the Child King in this post at the Corner:

Voting Present Is Not an Option

I suppose he (VDH) won’t be invited to any future circle-jerks in the Oval Office.

omnipotent on October 21, 2009 at 6:13 PM

HornetSting on October 21, 2009 at 6:12 PM

Chris Matthews could make the meeting, so they put a blow up doll in his chair. Same difference.

kingsjester on October 21, 2009 at 6:14 PM

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 6:08 PM

You watch PBS? This explains so much…

Emily M. on October 21, 2009 at 6:14 PM

Well, his left base does. And Olbermann has a bit of support, along with Maddow, on the netroots crowd.

And let’s face it, without his left base he’d never have defeated Hillary.

Good or bad, he owes them something. Even if it’s just White House cookies.

SteveMG on October 21, 2009 at 6:13 PM

Grrr. You’re right.

I hate admitting that, btw.

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 6:15 PM

Beck is, in his own words, a rodeo clown. Yet the WH takes him seriously as some kind of threat. Pathetic. What next, call out Letterman? A stand up comedian? In contrast…Michelle Malkin gets called a piece of meat with lipstick and takes it like water off a duck’s back and gives a snappy comeback to boot! Good grief, she has more spine than our elected leader.

scalleywag on October 21, 2009 at 6:16 PM

You are welcome to buy that. Not me. He spits, and he’s a ranter.

He’s just a shock-jock type.

AnninCA on October 21, 2009 at 6:00 PM

AnninCA, you failed to mention he is also a hatemonger, racist and right-wing homophobe. And oh yeah, global warming denier!
You better keep up to speed gal or Obama might take back his lib-in-good-standing diploma.

RMR on October 21, 2009 at 6:18 PM

HornetSting on October 21, 2009 at 6:12 PM

Chris Matthews could make the meeting, so they put a blow up doll in his chair. Same difference.

kingsjester on October 21, 2009 at 6:14 PM

Like Olby’s bathtub, I’d hate to be Chrissy’s blow up doll after meeting with obooba.
Pass the popcorn, KJ. This is getting deep.

HornetSting on October 21, 2009 at 6:20 PM

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