More reporters grumbling about nasty treatment from White House

posted at 4:41 pm on March 4, 2013 by Allahpundit

You can tell the New York Post is a right-leaning paper from the fact that Maureen Callahan didn’t include the standard “I’m sure the president would disapprove if he knew!” disclaimer that no one actually believes.

Incidentally, how many anecdotes about persistent abusiveness from the White House towards reporters will it take before the Lightbringer no longer gets the benefit of the doubt about his supposed ignorance? You’ve got people as reliably left as Jonathan Alter complaining here, for cripes sake.

“I had a young reporter asking tough, important questions of an Obama Cabinet secretary,” says one DC veteran. “She was doing her job, and they were trying to bully her. In an e-mail, they called her the vilest names — bitch, c–t, a–hole.” He complained and was told the matter would be investigated: “They were hemming and hawing, saying, ‘We’ll look into it.’ Nothing happened.”…

One correspondent says that when he inquired about a staging choice for the president’s speech, he was steamrolled. “There was one specific White House aide calling me up, yelling and screaming,” he says. “It was condescending and abrasive: ‘Why is this a story? Why are you doing this? This is of no consequence. You’re making a mountain out of a molehill.’”

This went on for two days. “All I wanted,” says the reporter, “was an answer to a question. It’s not like I was looking to do a 12-page exposé to take down an aide. It was unnecessary vociferousness.” He eventually got his statement.

Another White House correspondent says that last week’s blowup over pool reporters’ access to the president’s golf game with Tiger Woods — which was none — is indicative of a larger problem. “Today’s a perfect example,” he says. “Jack Lew is sworn in” — as US Treasury secretary, on Thursday — “and they didn’t even allow a photographer in there. A reporter asked [press secretary] Jay Carney why, and his answer was, ‘It’s a family ceremony.’ No! This is a high-ranking government official whose salary is paid for by taxpayers. No.”

Why the extra jerkiness towards the press that’s always given them flowery coverage? One theory in Callahan’s piece is that they’re jerky because they can afford to be: In the age of YouTube and cameo Oscar appearances, the White House doesn’t need the media if it wants face time with the public. There’s truth to that, but I think it’s also a function of the basic “adult in the room versus the most radical wingnuts since Goldwater” message that Team Hopenchange has been pushing since 2009 (or even before). When a reporter challenges the White House, especially when they (wittingly or unwittingly) ventilate a Republican criticism of O in doing so, they’re undermining the “reasonable” party in Washington and aiding and abetting a side that the White House wants the public to see as fundamentally unreasonable and illegitimate. Every bit of negative coverage they get from the media, unless it’s from the left, lends a tiny bit of credence to the GOP, and of course it’s unconscionable to lend credence to “extremism” — especially if, as a member of the media, you’re supposed to be on the left’s team. So when Obama draws media scrutiny, it’s not just that the press is being unhelpful to the Democrats’ agenda. It’s that they’re delivering the country into the hands of the tea partiers who want to destroy blah blah blah. If you viewed the world that way, or rather if you wanted the rest of the world to view the world that way, then you’d be mighty irritable too when, say, some reporter reminded the public that not only did your boss sign the sequester into law, he actually proposed the damned thing.

Speaking of which, here’s Jay Carney throwing a jab at George Will at today’s briefing. Although in Carney’s defense, he did this only after he’d been hit by a roundhouse.


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“I had a young reporter asking tough, important questions of an Obama Cabinet secretary,” says one DC veteran. “She was doing her job, and they were trying to bully her. In an e-mail, they called her the vilest names — bitch, c–t, a–hole.” He complained and was told the matter would be investigated: “They were hemming and hawing, saying, ‘We’ll look into it.’ Nothing happened.”…

What do you expect? You morons voted for vile, reprobate criminals to serve in the highest offices.

You’ll receive no sympathy from me. May it be a lesson to you.

tom daschle concerned on March 4, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Something you may enjoy Allah. Taking it down soon, so I thought to link it for you first. ; )

Bmore on March 4, 2013 at 4:44 PM

oh, c’mon you snivelers and whiners, you should be grateful to get any treatment at all from Barry’s admin, y’all love him so much.

hawkeye54 on March 4, 2013 at 4:45 PM

“I had a young reporter asking tough, important questions of an Obama Cabinet secretary,” says one DC veteran. “She was doing her job, and they were trying to bully her. In an e-mail, they called her the vilest names — bitch, c–t, a–hole.” He complained and was told the matter would be investigated: “They were hemming and hawing, saying, ‘We’ll look into it.’ Nothing happened.”…

The reporter was Laura Ingraham! No, wait! The reporter was Michelle Malkin!

OhEssYouCowboys on March 4, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Incidentally, how many anecdotes about persistent abusiveness from the White House towards reporters will it take before the Lightbringer no longer gets the benefit of the doubt about his supposed ignorance?

There were true believers sent to the Gulags who wrote letters to Stalin hoping to inform him of the terrible things that some rogue elements of the state were doing. I have heard that Stalin read them as light entertainment.

sharrukin on March 4, 2013 at 4:46 PM

I love it when Jay goes all butch. He’s truly a man of substance.

a capella on March 4, 2013 at 4:47 PM

I wonder why they don’t try freezing him (barack) out? I don’t give one wit was he has to say. If the media could ignore him (and I realize I’m asking the impossible), that would really chap him. The problem is that they need their daily stroking as much as he does.

MustLoveBlogs on March 4, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Did Bob Woodward Open a Pandora’s Box?

Or, will the White House Press Corps (otherwise known as the sheep) cower even lower to preserve their “journalistic privileges” from becoming “regrettable”? Where have the Sam Donaldsons gone, that used to challenge Ronald Reagan on a daily basis? Anyone remember Reagan’s retort: “Well, there you go again Sam” twisting the truth or putting words in Reagan’s mouth. Today’s press wouldn’t dare question the credibility of statements from Obama or the White House—especially since “the other sheep”, (their loyal readership), are so ingrained in living in a liberal progressive bubble, they are blind to any reality, and dare not question any authority that serve as their masters.

The very fact that Obama’s White House was called on the carpet by one of the most respected liberal journalist, (Woodward), that the Sequestration was the brain-child of Barack Obama and his administration, set the wheels in motion for Woodward to be taken to the woodshed. Even if it was pure folly to attempt to blame Republicans wholly for this sequester, the powers in the White House could not allow one of their sheep to stray off the reservation/plantation. In the aftermath, a still defiant Woodward dances the Potomac two-step around his liberal demons:

BOB WOODWARD: Well, it was not a – I never said it was a threat. Politico was doing this story about the column that I wrote on Sunday calling out the administration, making it clear from the reporting, and finally, to Jay Carney’s credit, that the idea for the sequester came from the White House and that they’ve changed some of the arrangements. And so I mentioned that I got an email from somebody – like lots of things in Washington, then the details leaked out. I mean, as David Axelrod knows, Gene Sperling’s one of the really decent, hardworking people. I’ve dealt with the Obama White House and Axelrod a lot, and it’s just unusual to say when there’s not – this wasn’t a factual disagreement. This was a disagreement about – I was challenging them on something and Gene said we’re not gonna see eye-to-eye and you’re gonna regret staking out this claim. And Axelrod and I have disagreed many times, but he’s never said you’re gonna regret reaching a conclusion that we don’t like.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-vespa/2013/03/01/msnbcs-morning-joe-take-side-white-house-against-woodward

Remember when anyone in Hollywood dared to challenge the witch hunts of McCarthy? They “did” live to regret it. Yet, instead of persecuting every communist sympathizer, today it is in a complete reversal—since persecuting the capitalist with class warfare, class envy, and silencing the media sheep is the flavor of the day. Watch Woodward return with his puppet strings securely fastened, while the rest of the liberal media toes the line, not daring to leave the troth that feeds them.

Perhaps an eggshell is fragilely cracking within this cabal. And “All the President’s Men” can’t put Humpty Dumpty back together again.

Rovin on March 4, 2013 at 4:47 PM

These cheerleaders for the democrat party know the character of the men and women they champion. That is to say, they know they support these vile, reprobate, liars, adulterers, etc, and then act surprised when they get treated poorly?

Whatever. You reap what you sow.

tom daschle concerned on March 4, 2013 at 4:49 PM

They won’t do a thing about it.

Good Lt on March 4, 2013 at 4:49 PM

There were true believers sent to the Gulags who wrote letters to Stalin hoping to inform him of the terrible things that some rogue elements of the state were doing. I have heard that Stalin read them as light entertainment.

sharrukin on March 4, 2013 at 4:46 PM

And before they got to the Gulag, some of those true believers sincerely admitted their errors, while in the Lubyanka, and in the hope that they would be forgiven.

They thought that, if they were being tortured in the Lubyanka, why … they must’ve done something wrong.

The sorry, buffoons.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 4, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Nixon did it better, these guys look like a group of unorganized cub scouts compared to Tricky Dick. Sad that the media is just now catching on…

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on March 4, 2013 at 4:50 PM

In an e-mail, they called her the vilest names — bitch, c–t, a–hole.”

.
as the kiddies say, pics or it didn’t happen
They have evidence – provide it or shut up.

LincolntheHun on March 4, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Why the extra jerkiness towards the press that’s always given them flowery coverage?

Because this is not a Democratic White House. It’s a Fascist-Democratic White House. Fascists do not like to be held accountable, much less challenged.

rbj on March 4, 2013 at 4:52 PM

They thought that, if they were being tortured in the Lubyanka, why … they must’ve done something wrong.

The sorry, buffoons.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 4, 2013 at 4:50 PM

My sympathy is somewhat limited, and even more so when you are talking about their ideological brothers in the media who don’t even have such drastic threats to excuse their behavior.

They helped make Obama possible and now they can enjoy the ride.

sharrukin on March 4, 2013 at 4:53 PM

In an e-mail, they called her the vilest names — bitch, c–t, a–hole.”

.
As the kiddies say, pics or it didn’t happen
If they have the email publish or shut up

LincolntheHun on March 4, 2013 at 4:53 PM

OT: Can someone kindly tell me what is going on with the “refresh” function here at HA? Every time I refresh, it takes me to the top of the comments, or to my last post, whichever one is most recent.

MustLoveBlogs on March 4, 2013 at 4:53 PM

I detect a bit of “battered wife syndrome” with these journalists.
They will be back licking the shoes of and fawining over Obama, they always come back.

albill on March 4, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Yawn. The media is dead to me.

celticdefender on March 4, 2013 at 4:57 PM

MustLoveBlogs on March 4, 2013 at 4:53 PM

It seems as though they may be tweaking the site a wee bit or preparing for a redesign. Try this, click the time stamp on the last comment before you refresh.

Bmore on March 4, 2013 at 4:57 PM

My sympathy is somewhat limited, and even more so when you are talking about their ideological brothers in the media who don’t even have such drastic threats to excuse their behavior.

They helped make Obama possible and now they can enjoy the ride.

sharrukin on March 4, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Oh, I’ll go ya one better … I have no sympathy for them, at all.

I was just thinking about your true believer terminology, and what happened to them in Utopia.

Only fools think it couldn’t happen here, too.

Utopia is a fist in our face.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 4, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Why the extra jerkiness towards the press that’s always given them flowery coverage?

Their usefulness has expired? That’s my guess. Soon, the government will begin prosecuting journalists for counter-revolutionary articles unauthorized articles crimes against the government.

BobMbx on March 4, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Bmore on March 4, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Thank you so much, Bmore! :)

MustLoveBlogs on March 4, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Here’s hoping they get stomped and spit on,daily.Clink!!!

docflash on March 4, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Wake me when the media shows the same concern over Benghazi, Fast & Furious, etc…

catmman on March 4, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Obama & Co. don’t respect the press. Why should they? Respect has to be earned, and all the media has done is carry water for their hero.

Of course, few of them are smart enough to realize that they would get his attention fast–and receive better treatment–if they would go all investigative on his arse. Ask real questions, hold him to account.

Not too late for them to start actually doing their jobs, but don’t hold your breath.

Meredith on March 4, 2013 at 5:00 PM

In an e-mail, they called her the vilest names — bitch, c–t, a–hole.”

If it’s that bad then that should be grounds for being on the record. Publish it. Name and shame them (as the lefties like to say). But no, that’s only going to happen in a Republican administration. So until you start acting like a real life journalist, I say: boo hoo, waaaah! You made your bed, now go lie in it.

Fenris on March 4, 2013 at 5:01 PM

More reporters grumbling about nasty treatment from White House

Oh my. Total Leftist Scum getting treated like Sh*t by Total
Lestist Scum…..yeah, I really feel for them.

ToddPA on March 4, 2013 at 5:02 PM

blockquote> In an e-mail, they called her the vilest names — bitch, c–t, a–hole.”If it’s that bad then that should be grounds for being on the record. Publish it. Name and shame them (as the lefties like to say). But no, that’s only going to happen in a Republican administration. So until you start acting like a real life journalist, I say: boo hoo, waaaah! You made your bed, now go lie in it.

Fenris on March 4, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Let’s all break out the violins. Boo-hoo-hoo. Nobody respects a prostitute; they’re for use, not sympathy.

If the MSM crybabies want their abuse to end, they should do some real investigative journalism and get those jokers to fear them since it’s obvious they’ll never love them. But of course that won’t happen, for fear of implicating their precious Obama in something somewhere.

Liam on March 4, 2013 at 5:05 PM

HE GOT REELECTED. He doesn’t NEED the whores any more.

And they think they’re the “elite intelligentsia”.

GarandFan on March 4, 2013 at 5:07 PM

“There is a kind of threatening tone that, from time to time — not all the time — comes out of these guys.”

You mean like every time you challenge their lies?

OxyCon on March 4, 2013 at 5:07 PM

MustLoveBlogs on March 4, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Not optimum, but seems to work. You’re welcomed. ; )

Bmore on March 4, 2013 at 5:08 PM

False narrative. Using tears to set up the next dance. Pure bragging. Sort of like when Obama goes around saying the GOP calls him the devil etc.

pat on March 4, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Don’t forget what happened to reporter Amber Lyon at CNN:

3 Time Emmy Award Winning CNN Journalist: Mainstream Media Takes Money from FOREIGN Dictators to Run Flattering Propaganda

Posted on September 30, 2012 by WashingtonsBlog

American “News” Networks Run Infomericals for Foreign Dictators … Pretend It’s Actual Reporting

…Specifically, three time Emmy award winning reporter Amber Lyon was until very recently a respected CNN reporter:

Lyon was fired from CNN after she refused to stop reporting on her first-hand experience of the systematic torture and murder of peaceful protesters by the government of Bahrain.

Lyon’s special report on Bahrain was scheduled to run on both CNN’s U.S. and international networks, but was pulled after only a limited showing due to pressure from the Bahrainis and their lobbyists.

At the same time that Lyon was risking her life to do on-the-ground reporting in Bahrain, another CNN journalist was filming a paid propaganda piece on how the Bahraini leaders are a bunch of friendly pro-democracy reformers.

That’s right … the Bahraini government paid CNN to do what was literally an infomercial for that brutal regime and pretend it was real journalism.

Lyon says that China and many other foreign, authoritarian regimes also pay CNN and other mainstream networks to run flattering propaganda pieces.

We are grateful for Ms. Lyon’s exposé of this revolting practice … especially because real reporting is treated as terrorism by the American government.

Fallon on March 4, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Only fools think it couldn’t happen here, too.

Utopia is a fist in our face.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 4, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Utopia has to be a dictatorship. Since people are inherently flawed and imperfect, they are not well suited to such a perfect world. The only way you can even attempt to make it work is by force. It always fails of course, but there are a lot of bodies left in the wake of that experiment.

And these idiots will be telling everyone that they never wanted ‘that’ to happen while they strive to get the entire thing started again, but this time they promise, it will work!

sharrukin on March 4, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Why are we surprised? He is an unlikeable bully. First, Barry is a “community organizer” from Chicago. This basically means that he was a ward organizer who rounded up votes for the Democratic machine. He won his Senate seat using sleazy personal attacks. Second, he has no personal relationships with opposition politicians. Even the more moderate elements of the party (Boehner, Ryan, etc.) cannot stand to be in the same room as him.

Illinidiva on March 4, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Speaking of “reporters”, sending this one out to sesquipedalian, who assured us in these pages just last week that National Journal’s Ron Fournier, who used to “report” for the Far-Right al-AP, was in fact a “conservative”, based entirely on 2 circumstantial pieces of evidence.

Thanks to NewsBusters:

It appears as though the days of civility and integrity in journalism are long gone. On March 1, National Journal’s Ron Fournier, formerly the Washington bureau chief at the Associated Press, took to Twitter to express his dissatisfaction with government sequestration, suggesting that President Obama:

Can handle Bin laden, not Boehner? He may be POTUS, but Obama incapable of “a Jedi mind meld.”

Fournier continued his violent rhetoric in a follow-up tweet, suggesting that, “Bin Laden didn’t compromise. Handled him pretty well.”

The tweets, which have not been deleted, were discovered by the website Gawker.

-snip-

Rather than apologize or issue a retraction for his offensive commentary, the tweets remain on Fournier’s account. As someone who formerly represented the Associated Press as its Washington bureau chief, one would think Fournier would have both the decency and the professional dignity to refrain from such horrendous commentary.

Yep, “conservative reporters” do this all the time.

Just not here on Planet Earth.

Del Dolemonte on March 4, 2013 at 5:12 PM

They still love him and nothing will change that…

d1carter on March 4, 2013 at 5:13 PM

In the age of YouTube and cameo Oscar appearances, the White House doesn’t need the media if it wants face time with the “Low Information Voter” public.

The MSM have abdicated their responsibility to be objective, remain impartial, and hold Obama accountable during his administration. I don’t want to hear their whining.

TulsAmerican on March 4, 2013 at 5:14 PM

What was that rock song about CONTROL?

You came into office proclaiming a “sunshine” policy and yet your administration has classified more documents (92,064,862 in 2011) than any other in our history. Despite signing a Whistleblower Enhancement Protection Act, you’ve used the Espionage Act on more government whistleblowers and leakers than all previous administrations combined, and yet your officials continue to leak secret material they see as advantageous to the White House without fear of prosecution.

From HuffPo Tom Engelhardt, The Barack Obama Story (Updated) Dec 4, 2012

IlikedAUH2O on March 4, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Until these “reporters” start to use sentences like “after repeated and unsuccessful attempts to get a comment from the Whitehouse” and “for unknown reasons, the Whitehouse refused to comment” and “After using profanity directed at this reporter, the Whitehouse spokesman…” I will not take them seriously.
I’m pretty sure if this was George Bush’s administration acting this way, this would be front page news and top of the hour news reports.

hopeful on March 4, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Suffer the children, not.

I think they will continue to wipe their chins before getting off their knees for the next 3 years 10 months. And they will like it.

Or, just maybe barky and his stooges will push some reporters too far and there might just be a mutiny. I continue to dream.

D-fusit on March 4, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Only fools think it couldn’t happen here, too.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 4, 2013 at 4:57 PM

When I talk to a fool who says this I tell him well, thank God at least our Founding Fathers thought it could happen here. There are times I think that the large number of fools who think it can’t happen here is at least partly due to the great job the founders did. We have not served them well of recent, though.

DaveDief on March 4, 2013 at 5:19 PM

oh, c’mon you snivelers and whiners, you should be grateful to get any treatment at all from Barry’s admin, y’all love him so much.

hawkeye54 on March 4, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Maybe that’s why they don’t usually complain.

The Rogue Tomato on March 4, 2013 at 5:20 PM

When I talk to a fool who says this I tell him well, thank God at least our Founding Fathers thought it could happen here. There are times I think that the large number of fools who think it can’t happen here is at least partly due to the great job the founders did. We have not served them well of recent, though.

DaveDief on March 4, 2013 at 5:19 PM

I tell them that it is precisely because of them that it will happen. The foundation for tyranny is the belief that it can’t happen.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 4, 2013 at 5:23 PM

And these idiots will be telling everyone that they never wanted ‘that’ to happen while they strive to get the entire thing started again, but this time they promise, it will work!

sharrukin on March 4, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Nicely said, and I couldn’t agree more.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 4, 2013 at 5:24 PM

My sympathy is somewhat limited, and even more so when you are talking about their ideological brothers in the media who don’t even have such drastic threats to excuse their behavior.

They helped make Obama possible and now they can enjoy the ride.

sharrukin on March 4, 2013 at 4:53 PM

I was going to post something similiar, but you beat me to it. Now they complain after they drank his koolaid and helped him get reelected.

melle1228 on March 4, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Isn’t the OBOZO regime ENTITLED to WHIP their socialist media slaves? After all, they OWN them.

TeaPartyNation on March 4, 2013 at 5:25 PM

1. They are co-operators of an incest venture.

2. Thus the lack of a gene pool.

3. Incest like that going on with liberals in the commie Democrat Party and the GNN (Goebbles News Networks) is in fact NASTY.

NASTY IN NASTY OUT

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 4, 2013 at 5:27 PM

somebody predicted this would happen if he won re-election, something about not needing them any longer…oh yeah, it was me

Everybody but them saw this coming. Is j-school where other degrees wash out to?

DanMan on March 4, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Maybe some people are beginning to understand how things are done in Chicago, and now in DC.

Not that it will matter. He is still the well-nigh perfect and untouchable One, above criticism and beyond reproach.

Everything is someone else’s fault. We are witnessing affirmative action at the highest levels in the nation, as implemented by the now Orwellian MSM propaganda machine.

farsighted on March 4, 2013 at 5:30 PM

I was going to post something similiar, but you beat me to it. Now they complain after they drank his koolaid and helped him get reelected.

melle1228 on March 4, 2013 at 5:25 PM

And you know what else?

They would do it again in a heartbeat. All the whining is just that…whining at their mistreatment, not a serious look at their own assumptions about who Obama is.

sharrukin on March 4, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Bmore on March 4, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Nice Bmore. Might be my fovorite!

KCB on March 4, 2013 at 5:30 PM

And yet they love him. Battered woman syndrome?

ojfltx on March 4, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Speaking of nasty treatment…just got a call from a Marine. Tuition Assistance for active duty Marines has been cut. Anybody heard anything? I heard Rush today say commissary hours were being cut. Yeah “thanks for your service”.

indypat on March 4, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Example of what happens with this incest over at

http://www.wattsupwiththat.com

Seems one of the slaves got over active and got caught.

So she gets cut from the CO2 fraud help work at the Washington Post and gets to work direct in the White House.

It works like that with this incest.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 4, 2013 at 5:32 PM

War on Women?
My heart bleeds for you, sugar britches.

RovesChins on March 4, 2013 at 5:32 PM

KCB on March 4, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Thanks. What you no likey long time Dennis Jong Ill?

Bmore on March 4, 2013 at 5:33 PM

AP if thats your idea of a roundhouse by Will on Carney, the world has little to fear from your haymaker/knockout punch.

Sacramento on March 4, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Amusing.

They jumped into this guy’s bed on the first date and continued to perform journalistic fellatio on command for years.

Now they whine and cry.

The media are BO’s beotches. He owns them.

And the media are the last to figure it out. Fools. A train wreck in the making as the rest of us watched and listened to their insults.

Stew in your own mess, journalists. No sympathy or surprise here.

Cody1991 on March 4, 2013 at 5:35 PM

indypat on March 4, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Yes indeed, commisaries will now be closed on Wednesdays.

D-fusit on March 4, 2013 at 5:36 PM

I like how they’re taking turns sharing their war stories about getting chewed out by the Obama White House for just doing their jobs. The awesome is so multi-layered, there just isn’t enough awesome sauce to cover it all.

Christien on March 4, 2013 at 5:40 PM

The beatings will continue until moral improves.

VorDaj on March 4, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Wake me when the media shows the same concern over Benghazi, Fast & Furious, etc…

catmman on March 4, 2013 at 4:59 PM

This…

Seven Percent Solution on March 4, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Not only did that not happen, but the president had a truly disturbing habit of funneling major foreign-policy decisions through a small cabal of relatively inexperienced White House advisors whose turf was strictly politics. Their primary concern was how any action in Afghanistan or the Middle East would play on the nightly news, or which talking point it would give the Republicans. The Obama administration’s reputation for competence on foreign policy has less to do with its accomplishments in Afghanistan or the Middle East than with how U.S. actions in that region have been reshaped to accommodate partisan political concerns.

Everything is political

J_Crater on March 4, 2013 at 5:50 PM

D-fusit on March 4, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Thanks. So the ones feeling no pain are Mr+Mrs O.

indypat on March 4, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Carney is a cocky little pipsqueak who sounds like the “I know you are but what am I” kid on the block. Oh how I wish someone would throw a shoe at him one day hahaha.

scalleywag on March 4, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Trying…..hard……to……feel……sympathetic……..

I got nothin.’

CurtZHP on March 4, 2013 at 6:14 PM

“She was doing her job, and they were trying to bully her. In an e-mail, they called her the vilest names — bitch, c–t, a–hole.”

Impossible. It’s the GOP that has declared War on Women. Dems like Teddy Kennedy and Slick Willie always held women in the highest regards.

Lou Budvis on March 4, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Man, what’s it gonna’ be like once the first one of them notices and points out that Emperor Barry has no clothes??!?

gregbert on March 4, 2013 at 6:21 PM

What do you expect from the most transparent obfuscating administration ever?

sadatoni on March 4, 2013 at 6:26 PM

This Obama thing is going to flame out very quickly in his second “term”. The media created him and they also have the power to destroy him.

Can’t wait.

Key West Reader on March 4, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Have any of them figured out that they have been used? Not. They are still just clueless slaves to access. Not one of them has the guts to speak out and write truth.

BetseyRoss on March 4, 2013 at 6:54 PM

“In an e-mail, they called her the vilest names — bitch, c–t, a–hole.”

But wait.. that sounds familiar.. Malkin, Ingraham, Palin, … I could swear I’ve heard that before… or am I just dreaming?

This Obama thing is going to flame out very quickly in his second “term”. The media created him and they also have the power to destroy him.

Can’t wait.

.. must be dreaming.. but one can hope!!!

vamp57mw on March 4, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Battered Media Syndrome – like Battered Wife Syndrome, but they don’t have to cook for him or do his laundry. Oh, well, maybe metaphorically, they do.

College Prof on March 4, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Our Kenyan Communist Moslem-In-Chief is like the greezy manager of a used car dealership treating his oily used car salesmen like the scum they are –


“I don’t care what you did for me yesterday! What are you going to do for me today!?!”

CatchAll on March 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Why are we surprised? He is an unlikeable bully. First, Barry is a “community organizer” from Chicago. This basically means that he was a ward organizer who rounded up votes for the Democratic machine. He won his Senate seat using sleazy personal attacks. Second, he has no personal relationships with opposition politicians. Even the more moderate elements of the party (Boehner, Ryan, etc.) cannot stand to be in the same room as him.
Illinidiva on March 4, 2013 at 5:11 PM

And yet Sen. Coburn, who was in the same freshman class as Obysmal, appears to overlook Preezy’s behavior. Coburn bends over backwards, acting as if both parties are at fault for not overcoming impasses. One would think that a person of Coburn’s intelligence would see through the tactics Obysmal employs,

onlineanalyst on March 4, 2013 at 10:07 PM

onlineanalyst on March 4, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Current and former members of the Senate are far to collegial for my taste. As if ultimately the “club” they shared is more important than anything else.

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Utopia has to be a dictatorship. Since people are inherently flawed and imperfect, they are not well suited to such a perfect world. The only way you can even attempt to make it work is by force. It always fails of course, but there are a lot of bodies left in the wake of that experiment.

And these idiots will be telling everyone that they never wanted ‘that’ to happen while they strive to get the entire thing started again, but this time they promise, it will work!

sharrukin on March 4, 2013 at 5:11 PM

The Book of Moses in The Pearl of Great Price (LDS scriptures)
Chapter 4:
1 And I, the Lord God, spake unto Moses, saying: That Satan, whom thou hast commanded in the name of mine Only Begotten, is the same which was from the beginning, and he came before me, saying—Behold, here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore give me thine honor.

2 But, behold, my Beloved Son, which was my Beloved and Chosen from the beginning, said unto me—Father, thy will be done, and the glory be thine forever.

3 Wherefore, because that Satan rebelled against me, and sought to destroy the agency of man, which I, the Lord God, had given him, and also, that I should give unto him mine own power; by the power of mine Only Begotten, I caused that he should be cast down;

4 And he became Satan, yea, even the devil, the father of all lies, to deceive and to blind men, and to lead them captive at his will, even as many as would not hearken unto my voice.

AesopFan on March 5, 2013 at 12:31 AM

G. Will says how he will not take Carney seriously and, as if on cue like a reliable straight man, Carney responds with the snarkiness that completely validates Will’s point. You can actually hear the rim shot as Carney momentarily considers his own wittiness then Will smiles with the audience laughter as Carney looks around wondering what the hell is happening! LOL! What a maroon.

beselfish on March 5, 2013 at 6:49 AM

Utopia has to be a dictatorship. Since people are inherently flawed and imperfect, they are not well suited to such a perfect world. The only way you can even attempt to make it work is by force. It always fails of course, but there are a lot of bodies left in the wake of that experiment.

And these idiots will be telling everyone that they never wanted ‘that’ to happen while they strive to get the entire thing started again, but this time they promise, it will work!

sharrukin on March 4, 2013 at 5:11 PM

It’s kinda like the the Matrix, yes? We are Mr. Anderson, the virus trying to live independently of the matrix, who keeps screwing things up for the architect who, as we learn in Matrix Reloaded, has rewritten the program seven times and each time getting the same result- system crash. Yet, he appears determined to rewrite it again evidently concluding “he didn’t mean for ‘that’ to happen” as he proceeds to do the same thing over again and expecting a different result. And the progressives are the reasonable ones?

beselfish on March 5, 2013 at 7:06 AM

“More reporters grumbling about nasty treatment from White House”

Alternate headlines:

“Cry me a river”

“Obama’s constituents feel slighted”

“Obama bites the hand that feeds him”

crushliberalism on March 5, 2013 at 7:36 AM

King Xerxes was no fan of scribes

“… I will erase even the memory of Sparta from the histories! Every piece of Greek parchment shall be burned. Every Greek historian, and every scribe shall have their eyes pulled out, and their tongues cut from their mouths. Why, uttering the very name of Sparta, or Leonidas, will be punishable by death! The world will never know you existed at all!

And while I’m quoting Xerxes as portrayed in 300, I’ve always thought his offer to the hunchback traitor was effectively what this administration offers the low info voter;

Unlike the cruel Leonidas conservatives, who demanded that you stand, I require only that you kneel.

beselfish on March 5, 2013 at 8:10 AM

So I’m to believe the garbage of Chicago, because George Will made a bad prediction?

Um, nope. But I hear low information America will think that’s an argument of substance.

MNHawk on March 5, 2013 at 8:39 AM