Unbelievable: Obama gets no questions at presser on ObamaCare rollout or shutdown theater

posted at 4:01 pm on October 8, 2013 by Allahpundit

I’m tempted to call it a clown show but that would be insulting to clowns:

It ran for one hour and six minutes, with 12 different reporters being called on — although, notably, not Ed Henry of Fox News — and between them they couldn’t muster one question about the catastrophe that is Healthcare.gov or the spectacle of National Park Rangers locking senior-citizen tourists out of war memorials and/or inside their hotels. I admit that, near the end of it, when Twitter was already starting to buzz about the oh-fer on this week’s two unhappy topics, I started rooting for the press corps to ignore them, not unlike how you might root for an opposing pitcher when he’s throwing a perfect game against your team in the ninth. On the one hand, it’s a disaster for your interests; on the other hand, you’re seeing something historic in process. Today, we all witnessed a perfecto — no runs, no hits, not the barest insinuation in front of a national television audience that the federal government’s behavior towards the public this week has alternated between almost literally unbelievable incompetence and vindictiveness. Amazing.

And of course, per the left/media, it’s the GOP’s fault:

The criticism invited some blowback form Democrats, including former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau, who tweeted, “Hey Republicans, maybe they’d ask about Obamacare if you didn’t do such a great job pushing that shutdown for no discernible reason message.”

Similarly, Slate’s Dave Weigel wrote: “Hey, maybe the press would have asked some Obamacare glitch questions if there wasn’t a giant f–king shutdown happening.”

Pure garbage. Even if you agree that the shutdown should have been Topic A at the presser, there’s no reason to spend 66 minutes on it without ever reaching Topics B or C. Given Obama’s reluctance to submit to press questioning, it may be months before they have another crack at him to ask about ObamaCare and the NPS’s behavior; they surely wouldn’t have had a chance today if not for O wanting to push his “no negotiations while the government’s closed” message. It’s the shutdown, in other words, that created this opportunity for them to get answers to questions they might not otherwise have a chance to ask — and they decided not to ask anyway. The result: A solid hour of talking points, the only interesting wrinkle to which was this.

What’s revealing about the “we would have asked if not for the shutdown!” defense is that it suggests that reporters are prisoners to the daily news cycle rather than the people who create the news cycle. You hear something akin to that during every election season, when some news anchor will interrupt six hours of wall-to-wall horse-race coverage to lament the fact that the media focuses too heavily on horse-race coverage to the exclusion of policy. Page one today is about the shutdown, ergo they’re duty bound to ask about nothing but the shutdown — even though they’re the ones who decided what page one would look like to begin with. Perfection.

Update: Evidently, this is only a concern of “the GOP media.”

Update: Mediaite’s now corrected the “GOP media” quote at the last link, but the underlying point remains. Somehow, it’s Republicans’ fault that the media can’t do its job.


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Unbelievable

Completely believable

cozmo on October 8, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Consider our country fundamentally transformed.

John the Libertarian on October 8, 2013 at 4:05 PM

“Hey Reporters. Nice families you got there. Be a shame if I used the NSA to reveal all their secrets.”

-President Obama

portlandon on October 8, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Whores

HondaV65 on October 8, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Unbelievable

No, the right word is sad.

faraway on October 8, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Preying on the stupidity of Americans is good business and good politics. Until it stops being good business and politics, the press and liberals will prey on the stupidity of Americans. And, there’s lots of low hanging fruit there for them to prey on.

cajunpatriot on October 8, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Consider our country fundamentally transformed.

John the Libertarian on October 8, 2013 at 4:05 PM

That ain’t the half of it.

According to this story, medical records will now be available to some police and taxing agencies.

Just think of all the unsolved crimes and tax cheats will now get caught.

Those who wanted 0bamacare will be the ones most affected.

cozmo on October 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM

So the Princess gets to party tomorrow ?
He worked for almost 2 hours today, right ?

burrata on October 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Nobody questions the god king. If they did they may be facing an audit and maybe even a gun barrel. They are either orgasmic in the light of their god or they are in fear for their families and themselves.

Dr. Frank Enstine on October 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM

And some people still naively use the word ‘bias’.

faraway on October 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Court eunuchs.

gwelf on October 8, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Just like Benghazi would have been the topic of the day if Mitt Romeny hadn’t said something about he 47% (in a secretly taped meeting a fwe weeks before).

Right?

MayBee on October 8, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Are they still asking him what he finds “enchanting”
about the Presidency??

ToddPA on October 8, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Consider our country fundamentally transformed.

John the Libertarian on October 8, 2013 at 4:05 PM

I consider it destroyed. Just wait until the Constitution is suspended for the good of the people.

Dr. Frank Enstine on October 8, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Every single “reporter” chosen to ask a question had promised (so help them or an IRS audit) was given the “question” to ask by the White Communications Office.

The first guy to ask a question looked particularly strained … I’m pretty sure he was blinking Morse code that said,

“Help my family get away. It’s too late for me.”

Not that there is anyone left who will be able to figure things out.

http://nypost.com/2013/10/08/us-adults-are-dumber-than-the-average-human/

PolAgnostic on October 8, 2013 at 4:10 PM

ACK MAN!! Cant you see he talkin’ about the leader!!!

DJ Rick on October 8, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Fifth Column Whores

HondaV65 on October 8, 2013 at 4:07 PM

FIFY.

BuckeyeSam on October 8, 2013 at 4:10 PM

smh…shameless. I wish Boehner would talk about that too. Walk and chew gum!

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on October 8, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Fifth Column Treasonous Media – channeling my inner SWalker!

22044 on October 8, 2013 at 4:10 PM

I have a fantasy, someone… Flies into DC, parks herself at a monument and holds a press conference/speech explaining why all this is wrong and why Obama is responsible for it taking place.

That is probably the only way it will enter fully into the news cycle if a lightning rod forces attention to it.

I’d say Obama’s latest foot stomping session filled with mockery gold, should someone choose to mock it.

Seems he needs to take a course in American civics.

Sharr on October 8, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Similarly, Slate’s Dave Weigel wrote: “Hey, maybe the press would have asked some Obamacare glitch questions if there wasn’t a giant f–king shutdown happening.”

So Davey-boy… you can’t walk and chew gum at the same time?

Defenestratus on October 8, 2013 at 4:11 PM

“If we didn’t report it, it didn’t happen.”

davidk on October 8, 2013 at 4:11 PM

According to this story, medical records will now be available to some police and taxing agencies.

cozmo on October 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM

This is the GOP opportunity of a lifetime.

We need to be on TV every day telling people that if you go on the healthcare.gov website, and you don’t sign up for a plan (and you were eligible), you will likely get a bill from the IRS, or an IRS audit.

Someone wake up the GOP corpse.

faraway on October 8, 2013 at 4:11 PM

These people are just as big a threat to our republic as the Marxists thugs in the federal government.

jawkneemusic on October 8, 2013 at 4:11 PM

And, for the cherry on top of this farcical ice cream sundae, I get an ad on HA featuring a disgusting picture of nail fungus.

We couldn’t ask about Obamacare because “IT’S THE LAW!”

We couldn’t ask about badgering old folks in national parks and keeping WWII vets out of war memorials or about illegals being welcomed into the parks because… well, just because, you racists!

Fallon on October 8, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Those who wanted 0bamacare will be the ones most affected.

cozmo on October 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM


GOOD!

It gives us something to look forward to!

PolAgnostic on October 8, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Page one today is about the shutdown, ergo they’re duty bound to ask about nothing but the shutdown — even though they’re the ones who decided what page one would look like to begin with. Perfection.

The next generation is even worse.

NotCoach on October 8, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Thank goodness. Cavuto’s going to have McCain on soon to set things straight.

BuckeyeSam on October 8, 2013 at 4:12 PM

This will stop ObamaCare dead in it’s tracks.

faraway on October 8, 2013 at 4:12 PM

anybody have the names and affiliations of the 12 stenographers? I’d like to know which ones and their employers to continue to mock most ardently

DanMan on October 8, 2013 at 4:13 PM

They will not ask questions because they rightly fear an IRS audit or worse.

Johnnyreb on October 8, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Nothing Hotair or Breitbart is reporting is reaching a mass audience, nothing. All this “new media” hype is just that, hype. Old media still rules this country, will continue to do so for at least another 15 years, and Conservatives have zero presence.

Rich conservatives are too damn cheap to buy out media outlets.

Daemonocracy on October 8, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Well in their defense…I…I can’t even come up with a snarky comment for how ridiculous this is.

nextgen_repub on October 8, 2013 at 4:14 PM

The State Run Media is killing America…

d1carter on October 8, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Rich conservatives are too damn cheap to buy out media outlets.

Daemonocracy on October 8, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Like the Koch brothers that have been prevented from buying the Los Angeles Times?

Resist We Much on October 8, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Thank goodness. Cavuto’s going to have McCain on soon to set things straight.

BuckeyeSam on October 8, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Just turned off my TV, don’t want to damage it by spitting at it when McCain’s ugly mug shows up !

burrata on October 8, 2013 at 4:14 PM

According to this story, medical records will now be available to some police and taxing agencies.

Just think of all the unsolved crimes and tax cheats will now get caught.

Those who wanted 0bamacare will be the ones most affected.

cozmo on October 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Wow, I called my Dr. This morning and asked about how our electronic records would be used and protected, his reply…..”we’re not keeping electronic records. We refuse to comply with ObamaCare. We’re not switching over. “

jawkneemusic on October 8, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Fifth column on display – again. Maybe we should attack the media first and then go after the political scum in D.C. What a bunch of low-life prostitutes.

HomeoftheBrave on October 8, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Consider our country fundamentally transformed.

John the Libertarian on October 8, 2013 at 4:05 PM

I consider it destroyed. Just wait until the Constitution is suspended for the good of the people.

Dr. Frank Enstine on October 8, 2013 at 4:10 PM

If you’re waiting for it, you missed it. It’s already happened.

Midas on October 8, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Rick Klein on Twitter:

rare acknowledgment by Obama that he calls on who his press office suggests he call on: “I’m just going through my list – talk to Jay.”

Wigglesworth on October 8, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Resist We Much on October 8, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Geeze, just like a woman…

cozmo on October 8, 2013 at 4:16 PM

What’s revealing about the “we would have asked if not for the shutdown!” defense is that it suggests that reporters are prisoners to the daily news cycle rather than the people who create the news cycle.

No, what’s revealing about it is that they aren’t even hiding that they’re leftists anymore. Their response to perfectly reasonable questions about “Why was Obamacare not discussed?” was “SHUT UP RIGHTIES.” That’s not even pretending to have journalistic integrity. That’s what I’d expect to hear from an OFA activist.

Doomberg on October 8, 2013 at 4:16 PM

AP: You’re getting that old fire back…I like it.

d1carter on October 8, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Y’know what?

Shut it down… Let it default.

Obama doesn’t care. He WANTS along with all his media sycophants to destroy the country but all they AVR is our wealth… Take that away from them and they have no power.

Skywise on October 8, 2013 at 4:16 PM

I am shocked that anyone here is shocked. After the Dana Bash incident, who didn’t see press corps compliance coming from a mile away?

stuartm650 on October 8, 2013 at 4:17 PM

That ain’t the half of it.

According to this story, medical records will now be available to some police and taxing agencies.

Just think of all the unsolved crimes and tax cheats will now get caught.

Those who wanted 0bamacare will be the ones most affected.

cozmo on October 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM

We said that was going to happen. Back door gun registration. Every been on any type of anti-depressant? The cops will come and take your guns away.

Johnnyreb on October 8, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Like the Koch brothers that have been prevented from buying the Los Angeles Times?

Resist We Much on October 8, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Prevented? The Koch Brothers pulled out themselves, claiming the papers weren’t economically viable. Rich liberals spend money on liberal crusades, rich conservatives are cheap and will simply flee to Dubai or Singapore if needed.

Daemonocracy on October 8, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Shakespeare had it wrong, perhaps.

Lawyers first? Nah. ‘Journalists’.

Midas on October 8, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Instead of rising, when Il Duce walks in [with nostrils flared upwards], the White House Press Corps – Corpse? – should simply fall to their knees, in a queue, and service him.

Admitting what they are is the first step in their moving forward.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 8, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Twitter has trashed Dave Weigle and of course he has softened his response…

d1carter on October 8, 2013 at 4:18 PM

0-12, not one “reporter” asked a question? They are a national shame. They are a disgrace to the 1st Amendment. The credentials of the schools of journalism they went to should be pulled.

bflat879 on October 8, 2013 at 4:18 PM

This tweet was interesting:

rare acknowledgment by Obama that he calls on who his press office suggests he call on: “I’m just going through my list – talk to Jay.”

I didn’t watch the press conference (working), but that sounds like Obama admitting that he consults a list of “approved” reporters to call on for questions — a list compiled by “Baghdad Bob” Jay Carney.

Anybody doubt that Carney goes over the questions with the “approved” reporters in advance, to make sure Dear Leader is not asked any tough questions?

AZCoyote on October 8, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Wow, I called my Dr. This morning and asked about how our electronic records would be used and protected, his reply…..”we’re not keeping electronic records. We refuse to comply with ObamaCare. We’re not switching over. “

jawkneemusic on October 8, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Thank them for me!

davidk on October 8, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Y’know what?

Shut it down… Let it default.

Obama doesn’t care. He WANTS along with all his media sycophants to destroy the country but all they AVR is our wealth… Take that away from them and they have no power.

Skywise on October 8, 2013 at 4:16 PM

No, wealth is just means for control. Its control they want. Just ask every poor black American who they keep nice and poor and dependent.

Zetterson on October 8, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Oh how nice it must be to be wrapped in the protective cocoon of Affirmative Action–immune from criticism, consequences and reponsibility.

MaiDee on October 8, 2013 at 4:20 PM

See John Adams! That whole Alien and Sedition Act thing was never needed to keep the press under control!

Socialism is a much better way, since they want it en masse and will therefore carefully avoid any questions that prove embarrassing or even overly difficult.

MTF on October 8, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Jon Favreau, who tweeted, “Hey Republicans, maybe they’d ask about Obamacare if you didn’t do such a great job pushing that shutdown for no discernible reason message.”

Yes, because as we all know Obama is always one to take questions from the press whenever he fks something up.

crrr6 on October 8, 2013 at 4:20 PM

AZCoyote on October 8, 2013 at 4:18 PM

That’s exactly what happened.

Wigglesworth on October 8, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Nobody questions the god king. If they did they may be facing an audit and maybe even a gun barrel. They are either orgasmic in the light of their god or they are in fear for their families and themselves.

Dr. Frank Enstine on October 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Zero is a princess. No one asks hard questions of a princess well because they throw tantrums and send goons to your house and throw you out and stuff. And the IRS on yo azz. She be new school princess.

dogsoldier on October 8, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Too bad none of you are actual journalists.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:21 PM

This simply clarifies that one can’t believe a thing Obama says or a thing the Main Stream Media ‘reports’.

Trust but verify isn’t even an option.

Don’t trust them, verify everything they say or print.

thatsafactjack on October 8, 2013 at 4:21 PM

At times, a whore just needs to shut up and take it.

patman77 on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Now you know how the left felt when GWB got his monthly press b-jobs.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Got their marching orders from Soros, I see.

Ward Cleaver on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Now you know how the left felt when GWB got his monthly press b-jobs.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

That’s hilarious. You mean like the questions from David Gregory?

Ward Cleaver on October 8, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Prevented? The Koch Brothers pulled out themselves, claiming the papers weren’t economically viable. Rich liberals spend money on liberal crusades, rich conservatives are cheap and will simply flee to Dubai or Singapore if needed.

Daemonocracy on October 8, 2013 at 4:17 PM

That was MONTHS after everyone from the newsroom to the unions to the Los Angeles City Council declared war even threatening to pull city pension money from the investment firms that own the Los Angeles Times if they sold it to ‘buyers who do not support ‘professional and objective journalism,’ i.e., the Koch brothers.

Resist We Much on October 8, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Too bad none of you are actual journalists.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Too bad you wouldn’t know a real journalist if it bit you in the ass.

Resist We Much on October 8, 2013 at 4:24 PM

The reason he gave for not going to Asia:

Those extreme radical Republicans were shutting down the government.

The real reason he didn’t go to Asia:

He didn’t want to get bitch-slapped again by another commie president.

fogw on October 8, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Jon Favreau, who tweeted, “Hey Republicans, maybe they’d ask about Obamacare if you didn’t do such a great job pushing that shutdown for no discernible reason message.”

Weird, I believe that Obama was asked a question and then droned on an answer about Citizens United.

Resist We Much on October 8, 2013 at 4:25 PM

It’s not called the MFM for nothing, you know.

ajacksonian on October 8, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Why would Pravda question The KGB when they agree with them? At least in the USSR they usually didn’t ask question because they would be killed if they did. With these journ o lists its purely because they agree with the KGB (Obama). Quit thinking these current and former Dem operatives disguising themselves as the press are ever going to place the good of the country over their ideology. Go around them, run over them just don’t think they will ever change. Old folks, tourists, and veterans are being abused by park rangers and the msm says” those damn Republicans!” Despicable

neyney on October 8, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Too bad none of you are actual journalists.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:21 PM

A damn site closer to actual journalists than what was on display today – or most any other day, for that matter.

Now you know how the left felt when GWB got his monthly press b-jobs.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Ok, now that’s just hilarious… cause everybody *knows* how easy the press was on Dubya. Yes-siree, they loved them some Dubya – softballs, no hard questions, no sir.

In other news – go f*ck yourself, moron.

Midas on October 8, 2013 at 4:27 PM

They had time to ask about the McCutcheon case:

Q: Thank you, Mr. President. You mentioned the Supreme Court, and the term started today with a campaign finance case that sort of picks up where Citizens United left off. You called Citizens United devastating to the public interest, so I wonder if you could weigh in on this latest case.

And counterterrorism in Africa:

Q: The operation in Africa this weekend suggests that the continent is now the central front in the campaign against terrorism. And if we’re going to see U.S. military operations all around the continent, how does that square with your contention that America cannot be at war forever?

Q: Did the capture of Mr. Libi comply with international law?

blammm on October 8, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Now you know how the left felt when GWB got his monthly press b-jobs.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Dude, just proves you never watched one of them. Prob busy contemplating your navel in mommy’s basement.

fogw on October 8, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Unbelievable…

No. Not really.

Some people still entertain the notion that the MSM is not about 90% behind Dear Leader all of the time. And about 95% behind Dear Leader when it is him vs the Evil GOP. And about 99% behind him when Dear Leader frames the issue as himself vs the Ku Klux Tea Party Klan. How many times have elected Dems and their operatives, from Comrade O on down, gone on record blaming this all on the (racist extremist) “Tea Party” in the past month? Too many to count. HA’s pet socialist trolls do it all of the time.

farsighted on October 8, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Embarrasing. The palace guard media, doing everything to protect their Lord and Savior. Hoped they cleaned their mouths off when it was over.

changer1701 on October 8, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Well, there you have it. 0bama can do anything and the libs will worship him.

cozmo on October 8, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Listen if any one of the WH Press Corpse asked a tough question and embarrassed Dear Leader, they would shunned and driven from the business. You can’t survive in their profession if you do your job.

d1carter on October 8, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Prevented was the wrong word. Harassed endlessly would have been better.

Resist We Much on October 8, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Now you know how the left felt when GWB got his monthly press b-jobs.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

When deliberately obtuse becomes a virtue.

98ZJUSMC on October 8, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Barack Obama’s complete presser in a nutshell—I WON’T BUDGE!

Rovin on October 8, 2013 at 4:30 PM

On the one hand, it’s a disaster for your interests; on the other hand, you’re seeing something historic in process AP

Historic.

The total corruption of what is called media. The complete displacement of the free press, which still lives, with the ideologue stooges

Stalinist in every way

Most Presidents keep a few ‘loyal opposition’ who can be called on to produce poor quality counterpoint to their presser. Obama did not bother

Will the next POTUS continue the imperial Presidency, or will they return to a semblance of leadership?

History repeats. People who do not have faith in higher powers will find religion in the State. Dissent is intolerable because the State is the caretaker who determines what hurts the State, and what is good for the State.

Marx understood that removing religion was the path to State supremacy. Many have drunk the Kool Aid

I hear the lions, and smell the blood of the Colloseum getting closer. So it begins

entagor on October 8, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Does these A-Holes think if the shitdown wasn’t occuring, he would have still given a presser?!?!

Are they f’ing kidding!?!?!

budfox on October 8, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Socialism is a much better way, since they want it en masse and will therefore carefully avoid any questions that prove embarrassing or even overly difficult.

MTF on October 8, 2013 at 4:20 PM

They are not going to get socialism. After it all comes down they will be dreaming of a better life under socialism. They are called useful idiots for a reason. 90% of the people in this country will end up living in fear scraping out an existence. The value of the useful idiot is they really think they are going to be in that 10% at the top. I know if it were me and really just looking at history. The media will be the first against the wall.

Dr. Frank Enstine on October 8, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Too bad none of you are actual journalists.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Now you know how the left felt when GWB got his monthly press b-jobs.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Make up your mind. Did the press corp actually have real journalists or were they fawning over Obama?

gwelf on October 8, 2013 at 4:31 PM

That’s exactly what happened.

Wigglesworth on October 8, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Beyond pathetic. This idiot never could have functioned as a trial lawyer. How would he handle a hearing in court? Would he tote in his pre-loaded teleprompter (like he did for the audience with the 5-year old schoolkids), or would he just ask the judge to submit all his/her questions in advance, so Barry would have time to google the answers and memorize them.

It’s a disgrace that we don’t have real debates in presidential races (or any other type of political races) anymore. Candidates just come in with their pre-rehearsed bull$hit lines and spew them out, regardless of what questions are actually asked by the debate moderators. We need to return to having real debates so voters can see if candidates actually know what they’re talking about, or if they’re just shiny fools like Obama, good at memorizing a few talking points, but clueless about any topic not on their script.

AZCoyote on October 8, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Now you know how the left felt when GWB got his monthly press b-jobs.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Ok, now that’s just hilarious… cause everybody *knows* how easy the press was on Dubya. Yes-siree, they loved them some Dubya – softballs, no hard questions, no sir.

In other news – go f*ck yourself, moron.

Midas on October 8, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Like a typical leftist, this big gubmint junkie thinks something’s true as long as they say it enough times. Sort of like “We’ve always been at war with Eurasia.”

CurtZHP on October 8, 2013 at 4:32 PM

That was MONTHS after everyone from the newsroom to the unions to the Los Angeles City Council declared war even threatening to pull city pension money from the investment firms that own the Los Angeles Times if they sold it to ‘buyers who do not support ‘professional and objective journalism,’ i.e., the Koch brothers.

Resist We Much on October 8, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Also, AlBore chose to sell his network to islamic terrorists
rather than to Beck.
It’s not just for media outlets though, remember how hysterical the idiots got when Rush was getting to buy an NFL team ?

burrata on October 8, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Drone’s that an choose when to kill

This is so that Obama and company can deny responsibility for killing innocent bystanders.

I can hear the excuse now.

“It was a malfunction, a technical error. We’re looking into it.”

thatsafactjack on October 8, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Embarrasing. The palace guard media, doing everything to protect their Lord and Savior. Hoped they cleaned their mouths off when it was over.

changer1701 on October 8, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Republicans will still grovel before their feet, trying to be friends. they will still control the debates and get access to Republican candidates, because that’s what Republicans do.

Daemonocracy on October 8, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Heh. Lostmotherland is operating under the delusion that the media was friendly to Bush. Snort. Guffaw!

Tell me, O lostmotherland, do you remember the HUGE hissy fit thrown over everything Bush did? His “Mission accomplished” thing? etc. The media was gunning for Bush, while they spread their legs for Obama.

“O, Massah Barack, tell me how wonderful you are!” News at 11!

Vanceone on October 8, 2013 at 4:33 PM

It feels hopeless, guys. What can we do? The american people as a whole don’t give a crap about anything that happens, outside of the latest Miley Cyrus gossip. Mcaullefe (don’t care how u spell it) is gonna win VA next month, Obama’s poll numbers are coming back up and NO ONE BUT US CARES about anything.

Jack_Burton on October 8, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Too bad none of you are actual journalists.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:21 PM

So none of us are Lying Sycophants??

Good point…

ToddPA on October 8, 2013 at 4:34 PM

I’m not sure what I could say that hasn’t already been said here, mainly because I am speechless. I know one thing: I’ll never take any White House Press Corps reporting seriously again. It’s all hip-deep BS. That’s my opinion and I’m never changing it.
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Oh, and these clowns (sorry clowns!) will recover their journalistic tendencies to pillory a Republican president, if we ever have a real choice again. They will apologize for an eight year lapse in professional ethics, once Øbama is out of office, if they get his permission first.
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Might as well just remove the First Amendment from the Constitution if those hacks aren’t going to use it.

ExpressoBold on October 8, 2013 at 4:34 PM

It’s not unbelievable.

I had an argument today with a libtard from NYMag complaining that Americans only slightly blame the GOP over Obama/Democrats was due “new media.” Too many Americans were getting their news from “new media.”

Not enough Americans were paying attention to old school Liberal Media.

You want to know how to win elections again?
Destroy the Liberal Media.

sentinelrules on October 8, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Hannity says a Boehner’ response is forthcoming soon.

pambi on October 8, 2013 at 4:34 PM

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Already this effort is generating a fierce, almost culture-war-style backlash. It is generating a backlash among people who do not have faith in Washington, who do not have faith that trained experts have superior abilities to organize society, who do not believe national rules can successfully contend with the intricacies of local contexts and cultures.

This progressive era amounts to a high-stakes test. If the country remains safe and the health care and financial reforms work, then we will have witnessed a life-altering event. We’ll have received powerful evidence that central regulations can successfully organize fast-moving information-age societies.

If the reforms fail — if they kick off devastating unintended consequences or saddle the country with a maze of sclerotic regulations — then the popular backlash will be ferocious. Large sectors of the population will feel as if they were subjected to a doomed experiment they did not consent to. They will feel as if their country has been hijacked by a self-serving professional class mostly interested in providing for themselves.

If that backlash gains strength, well, what’s the 21st-century version of the guillotine? This is the only time i’ve ever agreed with David Brooks.

gohogs on October 8, 2013 at 4:35 PM

The media is the root of our problems.

GardenGnome on October 8, 2013 at 4:36 PM

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