It's an easy transition... from the pan and into the fire.
The Obama administration is just an extension of the AMMP*.
Dem exclusive? Reporters jump ship - Michael Calderone - Politico.com
In three months since Election Day, at least a half-dozen prominent journalists have taken jobs working for the federal government.
Journalists, including some of those who’ve jumped ship, say it’s better to have a solid job in government than a shaky job — or none at all — in an industry that’s fading fast.
Blogs at both the Weekly Standard and the National Review are pointing to a “revolving door” that spins between the media and the Obama administration. And while Brent Bozell, president of the conservative Media Research Center, acknowledges that financial troubles may be forcing reporters out of newsrooms, he thinks it’s worth noting where they’re going.Obama is intent on giving socialist propagandist warriors of the AMMP a new home. Have to keep the Warriors feet and their gun powder dry so they can fight another day.*
Fineman: 'Mainstream Media Party' is over - Howard Fineman- msnbc.com
The 'Media Party' is over
2009 Update: (Not so fast says Obama... C'mon over!)
The crusades of Vietnam and Watergate seemed like a good idea at the time, even a noble one, not only to the press but perhaps to a majority of Americans. The problem was that, once the AMMP declared its existence by taking sides, there was no going back. A party was born.
It was not accident that the birth coincided with an identity crisis in the Democratic Party. The ideological energy of the New Deal had faded; Vietnam and various social revolutions of the ’60s were tearing it apart. Into the vacuum came the AMMP, which became the new forum for choosing Democratic candidates.A political party is dying before our eyes — and I don't mean the Democrats. I'm talking about the "mainstream media,"
At the height of its power, the AMMP (the American Mainstream Media Party) helped validate the civil rights movement, end a war and oust a power-mad president. But all that is ancient history.
Still, the notion of a neutral, non-partisan mainstream press was, to me at least, worth holding onto. Now it's pretty much dead,