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    Re: Censorship: 38 journalism groups slam Obama's 'politically-driven suppression of

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    You just noticed?
    No. But I thought it worthy of comment. We are starting to see the nose-dive in the popular perception of this President, and I tie these two shifts together.

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    Re: Censorship: 38 journalism groups slam Obama's 'politically-driven suppression of

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Bush WAS bad, and this guy IS worse. They both serve the same masters, and that is not the American people.
    Reminds me of my PJ O'Rourke:

    When you looked at Republicans you saw the scum off the top of business. When you looked at Democrats you saw the scum off the top of politics. Personally, I prefer business. A businessman will steal from you directly instead of getting the IRS to do it for him. And when the Republicans ruin the environment, destroy the supply of affordable housing, and wreck the industrial infrastructure, at least they make a buck off of it. The Democrats just do these things for fun.

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    Re: Censorship: 38 journalism groups slam Obama's 'politically-driven suppression of

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    For quite a while the media has been the main thing propping up the Obama administration. Now they are starting to emerge from a kind of battered-wife syndrome, and it pops up in particular issues. Without their main support apparatus in the media, without the "unofficial Obama campaign", public support for this administration is likely to continue to collapse.



    As an example:



    - No recording devices will be allowed
    - No questions will be allowed during the tour
    - No interacting with staff and children at the shelter
    - We ask that your questions be provided via email or phone after the tour to Kenneth Wolfe [Deputy Director, Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service
    - HHS ACF [Administration for Children and Families] public affairs will provide answers to your follow up questions as quickly as possible
    - We will provide photos of the facility after the tour
    - There will be no on-site interviews by HHS staff before or after the tour, all inquiries go to Kenneth Wolfe
    Chalk up another win for the "most transparent administration in history".


    I see no problem with any of those conditions. I thought Conservatives wanted a tough immigration stance not a dog and pony show to score points...

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    Re: Censorship: 38 journalism groups slam Obama's 'politically-driven suppression of

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    I see no problem with any of those conditions.
    Of course not. We must not allow those pesky journalists to effect the administrations control of the narrative. Obama will tell us what we need to know!

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    Re: Censorship: 38 journalism groups slam Obama's 'politically-driven suppression of

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Of course not. We must not allow those pesky journalists to effect the administrations control of the narrative. Obama will tell us what we need to know!

    Do reporters have a right to interview underage children without parental/guardian consent and/or while their court cases are pending?

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    Re: Censorship: 38 journalism groups slam Obama's 'politically-driven suppression of

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    This. Times 1000.

    There was a time that journalists were expected to take government to task for its malfeasance. Sadly that day is long gone.
    I hold out hope that you're wrong, and that journos are going to experience a refreshing burst of integrity and independence. The alternative, of course, is the slow eventual slide into manufactured news and memory holes.

    Btw, kudos to SmokeandMirrors for that provocative bit about self-medicating by blogging and tweeting. That's really something to think about.

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    Re: Censorship: 38 journalism groups slam Obama's 'politically-driven suppression of

    You want to know how to tell someone is a hardcore partisan.
    Anyone who defends the administrations actions with regards to this is so blindly following their party they are hopeless.

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    Re: Censorship: 38 journalism groups slam Obama's 'politically-driven suppression of

    There are no "journalists". They're dead. The ones that matter don't give a F about access to Obama.

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    Re: Censorship: 38 journalism groups slam Obama's 'politically-driven suppression of

    The press should have been all over the fake fainting Obama hero pathetic act while running for President, in which Hilary also did. Anyone pathetic enough to do that will do anything to lie and spin to the American public and should be in jail, not running the country. I really think we need to end the political party system killing the political machines of cronyism and go to term limits of one term for all politicians, with the strictest anti-corruption laws that are extremely well thought out to get all the loopholes as well as virtue mechanisms to assume self interest corruption and turn the greed for power to society's benefit.

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    Re: Censorship: 38 journalism groups slam Obama's 'politically-driven suppression of

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Of course not. We must not allow those pesky journalists to effect the administrations control of the narrative. Obama will tell us what we need to know!
    Obama's just following precedent.

    The Bush administration has perfected the art of tightly controlling information. And it has paid no price for its disciplined, on-message, my-way-or-the-highway approach. The press might want to get used to it--this may be the template for future presidencies.

    http://ajrarchive.org/article.asp?id=3812


    President Bush's Press Secretary announced today that he will not schedule any formal press conferences. Not now, not ever. All recent Presidents have regularly conducted press conferences as a way of simultaneously presenting their policies to the American people and allowing themselves to be questioned by a group of respected professional journalists. The fact that President Clinton, George W.'s father, and even the Alzheimeric Ronald Reagan conducted formal press conferences makes the younger President Bush's moratorium on such event a surprising and extreme departure from the minimum expectations of Presidential engagement with the American public.


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