And here I thought my turn of phrase might be original.
I believe I already mentioned how everyone had kittens when B00sh pre-screened his audiences or paid journos to write favorable articles. And it's pretty well understood by anyone not sucking down the Kool-aid that the media wanted Obama to win, helped him win to the best of their ability, and continues giving him the best treatment they can, all the while behaving like horny schoolgirls with a crush on one of the Jonas brothers.
That's not what I want this thread to be concentrating on.
I want to discuss the emerging problem we're seeing here with THE ONE manufacturing his own media (through the "Office of Public Engagement"?) or managing the presentation of information because he is unwilling to deal with any questioning, to say nothing of criticism:
I don't really oppose the transformation of what I guess is called the "Office of New Media" (the people that run whitehouse.gov) into an advocacy site; this Executive is all about management of the 'message', and that one-sided tendency has always been an underlying theme (even though people dismissed the previous administration's effort as sheer EBIL propaganda).Originally Posted by Mary Katherine Ham
Plus, now it's not just the media which appears to not have permission to criticize - the firing of the Inspector General for the "Corporation for National and Community Service" is being desparately underreported despite it being a violation of regulations which THE ONE Himself voted for previously. The Beck segment which Mary Kate mentioned was about how the Executive is building a wall between the money (ACORN/Kennedy/OPE) and the taxpayer's ability to scrutinize.
So if the Executive is going to be managing the message, squelching internal scrutiny, and the media can't wait to coat His manhood with yet another layer of spittle, then who is going to provide any scrutiny? It isn't like Fox has a great reputation for investigative journalism.
EDIT - This was new: ABC is refusing to air contrary ads during the segment as well.