The White House’s media management team will be in the public spotlight this week following a series of days in which it leveraged the media to distribute what turned out to be misleading or false information. President Barack Obama told reporters that Capitol Hill workers were facing pay cuts as a result of the looming budget sequester. Education Secretary Arne Duncan cited the same cause when he incorrectly claimed that a school district was already laying off teachers. And White House spokesman Jay Carney understated by a factor of 10 the number of illegal immigrants administration officials released
The spin this week will be how hard Obama´s working to offset the damage of the sequester cuts when they wasn´t any to begin with but he´ll come out smelling like a rose,despite weeks of outright lies about it.This is also after Obama said he wasn´t a dictator and could do nothing about the cuts.
Wouldn´t it be great if the press have been becoming increasingly frustrated, nervous and uneasy about their role in installing this president, and all they needed was a substantial colleague to lead the way in their rebellion? Yeah, I know...delusional day dreaming.
Nothing will come of this. The media will see to it. The frustration comes when we have to sit here and watch our party´s inability to rebut Obama´s outrageous lies. The addlepated Republicans can´t wrap their minds around the fact that Obama is determined to destroy them. Obama is a real and present danger to this country´s future and the Republicans won´t go on the offensive.
Could Obama have just had his "Chicken Little" moment? The story of "Henny Penny/Chicken Little" was one of my favorite stories as a kid.
For those who have forgotten, Chicken Little warned the barnyard that calamity was about to happen, by telling all that "the sky is falling", although exactly why Henny Penny,aka Chicken Little, thought that was uncertain. However Henny was clearly fear mongering.
Wikipedia´s take on Chicken Little is : Fear mongering - whether justified or not - can sometimes elicit a societal response called Chicken Little syndrome, described as "inferring catastrophic conclusions possibly resulting in paralysis". It has also been defined as "a sense of despair or passivity which blocks the audience from actions".
This should now sound quite familiar. I wonder if Obama´s momma read the story to him?
Didn´t realize that I had been reading the "up-start" media. Although I always avoid the state-controlled media. Why waste time reading propaganda written by cowardly Americans. Besides, it leaves a yellow stain on your fingers.
The Press treats Obama like he is some kind of prophet.
He gets credit for KNOWING how many jobs he has saved, and how many jobs his bills will create, and how much revenue will be lost from the Sequester......and all the while, his economy is sinking into the toilet.
Why do we think a Community Organizer, or a Congressman who voted "present" all the time, has the power to predict these outcomes ?
For any of you who fell for all this sequester hoopla , you´re suckers . It was meant to warm up the public to the next , coming up , fight over yet another fiscal cliff and the serious federal spending and budget . That´s where the rubber meets the road , AGAIN , thanks to our worthless GOP . King Notme has gone straight to the public , bypassing congress , to get what he wants . The citizens have proven they´re suckers for his spiel . His next goal : the House of Reps , then on to dictatorship .
Interesting. Supposedly the problem with the sequester is that it renders Obama powerless to do anything to ameliorate its damage (I know it´s wildly exaggerated people, go with me here), and just to underscore that point Obama threatened to veto any attempt to GIVE him that flexibility. Then the news this morning is that Pennsylvania is one of the states taking the hardest hit from the sequester, with big cuts to two of its military bases. If Obama is supposedly powerless to ameliorate the damage from the sequester, why is he able to selectively increase it? Could it be that... he lied? Not again, please, say it ain´t so...
The problem is the mainstream media is as slimy as the Obama administration, so don´t expect them to have any serious change-of-heart. The entire stinking mess is simply trying to cover their backsides.
Anyone remember the outrage over the Muslim video and Benghazi? Obama at the UN?
How about: “I didn’t raise taxes once.” “The vast majority of the money I got was from small donors all across the country.” "I’ve done more for Israel’s security than any President ever" “Every idea that we’ve put forward are ones that traditionally have been supported by Democrats and Republicans alike.”
The ´Obie Won Candoathing´ wants to use this manfactured crisis to convince people we can´t do without BIG GOVT....BS If you start with the obvious waste, overloaded bureaucracies that do nothing this would be good, but to convince everyone of impending doom he starts with the greatest need personnel to make the whole idea look bad.
Shame on Obie for this and for his HATE speech on every issue. Some leader, we could do better with a first grader!
What everyone else has said about # 7. The majority media may have a short burst of journalistic integrity, but, it will pass. I also think that Obama and politics in general has become like white noise.
Several years back, this site NEVER would permit the likes of #7 to post their despicable comments without instant blockage. Many of us long-timers have stopped posting on what was once a truly great source of intelligence, wisdom and humor.
[Complaining in an e-mail to our hostess about the site´s smelly garbage being permitted to fester for hours and hours earned me a vicious insult several months ago, BTW.]
It´s best to ignore #7 and others like him. In case you don´t know, he´s a leftist lib/prog troll who likes to roll out hand grenades to see if he can get one of us to bite. Were he to get someone to agree with him, he would then put those posts on HuffPo or Politico to demonstrate how racist conservatives are.
Contrary to what some others have posted about post #7, I think it needs to stand.
One cannot combat ignorance without understanding the extent of the incorrect thinking. One cannot defend one´s position without knowing what one is defending against.
Poster #7´s position could have been much more effective had he stated "affirmative action promotes those without necessary experience" or correctly stated that "people voted for 0bama when he had no record of accomplishment when he first ran." or "Barack Obama is the poster boy for the need to examine a person´s history and experience."
Crass racism, like foul language, is the refuge of those who are incapable of rational, intelligent arguments. Fortunately, on this site, it is a rare occurrence and is always quickly disputed.
No.7´s point is fully refuted by the long-standing support by Ldotters for Thomas Sowell, Allen West, J.C. Watts, Dr. Benjamin Carson, Delroy Murdock, Michelle Malkin and many other minority conservatives. We don´t oppose Obama because he´s black.
All this hoping that the media is going to catch on is just like believing that Romney was going to win. Not gonna happen. The media is in deep passionate love with Obama. As deep as a woman who falls in love with a convicted murderer on death row and marries him and tries to help him escape. That kind of insane love.
Can we get the list of the reporters in the Press pool? Names, the company work for, maybe a little CV? Perhaps a transcript of the questions they ask and the response, whether from Carney or Jane doe? Then we could email or write them to object. Or the CEO, and/or the advertisers. Let´s find out who our "betters" are and see if. with some diggging, find out why they protect obama.
No disrespect to Macaulay Culkin (#ALLDISRESPECTTOTHEPIGEONLADY), but we prefer The Pet Collective´s retelling of Home Alone to the original movie. Mostly because Kevin McCallister is now played by an adorable pug puppy. And if a pug puppy setting booby traps for teddy bear burglars isn´t adorable enough for you, the video also narrated by a small child. So forget Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. Forget Elf. This is the only Christmas movie you need to watch this year. (Snip for video)As you might suspect, the pug, named Jackson Rosa, could not be more over it...
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