I’m tempted to call it a clown show but that would be insulting to clowns:(Snip for graphic) 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
No, it´s totally believable. If your job, what you are paid good money to do, is to lie, cover-up and fabricate for Dear Leader´s benefit, why on earth would you ask Him any uncomfortable questions? I mean, really!
#5 - These Federal workers (AKA White House Press Corps) don´t want to lose their jobs. How do they look at themselves in the mirror in the morning? Typically on their knees in front of a three foot floor mirror for Little people.
Just the lsm kissing up, sucking up and covering up for our shameful president (calling him president still creeps me out). I am sure they knew he could not answer such a question in an intelligent manner so don´t ask it. These people make me want to throw up.
Maybe for some of them it´s more than being sympathetic. Maybe some of them are afraid of asking a tough question because they´ll never be called on again. Or Carney will make known his displeasure in other ways.
That was not a news conference. It was agitprop. One planted question after another. Each one designed to let Obama talk down to the people with his child level analogies. It was pathetic.
For me, it was another frog in the boiling pot moment. Obama has now gone full dictator. I am really concerned about how he will handle the truckers and bikers on Fri and Sat and then the Vets on Sunday.
"Propaganda must not investigate the truth objectively and, in so far as it is favorable to the other side, present it according to the theoretical rules of justice; yet it must present only that aspect of the truth which is favorable to its own side. The receptive powers of the masses are very restricted, and their understanding is feeble. On the other hand, they quickly forget. Such being the case, all effective propaganda must be confined to a few bare essentials and those must be expressed as far as possible in stereotyped formulas. These slogans should be persistently repeated until the very last individual has come to grasp the idea that has been put forward. Every change that is made in the subject of a propagandist message must always emphasize the same conclusion. The leading slogan must of course be illustrated in many ways and from several angles, but in the end one must always return to the assertion of the same formula."
Astute Ldotter historians will likely know where the above passage is from. We have gone too far, I´m afraid. Too many people have bought into the irrational beliefs, and now, we have willing propagandists who call themselves "journalists" and "reporters". I fear we are doomed.
How many WH reporters BOSSES are afraid their personal lives are being monitored by NSA, as was the AP and Fox, and the employees of these news organizations have been instructed to not ´embarrass´ the prez with tough questions.
Or...maybe the reporters are so indoctrinated with liberal delusions, they´re just too dumb to put two and two together.
He is Naked and they still praise his robes. We thought that was just a story. Laugh is on us now. When hospitals close, doctors retire and all the young, who are supposed to pay and not use, don´t sign up this thing is going to really cost us all more than we are willing to pay and they press will still be saying how great we are to have elected the Won.
“Who Ordered ‘Stand Down’ At Benghazi?” = Nine PROVOCATIVE Syllables
Sam Donaldson knew how to audaciously shout out a question everybody could hear and nobody could ignore. He was ABC News’ Disturber of the Peace. He was a media tiger compared to the media pussycats of today. Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio and Sam Donaldson? Away forever, I’m afraid.
It is past time for Republicans to stop treating the WH press, and the stations they represent as legitimate NEWS agencies. Ignore them, do not appear on their rigged programs..take it to FOX and the Blaze and the internet.
All but a handful of ´newsies´ can actually afford to live in DC anywhere the White House or Capitol Hill.
They end up living in suburban Virginia. Many of them purchase homes ~ a good number of them out Interstte 95.
I think it may be relatively easy to find their ADDRESSES in the Washington DC area.
Take the battle to the enemy.
BTW, the National Park Service cops ALL live in the suburbs ~ get a name, find where they live. Let them hole up at NPS Headquarters (which is in a really bad neighborhood BTW) far from the comforts of home, family, gasoline stations, grocery stores ~ Everyhing in DC is a long way to the grocery. The population drove the chains out of town long ago.
I´d personally like for the NPS to think we have a list of names, addresses, schools and such for all of them.
Remember, all the crazy stuff isn´t coming from the White Haus ~ the NPS psychocops are all of an inclination to keep the public out of their parks so Obamugabe doesn´t have to do or say much to set them off on setting Barrycades everywhere ~ or pulling guns on people.
I keep wondering, how is it even legal, what the MSM does? I mean, in what other business is it permitted by law to peddle lies and fabricated information to your customers, or to cover-up scandals and misdeeds (at the very least) for your clients? Why is this now the sole prerogative of "progressive" Democrat activists claiming to be journalists? In what other business, I ask you, is this allowed?
That presser yesterday seemed to go on forever as the Motormouth-in-Chief tried to see if both legs would fit in his mouth up to his knees. Mirabile dictu, they did.
The mask is off, and Americans should be horrified at what they see and hear issuing from this White House. The cheaper the thug, the gaudier the patter. What we have gotten ourselves is the incontinent, irresponsible Lilliputian demagogue of our time doing Bill Ayers´ hateful bidding, a Little Dictator, a voice on a stick, a tiny pipsqueak of a man straining as if on a toilet seat to cause as much discomfort, dissention, and overall bad odor as he can so he´ll have an excuse to call out some of his janissaries to crack a few heads for his amusement.
The enabling Mainstream Media is, sorry to say, mostly to blame for the low class of politician with which we find ourselves stuck these days, and when the O-termite is finally expelled from his comfortable redoubts, his press contingent should go with him, and should end up in ignominy at least equal to what their unworthy hero should soon experience.
The problem these so-called journalists have is that they only get ONE chance to ask a probing question to the President. Then they are no longer entitled to enter the room again. It´s called being blackballed. The Obama Administration is simply tyrannical and these journalists know it. They understand they will be the subject of Obama´s revenge, via blackball, the NSA, the IRS ,etc. That is exactly what all the FAKE scandals are about. Ask Obama a tough question and expect a letter from the IRS about your taxes.
Yesterday Hugh Hewitt had Rep. John Campbell on. Campbell noted that at end of pontification [my word, not his], O removed a piece of paper from his jacket and referred to the paper before calling on each reporter. Then during the alleged Q&A, someone tried to get a question in, and O actually said he needed to ´stick with the list.´ Turns out the list seems to have contained only names of really liberal "reporters" [like from HuffPo, etc.] and not a single one who who isn´t a BIG time lib. So WH press corps acted as nothing but props for the dog & pony show for O and pre-screened reporters.
Seriously, I wonder if members of the press are afraid that they will lose privileges and or access if they ask tough questions? Yesterday Pelosi had the gall to attend an immigration rally on the closed Capitol Mall. This is the same woman who had the unmitigated gall to say we had to pass the Bill to learn what was in the Bill. Where is the Press? Are they afraid they will be launched out of a 5th story window?
They aren´t "libs". Stop using that stupid inaccurate word (they aren´t "progressives" either - more semantic deception.) Think of the imposter as a communist, and think of all the press robots as communists, too. Then, there is no frustration, just recognition and understanding of all the blind provoking propaganda forced upon us. It´s actually perfect that they are so openly, mentally enslaved, perfect video material for a winning documentary on the force of totalitarian propaganda.
I’m in a tough spot. Paul Ryan is one of the brightest stars in the Republican Party. He is a true fiscal (and social) conservative, and I cheered when Mitt Romney selected him as his running mate (although I wished Ryan rather than Romney were the presidential candidate, and I still hope he will be in the future). Ryan towers, literally and figuratively, over his Democratic opposition-turned-collaborators.(Snip)Some are arguing that no deal would be better than this deal; it is a refrain that you will hear from both the right and the left in coming hours and days. And in a
Following the release of the budget deal Paul Ryan agreed to with Patty Murray, there will be talk of a shift in Ryan’s political principles. The deal is being framed by its authors as a model of pragmatism, which is a good indication that it will conform to the belief that a fair deal is one from which both sides come away equally unhappy.(Snip)The truth is, most of Ryan’s career suggests he wants the gavel, not the veto pen. Such a career path, by definition, requires staying put. So the clearest evidence of Ryan’s aspirations was when he passed on
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At the 11th hour last night, conservative Texas Rep. Steve Stockman filed papers to challenge incumbent Sen. John Cornyn. The immediate response from the chattering classes was as follows: There’s not enough time for Stockman to raise the requisite funds to win in such a large state, and even if there were, Stockman (whose campaign is in debt) probably isn’t capable of marshaling the kind of organization needed.(Snip)Conservatives who were once in danger of too much passivity are probably in danger of throwing some babies out with the bath water. Changing times call for changing roles, and it occurs to
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US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
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Looks like this president can’t get away with flirting in front of his wife… It appears that first lady Michelle Obama was none too pleased with the way that President Barack Obama was acting toward Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela, and before too long, they switched seats. This lmao! Michelle Obama vs Prime Minister of Denmark at Mandela´s ceremony. pic.twitter.com/Rq4uF9fTaZ — Stun (@TheBlogPirate) December 10, 2013
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In August 2013 I became very sick with what I thought was a cold. After a few days I lost vision in my left eye and I checked into the hospital. I soon found out that what I thought was a summer cold was actually Strep bacteria poisoning my blood stream. The bacteria blinded my left eye, ate a hole through my heart, caused five strokes on both sides of my brain and forced the removal of my prosthetic left knee. Dr. Lee was the surgeon assigned to perform open heart surgery. What was originally scheduled to last four hours ended