Thursday, July 2, 2009

Even Liberal Reporters Realize WH is Controlling the Media(video)

This is hilarious. CBS’s Chip Reid presses White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs for prepackaging events and not allowing open questioning at the planned town hall health care meeting. Then, Helen Thomas said, "I’m amazed that you people … call for openness and transparency.” Then, she brought up the prearranged Huffington Post question. Gibbs danced and said, "we have had this discussion ad nauseam." Thomas replied, "because you don't have any answers."

From NewsBusters:
Is the press corps starting to tire of the Obama Administration?

At a press conference today, Helen Thomas and CBS’s Chip Reid got into it with Robert Gibbs over how the administration has been prepackaging media events.

First Reid asked why the questions for Wednesday’s town hall on healthcare were being preselected. After Gibbs tried to dodge that question a few times, Thomas became involved, saying, “We have never had that in the White House. I’m amazed that you people … call for openness and transparency.”

Thomas said that the administration was trying to control the media, and she pointed out how they coordinated questions with the Huffington Post at a press conference.


Reaganite Republican said...

Obama thinks you’re stupid-
he thinks everyone is as stupid as the people that voted for him.

He makes the loosest, most general statements possible, to attempt to imply that Bush is responsible for all the rampant spending because it started under him.

He lies and changes his story at-will on everything from his cabinet’s ethics to whether or not he ever met with Blago to discuss his senate seat, meanwhile the press is occupied with stories on his puppy vetting process and how Barack likes to play basketball.

And Obama could care less if you catch him lying or flip-flopping too, he just changes the subject and moves right-on-along.

Obama wants the state to be your mother and father- and it’s his right to lie to you if he wishes… just like your parents when you were five.

Government will be one you come to for money, ask permission when you want to think or speak, and who handles all your finances for you since of course you can’t be trusted.

Patsy said...

Good one. I watched him and blew a small gasket when it was announced that the White House staff had cherry picked the questions for Obama to ask.

What a jerk he is.