Thursday, July 2, 2009

Helen Thomas Challenge Gibbs On "Controlled" Town Hall Meeting

Even the main-stream, Obama-adoring, liberal press looks like they are beginning to get tired of being nothing but props for the President. No one likes being taken for granted and I guess even prostitutes liked to be kissed every once in a while.

Obama's town hall meetings are scripted shams. The "press conferences" are not press conferences at all. Reporters are told in advance who will be called upon to ask a question and the President is told what questions will be asked.

It looks like Helen Thomas has got balls than anyone in the room. Chip Reid of CBS was outspoken about the Obama control of the press also and is to be commended. Following the testy exchange above, Thomas said that not even Richard Nixon tried to control the press the way Obama is trying to do so. “Nixon didn’t try to do that,” Thomas said. “They couldn’t control (the media). They didn’t try. “What the hell do they think we are, puppets?” (link)

Most members of the mainstream press have gladly carried water for the President and allowed themselves to be nothing more that props. The mainstream press has allowed itself to become the Obama Government's Department of Propaganda. They love him and will, for the most part, keep on prostituting themselves for the anointed one. I guess ideology trumps journalistic integrity most of the time. Helen Thomas is one tough old buzzard and it looks like she is tired of being used as a prop. Will the President continue to control the press are will other members get tired of the charade and get tired of being used and controlled? Will they continue to be cheerleaders or will they demand respect and stand up for freedom of the press.

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1 comment:

  1. One has to wonder why this issue is coming up now and not before. Obama can't think on his own.