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Obama, Piss Off The Media. Please!

Posted in politics by roving on January 31, 2009

Only a few days in office and Obama had already started to make the media a little annoyed. Campbell Brown  on CNN was a little upset when Obama of all people signed a executive order  on ethics putting tougher restrictions on lobbyists. Then turned around and wanted to suspend his own rules and wanted William Lynn as his deputy defense secretary. Who by the way was a lobbyist for a big defense contractor.  Talk about in your face corrupt. Sheesh.  Campbell said in her commentary, ” If you have no intention of abiding by your new rules, then don’t make new rules. That would be “actual” transparency.”

Obama managed to upset some news agencies when he wouldn’t allow them in the room to film Obama retaking the oaf of office for president. So upset they were, three news agencies refused to run the picture that was supplied of the ceremony from White House Photographer’s.

Recently Obama made a surprise visit to the press room and when a reporter tried asking a question, Obama got a little upset because the reporter wouldn’t give up.

During the campaign some reporters who dared questioned “the one” found themselves kicked off the plane. Carol Marin of the Sun-Times says “The press corps, most of us, don’t even bother raising our hands any more to ask questions because Obama always has before him a list of correspondents who’ve been advised they will be called upon that day.”

The White House having the greatest transparency ever in a administration got a “No Comment” when reporters asked about the drones that fired missiles Pakistan.   I think we will hear a lot of no comments while Obama is in the White House.

I realize its going to take a lot more of Obama angering the media before they snap out of their Obama loving haze and finally report the truth but its a start.

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  1. CalifGirlInMaine said, on February 1, 2009 at 1:01 am

    “No comment” is Obama’s new “present.”

  2. roving said, on February 1, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    His open tell all governing ended as soon as he bought the election.

  3. gayle said, on February 1, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Open and transparent applies to others, burt not to him

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