Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Servile Press



Carol Marin of the Chicago Sun-Times bemoans the lack of investigative questions at Obama press conferences...

Obama, Blago Flip Sides Of Bizarro Plotline

Marin writes: "We 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."

and she adds: "Who are we, after all? The ones rapid-firing at Rod Blagojevich with tough questions until we drive him from the room? Or the Miss Manners crowd, silent until called upon, quietly accepting that only a handful of questions will be taken at a time?"

Good gravy!

Can you imagine a Republican even trying to pull a stunt like pre-picking the correspondents who will get the privilege, the honor of asking a question?

How much do you want to bet that the questions are picked in advance,as well?

Polite press?

No, more like a fawning, sycophantic press.

14 Comments:

At January 13, 2009 4:17 PM, Blogger nanc said...

well IT IS the clinton's third term...

 
At January 13, 2009 4:17 PM, Blogger nanc said...

p.s. - best part of this is the scorned will go and write their discoveries and obambinocamp will be ever so sorry.

 
At January 13, 2009 7:13 PM, Blogger DaBlade said...

The after effects of getting blind-sided by Joe The Plumber. Now he's going to stick to the script.

 
At January 13, 2009 10:24 PM, Blogger Chuck said...

It's only just beginning.

 
At January 13, 2009 10:53 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

You've nailed it, Cube. The hypocrisy is astounding.

 
At January 13, 2009 11:09 PM, Blogger Papa Frank said...

Even some of my friends who wanted Obama and were ecstatic to vote for him are starting to get sick of the hype and think it to be a little ridiculous.

 
At January 14, 2009 1:19 AM, Blogger Sue said...

ya miss him so much and he hasn't even left town - boo hoo

Crawford here I come

 
At January 14, 2009 1:28 AM, Blogger Z said...

AMAZING. How long's the media going to take to catch on to the fact that we just elected ourselves a KING who calls ALL THE SHOTS? That MIGHT even dismay THEM!?

This is Rahm Emanuel, guys...it's all him.

 
At January 14, 2009 1:47 AM, Blogger christian soldier said...

BHO is a lesser man (read your thank you post to Pres.Bush)
Weak -'lessers' scare me---because they must cover their weakness w/ tyranny...
C-CS

 
At January 14, 2009 9:30 AM, Blogger Jill said...

And what did you think of President Bush's last presser??

 
At January 14, 2009 11:52 AM, Blogger cube said...

Jill: The gumption Bush showed during his last press conference would've been nice to see all along.

When he told that reporter, "Don't tell me the federal response to Katrina was too slow. We got 30,000people off their roofs," I thought to myself that it was about time he fought back the lies.

 
At January 14, 2009 8:21 PM, Blogger RightKlik said...

They're like a bunch of schoolgirls chasing the beetles around. It's incredibly pathetic.
http://www.rightklik.net/

 
At January 15, 2009 1:41 AM, Blogger Pinky said...

It's absolutely creepy.

I can only HOPE that some of them will get fed up and turn on him in due time. If not...

 
At January 15, 2009 3:24 PM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.
At first, it will be an Obama love fest, but I'm wondering if he doesn't work miracles by the middle of his term if the press will remain so enamored?
We shall see.
The media are mostly Obama lap dogs, but I think some enterprising journalists may start to break from the pack and make names for themselves by actually reporting the truth.

 

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