Skip to comments.Obama Administration Punishes Reporter For Using Multimedia
Posted on 04/28/2011 8:03:38 PM PDT by DryFly
The hip, transparent and social media-loving Obama administration is showing its analog roots. And maybe even some hypocrisy highlights.
White House officials have banished one of the best political reporters in the country from the approved pool of journalists covering presidential visits to the Bay Area for using now-standard multimedia tools to gather the news.
The Chronicle's Carla Marinucci - who, like many contemporary reporters, has a phone with video capabilities on her at all times - pulled out a small video camera last week and shot some protesters interrupting an Obama fundraiser at the St. Regis Hotel.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/bronstein/detail?entry_id=87978#ixzz1KsQempAE
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Zero is pissing off everyone as usual.
This is what happens when you are dealing with a thin-skinned, narcissistic, fascist, affirmative-action prodigy with no intrinsic ability to do anything but read scripted text from a teleprompter.
I went to have a look at the brief video of the protest, but I was told it was not available, come back later. I don’t know if it’s overloaded from Drudge, or censorship.
CAN'T SAY THAT!
Man,if not for 1861,2008 would be the year of America's all time biggest mistake.
You mean pissing on everyone as usual...
The coincidence is that it was another reporter who secretely audio recorded Obama, again in San Francisco, when he made his condescending remarks about the little people like us bitterly clinging to our guns and religion. What an absolute ass.
Oh Bummer must be getting recommendations from Hugo Chavez, who has shut down all media that doesn’t decide to adore him. Oh Bummer will get there soon enough. He’s certainly trying!
The inability to control the narrative always get under the skin of totalitarians.
I think the error here, was the pool reporter not sharing her video with her peers so all news outlets could report on the recorded protest without it being an exclusive.
O’bummer knows full well the power of his position and power of the media if he has any hope of being reelected he needs to be in complete control or at least his handlers need to be.
What's worse: more than a few journalists familiar with this story are aware of some implied threats from the White House of additional and wider punishment if Carla's spanking became public. Really? That's a heavy hand usually reserved for places other than the land of the free.
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