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Reporter: Campaign journalists ‘swooned’ over Obama during off-the-record bar visit
Washington Examiner ^ | January 18, 2013 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 01/19/2013 8:51:22 AM PST by theruleshavechanged

“We were all, on some level, deeply obsessed with Obama, crushing hard, still a little love there. This was nerd heaven, a politico’s paradise, the subject himself moving among us — shaking our hands, slapping our shoulders!”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bias; media; obama; partisanmediashills; reporters
Gak! Get a room. .
1 posted on 01/19/2013 8:51:36 AM PST by theruleshavechanged
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To: theruleshavechanged
This is why America is in distress. The "Fourth Estate" has turned into a cheering section. And they are cheering for the bad guys.
2 posted on 01/19/2013 8:53:09 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: theruleshavechanged

What we have here is a personality cult. They always end badly.


3 posted on 01/19/2013 8:54:47 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: theruleshavechanged

America = Fantasy Nation

The cult of celebrity is helping to kill this nation.


4 posted on 01/19/2013 8:55:13 AM PST by mancini
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To: theruleshavechanged
In all seriousness... I for the life of me don't find Obama attractive in the least.

He looks sort of dorky to me. Small girlish body frame, big ears, a large mole on his face and weird bluish lips.

At best he is sort of cute in a dorky sort of way. But handsome? or Hot? lol not even close. Anyone who fantasies about Obama sexually must also have the hots for peewee herman.

5 posted on 01/19/2013 8:56:31 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: BenLurkin
This is why America is in distress. The "Fourth Estate" has turned into a cheering section. And they are cheering for the bad guys.

And they all swallow...

6 posted on 01/19/2013 9:02:45 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: theruleshavechanged

7 posted on 01/19/2013 9:04:25 AM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: BenLurkin

I don’t get it. Their children and grandchildren have to grow up in the same country as ours. What kind of future do they really see with this cretin leading the country? I know, I know, everyone says that they’re the elites but in the end they still live here and will be controlled by the same laws he’s imposing on us.


8 posted on 01/19/2013 9:07:57 AM PST by surrey
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To: theruleshavechanged
“The behavior of the assembled press corps was telling. Everyone, myself included, swooned. Swooned! Head over heels. One or two might have even lost their minds,” Hastings writes, as each reporter had a chance to speak personally with the president. “We were all, on some level, deeply obsessed with Obama, crushing hard, still a little love there. This was nerd heaven, a politico’s paradise, the subject himself moving among us — shaking our hands, slapping our shoulders!”

Fags and fag-hags. Every last one of them.

Campaign spokesperson Jen Psaki, Hastings notes, was furious and angrily phoned his editor Ben Smith for publishing details of the event. In response, the Obama campaign banished him from the campaign plane for a week.

Oh no! Daddy-fag is made at his sycophant faggots.

9 posted on 01/19/2013 9:09:04 AM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: surrey

You really have to wonder what kind of bizarre totalitarian utopia they believe in to want to impose it on their own children.


10 posted on 01/19/2013 9:14:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: theruleshavechanged

If this isn’t cult behavior I sure don’t know what it is!


11 posted on 01/19/2013 9:15:40 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Smokeyblue

“mad at”


12 posted on 01/19/2013 9:16:28 AM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: theruleshavechanged

This is one article worth perserving for the sake of real history. When our grandchildren ask us what happened to a once great nation, this will be but one example of how a cult of personality was used from within to destroy it. A reporter cannot be unbiased if they are swooning over whoever they are meeting. This very image is sickening for those that hold “freedom of the press.” Oh, and to banish a reporter for...reporting? Wow...that sure upholds their the whole idea of a “free press?”


13 posted on 01/19/2013 9:16:33 AM PST by EBH ( The 2nd Amendment exists for times like this.)
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To: theruleshavechanged

there is NOTHING attractive about the whole obama clan..they are all a bunch of freaks that should be in a circus somewhere...


14 posted on 01/19/2013 9:18:48 AM PST by little-e (I'm not a racist, I hate Biden too..)
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To: cripplecreek

Setting up the world for a Star Trek type of living( without the space crafts of course). It’s permanent 1984 y and not man give a damn


15 posted on 01/19/2013 9:18:51 AM PST by shadeaud (We need to learn to know what our enemies are truly creating)
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To: theruleshavechanged
How many conservatives here swooned over Bush II? Bush I?

Probably none.

I admired Reagan. I know a lot of Freepers did. But would any have swoooned?

16 posted on 01/19/2013 9:20:30 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: shadeaud

Much like nazi progressivism. The people got exactly the utopia they wanted yet were unwilling to accept the reality that it was so it had to keep growing and becoming ever more oppressive.


17 posted on 01/19/2013 9:21:43 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: theruleshavechanged

Sort of reminds one of the adulation heaped upon Der Fuhrer by the German (and I might add some of the American) press in the 30’s. Hitler was the man, the father figure, the all knowing all loving provider of everything good for the German volk, until the trains started running full to the east on a regular basis but for some unexplained reason always came back rather empty.


18 posted on 01/19/2013 9:22:07 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: theruleshavechanged

Those journalists should go to the restroom and try to get ahold of themselves.


19 posted on 01/19/2013 9:23:09 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“If this isn’t cult behavior I sure don’t know what it is!”
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“...they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?” Rev 13:4

“Then the Chaldeans said to the king in Aramaic, “O king, live forever!”

“Peace be upon him”


20 posted on 01/19/2013 9:27:27 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: theruleshavechanged

As I said before there are Christians who are blind, there are atheists who don’t believe one way or the other and there are those who know exactly who he is.


21 posted on 01/19/2013 9:37:22 AM PST by Terry Mross (People who hate me read my posts and get angry. Yet they can't look away. hee hee)
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To: TexasFreeper2009; mickie; flaglady47; oswegodeee; seenenuf; seekthetruth; Bob Ireland; surfer; ...
"I don't find Obama attractive in the least."

I don't either. However I read in several analysis that he has some kind of sexual attraction to a certain strata of womanhood.

If you recall, Frank Sinatra had great sex appeal to women and teen girls. I saw him in person at the Chicago Theater during the onset of his budding career. I saw the fainting, the screaming, the throwing of panties at him. While some of it might have been squealing paid shills, it was genuine cult worship among most. I was awestruck at the effect the man had.

Sinatra was fragile-looking in build, skinny and bony, ears stuck out....and certainly not classicly handsome by any stretch. But when he opened his mouth to sing, he became Adonis to the female cultists.

Similarily, Obama is skinny and bony, ears stick out......and certainly not classicly handsome by any stretch. But when he opens his mouth to orate, he becomes Adonis to the female cultists.

In fact, Obama has frequently been referred to as the "black Sinatra"...i.e. both having that certain casual look......with Frankie's famous blue eyes and Obama's piercing almost-black eyes emanating a certain sexual attraction.

And above all, they both had a kind of sophisticated, laid-back "cool"....cool, man, cool....cooler than the cultish womens' boring husbands and boyfriends, to be sure.

For both performers, a great part of their astonishing success in life can be attributed to an aura they cultivated....an aura they used to sell records and concert tickets to legions of women in one case, and to garner votes from legions of women in the second case.

Leni

22 posted on 01/19/2013 9:39:55 AM PST by MinuteGal (Send a penny NOW to CNN, 1 Time-Warner Center, NY,NY 10019 for "PENNIES FOR LEAVING!" (Piers Morgan))
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To: theruleshavechanged

The Holocaust has been discussed richly, but few know about the mechanisms of control in Japan over the press —it was ALL informal. There were almost NO formal laws dictating what the press could not say before and during their war in Asia and on the USA.

They said informal rules were WAY more effective than laws, because it never created, “censorship heroes”. You couldn’t speak up publicly because you’d get stabbed to death, and no one would say anything.

Seeing this camaraderie are we to really believe the Legacy Media would refuse Obama ANYTHING...?

We are on a very dark path. THIS WILL NOT END WELL.


23 posted on 01/19/2013 9:40:04 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Don Corleone

This segment is primarily about the nazi youth but if you watch closely you’ll see a quote from the NY times praising nazi Germany as a peaceful and prosperous nation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6ke8_bhZW4


24 posted on 01/19/2013 9:40:59 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
You really have to wonder what kind of bizarre totalitarian utopia they believe in to want to impose it on their own children.

I've always thought that most liberals deny the existence of God and fill that void inside themselves with government. They cannot possibly comprehend that they and those who think like them will not create a perfect paradise here on Earth. If something goes wrong, like Obamacare (which will go so many shades of wrong we will lose count), it will either be someone else's fault (Christians, Republicans) or that it didn't go far enough. And they will tweak it, rebuild it, and retitle it and when it fails yet again, they will start all over.

That is the very definition of insanity, and I firmly believe that liberalism is a mental problem. They hate God and since he created all of us in His image, they hate themselves and everyone else.
25 posted on 01/19/2013 9:47:47 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: MinuteGal

That’s an interesting analogy, between the “young Sinatra” and Obama. Hadn’t thought of it before. Probably because the sight of the ugly, unmanly Obama tends to gross me out long before I can contemplate such notions.

As for the media, they’ve become such slavish handmaidens to Obama, protecting him and their ruling-class masters, they’ve really managed to cow the traditional ‘opposition,’ and America is now close to being (in effect) a one-party state. Which will continue to cultivate a fascist direction.


26 posted on 01/19/2013 9:53:19 AM PST by greene66
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To: theruleshavechanged

I remember reading somewhere that the “reporters” on the Kennedy campaign in 1960 would join in singing detrimental songs about Nixon, lead by Robert Kennedy. Such is the media: they are truly whore-ish.


27 posted on 01/19/2013 9:54:21 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: LostInBayport
They cannot possibly comprehend that they and those who think like them will not create a perfect paradise here on Earth.

Interestingly enough I saw Buzz Aldrin on a news show a few weeks ago complaining about utopian views hindering our progress into space. He said that a segment of the population doesn't want anything to happen till all war and hunger are ended on earth but refuse to accept the reality of human nature.
28 posted on 01/19/2013 10:02:32 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Farmer Dean
Those journalists should go to the restroom and try to get ahold of themselves.

I'm sure it's all they can do to keep themselves from doing that in his presence.

29 posted on 01/19/2013 10:08:07 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Farmer Dean

They probably did.


30 posted on 01/19/2013 10:10:43 AM PST by sport
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To: COBOL2Java

This story just confirms what we’ve all known, that the media is topheavy with sexually ambiguous mental defectives.


31 posted on 01/19/2013 10:17:38 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: surrey
Their children and grandchildren have to grow up in the same country as ours.
How many of these people are childless by choice? They don't have to worry much about the future since no one they know will live in it. For the same reason, they don't care about the rest of the country since no one they know lives there.
32 posted on 01/19/2013 10:19:10 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: shadeaud

Setting up the world for a Star Trek type of living( without the space crafts of course). It’s permanent 1984 y and not man give a damn

But I WANT the star trek type spacecraft, it is the only way to get away from the rampant progressive that is destroying this world...


33 posted on 01/19/2013 10:32:40 AM PST by GraceG
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To: cripplecreek

Interestingly enough I saw Buzz Aldrin on a news show a few weeks ago complaining about utopian views hindering our progress into space. He said that a segment of the population doesn’t want anything to happen till all war and hunger are ended on earth but refuse to accept the reality of human nature.

I LOVE Buzz Aldrin!

I loathe the whole liberal argument that we need to “utopianize earth first” before heading out to the stars...

Since Utopia is an impossible goal that means we will NEVER reach the stars with that bunch of navel gazing fools at the helm.


34 posted on 01/19/2013 10:34:54 AM PST by GraceG
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
I admired Reagan. I know a lot of Freepers did. But would any have swoooned?

Indeed. There is something downright creepy about this cult of personality the MSM has ginned up for Obama. It borders on the psychotic. I mean, can you imagine back in the day someone like Bill Buckley penning some gushing personal lovey-dovey editorial about Reagan? He might agree or disagree on policy, but he wouldn't write some moon-eyed mush about Reagan. That would have been just plain weird.

35 posted on 01/19/2013 10:52:51 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: cripplecreek
Interestingly enough I saw Buzz Aldrin on a news show a few weeks ago complaining about utopian views hindering our progress into space. He said that a segment of the population doesn't want anything to happen till all war and hunger are ended on earth but refuse to accept the reality of human nature

That is a great point. Liberals have never understood human nature. The economy is proof positive of that...most people have slashed their personal spending and many businesses are inert on hiring and spending because of liberal policies. And they can't figure out why the economy isn't booming, because they can't understand the human element of economics.
36 posted on 01/19/2013 10:55:06 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: theruleshavechanged

“Gak! Get a room. .:

Haha . . . you had a polite way of saying what I was thinking about that group orgy between the White House and the media


37 posted on 01/19/2013 10:56:26 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: theruleshavechanged

They loved John Edwards... and Al Gore too.

Yeah, I’ sure that mindset has nothing to do with why newspapers are failing - everywhere...


38 posted on 01/19/2013 11:40:34 AM PST by GOPJ ( Gang members breaking down YOUR door- daughter and wife screaming for help - Dems took YOUR gun....)
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To: GOPJ

I still have conservative minded friends and family who buy newspapers and watch alphabet news.

If we collectively (love using their word) boycotted this crap it would be over in two months.

They wouldn’t know what hit their pocketbooks


39 posted on 01/19/2013 12:30:31 PM PST by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: GOPJ

I still have conservative minded friends and family who buy newspapers and watch alphabet news.

If we collectively (love using their word) boycotted this crap it would be over in two months.

They wouldn’t know what hit their pocketbooks


40 posted on 01/19/2013 12:31:02 PM PST by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: TexasFreeper2009

THANK YOU!

I’ve never understood it. To me he looks like a shriveled up California raisin. There is nothing attractive there.

Liberals have verrry low standards.


41 posted on 01/19/2013 12:46:25 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: shadeaud
Setting up the world for a Star Trek type of living( without the space crafts of course).
I'm afraid you're giving "them" too much credit.

Star Trek portrayed a culture of universal equality. The progressives aren't interested in that sort of thing. They want a more "enlightened" society, where the elites are in charge.

We all know what that sort of thing looks like.


42 posted on 01/19/2013 12:47:09 PM PST by Bratch
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To: All
Bump to # 26.....Obama and Sinatra....and sex appeal.

Leni

43 posted on 01/19/2013 7:08:08 PM PST by MinuteGal (Send a penny NOW to CNN, 1 Time-Warner Center, NY,NY 10019 for "PENNIES FOR LEAVING!" (Piers Morgan))
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To: WomBom

Have you seen this yet?

CBS News Political Director: ‘Obama Can Only Cement His Legacy If He Destroys the GOP’

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2979970/posts

Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2013 10:44:56 PM by Kaslin

“The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP. If he wants to transform American politics, he must go for the throat.”

So astonishingly wrote CBS News political director John Dickerson at Slate Friday evening in a piece astonishingly titled “Go for the Throat! Why if he wants to transform American politics, Obama must declare war on the Republican Party.”


44 posted on 01/19/2013 8:56:25 PM PST by GOPJ ( Gang members breaking down YOUR door- daughter and wife screaming for help - Dems took YOUR gun....)
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To: GOPJ

I would say unbelievable.. But it really isn’t.

The silent majority needs to start publicly shaming these scoundrels... And as Oby said “Get in their faces a little”


45 posted on 01/20/2013 8:58:39 AM PST by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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