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AP: Obama ‘Limiting Press Access in Ways That Past Administrations Wouldn’t Have Dared’
http://www.theblaze.com ^ | april 1, 2013 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 04/01/2013 2:27:33 PM PDT by lowbridge

It’s raising new questions about what’s lost when the White House tries to make an end run around the media, functioning, in effect, as its own news agency.

Mike McCurry, who served as press secretary to President Bill Clinton, sees an inclination by the Obama White House to “self-publish,” coupled with tactics “I never would have dreamed of in terms of restricting access” for independent news organizations.

“What gets lost are those revealing moments when the president’s held accountable by the representatives of the public who are there in the form of the media,” says McCurry.

Obama himself took note of complaints about limited access in his jokes last month at the Gridiron dinner, an annual event where political leaders, journalists and media executives poke fun at one another.

“Some of you have said that I’m ignoring the Washington press corps, that we’re too controlling,” Obama said. “You know what, you were right. I was wrong and I want to apologize – in a video you can watch exclusively at whitehouse.gov.”

Three days later, it was no laughing matter when the White House live-streamed on the Internet Obama’s meeting with his export council and allowed just one reporter in the room.

Still, the White House rejects the notion that it is turning to new media it can control at the expense of the old, instead describing an all-of-the-above strategy.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: msm; obama; obamapress; press; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 04/01/2013 2:27:33 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Wazzat from the AP?

Have they found a “journalist” with a measurable IQ...and hence, with a “clue”?

Nah, never mind.


2 posted on 04/01/2013 2:28:40 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: lowbridge

He’s your dictator.

You created him, you deal with him.


3 posted on 04/01/2013 2:29:12 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: lowbridge

This has been ongoing for almost 5 years, so now they are noticing?


4 posted on 04/01/2013 2:29:40 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: lowbridge

>>instead describing an all-of-the-above strategy.

All of the above means “we’ll control the flow of lies, and you will accept it as the absolute truth.”


5 posted on 04/01/2013 2:29:46 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: lowbridge

What? For the past 5 years they could have replaced their rntire news staff with a fax machine from the white house, and NOW they are complaining?


6 posted on 04/01/2013 2:30:25 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: lowbridge

The funny part is that the old line news media are 99% hacks for the administration anyway. Obama still can’t deal with that.

This is the closest we have come to a full on dictator. The Congress is totally neutered and the balless press should be screaming about it.


7 posted on 04/01/2013 2:34:27 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: lowbridge

I support the president on this.

Every employee and staff reporter for the AP is a known liar. Their access should be limited. <sarc


8 posted on 04/01/2013 2:40:48 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert

The question is what is the AP gonna do about it?

Answer: Not a damn thing.


9 posted on 04/01/2013 2:42:21 PM PDT by abb
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To: Da Coyote

There is nothing wrong with the IQs of high level journalists. They know exactly what they are doing. They are conditioned liberals (years of college + lib cocktail parties, etc.) and print exactly what the boss wants them to print.

They want to remain employed in their field.


10 posted on 04/01/2013 2:43:40 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: lowbridge
It’s raising new questions about what’s lost when the White House tries to make an end run around the media, functioning, in effect, as its own news agency.

End run around a media that's been blocking for him?

11 posted on 04/01/2013 2:44:11 PM PDT by Starstruck (Question. What would the U.S. look like today if there was no 2nd Amendment.)
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To: lowbridge

AP knew this two or more years ago but kept silent. They are complicit in reelecting Hussein. Too bad there is no way to punish these SOBs for their malfeasance.


12 posted on 04/01/2013 2:46:25 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: lowbridge

I’d take this seriously, but all the shills sold their souls long ago for access to Obama’s minions.

When this falls, they will take the lions’ share of the blame for NOT doing their jobs which is to investigate, not kiss booty to be allowed to lick the elites’ boots.


13 posted on 04/01/2013 2:47:40 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Da Coyote

April Fool!


14 posted on 04/01/2013 2:50:29 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: The_Media_never_lie

“There is nothing wrong with the IQs of high level journalists.”

Agreed. It’s just that they have the ethics of relativists and have been conditioned to think only within a very narrow set of parameters.

The box of their mind is very narrow indeed.


15 posted on 04/01/2013 2:51:23 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Mouton

“This has been ongoing for almost 5 years, so now they are noticing?”

From time to time a member of the media will whine about not getting enough “access” to Obama. They have those Obama knee pads, and they want to use them.

This is nothing, and no member of the Obama media would do anything to harm the object of their desire... Obama.


16 posted on 04/01/2013 2:55:24 PM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: lowbridge

So the WH Press Corps are surprised their pimp is beating them?


17 posted on 04/01/2013 2:59:58 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: lowbridge

Boo-freakin’-hoo. They got him elected and now they’re all heartbroken. Effem.


18 posted on 04/01/2013 3:05:21 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

He’s your dictator.

You created him, you deal with him.


Nailed it. Thanks. Tells it like it is!


19 posted on 04/01/2013 3:10:34 PM PDT by bytesmith
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To: OpusatFR
Agreed. It’s just that they have the ethics of relativists and have been conditioned to think only within a very narrow set of parameters.

The box of their mind is very narrow indeed.

I agree with everything you said. I would just add that it is so easy just to think the way the lib majority think rather than report independently. It is even more profitable to suppress and censor for a paycheck and advancement.

Pat Cadell was right. By their operation of the relentless propaganda machine, the media are the enemy of the American people.

20 posted on 04/01/2013 3:11:51 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: lowbridge
Yeah? So what? The MSM is still in the tank for Obonzo.
21 posted on 04/01/2013 3:21:53 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: lowbridge
Obama’s second term will be more like a traditional presidential term. He got the honeymoon treatment the entire first four years by the liberal MSM. Typically a President (Pubbie or ‘Rat) gets a pass for a few months early on then the media begins to ratchet down ... indicators are Obama is going to be held to a different more critical standard by the media this time around.
22 posted on 04/01/2013 3:38:44 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: lowbridge
Step 217 on the slow, torturous path to our being a turd world hell hole with nobama as dick tator for life.

Havin' fun yet? No? Go drink some more Change flavored Kool-Aid.

23 posted on 04/01/2013 3:51:19 PM PDT by upchuck (Free Republic: faster than a speeding bullet!)
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To: lowbridge

And yet state-controlled media still protects him and bows to his every whim.


24 posted on 04/01/2013 4:16:24 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Obama could sh>t down the mouth of these so-called journalist and they would brag about how good it was. These people are never going to turn on this man so don't get excited about this article.
25 posted on 04/01/2013 4:35:56 PM PDT by kempo
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To: lowbridge

Hey, AP! This is YOUR guy! You carried his water and shilled for him. So STFU.


26 posted on 04/01/2013 4:55:28 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: lowbridge
“Revealing moments” about the president get “lost?” Exactly who is losing the oh so revealing moments?That's what i thought..
27 posted on 04/01/2013 5:23:59 PM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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