Skip to comments.Obama Senior Adviser Complains That The Drudge Report 'Hurts What We're Trying To Do'
Posted on 04/04/2013 8:23:36 AM PDT by Beave Meister
White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said Wednesday that the prominent Drudge Report website "hurts" the White House's message because of its dominating effect on the news cycle.
Pfeiffer said that he was "ambivalent" to what Matt Drudge links to on his website, but he lamented that the site led to a "Pavlovian response" from reporters.
"Anyone saying anything can get caught up in the spin cycle in a way that is very damaging," Pfeiffer said at a Politico Playbook breakfast with Mike Allen. "It hurts what were trying to do, but then it is very damaging to that individual person."
Pfeiffer said that he'll often be approached by reporters who say they have a question strictly because "it's on Drudge."
"What do you say to that?" Allen asked him.
"I sort of ask them to repeat themselves say that to themselves out loud again and think about it," Pfeiffer said. "And everyone's always a little embarrassed about it and says, 'My boss my assignment editor's on me about this.'"
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Drudge since its inception has been pulling stuff directly from the wire feeds - just as the ordinary media does. The stuff on Drudge is the other stuff that the ordinary media either don’t care about or don’t want us to know about.
And since the media and the democrats are one and the same, of course they don’t like that Drudge upsets the apple cart.
Now ain't that just too damned bad
It’s like shining a light on cockroaches! They prefer to do their work in the dark so nobody can see.
Well, since the RINO’s won’t lift a finger to stop you, someone has to do it or we are toast.
Yes, exposing you to the light is bad...
Informing people of what you are up to is bad...
We get it.
“The Drudge Report ‘Hurts What We’re Trying To Do’”
Exactly. That’s the entire point!
It is tough to keep misleading the people when other keep pointing out our lies.
More like Drudge is Exposing what we are trying to do.
They working on simplifying such encumbrances though.
Any government that can’t stand up to criticism is not a government. It’s a scheme.
“Hurting what they’re trying to do” is music to the ears!
Now if Drudge could hire some genuine, old-fashioned investigative journalists to expand his coverage
Imagine, a news organization that is not an arm of the administration?
Then imagine same organization, seen by millions.
Oh the Huge Manatee.
I think I’ll sign up for Drudge’s pay site.
The media has long had the practice of taking stories that don't fit their narrative and burying them on page B-18. Or events (like black-on-white crime) only get mention in a small local paper and given no national attention.
Matt notices those buried stories and gives them a screaming red headline.
I wonder what Obama thinks about FR?
“All The Drudge Report consists of is a page with links to news stories that Drudge finds relevant. So what could a chimp like Pfeiffer object to in this?”
Sounds like he’s realized or been given the memo that FauxNews is on Hussein’s side, and now they’re going after the next place that won’t exactly regurgitate the news they’ve been told to by his god Hussein.
Dang John, I thought I missed a ping from you. You can’t make this stuff up.
That’s the point of the 1st ammendment. Clearly, the administration is for placing limits on the 1st ammendment, but they need to limit the 2nd first.
“The best disinfectant is sunshine.” Some dead guy
Germs hate the light.
He's complaining about visibility and perspective.
Drudge takes articles hidden on page 17 of the NY Times and makes them visible.
Drudge also lists groups of articles together (including "flashback" articles) in a way that allows the reader to gain perspective. He also groups so called "factual articles" with opinion pieces in a way that allows the reader to connect the dots.
Just like talk radio, Drudge helps the public gain the perspective that the media works so hard to hide.
One has to wonder if when a reporter refers to a question raised from the NYT, does an Administration official ask him/her to repeat what s/he just said to understand how ridiculous the question is?
Hurts what you are trying to doooooo?
I know...you try and try and try soo hard to promote YOUR depraved agenda of freedom destruction and that mean ole Druge just stand in your freakin way!!!
Please accept this raised finger from me showing my compassion!
[What total anus wipes...]
I'm sure they would much prefer the "Tingles response" like they get from MSNBC.
What are you trying to do Dan Pfeiffer?
"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." - Thomas Jefferson
"It hurts what we're trying to do. . . ." - Pfeiffer. Well, isn't the idea of a "free press" intended to spread information so that "the People" are so informed that they can make their own decisions and, perhaps, oppose what their government "is trying to do," if it interferes with their liberty?
If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions. - Thomas Jefferson
That technology has made the "newspaper" almost instantaneous in its delivery of information is, by its very nature, frustrating to an Administration which must collude with Senate Presidents and House Speakers to pass legislation in the middle of night which, by their very own admission, must be "passed so that we can find out what's in it."
At least Pfeiffer is honest about their frustration.
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