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Obama Senior Adviser Complains That The Drudge Report 'Hurts What We're Trying To Do'
Business Insider ^ | 4/3/2013 | Brett LoGiurato

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 we’re 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhopress; corruption; democrats; drudgereport; fraud; liberals; liers; mattdrudge; newmedia; obama; pfeiffer; playbook; politico; whitehouse
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?
1 posted on 04/04/2013 8:23:36 AM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

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.


2 posted on 04/04/2013 8:26:29 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
The Drudge Report 'Hurts What We're Trying To Do'

Now ain't that just too damned bad

3 posted on 04/04/2013 8:27:26 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Beave Meister

It’s like shining a light on cockroaches! They prefer to do their work in the dark so nobody can see.


4 posted on 04/04/2013 8:29:35 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: laweeks

Well, since the RINO’s won’t lift a finger to stop you, someone has to do it or we are toast.


5 posted on 04/04/2013 8:29:52 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Beave Meister

Yes, exposing you to the light is bad...

Informing people of what you are up to is bad...

We get it.


6 posted on 04/04/2013 8:31:06 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Beave Meister

“The Drudge Report ‘Hurts What We’re Trying To Do’”

Exactly. That’s the entire point!


7 posted on 04/04/2013 8:33:23 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: Beave Meister
The Drudge Report 'Hurts What We're Trying To Do'

Translation:

It is tough to keep misleading the people when other keep pointing out our lies.

8 posted on 04/04/2013 8:35:41 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: laweeks

More like Drudge is Exposing what we are trying to do.


9 posted on 04/04/2013 8:37:09 AM PDT by ballplayer
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10 posted on 04/04/2013 8:38:00 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: Beave Meister
They hate that it's still a little complicated to just put a bullet in somebody like Matt Drudge's head.

They working on simplifying such encumbrances though.

11 posted on 04/04/2013 8:38:42 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Beave Meister
Well, the Obama administration, and democrats in general, hurt what I'm trying to do.
12 posted on 04/04/2013 8:39:58 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Beave Meister

Any government that can’t stand up to criticism is not a government. It’s a scheme.


13 posted on 04/04/2013 8:42:03 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: Beave Meister

“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


14 posted on 04/04/2013 8:42:10 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Beave Meister

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.


15 posted on 04/04/2013 8:45:19 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: cotton1706
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.

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.

16 posted on 04/04/2013 8:45:25 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Beave Meister

I wonder what Obama thinks about FR?


17 posted on 04/04/2013 8:48:51 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Beave Meister

“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.


18 posted on 04/04/2013 8:54:44 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Beave Meister; John Semmens

Dang John, I thought I missed a ping from you. You can’t make this stuff up.


19 posted on 04/04/2013 9:12:14 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Beave Meister

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.


20 posted on 04/04/2013 9:21:13 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Mr. K

“The best disinfectant is sunshine.” Some dead guy
Germs hate the light.


21 posted on 04/04/2013 9:23:24 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: treetopsandroofs
“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?”

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.

22 posted on 04/04/2013 9:29:05 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Beave Meister

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?


23 posted on 04/04/2013 9:32:27 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Beave Meister
Obama Senior Adviser Complains That The Drudge Report 'Hurts What We're Trying To Do'

THANK GOD!!


24 posted on 04/04/2013 9:50:16 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Beave Meister

Hurts what you are trying to doooooo?

Oh Wahhhhh!

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...]


25 posted on 04/04/2013 9:51:06 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Beave Meister
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.

I'm sure they would much prefer the "Tingles response" like they get from MSNBC.

26 posted on 04/04/2013 11:00:19 AM PDT by eggman (End the Obama occupation of the White House!)
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To: Beave Meister

What are you trying to do Dan Pfeiffer?


27 posted on 04/04/2013 11:03:37 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Beave Meister
The newspaper of the founding period was the "Drudge Report" of today. With that in mind:
"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.

28 posted on 04/04/2013 11:10:58 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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