Well, the fact that another bunch of them got a dose of heavy shit from the WH and are now suddenly turning on him like hyenas, sure gives one that impression, but one has to wonder if this is just contrived shit to make the MSM look like it is tough on Obama and the donkeys. What’s the problem?
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 -shot some protesters interrupting an Obama fundraiser at the St. Regis Hotel. She was part of a “print pool” – a limited number of journalists at an event who represent their bigger hoard colleagues – which White House press officials still refer to quaintly as “pen and pad” reporting.
But that’s a pretty Flintstones concept of journalism for an administration that presents itself as the Jetsons. Video is every bit a part of any journalist’s tool kit these days as a functioning pen that doesn’t leak through your pocket.
So they caught Obama with his pants down on some meaningless bullshit, and now they are playing all hardball with the WH for treating them like a pimp treats his hos? Oooh! How tough they are! Meh. I am not impressed. When I see them get all bent out of shape and take on the WH and the donkeys in congress for disastrous policies, based on massive lies and fabrications, like that Obamacare bullshit they spent so much time parroting DNC talking points and falsehoods for, or the scandalous
stimuluspatronage bill cheerleading fest, for example, I may change my mind that this is all show to make it look like they don’t line up and drop on their knees to fellatio these assholes in the donkey party.