Helen Thomas: Not Even Nixon Tried to Control the Media Like Obama

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Following a testy exchange during today’s briefing with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas told CNSNews.com that not even Richard Nixon tried to control the press the way President Obama is trying to control the press.

    “Nixon didn’t try to do that,” Thomas said. “They couldn’t control (the media). They didn’t try...........

    ..............Thomas said she was especially concerned about the arrangement between the Obama Administration and a writer from the liberal Huffington Post Web site. The writer was invited by the White House to President Obama’s press conference last week on the understanding that he would ask Obama a question about Iran from among questions that had been sent to him by people in Iran.

    “When you call the reporter the night before you know ........ what they are going to ask to control you,” Thomas said.

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    You really need to read the rest of this Helen Thomas let's Gibb have it with both barrels.
     
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    Obama is ALL POLITICIAN - he claimed to be a change but he is just proving to be more of the same old - but even more so than ever before.


    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2009/06/30/20090630obamakids0630.html

    White House controls images of Obama kids

    President Barack Obama's face brightened as he looked up and saw his 8-year-old daughter Sasha on the White House's Truman Balcony. He gave an exaggerated wave, she waved back and photographers captured a rare, unscripted moment.

    It seemed innocent enough, yet White House officials asked news organizations not to distribute the image.

    Weeks later, when Obama took his daughters for ice cream the Saturday before Father's Day, photographers were permitted to provide family friendly pictures to cable news networks and newspaper front pages. The popular Parade magazine put a candid shot of the First Family on its cover the same weekend, illustrating an article about fatherhood that the White House had suggested.

    The two events reflect both the First Family's insistence on raising their young daughters away from the spotlight of the White House and their penchant for carefully using them to bolster the president's political image.

    "He's going to try to have it both ways until and unless people start to question his value system and his sincerity in playing that role," said Gerald Shuster, a political communications expert at the University of Pittsburgh.
     
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    It is a near miracle!
     
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    Has anyone taken Helen Thomas seriously for that last twenty years or so?
     
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    Normally, no. But in this case, her claims are being corroborated by others.
     
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    I have no doubt that what she says is true. It's just that she is a good reason for mandatory retirement age.
     
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    To funny.............
     
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    :laugh:



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    The difference is that the MSM was an adversary that the Nixon administration was trying to manipulate and control. Today most of the MSM have voluntarily sold their journalistic souls to Obama and willingly submit to his manipulation. There are, however, signs that the honeymoon may finally be winding down, and this is one of them. It would be nice to see someone on TV outside of Fox News doing American journalism's important historic role of reporting the full truth and actually attempting to hold those in power accountable to the people.
     

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