Friday, July 03, 2009
Helen Thomas Says Obama Controlling Press; Lights, Camera, Action!
It's Town Hall Showtime!
Helen Thomas, White House reporter since the Rutherford B. Hayes Administration - and last seen above trudging the wilds of Oklahoma, says that Dear Leader His Excellency Barack Hussein Obama, Junior is controlling the press. (SHOCKER!...not!) CNS News:
Following a testy exchange during Wednesday’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.
“What the hell do they think we are, puppets?” Thomas said. “They’re supposed to stay out of our business. They are our public servants. We pay them.” [Better late than never, Helen. Good for you! - Drake]
During [the] briefing, Thomas interrupted a back-and-forth between Gibbs and Chip Reid, the White House correspondent for CBS News, when Reid was questioning Gibbs about who was going to decide what questions would be asked of President Obama in a townhall meeting that was scheduled to take place in Annandale, Va.[.]
The staged moment arrived exactly as planned during the staged townhall event when Debby Smith asked a question and received a hug from Dear Leader His Excellency, pictured above. APee:
President Barack Obama wanted to put a human face on his plans to overhaul health care, and a Virginia supporter did just that Wednesday. Fighting back tears, Debby Smith, 53, told Obama of her kidney cancer and her inability to obtain health insurance or hold a job.
The president hugged her — she's a volunteer for his political operation — and called her "exhibit A" in an unsustainable system that is too expensive and complex for millions of Americans.
Smith, of Appalachia, Va., is a volunteer for Organizing for America, Obama's political operation within the Democratic National Committee. She obtained her ticket through the White House.
Welcome to The Celebrity President and his Very Controlled World of Fascism, Phoniness, Lies and Staged Events.
I have no doubt that Pillow-Biting Pbama Cultists all over the Blogosphere fell all over each other in their rush to label Thomas a "Neocon."
You know I am a speaker for the www.jtf.org ? We've been dissing Savage in the worst way, and he got his poor egomaniacal feathers all ruffled.
He saw my Youtube, probably, (recent) and saw that it has "The Mad Jewess" on it.
~Long short.. He STOPPED talking about the frikkin Chinese food, AFTER I dissed him on my Blog.
After he saw my blog, he told this guy; I DONT WANT TO TALK CHINESE FOOD.
So, HOPEFULLY, he will come over to the Blog of 'hate' that I have, and GET A FRIKKIN CLUE!!!! You are there too, where we dissed the fatty, & now he's watching YOU- lol
I sang today upstate, NY. It was fun. :)
I appreciate you writing about this, because while the plight of the uninsured is troubling -- I am one of them -- no one, but no one, needs to dumb down the process by planting a questioner in the audience to ask the exact question Obama needs. In short, using anyone's pain for political gain -- I do hope this woman really does have the problems she says she does? -- is deplorable, reprehensible, and beyond disgusting -- and is wholly without shame.
I supported Hillary Clinton for President, mostly because I felt that her policies were much better thought out -- and I also viewed the media's hatred of her as a plus for the country (as in, everything she did, every policy she wanted implemented, would've been analyzed and dissected, rather than casually waved at by most media pundits and given as pablum to the masses by selfsame pundits because "everything Obama touches turns to gold").
David, do not underestimate the PUMAs; we're still roaring, we do not like Obama, we will never like Obama, and we do not view him as someone we can ever support due to the way he and his campaign subverted the Democratic Process via the 5/31/2008 Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting of the DNC; without the way his campaign did an end run around the rank and file of the Democratic Party, we would not have Obama right now. Which would have to be a plus for the country.
The only good thing -- and I view it as very, very minor -- is that centrist Dems have found much more common cause with our Libertarian and centrist Republican friends than ever before, because we all can't stand this particular POTUS.
Your comments are right on the money, David. Keep 'em coming.
I did not know you were a speaker for the jtf. Awesome.
I tuned Savage the other night, after reading your blog update(s) on him and I tuned him in at the same time you are talking about, Take-Out food and his dog. I just started to laugh because everything you said was spot on.
You keep him on-topic and not let him wander off to dog tales and take-out food! He needs to stay on topic.
Congrats on the singing! I bet you have a great voice.
I'm no fan of Hillary, nor was I of McCain. In short, I'm an Indie-Conservative, small "L" Libertarian who leans rights on a lot of issues and left on things like drug decriminalization.
You seem very objective, and that's what I look for, like and respect.
I agree with you that the MSM fawned over Pbama and treated Hillary in a trashy fashion. Then again, the press treated Palin even worse.
We have to move beyond the divisiveness. There is plenty on both sides. I hate to say it, but The Left-The Uber Liberals (Pbama Cultists) need to be booted out of the Dem Party.
Thanks for visiting and commenting. Please continue doing so.
I cant listen to the MOUTH constantly..
I will give you next weeks Youtube when I put it up, they already took my Youtube OFF..Ya think I pissed off the CZAR??
When I get over my shyness, I will give you my website, where my singing like Ethyl Merman is up on Youtube
Have a GREAT 4th. I know that I am preparing to pin-the-tail on Obamas FACE THIS 4th.
Shalom. God Bless, and GOD HAVE MERCY on our 3rd world nation.
Uh-oh, someone is monitoring your YouTube production? It must be Dear Leader.
I cannot in any way imagine you being shy.
You have a wonderful and safe 4th too.
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