Tuesday, February 19, 2013

White House Press Corp In Open Rebellion

 

Obama, The Puppet Master -- Politico 

President Barack Obama is a master at limiting, shaping and manipulating media coverage of himself and his White House.

Not for the reason that conservatives suspect: namely, that a liberal press willingly and eagerly allows itself to get manipulated. Instead, the mastery mostly flows from a White House that has taken old tricks for shaping coverage (staged leaks, friendly interviews) and put them on steroids using new ones (social media, content creation, precision targeting). And it’s an equal opportunity strategy: Media across the ideological spectrum are left scrambling for access.

The results are transformational. With more technology, and fewer resources at many media companies, the balance of power between the White House and press has tipped unmistakably toward the government. This is an arguably dangerous development, and one that the Obama White House — fluent in digital media and no fan of the mainstream press — has exploited cleverly and ruthlessly. And future presidents from both parties will undoubtedly copy and expand on this approach.

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My Comment: The media's complaints are comical. It took them almost 5 years to figure this all out ?!?!?! .... I figured it out when he was running in the primaries in 2008.

2 comments:

fred lapides said...

SCREW THE PRESS...they are either servants of the govt or bitching when they can not get a shot of Obama playing golf. of course you "figured it out": you were anti Obama from get go.

Did your guy Bush let you in on fact that there were no WMD in Iraq?

War News Updates Editor said...

Thank you Fred for your comment. I was actually even more brutal on President Bush when he was in the White House because I expected more. But instead he just the laid the groundwork for President Obama to super size everything .... and super-size he has.