(Dec. 19, 2014) — In a December 10 Washington Times editorial, “conservative” writer, commentator and editor Monica Crowley decried the revelation by a 30-year newsroom producer indicating that major media has been advocating for, rather than reporting objectively on the activities of, Barack Hussein Obama since he ascended to the White House.
free press has been considered essential to holding elected officials accountable to the citizens who hired them to serve.
Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign proudly stated that it had “controlled the media” and its message following Obama’s installation in the White House in January 2009. Invoking the now-defunct “Fight the Smears” website which it constructed, former communications director Anita Dunn related that the campaign carefully controlled the information released to the media by avoiding live interviews, producing promotional videos and “making the media cover what Obama was actually saying.”
Dunn stressed that “leaks” to the press were forbidden to those working for the 2008 Obama campaign. “It was very much we controlled it as opposed to the press controlled it,” she said.
“There is no such thing as a closed-press meeting,” Dunn stated in answer to a question from a member of her audience.
Dunn is a self-admitted admirer of Chinese totalitarian leader and murderer Mao Tse Tung.
Since achieving the White House, however, Obama has held private meetings with selected members of the press and attempted to “control” those seen as detrimental to its public image such as former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson.
An editorial published at Politico in April 2008 stated that “Many journalists are not merely observers but participants in the Obama phenomenon.” Many “journalists” have worked for the Obama regime or have left the regime to work for major media.