Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Obama Looks to Bypass Slavish White House Press Corps for Even More Sycophantic Media Outlets

Look for the White House to grant more access to bootlickers from MSNBC, the HuffPost and moonbat radio hosts like Ed Schultz. Apparently they're not satisfied with the Washington press corps that is trying to regain credibility by actually reporting the truth about this disastrous presidency.

Consider this a call for useful idiots.
At a time when his Washington honeymoon is turning into a hazing, President Barack Obama and his team are launched on a strategy to sail above the traditional White House press corps by reaching out to liberal commentators, local reporters and ethnic media.

The highest-profile moments in the new approach have been well-noted, such as the president giving an interview to progressive radio host Ed Schultz and Obama calling on a reporter from the liberal-leaning Huffington Post at his first news conference.

But those moves are only part of a much larger strategy aimed at communicating directly with audiences the White House believes are more sympathetic to the president’s agenda — and one in which much of the work is being done by Obama’s top advisers.

On the day Obama released his ambitious spending plan, the administration put White House budget director Peter Orszag on a conference call with liberal-leaning writers. Senior administration aides have followed up by promoting the budget to local radio talk shows during morning drive time.

Jared Bernstein, Vice President Joe Biden’s economic adviser and a favorite of the labor-liberal wing of the Democratic Party, also held a conference call with friendly reporters.

White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has done conference calls with black and Hispanic media outlets.
If they think this approach will work, all power to them. The only problem with this strategy is they'll be passing along their propaganda into the unquestioning echo chamber.

Good luck with that.

Maybe some day these folks will grow up and realize the campaign is over.

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