From Democratic Party Communications Director Brad Woodhouse himself:
POTUS asked AG to review how leak investigations are done but some in the media refuse to meet with him. Kind of forfeits your right gripe.
— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) May 29, 2013
Gabriel Mailor gets to the heart of the matter:
IT’s astonishing, @woodhouseb, that in the midst of a transparency crisis, Obama would order only off-the-record meetings.
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) May 29, 2013
Indeed. More answers from the administration are needed in this regard, but don’t hold your breath in waiting for honest responses.
AG Conservative expresses to Mr. Woodhouse what a lot of us think of his “opinion” on freedom of the press:
.@woodhouseb 1) In America, the media’s right to question those in power is never forfeit or subject to your conditions.
— AG (@AG_Conservative) May 29, 2013
For over four years, Team Obama have enjoyed a mutually beneficial and very cozy relationship with the mainstream media, but now that the scandals are hitting the administration in one big wave and the journalists in the MSM are being more or less forced to cover them or risk losing what tiny little shred credibility they had left, the relationship has now become decidedly one-sided, with only one side being “screwed.” And it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see which side is on the, ahem, receiving end …
Do I feel sorry for them>? Hell no. They were largely responsible for creating the monster that is the Obama “communications” machine. It’s spinning way out of control now, and it’s going to take a huge amount of effort I doubt we’ll see by the admin’s press enablers in order to turn back the clock (thank goodness for bloggers!). That being said, do I want to see a few of the more daring and bold in the media (like CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson) continue to dig deeper and deeper until the truth about all the various scandals is published nationwide in such a way as to leave NO DOUBT as to this administration’s massive efforts at widespread disinformation and deliberate deception to cover for their rampant corruption and flagrant disregard for the Constitution? Yes. How very fitting it would be to have all of Obama’s cards come tumbling to the ground, brought down by the very group that helped propel him to the Oval Office not just once, but twice.
Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall …