QOTD: Obama “never had reporters eating out of his hand” sez former WH spox

Posted by: ST on August 5, 2014 at 11:47 am
I wonder if even they laugh over some of the ridiculous claims they make?

I wonder if even they laugh over some of the ridiculous claims they make?

It is to laugh, my dear readers. It is to laugh:

So you think that President Obama’s rise stemmed in part from media favoritism? Reid Cherlin, a former Obama campaign media liaison and later a White House spokesman, has different ideas, as outlined in a Rolling Stone piece:

No, Barack Obama never had reporters eating out of his hand the way that right-wingers love to allege — even though Obama’s intellectual approach made him seem like someone who could just as easily have been a columnist as a candidate. Appearing at his first Correspondents’ Dinner, in 2009, the president joked, “Most of you covered me; all of you voted for me.” But even as polite laughter settled over the black-tie crowd, there was ample evidence that the old way of the news business – in fact, the news business entirely – was falling away, and with it, the last shreds of comity between subject and scribe.

Time to book Cherlin on a conference panel with Mark Halperin. The co-author of “Game Change” and well-traveled pundit and reporter said after Obama’s 2008 victory: “It’s the most disgusting failure of people in our business since the Iraq war. It was extreme bias, extreme pro-Obama coverage.”

Halperin was, of course, correct.   And several years later, unfortunately, not much has changed.

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  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    In recent days, with the world aflame and his presidency a paragon of failure, Obhammud asked the WH press corps why they had not asked about his upcoming birthday. The entire crowd sat in stunned silence.

    Why their surprise? Their own despicable one-sided treatment of him has led him to believe he can take such divergences of seriousness and flights of fancy.

    Obhammud and Matt Lauer were walking down a WH corridor and Obhammud asks, “Did you fart?”
    Lauer replies, “No, but I will if you want me to.”

  2. tommy mc donnell says:

    i guess this guy never heard of journOlist.

  3. Carlos says:

    Eating out of his hand? Hardly. It was/is more like licking the Klingons off his hindside.

    Never in history have so many given up so much to get so little in return.

    Not even the Germans (and German press, whose compliance and love of Adolf is closely mirrored by the LSM in this country now) who voted for Zero’s hero, Hitler.