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  1. Harry Boy

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    Imagine If The Hated Bush Did This, God Damn Obama Is Now "Rigging" News Conferences.

    The use of planted questioners is a no-no at presidential news conferences, because it sends a message to the world -- Iran included -- that the American press isn't as free as advertised. But yesterday wasn't so much a news conference as it was a taping of a new daytime drama, "The Obama Show." Missed yesterday's show? Don't worry: On Wednesday, ABC News will be broadcasting "Good Morning America" from the South Lawn (guest stars: the president and first lady), "World News Tonight" from the Blue Room, and a prime-time feature with Obama from the East Room.
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    #24 Jersey

    He's been doing it all along, his "primetime" commercials (er, press conferences) had preplanned questions, questioners and time per question.
     
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    The thing was that it wasn't planted, and I think some of the media is mad at Obama for giving such a profile opportunity to a blog. Obama called on the Huffpost person and said something along the lines of, "I understand that you have a question about Iran from an Iranian citizen." Since the Iranian press has no representation here, he chose to do that in order to talk directly to the Iranian dissidents.

    As far as ABC News goes, I hope they follow the precedent of Fox News and become a spokes-station for Obama, but we'll see how they actually play it. If they should play it in a way that favorable to the White House, every complaint by the right will be met by "You didn't complain when Fox was doing it for the Bush administration." So, you might as well get used to it now.
     
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    #24 Jersey

    obama already has MSNBC for that.
     
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    Personally, I'd like to see a more independent, objective media, where the news is clearly independent from the corporate viewpoint as well as from pundits, but maybe those days are gone. I still find CNN to be the best. It's boring, but they seem to be equally unpopular by both the right and left. That said, if news media is going to take sides, I'd obviously prefer a pro-Obama slant to the opposite.

    The only media that still does a reasonably good job at separating news from opinion are newspapers, but I think they're on the way out, and I fear the future of journalism is blogs and opinion tv.
     
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    Did'nt Bush do the same thing?
    What about that gay prostitute guy?
     
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    i think Jeff Gannon was his name.
     
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    once again......so much for change and transparency
     
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    So you think that both instances are the same, or equal?
     
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    Soon the Government Man will be knocking on the door assigning you "your bowel movement time" Stalin/Hitler.

    What happened to all that "beautiful leg tingling speech sh!t" I haven't heard any of the Media Groupies slobbering and slopping over the Messiah's golden speaking abilitys lately, Chris Matthews still trembles and drools when he says the word "Obama" but he hasn't had anything to say about the wonderful speeches lately.

    Barack Hussein Obama Is The First President Who,
    1 Has an aunt who is an illegal alien on food stamps
    2 Has a brother who lives in a grass hut
    3 Has a brother who is a known child molester
    4 Has a brother who uses an Ivory Bong
    5 Has a father who knocked up 75 women
    6 Hasn't got a Real Birth Certificate
    7 Has ears that look like ping pong paddles
    8 Has Teleprompters in his bathroom

    YES WE CAN
     

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