Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Media Complains About Access To Obama; But What's The Point...

....when they are only going to befoul themselves anyway?

“Speaking on behalf of the White House Correspondents Association, I can say a broad cross section of our members from print, radio, online and TV have today expressed extreme frustration to me about having absolutely no access to the President of the United States this entire weekend,” [Fox News correspondent Ed]Henry said in a statement Sunday. “There is a very simple but important principle we will continue to fight for today and in the days ahead: transparency.

And once given the opportunity, well...

After a Golf weekend in Florida avoiding the press, President Barack Obama returned to the White House Monday night, where he faced screaming reporters trying to hold him accountable by asking, in unison, “Did you beat Tiger?”

According to the White House pool report, Obama returned to the White House at 8:10 p.m. on Marine One. As he exited the helicopter on the South Lawn and made his way towards the South Portico, a group of reporters demanded to know whether the president vanquished golfing legend Tiger Woods, his Sunday golf companion.

The president appeared to have heard the question and cracked a smile, according to the pool report, but just continued on his way.

The primary reason our government representatives have lost any sense of accountability to the American people is because the media has refused to hold them accountable for their actions.  If we are to fix our broken system, we must fix the media model as well.

Hey, if you can throw out the Second Amendment due to the actions of one psycho, why can't you put some  you know, reasonable guidelines upon the First, especially where corporate media entities are involved? After all, it's not like they're people....right?  After all, if you believe "Citizen's United" is poor jurisprudence and should be overturned, then the mainstream media's right to unfettered free speech can be limited as well, correct?

Well, I suppose a liberal would disagree with that, after all, doublespeak (unchecked by the media, of course) is what keeps them going.  Besides, you know what happens to a liberal when you expose them to their own paradoxical thinking...

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