Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Don't Even Bother Raising Our Hands

The press corps, most of us, don't even bother raising our hands any more to ask questions because Obama always has before him a list of correspondents who've been advised they will be called upon that day."


~~ Carol Marin ~~
Chicago Sun-Times columnist

16 comments:

Z said...

is this a JOKE?

Man, that man is controlling EVERYTHING. And Rahm Emanuel is SOOO good and SOOOO evil.

ptui.


Hi, WARREN!! I hope you're feeling better! xxx

FJ said...

That article from yesterday caught my eye as well.

Evidently, the White House Press Secretary now has a couple of thousand "voluntary" staff members, and it's important that they all take turns in explaining the president's agenda properly to the American sheeple.

Z said...

I swear it's sounding more and more NAZI-like, and I'm not one for hubris. YIKES.
I'm reading INSIDE THE THIRD REICH, Speer's autobiography...stunning stuff on why he joined the NAZI party. So easy to see we're on the same track. No, I don't imply Obama's a NAZI (I don't think I have to tell you guys that!) but the 'methodology' of his campaign is SO NAZIesque I'd be ashamed were I him.
Of course, were I him, I would be a Republican!! ha!

Brooke said...

The worst part of all is if Bush were hand picking reporters and choosing their questions, all hell would break loose.

Shameful!

Anonymous said...

warren - for some strange reason comments from here are going to my now defunct (somewhat) yahoo account - could you please remove that account from this blog? i'd appreciate it - i thought i'd blocked it, but apparently it's not working.

thankx - nanc.

Warren said...

Thank you, Z. I'm feeling remarkably well.

Sunday I would have sworn that I had a full blown case of the flu. This evening my nose isn't even stuffy!

Leftist of the authoritarian stripe tend to use similar tactics. This one doesn't want "any" bad press so he is micromanaging his image and allowing Rahm Emanuel to do the leg work.

This administration will be the biggest collection of smoke, mirrors and unbelievable acting since the, World Society Of Amateur Magicians, magician of the century and hog calling and liars contest.

Warren said...

No problem, nanc.

Z said...

Glad to hear you're well, Warren!! xxx Say HI to Mrs. Warren!

The Merry Widow said...

Hi, Warren long time!
I am wallowing in books right now, plus changes in the household. So I haven't been out and about as much in the blogosphere.
Glad that your "whatever" has gone away. Being sick in this weather is miserable.
Give my best to, Mrs. W., I will call her later. We have an appt. to pull TabU from school and get her into adult ed., at least the students there don't talk constantly during class!
G*D bless and MARANATHA!

tmw

Always On Watch said...

And liberals used to whine about how GWB didn't call on certain of them often enough. If I recall correctly, that story about GWB's press conferences got traction on all the major networks. This story? Nope.

Another double standard.

Patrician Patriot said...

Um excuse me Sir, I have a question ... *ZAP!*... OUCH! Don't tase me bro!

Warren said...

Evidently, Obama got surly after he showed up in the press room and someone asked him a real question.

He said, "I didn't come here to get grilled!"

Tased hell! Before its all over, he'll be sending anyone that questions him to Gitmo. Just cause he won't waterboard some stinking Al Queda operative don't mean he won't soak a few on his enemy list.

Ms.Green said...

I wonder if the media's infatuation with BHO will subside once they realize they've been used.

Jeff Bargholz said...

FJ,

I think the Anointed One's staff spend more time explaining the President's agenda to HIM than they do the public. He used his first day in office as a photo-op (as far as I know he has photographers/hagiographers on hand at all times,) and his staff were displayed explaining his own Presidential decrees to him. The guy obviously has no idea what he's doing, and depends on his aides to make his decisions for him. He just signs off on them and reads the "inspiring" speeches they write for him.

His flak staff is definitely an Iron Curtain between the public and his holiness.

Jeff Bargholz said...

Hi Warren.

"I didn't come here to get grilled!"

Too funny. Could you imagine if Bush were so pompous and bitchy when the hyenas in the press corps were trying to eat him alive? I'm surprised the Obamessiah didn't call the reporter a racist for asking a simple question, or dismiss him by sneering "I won." Despite his PR, he cant hurl lighting bolts at unbelievers. I guess we're not surprised that a power-mad, self aggrandizing weakling doesn't handle power well. His harpy of a wife is even worse, from what little I've heard.

I always wished Bush would exercise control over the smarmy press corps, but Obama's Iron Curtain is creepy.

I notice he doesn't wear his flag pin any more, either. He won, after all. We're in for a long 4 years unless we get nuked on his watch.


Glad to see you guys are still blogging away. Hi Nanc, hi Merry widow, hi Always on Watch. It's been a while.

Warren said...

Ms. Green, Jeff, thanks for stopping by.

Did anyone notice that last night when he had his, "First major press conference", he was using a teleprompter?

(Rhetorical question...)How the devil can you answer unscripted questions from a teleprompter?

It soon begins to appear his head is as empty as his suit!

Ms. Green, will they ever realize they have been used? The entire press corps cutlery drawer doesn't contain our sharpest or brightest silverware.