It’s kind of pathetic, really. The Slobbering Love Affair that the media has had with Obama still isn’t over; it’s just that Obama has been such an abject failure in every aspect of his failed presidency that even über minister of propaganda Joseph Goebbels couldn’t bail him out. But Obama can’t seem to emotionally handle that ANY media outlet or ANY reporter is permitted to say anything negative about him (and I don’t seem to remember Obama decrying this phenomenon of negative news coverage when George Bush was president). Obama has received the most fawning media coverage of any president in the modern era – and it STILL isn’t enough for him.
Obama is the guy who has routinely and shrilly demonized Fox News for reporting what has turned out to be the truth. Obama is the guy who hasn’t had a press conferance for longer than any of his predecessors. It’s now been nine months since Obama was accountable to the media. And even liberal media such as the Los Angeles Times has pointed out that his self-righteous claims of “transparency” has been a bogus load of crap.
Obama is not happy about not being able to control the media. This is typical of a socialist….if he can’t control the message, then the message must be a lie. This thought process, this way of thinking, is very dangerous. To quote the President:
“Meanwhile, you’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t rank all that high on the truth meter. With iPods and iPads; Xboxes and PlayStations; information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment. All of this is not only putting new pressures on you; it is putting new pressures on our country and on our democracy.”
Flopping Aces put it this way:
Imagine if Bush had said this…
What [Obama’s] crying about is the fact that he and his cohorts haven’t been as successful as hoped in controlling the flow of information, and how we…his minions…should interpret that information. Very hard to lie when there are so many forms of media today. How else can he sell us crap like how well the economy is going, or a State actually enforcing laws is a bad thing, or Socializing medicine isn’t going to cost us more in the long run, both economically and in the quality of that service.
It was sooooo much better when all we had were the alphabet channels, the NYT’s, and Cronkite to control what the flow of information….right?
Now we know why Barack Obama selected Marxist Mark Lloyd to be his “Diversity Czar”; Obama believes the identical same communist garbage about controlling the media to control the people’s perception that Lloyd does.
Lloyd wrote in his 2006 book, Prologue to a Farce: Communication and Democracy in America, “It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies. … “[T]he purpose of free speech is warped to protect global corporations and block rules that would promote democratic governance.”
Freedom, screedom. It’s overrated. There’s no God. We’re biologically determined meat puppets. The “people” (i.e. the Marxist-fascist totalitarian big government) really ought to have complete control over the herd animals otherwise known as the human race. Then we could have the kind of “democracy” that big government liberals want.
Lloyd also said of Marxist dictator Hugo Chavez:
“In Venezuela, with Chavez, is really an incredible revolution – a democratic revolution. To begin to put in place things that are going to have an impact on the people of Venezuela. The property owners and the folks who then controlled the media in Venezuela rebelled – worked, frankly, with folks here in the U.S. government – worked to oust him. But he came back with another revolution, and then Chavez began to take very seriously the media in his country.”
If by “began to take very seriously the media” you mean “used the power of government to destroy free speech,” you’re right.
Sean Penn explained what the standard of media coverage should be from his liberal, progressive perspective:
“Every day, this elected leader is called a dictator here, and we just accept it, and accept it” said Penn, winner of two Best Actor Academy Awards. “And this is mainstream media, who should — truly, there should be a bar by which one goes to prison for these kinds of lies.”
Ah, just the kind of media standard that Hitler and Goebbels would have loved.
And, of course, many prominent Democrats have been trying to implement dictator Hugo Chavez’s policies via their “Fairness Doctrine” for years. And when one version of this socialist takeover of the media fails to cut the mustard, there’s always the “new, improved” version.
Obama’s handpicked czars like Ron Bloom also hold radical Marxist positions such as:
“Generally speaking, we get the joke. We know that the free market is nonsense.”
“We know this is largely about power, that it’s an adults only no limit game. We kind of agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun.”
We know that Obama’s number one visitor – Andy Stern of SEIU – is a rabid Marxist:
We know that Obama demonstrated his radical Marxism via his appointment of self-described communist Van Jones:
- “I met all these young radical people of color — I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was, like, ‘This is what I need to be a part of.’”
- How’s that capitalism working for ya?
- And the white polluters and the white environmentalists are essentially steering poison into the people-of-color communities.
- “This movement is deeper than a solar panel! Deeper than a solar panel! Don’t stop there! Don’t stop there! We’re gonna change the whole system! We’re gonna change the whole thing!
And we know that Obama’s White House CONTINUES to employ Marxist hostility and jack-booted-thug rhetoric about private companies, as demonstrated by Obama’s Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s comment:
Salazar’s boots kept walking on CNN, where he said, “Our job is keep our boot on the neck of British Petroleum and make sure they live up to their responsibilities.”
The media has largely been like Pavlov’s dog, trained to drool every time Obama has called to them. But even their fawning coverage hasn’t been enough for him. He is a Marxist to his core. And such people have always done everything they could to undermine freedom and liberty.
Read Liberal Fascism. Realize that the first word is just a nice-sounding synonym that means the second word. Look at who REALLY wants to control the press, control free speech, use the politics of demonization and demagoguery to divide the country, and impose the big government socialism of Marxist-fascism.