Maher: Obama “Perhaps The Worst President We’ve Had On Clamping Down On The Press”

Maher couches his statement with the word “perhaps.” Other journalists, journalists of lefty disposition in many cases, have said that Obama is in fact the worst president we’ve ever had on the issue of journalistic freedom.

NY Times’ James Risen: Obama Is ‘Greatest Enemy of Press Freedom in a Generation’

 

USA Today’s Susan Page: Obama administration most ‘dangerous’ to media in history

 

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President Obama Rewards former head of propaganda mill with a political nomination

Let’s be totally clear. Media Matters is a propaganda outfit. That’s all that it is. Create a narrative. Disseminate to MSNBC and fellow travelers. Attack the the attackers of said propaganda. Repeat. This is the Media Matters MO.

David Brock, the founder of Media Matters had (has?) de facto cabinet level access in the Obama White House. He was (is?) essentially the “Minster of Information.”

And now the president has nominated Matthew Butler,

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A real look inside the Crony Media: Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson shows us in her new book

Even many of my liberal friends now acknowledge a strong statist bias in the #oldmedia. It’s not just how stories are reported but perhaps more importantly WHAT STORIES are reported.

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MSNBC: “Rand Paul is talking about (racial) issues even Democrats won’t talk about” (Video)

I am not a big fan of Melissa Harris-Perry. In fact I would say that generally I don’t particularly like her. But the attached video from her show is a very interesting discussion of Rand Paul’s recent speech to the Urban League.

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More Nixon in a Pantsuit : Clintons lobbied GE to get rid of MSNBC’s David Shuster

David Shuster, a reporter for MSNBC wasn’t deferential enough to the Clintons during the 2008 campaign. When he said that Hillary was “pimping out Chelsea” the campaign lost it and went on a rampage calling up GE CEO Jeff Immelt to bring down the hammer.

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Obama White House mouthpiece and Soros funded Media Matters won’t let its own workers unionize

Funny, he’s not for you.

This is an interesting little dust up. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is pressuring the de facto propaganda outfit for the White House to let its workers unionize. But get this, Media Matters management is fighting the effort hard.

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More Crony Media: Glenn Greenwald, “Liberals & Progressives Cheered Everything I Was Doing Before Obama” (Video)

The apologists on MSNBC are truly something. They will forgive our president for anything and Chris Hayes basically says this to Glenn Greenwald in the attached video.

Hayes explains that he really likes Glenn Greenwald but that he feels like he has to make a choice between Greenwald and Obama, and “Obama got a lot of people Medicaid,” so Obama wins.

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Survey: 7% of reporters identify as Republican, 4 times that identify as Democrat, but most (for the first time) identify as “independent.”

Source: The American Journalist in the Digital Age: Key Findings.
Bloomington, IN: School of Journalism, Indiana University

I am not a Republican (I’m solidly in that “independent/other part of the bar.) but I think the Republicans out there have a legitimate beef with the media. The #oldmedia is out and out a hostile place for Republicans, both journalists, and politicians. It has been that way for a long time. Heck, I interned at a national news network (now gone) which was supposed to be “right of center”

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