Obama’s state-run media rivals Pravda

Remember when Barack Obama promised his administration will be the most open and transparent in the history of the country?

How times have changed. Now there’s a new supremacy move emanating from the Obama White House, limiting the right of the American people to get an independent view of the president while he’s conducting official business.

THIRTY-EIGHT of the nation’s largest news organizations have lodged a complaint against the White House for instituting troublesome new limitations on photojournalists covering the president. Access to important executive branch functions is being shut off so the White House can release its own ‘official’ video and photos. This is the letter* hand-delivered to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney protesting the restrictive new policies.

Laura Ingraham rightly defined it as Pravda-style propaganda. As the press has begun to turn a more critical eye on Obama and his policies, the White House has moved more aggressively to limit access and circumvent scrutiny. This is a far cry from what Barack Obama promised when he said “transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.”  At long last, the Obama-colluding mainstream media appears to be waking up — even if it’s five years too late.

The White House deceptively claims it is adding more transparency and access via its own official photographers and videographer. In fact, independent journalism is being replaced by paid White House staffers, who under the administration’s newly imposed limits on media access represent a troubling precedent with a direct and adverse impact on the public’s ability to independently monitor and see what its government is doing.

*H/T Daily Caller

3 Responses to Obama’s state-run media rivals Pravda

  1. Doc says:

    …and our elected “representatives” CONTINUE….to sit on their hands…mine (gosar) apparently has stopped showin’ up for votes! RE-ELECT ABSOLUTELY NO-ONE!!! INCUMBENTS ARE CRIMINALS.

  2. MacBeth says:

    Barack Obama is an accomplished liar who was given continuous cover by the obedient members of the liberal mainstream media. He is in the White House today through their exhaustive efforts. Now that they are finally seeing the light, as it relates to them — not us, they squawk.

    They began their efforts to get him elected by conspiring to bury any information that was damaging to him from his original associations with Weatherman Underground domestic terrorist Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn, who launched Obama’s political career with a socialist-oriented New Party fundraiser in their Chicago living room in 1995. The press also stifled Obama’s radical ACORN associations, preferring to call him a “community activist.” They pooh-poohed his links to his bigoted, America hating pastor Jeremiah Wright, in whose Afro-centric church the Obama’s were married, their daughters were baptized and in whose pews they sat for twenty years, listening to his vile, hateful “God damn America” spew. The press also made light of Obama’s longstanding friendship and deal making with Syrian-born Tony Rezko, now serving a long prison sentence after being convicted of fraud and bribery. Rezko secured a sweetheart deal on a  $1.65 million Chicago home for Barack and Michelle Obama, which was hundreds of thousands of dollars below the asking price. The media continued to give his socialization of America’s health care delivery system short shrift, until the bogus scheme began to unravel and could no longer be ignored. The economy is in the toilet, unemployment is at record highs and the press unquestioningly allowed Obama to continue to blame George W. Bush. The list goes on.

    Now we’re supposed to feel the press’ pain? The press put us in this fix!

    • Braveheart says:

      Very good assessment, MacBeth! You’ve done a fine job of putting the treacherous Obama- accommodating media’s complaints in perspective! Its criticism now won’t last. The media remains liberal and is responsible for sugar coating Obama and his Marxist agenda. The MSM delivered him to us, TWICE.