Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Obama and the Facts

Obama doesn't seem to like reporters messing with his positions. Read the whole thing.

Pajamas Media » Photo Ops and ‘Fake Interviews’: Obama’s Excellent Overseas Adventure
To say the trip was “stage managed,” as one liberal blogger let on, would be a gross understatement. For all intents and purposes Obama was play-acting the role of a traveling statesman, eating meals and smiling but doing and saying nothing of consequence with what veteran network correspondent Mitchell described on “Hardball” as an unprecedented level of press restriction and manipulation.

He didn’t have reporters with him, he didn’t have a press pool, he didn’t do a press conference while he was on the ground in either Afghanistan or Iraq. What you’re seeing is not reporters brought in. You’re seeing selected pictures taken by the military, questions by the military, and what some would call fake interviews, because they’re not interviews from a journalist. So, there’s a real press issue here. Politically it’s smart as can be. But we’ve not seen a presidential candidate do this, in my recollection, ever before.

1 comment:

Ray said...

The media seems to be enthralled with the Obama campaign. The campaign may be lose its luster with the media, if the media begins to feel that they are being manipulated and used by either of the campaigns.