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White House Press Pool Becomes Chicago-Style Press Pool; Will Become Chavez Style Press Pool?

October 22, 2009

Can’t Beat ‘Em (even though you have super majority power)? Silence them! So says the White House, showing more than just shades of their Chicago-style political backgrounds, as they tried to ban Fox News from the Press Pool today.  The Administration invited everyone in the Press Pool, but specifically tried to exclude Fox News,  to interview the Pay Czar, (Czar now seems an appropriate title in this administration) Kenneth Feinberg.

I thought the previously started “War on Fox” was pathetic, and dangerous, enough, but now they are attempting to completely freeze them out and, for all intents and purposes, censor the citizenry’s news. Thankfully, the other networks stood up for Major Garrett and for Fox News and didn’t allow it to happen … yet.  I am going to assume that this was based on principle and good will, but as Allahpundit says, it was partially due to avoiding an unwanted precedent:

if they had acquiesced in this freezeout, a precedent would have been set that would have been eagerly used by future Republican presidents to close them off too. And don’t think they weren’t all keenly aware of it.

Commander in chief? More like Cuckoo-Pants In Chief. For reals. I wish I was joking, but I’m not. He has moved beyond narcissistic and egomaniacal into full-on megalomania.  Dear Michelle Obama:  For the first time in MY life, I’m actually AFRAID of my President.  I agree with Dan Riehl, who also has a “first time in my life” moment:

For the first time in my life I’m actually uncomfortable knowing that this guy has control of our military and Federal police forces. If he thinks he can simply shut down a member of the press on a whim, how long before he goes full Chavez?

Speaking of Chavez, sound familiar?

Chavez wouldn’t answer a question from FOX News analyst about his lying “brother” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Instead, he attacked the “stupid people” from FOX News and called them “poison.”  Chavez also said, “The smell of sulphur has been replaced by the smell of hope.”

Chavez is not too fond of opposition news organizations.
In Venezuela the Marxist leader recently shut down 34 independent radio stations.

No more mincing of words out of fear of looking wing-nutty; some will think that no matter what we say, much as they accuse us of being Raaaaacist any time we merely disagree.

If it walks like a Marxist and censors like a Marxist? It’s a Marxist. Just sayin’.  (and add another reason that I’m so ticked at Obama; he forced me to use the term “just sayin'” and I swore that I never would!)  Well, to be fair, either Marxist or horrifically incompetent and unfathomably delusional.

UPDATE: Linkiest Links! Thank you John Hawkins and welcome Linkiest readers!

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. 1MadJack permalink
    October 22, 2009 9:55 pm

    Lori I have been afraid of Obama since I first saw him speak at the democratic convention in 2004. There has never ever been anyone like this man running our country. It is plain effing scary. :sad: I’m not sure we can take 3 more years of this INEPT, arrogant, uppity, condescending, no it all, narcissistic megalomaniac. More could be said about his character but those few words sum it up fairly well. I also think he is much more like Stalin than he is Mao or Hitler. Hell he might be the reincarnation of all three. :shock:

    • snarkandboobs permalink*
      October 23, 2009 1:51 am

      I, sadly and naively, had more faith in the general population so I believed they would see through him in time. I, again naively, had NOT counted on the ‘Press’ being in *absolute* collusion with him. They bear a large part of the blame for whatever damage he does.

  2. October 23, 2009 12:03 am

    I love your commentary (and not just this one).

    Keep it up — snark and all.

    • snarkandboobs permalink*
      October 23, 2009 1:52 am

      Oh, thank you! That is very much appreciated!

  3. October 23, 2009 8:03 am

    O is scary… I’ve said that for a very long time. Controlling the media is just the first step to Marxism. Keep up the good work!!

  4. October 23, 2009 12:51 pm

    Good post! Have you noticed ABC,NBC,CBS are NOT reporting this story?

  5. John Collins permalink
    October 23, 2009 5:35 pm

    It’s more like a S**t House Cesspool to me, pardon my English.

  6. October 24, 2009 12:46 am

    The sad truth of this is, I think, that the ONLY reason the mainstream (read:communist asslicking lapdog) media stood up for Fox is because they are just bright enough to realize that if hussein is able to get Fox shut down, what will stop him from going after them next….

  7. October 27, 2009 3:31 am

    I laughed my ass off at Hugo Chavez for calling George W Bush “the devil”. Say what you want about Bush being a “tyrant”, he never once (to my knowledge) tried to silence his critics in the press like real tyrants do. The NYT even took it so far as to publish borderline treasonous stuff, and he didn’t shut them down. Chavez, who refers to Bush has “the devil”, however, does silence his critics. Interesting contrast for those out there who claim W was a “tyrant”.

  8. February 8, 2012 7:50 pm

    Good point. I of it like that before.Very very informative. We have learned alot out of your blog thanks a lot. Ill put your advice to work. Thank you!

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