See, I Told You So: Obama’s School Speech Was Changed
Huh. Looks like we Crazy Wingnuts were right again. Obama’s school speech was changed to remove politically-charged (read: indoctrination and Obama worship) comments after we “shrieked shrilly” and asked to see the comments prior to exposing our children to them.
What’s more, apparently the White House is feeding the “Press” and the “Press” is eagerly lapping it up as usual.
I submit that the term Mainstream Media should be replaced with The Ministry of Truth. Why pretend any longer?
The White House officials are eager to avoid the perception that the president is directly engaging critics who appear to speak only for a vocal minority, and part of their strategy involves pushing material to liberal and progressive media outlets to steer the coverage in their direction, senior advisers said.
When critics lashed out at President Obama for scheduling a speech to public school students this month, accusing him of wanting to indoctrinate children to his politics, his advisers quickly scrubbed his planned comments for potentially problematic wording. They then reached out to progressive Web sites such as the Huffington Post, liberal bloggers and Democratic pundits to make their case to a friendly audience.
The controversy escalated, but by the time it was over, White House advisers thought they had emerged with the upper hand. The speech, they said, was the most-viewed live video on any government Web site in history, and they were pleased with the media coverage of the event.
P.S. I covered all the reasons why we were ‘shrieking’ about the speech Here.