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See, I Told You So: Obama’s School Speech Was Changed

September 16, 2009

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?

From Ace of Spades, quoting from The Washington Post:

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.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. September 16, 2009 12:11 pm

    AHA! It figures!

    I feel that enough fallout from angry parents threatening to take their kids out of the school for the day (thus schools not getting money for every kid attending school that day) was made regarding the Obama Youth speech that the speechwriters HAD to change it.

    I am willing to bet that Obama will do his Obama Youth speech next year, because you know how the Left has a huge ego and LOVES attention, but he’ll do his schpiel to the kids and add the words he wanted to do.

    Obama did his first Obama Youth address to the kids, I got a pdf lesson plan from the White House & read it…I didn’t like it. I am thinking most parents did the same thing, did research & found this whole thing rather sinister, then the reactions came.

    If Obama does this again, I just may get mad & take my girls out of school this time. This narcississtic man I didn’t elect president just can’t get enough of himself and just HAS to get to the kids….if not the media, the Hollywood commies, & their lacksidaisical friends don’t get to them! Obama’s beginning to act like a tyrant in my opinion. He’s got the ego for it, & plenty of czars & cronies to do his bidding.

  2. September 16, 2009 12:11 pm

    “The speech, they said, was the most-viewed live video on any government Web site in history”

    How long is that piece of history? A decade at most? Way to be proud of minute accomplishments!

    • snarkandboobs permalink*
      September 16, 2009 12:17 pm

      How long is that piece of history? A decade at most? Way to be proud of minute accomplishments!

      HAHA! So true. Well, to be fair, they don’t have many *actual* accomplishments of which to be proud. May as well high-five and w00t each other over nonsense!

      • September 16, 2009 12:47 pm

        More like a maximum of 4 years. The advent of YouTube hasn’t been around for all that long, and video on the internet was much rarer before flash video was really popularized by it.

        Not to mention the government isn’t exactly known for its ‘live video presentations’ on the internet. I live on the web, and I can’t actually think of any other live video the government might put out.

  3. September 16, 2009 12:16 pm

    Obama…like Clinton really perfected… uses a mixture of plausible deniability and simply saying everything at different venues to give is hordes of dumbness a means to basically justify anything he does …it works well…especially with dumb people who think they are smart… (see “Progressive Democrat”)…

    This was another simple case of it… Democrats endorse and help publish books like “Why Mommy Is A Democrat”…of course they want to bypass these “bitter, clinging” parents and get to kids… That is why they stole the educational system in the first place…

    No politician currently walking this earth is good enough to circumvent parents with their ideology… NOT ONE….

  4. 1MadJack permalink
    September 16, 2009 3:50 pm

    My oldest daughter kept two of my grandkids out of school that day. They had a liberal dose of something. 😉

    Obama said what? “I did not have sex with that teleprompter.”🙄

  5. beaglescout permalink
    September 16, 2009 4:57 pm

    Why call the brown-nosing media the Ministry of Truth? That’s too literary for graduates of our wonderful public schools, who *just might* be able to understand Fun with Dick and Jane by graduation, to understand. Let’s call the media the name they have been building up to for a hundred years: Pravda.

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