Friday, April 29, 2011

WH Propaganda Minister Joseph Carney lies for Der Fuhrer: kicks out reporter for revealing protesters at Obama's SF fundraiser.

Who to believe.... who to believe.

Do we believe the Propaganda Minister, Herr Carney, mouthpiece for Der Fuhrer?

After all, if Obama and his administration didn't have a long, illustrious history of lying to the American people, we could give Minister Carney the benefit of the doubt.

But they do. they have. And, I believe, once again... they are.

Why would Minister Carney lie about this? Why would Obama's people engage in more 3rd Reich-style tactics to control an increasingly restive media?

Since Obama's tenure had been an utter failure at every level by almost any measurable way, insecurity has to be the order of the day fur Der Fuhrer.  Incompetence and stupidity combined with the tinnest ear in all of politics makes it extremely likely that Der Fuhrer thinks he can actually control the media through threats and intimidation.

Apparently, he failed to learn his lesson when Fox NEWS kicked him in whatever is left of the single nard he still possesses.

And now... he lies to the media.  Why do I believe he's going to sincerely, if not permanently, regret this.

In a pants-on-fire moment, the White House press office today denied anyone there had issued threats to remove Carla Marinucci and possibly other Hearst reporters...

Update: Chronicle responds after Obama Administration punishes reporter for using multimedia, then claims they didn't

Update: In a pants-on-fire moment, the White House press office today denied anyone there had issued threats to remove Carla Marinucci and possibly other Hearst reporters from the press pool covering the President in the Bay Area.

Chronicle editor Ward Bushee called the press office on its fib:

Sadly, we expected the White House to respond in this manner based on our experiences yesterday. It is not a truthful response. It follows a day of off-the-record exchanges with key people in the White House communications office who told us they would remove our reporter, then threatened retaliation to Chronicle and Hearst reporters if we reported on the ban, and then recanted to say our reporter might not be removed after all.

The Chronicle's report is accurate.

If the White House has indeed decided not to ban our reporter, we would like an on-the-record notice that she will remain the San Francisco print pool reporter.

I was on some of those calls and can confirm Ward's statement.

Messy ball now firmly in White House court.
The hip, transparent and social media-loving Obama administration is showing its analog roots. And maybe even some hypocrisy highlights.

White House officials have banished one of the best political reporters in the country from the approved pool of journalists covering presidential visits to the Bay Area for using now-standard multimedia tools to gather the news.

The Chronicle's Carla Marinucci - who, like many contemporary reporters, has a phone with video capabilities on her at all times -shot some protesters interrupting an Obama fundraiser at the St. Regis Hotel.



Ahhh, journalism.  If only the local daily paper had ever heard of it or practiced the art.

Can you even remotely believe the democratian would have done any of this?


Anonymous said...

I take exception at your (and anyone else's) reference to Hitler and/or Nazis in such a glib fashion. Having just re-visited a couple of documentaries on the Third Reich, the horror that is that movement is beyond description. Your use of such a comparison shows your lack of full understanding and makes light of an historical tragedy of epic proportions. Shame on you. If you have any decency, you will stop. And, I am a Conservative Republican, so you know that what I am writing has no political slant.

Greg Owens

Just a guy said...

Sorry, Greg, but you may feel free to take "exception" all you like.

I wrote this having spent over 6 years in Germany, having stood guard on the Iron Curtain, having visited the ancestral estates of the Count of Dachau twice... having driven thru East Germany on the Helmstedt-Berlin autobahn and having visited East Berlin when it was still under communist control at least a half dozen times.

You've seen a few documentaries. I lived there and served in the Army there for two 3 year tours.

And I stand by what I wrote.

So, when it comes down to it, I would venture to say that while I am not a scholar on the subject, I do have some minimal experience with the subject matter having seen it and lived in the area in question.

What your comment relates to me is a greater lack of understanding of what's happening to us and who is causing it.

The similarities between Goebbels and Carney are startling; the philosophies behind them remarkably similar... as are the tactics when it comes to the control of information and the casual disregard for the freedom of the media in this country.

What separates these two are only the matter of degree.

When we have a president who personally, or through surrogates, willingly and repeatedly lies to the American people on any number of subjects, while showing ineptitude at an astounding level when it comes to implementing those policies... and at a rate which emphasizes the worst of politics and not the best of leadership... then yes, I can draw a direct connection between the tactics of Hitler and the tactics of Obama... and his apologists who will lie to us with a perfectly straight face (How's that 8% unemployment cap if we pass the stimulus working out for you... or us?) while lying about the oppress and two the press in an effort to continue the censorship he's utilized since his campaign?

This is retaliation, pure and simple. This was done to send a message. It was done to punish... because a reporter did their job in a way these people didn't like. And while the reporter wasn't executed... the other tactics were the same.

"Decency?" As each day goes by, to our detriment, it seems our president and his people don't know the meaning of the word.

As such, I stand by what I wrote, and when I see the parallel in the future, I'll point it out again.

Thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Kelly, I see your point. Lying and removing a reporter from your press corps is so similar to killing a few million innocent citizens in a horrific manner. Makes sense to me now./sarcasm


Just a guy said...

Thanks again for stopping by, Greg. If I ever need a "net nazi" I'll make sure to look you up.

Meanwhile, follow this bit of advice: If you don't like how or what I write about, then feel free to avoid reading it.

But I don't tell you what to write, when or how to write it. Feel free to extend the same courtesy to me.