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Busy Friday for the Commander-in-Chief

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Just don’t “jump to any conclusions.”

David Gergen [CNN], Jon Meacham [Newswek], Howard Fineman [Newsweek/NBC], Mike Allen [Politico], Josh Marshall [Talking Points Memo], David Brooks [NYT], and Gail Collins [NYT] had an off the record lunch with the president today.   Also: Mara Liasson, who works for NPR and the Fox News Channel that Obama wants to destroy.  (Gawker.)  No connection at all to softball articles such as this from Newsweek trying to make excuses for Traitor Hasan.

obama lunch with press Our president lunching with the media as we mourn the murder of American soldiers, executed by an Army Major, Coward, Traitor, and Terrorist.

He later in the afternoon made a visit to Walter Reid Army Hospital, his first visit there since becoming president.  (No photos were allowed because he “wanted it to be private.”)  Completely unrelated, I’m sure, to this Tone Deaf Moment.

See RBO for a video of the initial speech – the entire video  – because what I have seen on tv has been cut down to eliminate the inappropriate jabbering before he finally even got to the Ft. Hood Massacre.

UPDATE: RBO has a few more names of the attendees of the presidential luncheon meeting with the press.

POTUS emerged gloomily to warn not to jump to conclusions about Ft. Hood (above) [see video at RBO] following his afternoon off-the-record luncheon with the Washington elite journalism, CNN’s David Gergen, Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, Newsweek’s Jon Meacham and Howard Fineman, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Cynthia Tucker, POLITICO’s Mike Allen, NPR/ Fox’s Mara Liasson, Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall and New York Times trio David Brooks, Andy Rosenthal, and Gail Collins.

Also interesting to note that the following also attended:

David Axelrod, Anita Dunn, Bill Burton and Robert Gibbs also attended the journalism luncheon.  [The Media Mafia]

Posted:  11.06.09  Updated:  11.07.09 @12:34 p.m.

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Keep it classy, CNN, MSNBC and the mainstream media

Well, learn something every day.  MSNBC made fun of the protests last night, especially Rachel Maddow, Shuster adds his two cents, and CNN tops it off by having a little giggle party between Anderson Cooper and David Gergen (senior political analyst) when Anderson said it’s hard to talk when you’re “tea- bagging.”

Well. Went right over my head.  I admit it.

But I am so glad that Greg Gutfield ‘splained the vulgar meaning of tea-bagging.  Leave it to what is/was considered to be a respected cable news network.  But seeing as how they couldn’t control the story, and really didn’t want to cover it at all, the best they could do is make jokes about it and laugh at American citizens who just don’t happen to agree with what is going on in this country and who are exercising their/our right to free speech and assembly.  These are hard-working, law-abiding citizens, mothers, fathers, families, ex-military, parents with children now serving in the military, voters, consumers, the people who keep this country running.  More and more people are becoming aware of the game the MSM is playing and more and more people tune them out.

But as I said, keep it classy, MSM.

Anyway, read the backstory Here.

See Michelle Malkin.com for a synopsis of about 800 gatherings today and some great pictures.

04.15.09

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Unprecedented Scrutiny Required for Government Positions

Could Obama pass the background check and vetting process he is imposing on potential administration officials and high-level advisers?  I doubt it.  It is reported they are subjected to an unprecedented degree of scrutiny.  Ironic, isn’t it, when he still has questions floating around  about as basic a question as his citizenship.

Examples:  Embarrassing e-mails, text messages, diary entries and Facebook profiles? Gifts worth more than $50, other than those from relatives and long-standing friends? Family members with connections to  Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, or any other company receiving a federal bailout?

From CNN.com:

In addition to the already invasive FBI background check, the Obama team is requiring prospective candidates to complete a seven-page questionnaire that requires the disclosure of nearly every last private detail. In addition to the obvious questions involving past criminal history, candidates are asked about personal diaries, past blog posts, and the financial entanglements of extended family members.

“This questionnaire they’ve been giving to people who are thinking about signing up for a government job is extremely invasive,” said David Gergen, a CNN senior political analyst and adviser to four past presidents.

“I’ve never seen anything like this at the presidential level before — the FBI asks these kind of questions, but to have the presidential transition team asking these questions requires … great volumes of records that have to be checked out.”

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/22/obama.vetting/index.html?eref=rss_politics

Posted:  11.22.08

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Who is Really “Whipping Around Anger?”

(August 24, 2008) – Extremist, fringe left-wing militants try to recreate ’68, utter profanities, and assault FOX News team in Denver on the eve of the Democratic Convention.


Where was CNN and MSNBC?

I just watched three days of intense media coverage prompted by a few loud mouths and angry people who spoke out at a McCain/Palin rally.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/10/mccain.crowd/index.html

CNN contributor David Gergen, who has advised Democratic and Republican presidential administrations, said Thursday that the negative tone of these rallies is “incendiary” and could lead to violence.

“There is this free floating sort of whipping around anger that could really lead to some violence. I think we’re not far from that,” he said. “I think it’s really imperative that the candidates try to calm people down.”

On Friday, Obama said the “barrage of nasty insinuations and attacks” was a result of the Republican nominee’s failed economic ideas.

Were the networks running the above clip every fifteen minutes when it happened?  Why have they only recently become so concerned about what they call negative comments, or a “negative tone” at a McCain/Palin rally?  Was anybody concerned in August about this violence or “whipping around anger that could lead to violence?”  Or this:

https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2008/10/12/rage-and-jeering-toward-mccain-supporters/

…..in the home of all the networks?

I just wonder if anyone called on the candidates at the time of this video to tamp it down.  I don’t think so.

And the site is beginning to look like You Tube so I won’t post any more videos for a while.  🙂

Posted:  10.14.08

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