I subscribe to CNSNews feeds. I just received the following email from them.
Helen Thomas: Not Even Nixon Tried to Control the Media Like Obama
(CNSNews.com) – Following a testy exchange at Wednesday’s briefing with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas told CNSNews.com that not even Richard Nixon tried to control the press the way President Obama is trying to control the press. “What the hell do they think we are, puppets?” Thomas said. “They’re supposed to stay out of our business. They are our public servants. We pay them.”
Of course, I already knew before this email that BO has been staging his ‘events’ since the primaries. And, since the press failed to blow the whistle, I tried to warn the public of his subterfuge, joined by hundreds of other concerned citizens throughout the blogosphere. For example, here is a comment exposing BO’s marketing ploy viz a viz the ‘spontaneous’ rally in the park on a Sunday in Portland, Oregon, which I posted on RCP back in July 2008. (In November 2008, I was banned from that site for publishing a popular memo in “Readers’ Articles” advocating that a member of the National Guard subject to deployment could have standing in federal court to file a Complaint for Declaratory Relief to ascertain whether BO is a NBC.)
Posted by: jbjd
Jul 10, 10:07 AM Report Abuse
If Senator Obama receives the Presidential nomination from the Democratic Party; and accepts the nomination in the football stadium, everyone watching will wonder which trick he used this time to pad the audience.
In May, the candidate was scheduled to speak at a park in Portland, Oregon. Remember, he had been losing the last several primaries to Senator Clinton, who amassed more than 500,000 more votes than her opponent. His campaign described Oregon’s upcoming primary as a ‘must win.’ As late as yesterday, here’s how Michael Falcone, writing for the New York Times, described that gathering in Portland: a “sea of 75,000 people swarmed around” him, making this “the largest crowd of his campaign.”
Except that, the whole scene was staged. In order to shore up his declining numbers, his campaign had set up an advance cross-promotional marketing effort with the Decemberists, a popular indie band based in Portland. Here is a link to the Decemberists’ web site, on which they announced they would be giving a free concert and asking their fans to contact the Obama campaign directly to RSVP, along with the link to the campaign’s web site.
I sent my year-old ‘expose’ to CNSNews, in response to their article on Helen Thomas. Maybe they will hear me now.