The president has rewarded his campaign loyalists from MSNBC with an off-schedule West Wing meeting, where he's given them new talking points to win the next battle over taxes.
Yes, this state-press collusion is happening in your capital, not just Caracas or Havana.
The lovefest between Obama and MSNBC toadies Lawrence O'Donnell, Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz and Al Sharpton actually took place on Dec. 4.
A White House spokesperson confirmed the president met with them and other "influential progressives" to discuss the "importance of extending the Bush middle-class tax cut" — not to mention mau-mauing Republicans against "tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires."
Funny, though, we don't recall Fox's prime-time lineup of anchors slipping into the West Wing for a special pow-wow with President Bush. Maybe if they had, he could have made his across-the-board tax cuts permanent. Maybe if they had coordinated propaganda the way this president and MSNBC have, there would be no expiration date on tax relief for hardworking Americans.
But they didn't do that because that's not the way a free society works.
In contrast, this president is personally coordinating state propaganda with a prominent TV network. The now-naked collusion between the Obama White House and MSNBC sets a dangerous precedent for an otherwise free press and republic.
Yet Rachel Maddow will blast Fox News saying it is "officially just a media arm of the Republican Party ... they are a political operation serving the needs of the Republican Party."
*Sigh* ...Posted by Hube at December 11, 2012 09:23 AM | TrackBack