It’s not exactly news that the media is there to help Obama. It’s not even news that the White House feeds talking points to the media. It just doesn’t usually do so at press conference while saying, “Print this.”
So now we’ve hit a new low in the pathetic disgusting relationship between Obama and his media lapdogs.
During his press conference on the school shootings, Obama told the media what to print.
“And, of course, what’s also routine is that somebody, somewhere will comment and say, Obama politicized this issue. Well, this is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together, to the body politic. I would ask news organizations — because I won’t put these facts forward — have news organizations tally up the number of Americans who’ve been killed through terrorist attacks over the last decade and the number of Americans who’ve been killed by gun violence, and post those side-by-side on your news reports. This won’t be information coming from me; it will be coming from you.”
Except that it is coming from “me”.
Still surely the media had too much dignity and self-respect to actually start running stories based on what the Beloved Leader told them to print. Well maybe the media in some other country might. The media here got in their human centipede positions and started running the propaganda they were told to run.
Because we have the best media ever.
NBC – Number of Americans Killed by Gun Violence Vs. Terrorism Shows Stark Contrast
New York Times – Terrorism vs. Gun Violence
Vox – Deaths from gun violence vs. deaths from terrorism
ABC – Gun violence and terrorism in the US: Barack Obama wants you to see this chart
NBC – Slavery is Freedom
New York Times – War is Peace
ABC – Barack Obama wants you to know that Lies are Truth
This is real progress. Any day now the media will stop pretending that it’s a news organization and just print straight White House press releases. And then we can finally begin the task of building an independent free press.
For now we have the same media as Russia, China or North Korea but it occasionally allows lone dissenting voices, before ruthlessly silencing them.