Network anchors were given their talking points for SOTU at lunch with Obama
posted at 2/13/2013 11:02 AM EST
President Barack Obama had lunch Tuesday with members of his cheerleading squad, the anchors of the networks...But we likely won't find out what was discussed: The entire luncheon was off the record.
"The anchors of all three broadcast evening newscasts -- NBC’s Brian Williams, ABC’s Diane Sawyer and CBS’s Scott Pelley -- will be in attendance," Huffington Post reported today.
Former aides to Democratic politicians who are now working as [supposed] journalists were scheduled to be in attendance, too. And there are quite a few of those!
"Some cable hosts will also be on hand, including MSNBC's Chris Matthews (may need medication to control his tingling). George Stephanopoulos, co-host of ABC's 'Good Morning America,' is attending." George did the dirty work for Clinton, no doubt he can advise the latest liberal President as well as getting his marching orders... George is the head of ABC News, which has had very little critical to say about Obama....funny, that.
The lunch is an annual affair. "The annual lunch, which is off-the-record, allows the president to frame his upcoming speech before influential figures in TV news, all of whom will be leading or part of their networks' [fawning] coverage later on. "
Two Fox News hosts were supposedly invited, the literal skunks at the Garden Party, no doubt.
"Bush did it, too" ...in 3...2...1..