POLITICO: Fawning media coverage of Obama is due to Obama's genius in outwitting the press, and fear
posted at 2/19/2013 1:56 PM EST
http://www.politico.com/ "Obama, the Puppet Master"
You know, even if you are mean and kick your dog , he remains loyal to you....
So it goes with the mainstream lapdog press. Liberal Politico forces itself to a post mortem on the over-the-top fawning Obama coverage.
NOW they confess, after the election! Perhaps the meaningless golf vacation snub has raised the hackles of some media lapdogs, being kicked and all.
"ABLB" anything but liberal bias...so it is confession time!
You see, Obama and his handlers are geniuses....the media would love to give you objective coverage, but they cant keep up.
"Not for the reason that conservatives suspect: namely, that a liberal press willingly and eagerly allows itself to get manipulated. Instead, the mastery mostly flows from a White House that has taken old tricks for shaping coverage (staged leaks, friendly interviews) and put them on steroids using new ones (social media, content creation, precision targeting)"...
"While White House officials deny it is intentional, this administration —like its predecessors — does some good old-fashioned bullying of reporters: making clear there will be no interviews, or even questions at press conferences, if aides are displeased with their coverage."
"[Obama] gets more-favorable-than-not coverage because many staffers are fearful of talking to reporters, even anonymously, and some reporters inevitably worry access or the chance of a presidential interview will decrease if they get in the face of this White House."
Obama as "master at limiting, shaping and manipulating media coverage" .....
Obama, your lapdogs have barked...but not to worry, they will remain loyal....
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/obama-the-puppet-master-87764_Page3.html#ixzz2LN9cZCJ0