News media’s revolving door to Obama White House blurs lines of objectivity

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    Government media complex??... Media bias?..... Nah...

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news...olving-door-to-obama-white-house-bl/?page=all

    ews media and politics in the age of Obama have grown uncomfortably close. So many journalists have found employment in the Obama administration that the phenomenon has become a story itself, with a dozen news organizations tracking the cross-pollination between the two and speculating on the implications. The current count of press turncoats varies from a low of 15 reported by The Daily Beast to a high of 24 as reported by The Atlantic.

    “I’m often surprised when I hear about colleagues leaving journalism for government or government relations. I can’t imagine doing anything else, although I understand how the news business can turn sour for some people,” said veteran newsman Mark Knoller, White House correspondent for CBS News.

    “My experience in dealing with former journalists now serving as government spokespersons or officials is mixed. Some of them understand the information I’m seeking and why — and are most helpful,” he said. “But some others strike me as having turned to the dark side and seem more interested in denying information than providing it.”

    For conservative critics of President Obama and the mainstream media, the traffic between the two suggests a bigger problem.

    “If one has a propensity to start out at a left-wing publication and then become an objective reporter, or one is readily willing to leave being an objective reporter to be a mouthpiece for one side or the other, it reveals their world view,” Erick Erickson, founder and editor of RedState.com, told The Washington Times.

    He recently rattled the media landscape with a detailed account of the revolving door between the press and “left-wing politics,” sparked by Richard Stengel’s recent decision to leave his managing editor post at Time magazine and become undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs.
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    That is how it works in socialist countries too.
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    You are being redundant... :wave:
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    Couple this with the amount of lobbyist which have found employment in the Obama Administration (an Apple lobbyist was just hired today, I'll look for the link), and it truly is amazing what our government is becoming.
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    What lines of objectivity? CNN = Chelsea's News Network. I guess they're preparing her for 2024 after mom takes another shot or two.
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    I saw that too. What a preposterous joke. And shortly after that comes Obama's kids...

    Our country needs some strong Constitutional Amendments, so we don't ever have to repeat what king Obama has gotten away with ever again.
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    Blurs Objectivity? LOFL

    There is no objectivity to blur. It is Worship.
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    The parallels between the US today with journalists who serve as "publicists" and "apologists" for the regime and the old Soviet Union or Communist China should not go unnoticed. Without the internet, Fox News, the WSJ and several other media outlets, we would be a modern day version of both.
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    Repped.

    Our media's adoration for Obama started right after he got elected when some low rent elementary schools had their first-graders singing praising songs about our newest totalitarian leader, Obama... all this happened as the Lame-stream Media sat by with jingoistic pride. That was definitely old school U.S.S.R communist BS!
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    Remember the next time you're reading a serious news article...is the writer soon to be a part if the OA?

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