Obama Wants You to Ignore Bloggers, “Talking Heads”, and Activists

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President Obama held a news conference to share his thoughts on the budget deal.  In the midst of his dramatic rhetoric about “manufactured crises”, “folks who pushed for the shutdown”, and “the spectacle that we’ve seen these past several weeks”, he slipped in this little gem:

“Now that the government has reopened and this threat to our economy is removed, all of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists, and the bloggers, and the talking heads on radio and the professional activists who profit from conflict, and focus on what the majority of Americans sent us here to do.”

Here’s a clip:

We already knew that Obama isn’t a fan of the First Amendment or the free press. In fact, American constitutional experts say that Obama is worse than Nixon when it comes to press freedom.

According to a new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists called The Obama Administration and the Press: Leak investigations and surveillance in post-9/11 America:

“I think we have a real problem,” said New York Times national security reporter Scott Shane. “Most people are deterred by those leaks prosecutions. They’re scared to death. There’s a gray zone between classified and unclassified information, and most sources were in that gray zone. Sources are now afraid to enter that gray zone. It’s having a deterrent effect. If we consider aggressive press coverage of government activities being at the core of American democracy, this tips the balance heavily in favor of the government.”

At the same time, the journalists told me, designated administration spokesmen are often unresponsive or hostile to press inquiries, even when reporters have been sent to them by officials who won’t talk on their own. Despite President Barack Obama’s repeated promise that his administration would be the most open and transparent in American history, reporters and government transparency advocates said they are disappointed by its performance in improving access to the information they need.

“This is the most closed, control freak administration I’ve ever covered,” said David E. Sanger, veteran chief Washington correspondent of The New York Times.

What happened to the transparency Obama pledged to offer?

Of course, the White House has its own websites and social media accounts, which are used to distribute information that is created by and favorable to the administration:

Veteran political journalists Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen described the administration’s message machine this way on the news website Politico: “One authentically new technique pioneered by the Obama White House is government creation of content—photos of the president, videos of White House officials, blog posts written by Obama aides—which can then be instantly released to the masses through social media. And they are obsessed with taking advantage of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and every other social media forum, not just for campaigning, but governing. They are more disciplined about cracking down on staff that leak, or reporters who write things they don’t like.”

Earlier this year, Obama gave the commencement address at Ohio State University.  He used that opportunity to try to convey a similar message to the graduates:

Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”― George Washington

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  • Hammerun

    A young man was walking in the desert and came upon a hole in the ground and heard a voice coming from within, saying HELP ME, HELP ME! get me out of here, PLEASE!
    The young man looked into the hole and at the bottom at arms length he sees a large rattle snake. Again the snake pleads, help get me out of here, I’ll die if you don’t get me out! Please help me!
    The young man tells the snake, your a rattle snake and I’m afraid of you and I’m afraid you’ll bite me if I reach in to get you out.
    The snake states; Why would I want to bite you when you’re saving my life by getting me out of this hole?
    Thinking for a moment the young man sees the snakes point and reaches in down deep and grasps the snake and pulls him out of the hole sitting him down on top of the ground outside of the hole.
    As if by instinct the snake strikes the young man on the hand biting him deeply.
    Shocked, the young man lurches back whimpering and clutching his wounded hand. Why did you bite me? You said you wouldn’t if I helped you out and saving your life. Why?
    The snake then stated; I couldn’t help myself, that’s what I do by instinct, besides you’re at fault as well.
    The young man says what do you mean, how so, how was I at fault?
    You knew I as a snake before you even put your hand in the hole.
    What did you expect?

    • Anonymous

      That was a stupid story and it is you are not your

      • Dennis Selby

        Little problem with the English Language? Or is it too difficult to complete an entire thought?

        • anon

          ^^^ +1000

        • Hammerun

          Dennis, you asked so here it is.
          Americans, whatever the number is are in general are as ignorant and gullible a group that can be had. Some so, it’s a wonder that they possess the basic function to breathe. Most as a rule can be mesmerized into believing anything they are told and yet ignore their basic gut instinct and still go against it.
          Back in 07 to 08 we witnessed a Obama mesmerizing throngs of potential voters with astounding promises that appealed to the masses.
          I’ll never forget the woman named Peggy standing up in one of Obamas pep rallies, she stating that if he was elected she wouldn’t have to make her mortgage payment wouldn’t have to worry about gas, wouldn’t have to make payments on her credit cards. The entire thing was putrid.
          What did Obama do? Nothing, just stood there and let her believe it.
          If Obama didn’t have the ignorant vote, low or no info voter, we’d a had Hillary. That’s a scary thought.
          Most slightly intelligent people saw Obama for what he was, a snake and a lying snake at that. And now that he has what he wanted from the beginning, it’s time to start biting, because that’s what he’s there for. That’s what his intention was from the onset.
          Americans believed the snake and it’s time to pay up.
          Americans think Obamacare/socialized medicine/free healthcare is going to be so wonderful. Remember the free part, another lie!
          They need to talk to Canadians. Why do they travel to the US for medical procedures they can’t get in Canada in time to save their lives? I’ve asked this question and I know why. Live under Obamacare and you will know as well. The problem is, America is and are the last bastion, no where to go for us. Who knows , maybe we can get good healthcare in Mexico.
          Talk to a Russian that was raised in the old USSR. Ask them about socialized healthcare. Ask them about their basic standard of living, their housing/apartments.
          Their jobs, wages and education and the availability of it to anybody other than the elite. How about the availability of just foods?
          America, if this gets legs, will endure a swift kick in the nuts. Once we find out it will be to late. We will feel betrayed, we will be betrayed. By a lying snake. But not to worry, it will be all over in a couple of generations. Our kids generations!
          People will not be allowed to live as long as they do today, I’ll leave to you how they intend to do that. HINT; obamacare or denial of it.
          In time, parental estates will be a thing of the past, the state will claim them.
          401Ks, Roth IRAs, TSPs (Thrift savings plans) will be inflated away. So much for that nice little comfy retirement plan you and I had. Basically we will work until we fucking die. And for what then?
          For this utopian life the want us to endure.
          Whoa shit, sign me up. How’s about you?
          Me, I haven’t been bit and won’t be. This might be a question you might at some point want to ponder.
          Don’t be a young man walking the desert sticking your hands in holes with a smooth talking snake in the bottom.

          • Okwaho

            You’re absolutely right, if we let socialism take over what you say is exactly what’s going to happen and we are only a hares breath away from that calamity today. People have to wake up, our country and our rights are being stolen from us as I speak and not enough of the citizens of this once great country even give a shit! That is tragic!
            It’s time for the 2nd revolution but only a few at willing and they’re not even organized! At this point, I think that is the only way we can eliminate the evil traitors in our federal govt.
            It will be rough, and a lot of us may die but in the long run our grandchildren and great grand children may have a better life. Another thing that needs to be accomplished is to bring down the United Nations and their headquarters on our soil!
            The UN is totally useless and really is an enemy of the United States.

          • Jean

            Many of us are ready to start biting….

  • Andy

    Boobama is a communist traitor that should be tried in a people’s court trail and when found guilty hung by the neck until dead,he is not for a free USA every time you turn around he is trying to take away our rights of freedom!be prepared and ready.Keep your powder dry.

  • Dennis Selby

    This is exactly why governments, ESPECIALLY those on the left, LOVE the “low information” (read, ignorant) voters. These voters are those whose knowledge of government and politics are gained from sound bites. The left in particular, loathes free speech because that means people are COMMUNICATING. They intentionally dumb down the government school system because they do NOT want an educated voter. Think that’s why they are so damned scared of the “Tea Party.” So, in the left’s opinion, anyone who listens to any media other than the network media is a danger to their existence. If you educate yourselves then they can’t control you they are scared to death of what they cannot control.

    • facebook_mike.przlomski

      Couldn’t of said it better Dennis.

  • Locus
  • Hoser

    …as opposed to listening to a pathological liar? I’ll take the bloggers words over his any day!

  • Bob Marshall

    Consider this scenario for a moment.Assume the American people decide to end America’s welfare-warfare state, regulated economy way of life. pursuant to the Constitution, they persuade two-thirds of their state legislatures to call a constitutional convention to consider amendment to the Constitution which abolish:income taxation, and the Internal revenue Service, all welfare and regulatory laws, all immigration and trade restrictions, all foreign troops and foreign aid, conscription , the standing army(including the Pentagon and and virtually ever bureaucracy of the U.S. government. Most Americans believe Congress would meekly obey and call the constitutional as required by the Constitution, but America might well discover that when politicians, bureaucrats and bureaucracies are attacked they fight back. image the president making the following pronouncement.my fellow Americans-as a result of the constitutional convention our nation is in deep crisis. national security has never been more at stake. Abolishing America’s welfare state, regulated and standing army would result in conflict, chaos and unemployment , both here and aboard. therefore pursuant to the authority granted to me by congress i hereby declare a national emergency. The government shall continue as is throughout this emergency. The constitutional convention will not be called and the Constitution will not be amended. Income taxes will continue to be collected and strictly enforced by the IRS. All citizens will immediately surrender their gold and their weapons.Domestic order will be preserved by the FBI. the CIA. the BATF, the DEA and the armed forces of the United States.These agencies are hereby veted with the authority upheld many years ago by the supreme court, to round up potential dissidents, place them and their families in internment camps, and seize their properties. Acting together, our nation will survive the extreme acts of the state legislatures. This is part of an essay that appeared in the July 1992 issue of Freedom Daily, published by The Future of Freedom Foundation. This is a excellent example of how martial law could be used by President Barack Obama. Another is create a crisis that would allow him to declare martial law.

  • Okwaho

    What the hell does he think he is? He anin’t nothing an lying sack o crap talking head himself!!!
    I agree with Hoser and Dennis.
    What Hammerun says is absolutely true and we as people have to rid our country od these socialist progressives and really soon.

  • abinico warez

    Obamacare, the mandate that forces you into a medical industry that kills over 200,000 patients yearly, and injures another 1-2 million. Thank you Mr. Obama – history will remember you as a mass murderer that made Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin look like rank amateurs.

  • Obongo the azsclown

    no right to be in any office. it’s a corporation, not a gov’t. boot ’em ALL out.

  • Dave Murphy

    SHOCKING! Obama Planned Government Shutdown Weeks in Advance

  • Davidski

    “those who profit from conflict”, hahaha how does this loser sleep at night, the biggest winners are the ones who profit from selling arms, ammunition and many other military spec items. Obama and all those in government need perpetual war to keep those jobs in manufacture and supply of weapons. What a hypocrite.