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May 24, 2013


Petitioning the Lightworker: "Come back to us, and all will be forgiven!"

Journalists who covered the George W. Bush administration said they encountered arrogant attitudes toward the press but were usually able to engage knowledgeable officials in productive dialogue.

But reporters covering the Obama administration say more and more officials will no longer talk at all and refer them to uncommunicative or even hostile and bullying press aides. “The White House doesn’t want anyone leaking,” said one senior Washington correspondent who, like others, described a tight, difficult-to-penetrate inner circle that controls the administration’s decisions and micromanages its message. “There are few windows on decision-making and governing philosophy. There is a perception that Obama himself has little regard for the news media.”

Well, he did promise to change the way Washington works.

Posted by Cassandra at May 24, 2013 01:43 PM

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"Petitioning the Lightworker"

Give me back my damn incandescent light bulbs!!

Posted by: Snarkammando at May 24, 2013 05:04 PM

Will be interesting to see how many of these journalists recover their dignity and integrity before the 2014 election cycle.

Posted by: CAPT Mike at May 24, 2013 09:00 PM

According to Chris Matthews, Ted Cruz is the real enemy and he wants a political war.

That there IRS Scancal, and bugging James Rosen's e-mails (probably a JEW!) is nothing. Move along.

So Cap'n Mike, I would guess ....almost none of them.

Posted by: Don Brouhaha at May 24, 2013 09:53 PM

Another name for "inner circle who run things" is "Politburo".

Posted by: a former european at May 27, 2013 09:18 PM

It's somehow Bush's fault. The current Community Organizer in Chief couldn't possibly be so inept.
He's running out of loyalists to throw under the bus.

Posted by: Joatmoaf at May 29, 2013 11:14 PM