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October 24, 2013

Chill Wind Alert

Exhibit A:

Mediaite captured a revealing moment today on CNN. As anchor Carol Costello hosted a segment on the senior White House aide recently fired for — not making this up — inappropriate tweets, she admitted that the Obama administration has no problem getting “nasty” with reporters who dare to report any negative story about Obama.
Costello agreed with panelist Jason Johnson that the Obama administration can be thin-skinned, and said that “President Obama’s people can be quite nasty. They don’t like you to say anything bad about their boss, and they’re not afraid to use whatever means they have at hand to stop you from doing that, including threatening your job.”

Exhibit B:

Days after Bob Beckel called for a delay in the implementation of Obamacare, a former “highly placed” White House official called him and “absolutely bludgeoned” him over his comments.

Exhibit C:

[Assistant to the President of the United States and Senior Advisor to the President for Strategy and Communications] Dan Pfieffer then tweeted the link to PolitiFact’s launching of the factchecking of pundits and added, “There should be some sort of penalty for over and incorrect use of breaking news alerts by media organizations

Dang. They warned me if I voted for a Rethug, journalists would suffer the Chill, Freedom-Harshing Winds of Heavy Handed White House Intimidation! Kinda makes one long for the good old days when Keith Olbermann got paid several million dollars a year for screaming at the top of his lungs about how the Bush administration was trying to silence him.

Oddly, we never actually saw any evidence that the Bush administration was trying to silence him, but he totally felt silenced, sitting there on national TV with one of the world's biggest megaphones. And several million dollars in his checking account.

Exhibit D: ObamaCare operator fired for talking to media:

On the top of Thursday's broadcast of his radio show, Sean Hannity revealed Erling Davis, the Obamacare operator he called early in his Monday show, got fired. Hannity quizzed her on how well the law is being received by applicants and she revealed no one liked it...

Oh well, at least she wasn't working for an insurance company:

The Obama administration asked North Dakota’s largest health insurer not to publicize how many people have signed up for health insurance through a new online exchange, a company official says.

And then there's this:

All those photos of Richard Nixon and not one single mention of Barack Obama. Makes a person wonder what all those brave, truth tellers are afraid of? The whistleblowers at the end of this video are being prosecuted by Barack Obama's administration.

And his name is never mentioned. Once.

Posted by Cassandra at October 24, 2013 05:17 PM

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My husband tells me that Hannity sent her a check for a year's wages, upon learning she'd been fired.

Posted by: Texan99 at October 24, 2013 07:33 PM

My husband tells me that Hannity sent her a check for a year's wages, upon learning she'd been fired.

Which just goes to show you how much money the administration could have saved using military charities and conservative pundits to fund the federal safety net.

They got Fisher House to pay the death gratuities owed to those military widows, and now they've got convervative talk show hosts paying unemployment benefits :p

Posted by: Cass at October 24, 2013 07:37 PM

. . . *more* blinding hypocrisy.
Count me confused by progs that are surprised Obama / and Valerie pursue politics the Chicago way . . .

Posted by: CAPT Mike at October 24, 2013 10:14 PM