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Obama Meeting With Stars Hidden From Press

by Keith Koffler on June 8, 2012, 3:44 pm

The White House and the Obama campaign hid from the press an early Thursday morning meeting between President Obama and a group of rising young Hollywood stars at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

The press pool was not aware of the meeting at the time it was happening and was not apprised of it until Thursday evening.

Obama is under criticism from Republicans for overdoing his contact with flashy entertainment industry types.

An updated pool report was sent to the rest of the White House press corps Friday afternoon:

A campaign official told the travel pool on background via email last night, two hours after we returned to Andrews, that “the President held a meeting with supporters at the Beverly Hilton at 8 am this am.”

That was before the motorcade left the hotel for the fund-raising breakfast at the home of Charles Quarles. At the time of the meeting (with “two dozen of Hollywood’s hottest young stars,” according to a report posted on hollywoodreporter.com Thursday afternoon, with many pictures of the president with stars), the pool was in vans outside the hotel. We were not apprised of this event. This campaign official assured the pool that the press corps will be told of such events in the future.

The Hollywood Reporter found out about the meeting Thursday and reported it.

This is the second time in two weeks the White House has breached protocol and been secretive about Obama’s activities and whereabouts.

On May 26, the president ditched the pool and motorcaded without the press back to the White House from a golf outing at Andrews Air Force Base.

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RickW June 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm

He might have been interviewing for his new reality show “The White House”, debut in 1Q 2013

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srdem65 June 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Get out! they just found out this afternoon? We knew about it yesterday, photos and all.
The group photo shows a 50 year old Black man standing with 20-somethings known as up and comers in the movie industry.
After the breakfast, a lot of the youngsters tweeted how special they felt to be invited to break bread with the POTUS.

Rush was right again; Barack Hussien Kardashian and his wife Michelle I-Want-To-Be-A-Sexy-Singer and walk out the door of the WhiteHouse and never look back.

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RickW June 8, 2012 at 4:25 pm

srdem, I’d rather break bread with TOTUS (Teleprompter of the US). Likely a more genuine experience.

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Susan June 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm

You are spot on srdem. Amazing how clueless they are. The air must be thin in that bubble the WH press corps is living in.

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srdem65 June 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm

We, the people, are not on AF1, invited to private pressers, or get to lurk on the WhiteHouse grounds, but we have people all over America who follow and photo the Obamas wherever they land. They get reports of secret flights, of secret meetings and whoosh! it’s on the internet.
We know that MrsO stopped at a bakery on her way back to the WhiteHouse after a campaign stop in VA yesteday; we know that that she bought two pies. We know she said that she “would be killed if she didn’t bring back some pies”.
Yes, she’s quoted as saying that.

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AZ Granny June 8, 2012 at 4:59 pm

You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. That’s what we’re seeing more and more of with the media. We can’t convince them to investigate if they’re not thirsty, if they have no other curiosity about a story. They just accept the talking points (propaganda) Obama and his admin release and then report it as gospel, never bothering to check for accuracy or to dig deeper for more facts. Many years ago AZ lost a great reporter (Don Bolles) when he was killed for what he found during his investigation. It’s sad that so many today don’t carry on the legacy of truly great reporting. Not that they should get involved in something life threatening but if they’d just bother to fact check the talking points, it would be a start.

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Susan June 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Why shouldn’t he just ignore the press pool. He did it before and nothing happened. He knows he has them under his thumb and they will cover for him no matter what. Besides, he doesn’t need their approval any longer. Now that Hollyweird and big-moneyed New York elitists are on his bandwagon, he doesn’t have to pretend to care whether or not he violates WH protocol. Welcome to our club WH press corps. How does it feel being betrayed by your president? Only difference is…you deserve it.

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RickW June 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Susan, did you see his “presser” today? A charade. 3 softball questions about Europe. He walks out.

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Susan June 8, 2012 at 4:43 pm

I can’t watch him on TV for longer than a few minutes. I try, but he is so nauseating I have to turn it off. Knew it wouldn’t really be a press conference anyway. He has the press so cowed that they let him drone on for an eternity without ever answering their question. The questions were probably staged anyway.

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Lizzy June 8, 2012 at 5:22 pm

He was acting like a petulant child as usual. He lost me after he referred th the WH as MY again sorry it’s not belongs to the people
you wouldn’t give the time of day to working Americans. Your lease
is up in November.

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Car in June 8, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Exactly. He’s just going to by-pass the press pool, because some of them are starting to show seeds of discontent. No, it’s best to stick with Hollywood. Complete idiots.

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lcsouthern June 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm

They would not have told you guys had it not leaked already. After all we know how offended he is by leaks…

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Janna June 8, 2012 at 4:28 pm

“Transparent” must have a defination I am not aware of. What a steaming pile of shovel-ready Rottie poop!!!

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Sadie June 8, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Obama’s lexicon translates “transparent” as:

Now you see me, now you don’t.

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Janna June 8, 2012 at 7:22 pm

*snort*

Exactly

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RickW June 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm
Sadie June 8, 2012 at 4:44 pm

About “effin” time this got to the house floor. It’s not as though the blogosphere hasn’t been covering it.

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langley spook June 8, 2012 at 4:50 pm

So what good is the elite “White House Press Corps” if Obama can ditch them, or hold secret meetings?

I always thought the “WH Press Corps” was the best of the best, always chasing down White House stories and holding the President accountable…

Now its just lets the Obama White House spew its ‘propaganda’ at will…

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veritaseequitas June 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm

He’s looking for a job.
And what’s this about a movie coming out with Jamie Foxx as The O Team? Is this something that will be brought to a theater near you before the election? So we can see how sexy and manly and competent The O Team is? So he can get more votes? Only his slobbering supporters will be transported into the alternate universe where Barack Obama’s presidency is real and a success.

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Susan June 8, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Heard about the Jamie Foxx movie. The first thing that came to mind was the script the fraudster was shopping a few months ago. What are the odds this is based on his spy novel….the one he asked Harvey Weinstein to turn into a movie?

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Suzanne June 8, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Such a sleazy prezzie..

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sportinlife10 June 8, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Then there’s that AfAm Chris guy who prattles on about how AfAms just ignore the o’s white half. Can you imagine a white – oh never mind.

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Girly1 June 8, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Just heard there’s going to be a sequel to the film “The Devil Wears Prada” called “The Devil Loves Prada” starring Barack Hussein Kardashian and MOOchelle LaVaughn Beyonce. The love affair began in Dec. 2008 when Wintour did a cover spread for Vogue featuring ‘fashion icon’ MOOshelle Obama. It was a follow-up to the cover spread she did on the British-born wife of Syrian president, Assad, two months prior – depicting the
Assad’s as a chic, trendy family!

No word yet as to whether or not Wintour is going to be doing a follow-up cover story featuring photos of the hundreds of babies and children that have been slaughtered by the Butcher of Syria!

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Private Sector June 8, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Obama in a crowd of Hollyweird celebrities is easy to spot. He’s the one who looks like a mule eating yellow-jackets.

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Jon June 9, 2012 at 12:41 am

[Yo WHD. For what's it worth, here's something I spotted on the web.]

The Background Obama Can’t Cover Up !

Islam, part of the Living River of History, can affect even the 2012 US election!
The “headwaters” of this River was Adam, according to Judaism, Christianity, Islam etc .
In the OT (Deut. 28), “tributaries” wanting to join the River will be blessed while “distributaries” who want to flow away from it will be cursed. Those wishing to totally separate from the fresh Living River will end up as polluted, dying “oxbow lakes.”
In the OT we see Israelites repeatedly flowing away from God, then repenting and returning to Him; we also see heathen “oxbow lakes” creating their own “gods” and being allowed by God to plunder and kill the erring Israelites.
Then, at the right time, the Living River took on new life with the arrival of the Promised One who offers “living water.”
In the 7th century Islam, drawing from both OT and NT, chose to be a distributary away from this River. Many scholars have viewed it as the final Antichrist: note “scourge” (Isa. 28), “Assyrian” (Mic. 5), “Euphrates” (Rev. 9) etc.
God will allow this “scourge” to temporarily persecute and even kill apostate Jews (JINOs) and Christians (CINOs). Jews, especially in “entertainment,” seem more expert in apostasy than Christians since Jews have been at it 2000 years longer than Christians have – but Christians apparently want to catch up to the Jews!
It’s apparent that others will join Islam in its end-time inquisition; its great oil wealth can captivate many leaders and already we are seeing apostate American leaders being bribed into turning against true American patriots.
Those who ignore (or try to dilute or destroy) the God-ordained Living River of History will be swept down it to an ocean made by their own never-ending tears of agony and despair.
The good news is that American JINOs & CINOs can overcome the “scourge” discussed above. The secret is found by checking out “II Chronicles 7:14″ & “John 3:16″ on the web.
And there’s still time – and freedom – before the 2012 “End of America” election to Google or MSN “Obama a Black-Slavery Avenger?,” “Pretrib Rapture Politics,” “Mikey Weinstein, Jesus-Basher” and “Christ’s return is NOT imminent.”

A Kansas Patriot (who won FIRST PLACE over 2200 entrants in a nationwide Americanism essay contest)

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DeniseVB June 9, 2012 at 8:11 am

Those photos with the young stars were on the UK’s Daily Mail website a couple of days ago.

It’s starting to be my go to place for U.S. news these days :)

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ImNoDhimmi June 9, 2012 at 9:25 am

Sad, isn’t it?

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