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Video || Creating Obama One Photo at a Time

I thought you might want to see this excellent mini-documentary by ReasonTV revealing how the White House uses photography to craft President Obama’s image, employing Canon-wielding propagandist Pete Souza instead of the White House press corps to present the president to the public. In the video, news image analyst Michael Shaw, publisher of, describes how… Continue Reading

“Openness” White House Dismisses Press Access Concerns

White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest dismissed White House press corps concerns about the access of news photographers to President Obama, seeking to justify the use of official White House photographers to capture certain events instead. With the press barred, Obama’s photographers release their idealized propaganda shots directly to the public, placing their work… Continue Reading

Video || Jon Stewart Roasts CNN’s Navy Yard Coverage

I don’t know, mainly I’m putting this up because it was amusing and I thought you’d enjoy it. But there is a larger point. The news business has sunk to an abysmal depth. Nobody has any money, competition is fierce, and corners are cut everywhere you can find them. “Reputable” news organizations take one source… Continue Reading

During Briefing, Carney Fails to Answer a Single Question

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney held a briefing on Air Force One Monday in which he refused to answer a single question. Over the course of the 14 minute session, the press corps aboard President Obama’s flight to Michigan asked 15 questions and received zero answers. Even on minor matters. While White House press… Continue Reading

Palin Slams White House Press Corps for Passivity

Sarah Palin and Greta Van Susteren Friday slapped around the White House press corps for being more worried about its “inside access” than holding President Obama accountable. Have a look: Van Susteren is right. Part of the reason for the passivity of the press corps – and this is the most passive group I’ve seen… Continue Reading

White House Sets Ground Rules for Local Interviews

The White House is doing something with its local TV interviews that it could not easily get away with in encounters with the White House press corps, which President Obama has been studiously ignoring: choosing the topic about which President Obama and the reporter will talk. In interviews with three local TV stations Monday, two… Continue Reading

WH Press Corps Goes Seven Weeks Without a Question

President Obama has not taken a serious question from the White House press corps in nearly seven weeks, a remarkable string that points to a campaign-style White House operation that is seeking to insulate the candidate from tough cross examination. The last substantive question Obama took from a White House reporter was during a June… Continue Reading

Peers Unlikely to Sanction Daily Caller WH Reporter

Daily Caller White House reporter Neil Munro’s colleagues in the White House Correspondents Association seem unlikely to punish Munro for interrupting President Obama’s speech in the Rose Garden last month with a shouted question. According to the minutes of a June 29 WHCA board meeting, released today, board members expressed “little interest in official censure… Continue Reading