Sunday, October 18, 2009

I Told You So...

Network news spoonfeeds watchers only what they've been allowed to share. I "borrowed" the following from World Net Daily. I thank them for posting it.

WorldNetDaily Exclusive
White House admits (on camera): We 'control' news media

Communications chief offers shocking confession to foreign government
Posted: October 18, 2009
7:11 pm Eastern

By Aaron Klein

TEL AVIV – President Obama's presidential campaign focused on "making" the news media cover certain issues while rarely communicating anything to the press unless it was "controlled," White House Communications Director Anita Dunn disclosed to the Dominican government at a videotaped conference.

"Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn't absolutely control," said Dunn.

"One of the reasons we did so many of the David Plouffe videos was not just for our supporters, but also because it was a way for us to get our message out without having to actually talk to reporters," said Dunn, referring to Plouffe, who was Obama's chief campaign manager.

"We just put that out there and made them write what Plouffe had said as opposed to Plouffe doing an interview with a reporter. So it was very much we controlled it as opposed to the press controlled it," Dunn said.

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Continued Dunn: "Whether it was a David Plouffe video or an Obama speech, a huge part of our press strategy was focused on making the media cover what Obama was actually saying as opposed to why the campaign was saying it, what the tactic was. … Making the press cover what we were saying." Dunn was speaking at a Jan. 12, 2009, event focusing on Obama's media tactics and hosted by the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development, which seeks to promote collaboration between the U.S. and the Dominican Republic. The event was held in Santo Domingo and was attended by the country's president.

Dunn has been facing some criticism since she led a White House campaign last week against Fox News, slamming the top-rated network as an "arm of the Republican Party" and "opinion journalism masquerading as news."

Fox hit back this past Friday, releasing a video of Dunn speaking to high school students last June in which she lists her two "favorite political philosophers," including Communist Chinese leader Mao Tse-tung, whose draconian policies are blamed for the deaths of tens of millions of people.

Video of Dunn's speech stating the facts about media control can be viewed below:


Sue McK said...

She's hitting against Glenn he hit back with a red phone for her to call. She's the only one outside the station who has the number. Any time she doesn't agree with what he's saying, she's to call. She has yet to prove anything they're saying is wrong.

This smacks of Hitler to me...control the media first, then get your message across to control the people.

The Cookie Blog said...

She is not worth my time or my comments.
But I will says this. I like most things and many people. I hate a few things and a few people. With Anita Dunn, its not hate, its simply not being able to stand her. "Control the media?" Sounds like Germany circa 1933. She looks like she would have a hard time controlling a bowel movement. I have to leave, excuse me while I go vomit.

WARNING: I support the office of the President, not the person currently holding it!