Friday, April 29, 2011

The Mask Keeps Falling Off

The bizarre protest was by leftists angry at the incarceration of someone who commits the kind of treason that they like. Half a dozen protesters paid $76,000 for tickets to a the event in order to punk Barack Obama for not being their bought-up flunky. The only way we know of this is due to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Carla Marinucci.

She then lost her press credentials to cover Obama.

White House officials have banished one of the best political reporters in the country from the approved pool of journalists covering presidential visits to the Bay Area for using now-standard multimedia tools to gather the news.
Edgy, hip, proud of that transparency thing, I see. In true leftist fashion, a reporter is punished for not toeing the line.
Just the day before Carla's Stone Age infraction, Mr. Obama was at Facebook seated next to its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, and may as well have been wearing an "I'm With Mark" t-shirt for all the mutual admiration going back and forth.

"The main reason we wanted to do this is," Obama said of his appearance, "first of all, because more and more people, especially young people, are getting their information through different media. And historically, part of what makes for a healthy democracy, what is good politics, is when you've got citizens who are informed, who are engaged."

Informed, in other words, through social and other digital media where videos of news are posted.
Or at least had the kind of information gatekeepers that suit the Obama campaign. However, now that people have noticed:
Late today, there were hints that the White House might be backing off the Carla Fatwa.

Barack Obama sold himself successfully as a fresh wind for the 21st century. In important matters of communication, technology, openness and the press, it's not too late for him to demonstrate that.
Oh please – of course it’s too late. The campaign/White House can only do this because the flabby-minded left-leaning press panders to him and his every need.