The Obama campaign has decided to heave out three newspapers from its plane for the final days of its blitz across battleground states — and all three endorsed Sen. John McCain for president!
The NY POST, WASHINGTON TIMES and DALLAS MORNING NEWS have all been told to move out by Sunday to make room for network bigwigs — and possibly for the inclusion of reporters from two black magazines, ESSENCE and JET, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
Despite pleas from top editors of the three newspapers that have covered the campaign for months at extraordinary cost, the Obama campaign says their reporters — and possibly others — will have to vacate their coveted seats so more power players can document the final days of Sen. Barack Obama’s historic campaign to become the first black American president.
Some told the DRUDGE REPORT that the reporters are being ousted to bring on documentary film-makers to record the final days; others expect to see on board more sympathetic members of the media, including the NY TIMES’ Maureen Dowd, who once complained that she was barred from McCain’s Straight Talk Express airplane.
After a week of quiet but desperate behind-the-scenes negotiations, the reporters of the three papers heard last night that they were definitely off for the final swing. They are already planning how to cover the final days by flying commercial or driving from event to event.
Talk about megalomania, he wants to make room for “Documentarians who will produce hagiographies about his historic importance” (Ed Morissey’s words, not mine)? Let’s not forget his presidential seal, the fact that he started hiring a team to help him move into the White House months ago, let’s not forget his speech in Berlin, something that Mark Levin said reminded him of Hitler’s grand speech, or that “magic mystery tour” of his where he tried to hijack US-Iraqi negotiations. Who does this man think he is? Why is it that he must toss those critical to him off the plane? One would think that any responsible political figure would keep some of his critics close by to “keep him honest”, instead of creating this “harem” of partisan reporters.
Isn’t this what I discussed in WARNING SIGNS? Even after being mistreated by NBC, John McCain and Sarah Palin gave Brian Williams an interview, in which he attacked the Republican candidates for criticizing Barack Obama. As Victor Davis Hanson of the National Review said this morning,
The media has succeeded in shielding Barack Obama from journalistic scrutiny. It thereby irrevocably destroyed its own reputation and forfeited the trust that generations of others had so carefully acquired.
Instead of providing fair and balanced reporting, they have destroyed their own credibility to promote a man who can’t even live up to his role as a “respected” US Senator, let alone this “Messiah” persona they have projected on to him. This kind of partisanship would have got reporters fired just four years ago, as Dan Rather found out, but their blatant bias has gone unchecked, and what do we see? Wide scale indoctrination of the youth and other ignorant Americans. Hardly anyone, especially not MSNBC and CNN, has bother to mention that the “Obamamercial” was a ratings flop, watched only by the more dedicated “Kool-Aid drinkers”. Remember this, the main stream media has a long history of going against the interests of the country. An anti-American streak that goes all the way back to the Vietnam War.
What we still don’t understand is why you Americans stopped the bombing of Hanoi. You had us on the ropes. If you had pressed us a little harder, just another day or two, we were ready to surrender! it was the same at the battles of TET. you defeated us! We knew it, and we thought you knew it. But we were elated to notice your media was definitely helping us. They were causing more disruption in America than we could on the battlefields. We were ready to surrender. You had won!
– General Vo Nguyen Giap, Commander, North Vietnamese Army
Do you actually think they will be watching out for you when Barack Obama actually takes power? Do you think any of them would dare criticize this megalomaniac when he crosses the line? I don’t think so…
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin is now covering this story on her blog. What surprises me is that these three news outlets have invested quiet a bit of money into covering his campaign, and to have them tossed like this just doesn’t make sense. According to Fox News, even John Solomon of the Washington Times said, “I don’t think the explanation (they gave) makes sense to us”. I guess it takes a megalomaniac to understand another megalomaniac…
UPDATE: The Washington Times has already released a story on this. Tom Ramstack writes that this is all in reaction to the news outlet’s endorsement of John McCain for President, but not matter what he does, they will continue doing what they can to report on Barack’s behaviour up until the election. I guess in Obama’s America, it is a “crime” to even hint that he isn’t “The One” others are looking for, that he won’t actually solve everyone’s problems… Someone should remind Peggy Joseph of this…
UPDATE: Chicago-style politics are alive and well in Pennsylvania as the Black Panthers try to intimidate voters in the urban areas. Michelle Malkin not only has been covering this story, but her blog also has the amateur footage of these “brownshirts” with nightsticks at polling stations. Are they part of his “civilian national security force”?