The leftists running the “mainstream” media put Obama in power and then got him reelected despite his dismal performance, leaving him free to discard them like the cheap whores they are. He has his own personal media now, which he can trust not to relapse into professionalism. The servile Obamunist toadies at CBS are beginning to resent it:
Capitalizing on the possibilities of the digital age, the Obama White House is generating its own content like no president before, and refining its media strategies in the second term in hopes of telling a more compelling story than in the first.
At the same time, it is limiting press access in ways that past administrations wouldn’t have dared, and the president is answering to the public in more controlled settings than his predecessors. It’s raising new questions about what’s lost when the White House tries to make an end run around the media, functioning, in effect, as its own news agency.
Mike McCurry, who served as press secretary to President Bill Clinton, sees an inclination by the Obama White House to “self-publish,” coupled with tactics “I never would have dreamed of in terms of restricting access” for independent news organizations.
Even tighter control of Obama’s packaging than the establishment media can offer is required to prop up this farcical presidency.
Yet the packagers still can’t totally suppress embarrassments like this pathetic effort to impress children with his basketball skills:
Two for 22. He had better stick to watching basketball on ESPN, the way he sticks to letting Valerie Jarrett or George Soros or whoever is really in charge run the country while he postures at photo ops.
On a tip from Bob Roberts. Hat tip: Common Cents.