Obama holds covert meetings with selected members of the media to make sure they get their (fake) stories straight
by: J. D. Heyes
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
The left-wing media loves to portray President Obama as the smartest guy in the room and someone who is engaging, fair and truly interested in what others have to say. But the truth is, Obama is singularly focused on his own policies and is maniacal about controlling the narrative. He’s not interested in what others have to say; he is only interested in getting others to listen to, and abide by, what he says.
As such, it should surprise no one that the president, who has dozens of journalists working for his administration (http://www.theatlanticwire.com), would want to have an off-the-record talk with them – so he can control what is put out and what is discussed.
“He likes the intellectual sparring element of it,” a source familiar with the president’s thinking told Politico. “He likes talking to reasonable adversaries.”
By “reasonable,” of course, the president prefers speaking primarily to like-minded journalists. Politico published a partial list of them – a virtual “who’s who” of left-wing columnists: