CNN’s Carol Costello admitted on Wednesday that President Obama’s staff “can be quite nasty” to deal with. Given Costello’s propensity to be a bleeding-heart liberal, her admission is all the more striking.
“I felt it first hand when I was, you know, reporting on the presidential race,” Costello noted. “I mean President Obama’s people can be quite nasty. They don’t like you to say anything bad about their boss, and they’re not afraid to use whatever means they have at hand to stop you from doing that, including threatening your job.” [Video below the break.]
Bob Beckel Says White House “Bludgeoned” Him for Calling for Obamacare Delay:
Democratic strategist Bob Beckel reveals that he was “bludgeoned’ in a phone call he received from the White House after he called for a delay in implementing Obamacare because of the colossal failure of the healthcare.gov website.
NBC’s Lisa Myers: Obama Admin has History of Intimidating Reporters & Sources:
Senator Wicker: The Obama Administration’s Culture of Intimidation:
Ben Shapiro on Bob Woodward Threat by White House 2 28 13:
TRIFECTA IRS, AP, Fox and Benghazi Scandals Prove the Extreme Corruption of the Obama Administration:
A flashback from May….Did any of these scandals cause the wheels to come off of the Regime’s criminal bandwagon?
Bill Whittle, Afterburner: Deconstructing Democrat propaganda:
A classic afterburner where Whittle takes apart Democrat narratives about Republicans being “evil, fascist, greedy, and racist”.
Bill Whittle: Afterburner with Bill Whittle: The Cookie Cutter Curriculum:
SAT question: education is to the Common Core System as healthcare is to ______________. If you answered Obamacare, you’d be right. The Common Core is a massive power grab to the federal bureaucracy, and just furthers liberals’ plans of indoctrination. Join Bill Whittle in this edition of Afterburner to learn why
Evolution of Music – Pentatonix:
When Obama was elected in 2008, his ascension to the White House was deemed “historic” because he was our first black president, and Americans were rightly proud of that. Unfortunately, Obama has been a “historic” president in other ways, too – ways that should horrify and alarm Americans. His administration’s brazen efforts to silence whistleblowers, intimidate reporters and businesses that don’t play ball with him have been unprecedented. We are living through highly troubling times.
This White House has a long track record of bullying reporters as a tactic to ensure only positive coverage and suppress free speech. And Obama has used the DOJ as a political arm to enforce allegiance to his agenda.
Keith Koffler, who has covered the Bush and Clinton White Houses, as well as the Obama White House has written at length about the Regime’s bullying tactics.
When White House officials, particularly members of the press office, see a story they don’t like, they often call and verbally abuse the reporter who wrote the piece.
In diatribes often peppered with obscenities, they complain of profound injustice, bias, lack of relevance – anything they can think of to get reporters to back off their story.
It’s not just a series of uncontrolled outbursts. It is a planned, methodical, and highly artificial effort to either squash a story or get inside a reporter’s head so they think twice about doing a piece next time that negatively impacts Obama.
That this is an actual policy is evident from the consistency of the practice and its implementation by nearly every member of the White House press office staff. They are all nice, affable people who suddenly switch into an unmarked gear and begin running you over at full speed.
Koffler noted that he’s “seen this done by press people from the Bush and Clinton administrations. But only on rare occasion, and generally with a legitimate grievance in hand. But never have I witnessed this type of bullying of the press in such a systematic, intense, and frequent manner.”
Because the examples of this are legion, I thought it would be a good idea to aggregate a number of these stories in one spot. These are not isolated incidents. They are the result of purposefully thuggish policies perpetrated by nasty, thuggish people. It’s the sort of thing you would see in a third world Banana Republic.
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