Is the Main Stream Media the propaganda arm of the White House? A Limerick.


Obama was giving his talking points straight
Before his vacation – he couldn’t wait.
The pundits all left wing
But none from the right wing
To spread propaganda – of envy and hate.

President Barack Obama met with an all-star set of liberal and progressive media people — including three MSNBC hosts — but no conservative voices for a chat over coffee at the White House.
Tim Graham, director of media at the Media Research Center, observed: “In the Bush years, it was considered a major scandal for [Fox News chief] Roger Ailes to send a note to the White House, but MSNBC stars meet with Obama, and it’s just another day of ‘hope and change.’”
Chris Tapper of ABC News reported the Dec. 19 meeting in the Roosevelt Room: “The group chatted with the president about economic messaging, his agenda for 2012, the various campaign arguments against different GOP candidates, the desire among some Democrats for him to highlight his foreign policy accomplishments, fighting corporate influence and the ‘crappiness’ of the Senate filibuster, as one attendee put it.”
Those in attendance included Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes of MSNBC, Frank Bruni of The New York Times, Nation magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel, Ezra Klein and Greg Sargent of The Washington Post, Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post, Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo, Faiz Shakir of ThinkProgress, and Joy-Ann Reid of The Reid Report.
The Inside Cable News blog also found fault with the liberal coffee klatch: “All I’ll say is that if that many of [Fox News Channel’s] hosts and contributors had shown up at the same time for a Bush chat, it would be all over the Web and probably the media as well,” wrote the blog’s author.
“It makes me uncomfortable for MSNBC to let that many of its people have open access to the president. It may be innocuous but at the very least it looks bad/smells fishy.
“I want more distance between D.C. and the people that cover it.”

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14 Comments

  1. Posted December 26, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Well, gee… Do you think that maybe it’s because Fox “news” has an agenda to destroy the Obama presidency?

    • lenbilen
      Posted December 26, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

      No more than the Obama presidency has an agenda to destroy the nation.

      • Posted December 26, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

        Yep, that’s what you’re told to think. It must really suck to have to lie to support your opinions. No wonder you’re so angry and scared. If there is a hell, that’s where you’re going.

  2. lenbilen
    Posted December 26, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    Thank you very much for those kind words. I feel honored to be worthy of your scorn and condemnation. It shows your true, unbiased and objective take on the news. If you had read my original reply to your lashing out at Fox News I only implied equivalency of your comment and mine. You are the first to state I am angry and scared since I came to believe in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Before that I was a liberal. Growing up in Sweden tend to color one’s world view. And yes, there is a hell.

  3. Posted December 26, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    You are the first to state I am angry and scared since I came to believe in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

    Belief in the supernatural in most cases is evidence of severe mental illness, possibly schizophrenia. For some reason, people who believe in the virgin birth and resurrection and all the rest of Christian craziness are given a pass. You people should be locked up before you do any more damage to our country. They should at the very least take away your right to vote.

    • lenbilen
      Posted December 26, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

      Thank you. You just proved the last line of the limerick – the ideology of envy and hate. I have respect for agnostics but not for atheists. Atheists claim total knowledge of the unknowledgeable. How do you know the Universe exists, but not God? It takes a lot more faith to believe the non-existence of God than to believe in His existence. If you are interested, you can read my partial testimony.
      https://everestlancaster.wordpress.com/2011/01/15/my-testimony-and-the-tragedy-in-arizona/

      • Posted December 27, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

        Atheists claim total knowledge of the unknowledgeable.

        No they don’t. They just don’t accept things on faith alone.

      • lenbilen
        Posted December 27, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

        Their belief in the total absence of any deity is by faith alone.

  4. Jude Richardson
    Posted December 27, 2011 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Oh well? Good luck with “Ben”? Let’s go along with Ben that Fox has an agenda. Fox is vastly outnumberd with lefty news sources. Persons like Ben are still a minority. It is the uninformed and misinformed that have me worried.
    Merry Christmas Len.

    • Posted December 27, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

      Fox is vastly outnumberd with lefty news sources.

      No, there is no left-wing equivalent to Fox “news.” It’s a channel dedicated to spreading right-wing propaganda and for promoting the Republican agenda. It shouldn’t even be classified as a news outlet.

      • lenbilen
        Posted December 27, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

        You are absolutely right. There is no left-wing equivalent to Fox News. The left wing media is neither fair nor balanced, but is a propaganda arm for the Obama administration and the Democrat party.
        They should not even be classified as news outlets.

      • Posted December 27, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

        Are you 12 years old? Your comments resemble those of a little child throwing a temper tantrum. But then again, anyone who believes in the God and Jesus fairy tails doesn’t have a matured brain.

      • lenbilen
        Posted December 27, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

        Funny. If the word Republican is used it is a mature comment. If the word Democrat is used it is that of a 12 year old throwing a temper-tantrum. As to fully matured brain, because of his own stunted development, Sigmund Freud was limited to classify maturity to that of sexual man. There is one more level of maturity: Spiritual man. One has to be born from above (mistranslated born again) to fully grasp the significanse of the new birth. If not, nothing of what is spiritual makes sense to unregenerate man, and he is still slave to the world.

      • Posted December 27, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

        So you get your science from a 2,000 year old book and your psychology from theories developed in the 1800s. Have you ever considered joining the 21st century?


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