Socialist Grand Dictator in Chief

‘IMPORTANT UPDATE TO ORIGINAL POST’:  FCC backs off from newsroom survey plan

I have just picked the following report up from ‘BREITBART’, written by Ben Shapiro. It has absolutely floored me. Obama really is the Grand Socialist Dictator in Chief…   Yours Aye.images

Last week, Reporters Without Borders dropped America in the World Press Freedom Index 2014 from 33rd to 46th. James Risen of The New York Times rightly explained, “I think 2013 will go down in history as the worst year for press freedom in the United States’ modern history.” And he’s right. The violation of press freedoms has been egregious under this administration, even as the press fetes President Obama as an honest and effective commander-in-chief.

Selective Access. President Obama has regularly granted special access to reporters who give him preferential coverage. CBS’ Steve Kroft admitted as much after a late-2012 interview with the President during which CBS clipped Obama’s explicit refusal to label Benghazi an act of terror: “(Obama) knows that we’re not going to play ‘gotcha’ with him, that we’re not going to go out of our way to make him look bad or stupid.”

Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball, got special access for a profile of Obama for Vanity Fair – but Obama insisted on redlining his quotes. Lewis explained that “the White House insisted on signing off on the quotes that would appear.” A reporter from the San Francisco Chronicle was threatened for covering an anti-Obama protest. As early as 2008, candidate Obama was kicking dissenters off planes after their outlets endorsed John McCain.

Targeting Reporters. In May 2013, the Associated Press dropped the bombshell that the Department of Justice had grabbed phone records for its reporters and editors of the course of two months. Records for 20 telephone lines belonging to the AP and reporters for it were seized between April and May of 2012. Those seizures affected over 100 journalists.

The AP’s President and CEO Gary Pruitt stated, “There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters.” Fox News’ James Rosen was also targeted by the DOJ after running a story about North Korea nuclear development. His State Department visits were tracked and his movements were followed. His parents’ phone records were even grabbed.Freedumbing-of-the-PressPlacing FCC Monitors in Newsrooms. Last week, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai revealed in the pages of the Wall Street Journal that the FCC will be sending employees into media workplaces to monitor how and what stories are chosen. The goal: to “ferret out information from television and radio broadcasters” concerning “the process by which stories are selected.” Pai explained, the FCC “plans to ask station managers, news directors, journalists, television anchors and on-air reporters to tell the government about their ‘news philosophy’ and how the station ensures that the community gets critical information.” Reporters will also be asked whether their stories were killed by management in an effort to elicit “specifics about how editorial discretion is exercised, as well as the reasoning behind the decision.”  THE REMAINDER IS HERE: Obama Crackdown on Press Freedom Escalates 

9 thoughts on “Socialist Grand Dictator in Chief

  1. I’m surprised you weren’t aware of this , Ex Bootneck…and Barry is the reason the conservative media has been besides themselves over this for quite some time and our buddy Rush Limbaugh….and I suspect the establishment RINO Republicans still haven’t come out of their self-induced coma yet to even realize what’s happening …Nemesis …it’s coming ..everyone duck and get out of the way of incoming…..k

    • Kristen, I knew it was bad, I just didn’t realise how deep it went. The last straw is having the FCC monitors in the newsrooms, some thing Joseph Stalin would approve of. Impeachment is the word of the month, to be repeated each and every month until his ‘foulness’ has gone. Aye.

      • And just to let you know the FCC has windmilled (if that’s the word) its way to take backtrack everything they’ve been pushing, for the moment. But don’t doubt the Obama regime will attempt to find a way through some back door to implement such a policy..our MSM is profoundly stupid in their thinking Barry and his minions will never touch them. Their own idiocy is immeasurable in that regard. Waiting for that hammer to fall…as we all know it will….the left never gives up…so we need to watch them and ensure they don’t try to get away with this….after all, the ‘One’ wants this above all else….our freedom of speech is a precious thing and should be fought for every step of the way…..k

    • Coffeypot, I thought the Stasi (Federal Communications Commission) was abolished in the German Democratic Republic around 1989? Sinister times my friend… Aye.

  2. I can’t say that we are too surprised since it was very obvious what this friend of Alinsky was from the very beginning. We knew America could survive this creature and his minions but we sadly confess there wasn’t much doubt he would be the death of millions if left to his own devices in the imperial hinterlands. Fortunately, enough people regained their senses to kick out and unseat Pelosi as Speaker. As bad as it is in the world now, imagine where it would be if the communist controlled Presidency, House and Senate. If Hillary gets elected the people overseas who made the mistake of openly despising her better hide. She is unbelievably petty and vindictive.

  3. They have probably realized that such a program was only needed for Fox News, The Telegraph, or The Daily Mail, as they are the only agencies that are not, in effect, Public Relations agencies for this administration and its policies.
    The other “LameStream” agencies just spout the press-releases from “Whitehouse.gov”, as if they were factual.
    The Low Information Voters get their “Facts” from such as CNN, and act on it. Were that not true, the communist charlatan would not have been elected to a second term.

    The only campaign promise the SCOAMF has not broken was that he would “Fundamentally Transform America”.
    That, he has done.
    I want MY America back…

    • ChrisP, I so look forward to real change within the US, and ourselves within the EU. Life can go back to normal, though it will take some years to adjust to the reality of it all. Aye.

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