Ah, yes- we all know. Obama is super. He’s so honest, so refreshing, so full of hope and optimism. So transparent. And the mainstream journalists are so scrupulous, honest and ethical –just like Obama. At least that is the narrative that hangs like smog and we are forced to breath it in. And like smog it is pernicious. And false-
…..many White House correspondents and other top tier journalists want to write Obama books.
Anything with "Obama" on it is running at a huge premium in the book publication market.
But the kind of books that sell need "inside access" and this is something that the communications team at the White House doles out minimally, and increasingly, only when favors are part of the arrangement.
What I have learned after discussions over the last several days with several journalists who either have regular access to the White House or are part of the White House press corps is that there is a growing sense that access is traded for positive stories -- or perhaps worse, an agreement that things learned will not be reported in the near term.
Edward Luce, Washington Bureau Chief of the Financial Times, who has been one of the few to resist the 'you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours' offers from the White House has found himself in a dust-up with the White House for his recent article co-authored with Daniel Dombey, "US Foreign Policy: Waiting on a Sun King".
One of the few ?! So, most so-called reporters now work as Obama’s whores?
White House corrupt. Journalists corrupt.These thieves get on well together.
But all you hear from our media, here in India, is how wonderful Obama is. And the journalists/editors here don’t even have the possible benefit of an Obama book deal. They are just whoring for Obama for free.