White House Press Corps Bellies Up To Obama’s Trough – Ya Can’t Tell The Pigs From the Men

pigs-at-the-troughLast Thursday evening I discussed my political thriller fiction books – A Summons To Perdition, The Canal, and A Well-Regulated Vengeance – and the threat that Islam’s doctrines pose to our survival as a free nation.

One of the assertions in my address to the conservative patriotic audience was, and is, that we no longer have a legitimate, independent Press Corps.  Today’s evidentiary example is tonight’s White House Correspondents Dinner.  Just as at the end of George Orwell’s novella, Animal Farm, it’s now impossible to discern the pigs from the men.  And as Rush Limbaugh has said on many occasions, our Big Media/News outlets have become a stenographic service for the Obama Admininstration’s agenda; and more dangerously, an agent of concealing Islam’s doctrines and history.

I think can rest my case.  With thanks to Drudge for the link, may I offer a piece from The Politico about the recent dust-up between Tom Brokaw, who will not be in attendance at the trough, and the current crop of White House Press Corps lap pigs over Brokaw’s opinion of the gala event.  He doesn’t like it too much.  Here’s an excerpt from Brokaw’s April 26  interview with The Politico:

…Last year, Brokaw became one of the biggest critics of the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner after he saw Washington buzzing around and about the troubled Hollywood actress, who was a guest of Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren.

“The breaking point for me was Lindsay Lohan,” Brokaw told POLITICO during a recent interview in his office in the NBC News Rockefeller Plaza headquarters in New York. “She became a big star at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Give me a break.”…

Uh huh.  Later in the interview comes this:

…And lastly, his critique was purposeful, public and unpredictable; he made a point to, seemingly out of nowhere, bash the WHCD on “Meet the Press” just one week after the soiree, saying it was “time to rethink” the occasion since it, in his words, “separates the press from the people that they’re supposed to serve, symbolically.”

“One of the reasons that I wanted to raise it on ‘Meet the Press’ — and I told [host] David [Gregory] beforehand, ‘I’m going to look for an opportunity to do that,’ is that we were at a point in Washington where the country had just kind of shut down on what was going on within the Beltway,” Brokaw told POLITICO…

Ya got that right, Tommy Boy.  And we’re still shut down, in case you didn’t notice.  Nonetheless, we’re paying the bill for the party. This here blogger/author has come to the point where I hardly believe a word I hear or read out of the mainstream press.  There’s more lying going on than truth-telling, in a big way.

MSNBC’s Alex Wagner doesn’t see it the way Brokaw does.  She has a different idea of what the media’s relationship with the politicans should be:

“As a former White House Correspondent, it’s really nice for people in politics and media to come together and have a little weekend of fun,” MSNBC host Alex Wagner told POLITICO at a reception at the Hay Adams hotel. “I understand the idea of the ‘celebrification’ of the event but I think it’s more of a testament to how interesting and compelling Washington politics is to the outside world.”

Yeah.  You all have fun with your celebrities there, Alex, while the rest of us are trying to figure out how to pay our utility bills and buy food – thanks to the policies of those parasitic politicians you’re sucking up to.  How can you honestly and objectively do your job when you’re eating from Barack Obama’s table and drinking his wine?  Can you, my gentle reader, imagine any of this Marx-lovin’ bunch grilling Barack Obama during a presser like Sam Donaldson used to grill Ronald Reagan?

Even Mitt Romney’s former spokesman, Ryan Williams, chimed in with his opinion of the value of news folk becomming chummy with politicians:

“Tom’s obviously entitled to his opinion. It’s a fun event for everybody, it’s for people from outside Washington [to] come see how things work in the capital and how people in this town operate.”

Okee dokee, Ryan.  Anyone wonder why the “moderate” candidate didn’t win the Presidency in 2012?  Why did the Republican conservative base stay at home? (How’s about let’s take a a look at Karl Rove?)

Ryan Williams wasn’t finished:

He added, “Hollywood will get their own chance to get a look at the dysfunction and gridlock in this town.”

And I swear on my mother’s soul, I cannot figure out what in Hell that was supposed to mean.  But, hey, drink yourselves silly and stuff your bellies full of wagu beef, or whatever’s on the menu.  We’ll pick up the tab.

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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1 Response to White House Press Corps Bellies Up To Obama’s Trough – Ya Can’t Tell The Pigs From the Men

  1. Carol says:

    Yes, we will definitely pick up the tab on this one as on all the other occasions when they decide to dine and play large on the America taxpayers’ tab…but I can rest assured that the God Who created the universe and all that is therein IS keeping score, and He promises, “vengeance is Mine!!!”

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