by Stephanie Fisher
Is the Obama Administration finally being exposed for the bullies they are?
In the aftermath of journalist Bob Woodward’s allegations of threats by the Obama Administration simply for pointing out that the sequester was the President’s doing, new charges of vile name calling by Obama spokespeople are now surfacing.
The New York Post reports:
“This administration is more skilled and disciplined than any other in controlling the narrative, using social media to circumnavigate the press. On the flip side, our YouTube culture means even the slightest gaffe can be devastating, and so you have an army of aides and staffers helicoptering over reporters.
Finally, this week, reporters are pushing back.
Even Jonathan Alter — who frequently appears on the Obama-friendly MSNBC — came forward to say he, too, had been treated horribly by the administration for writing something they didn’t like.”
“I had a young reporter asking tough, important questions of an Obama Cabinet secretary,” says one DC veteran. “She was doing her job, and they were trying to bully her. In an e-mail, they called her the vilest names — bitch, c–t, a–hole.” [S]He complained and was told the matter would be investigated: “They were hemming and hawing, saying, ‘We’ll look into it.’ Nothing happened.”
Obama has a special way of dealing with reporters who dare step out of his narrative: threats and name-calling.
NBC’s David Gregory also pointed out last Friday that the White House Press and the President don’t really like each other. Well, that seems to be very apparent.
“I think there’s a larger issue here, too, and that is that the president does not particularly like the Washington press corps,” Gregory said on NBC’s “Today.” “And I think that feeling is mutual in a lot of respects. And so there’s not a great relationship between that Washington establishment and the president.
Stephanie Fisher is a conservative writer and political activist in Colorado.