What's this? Reporters quitting their jobs and going to work for the Obama administration
? Journalists have already been working for Obama for two years. What's the difference?Jay Carney
, formerly of Time Magazine
, is now Vice President Joe Biden's communications director.Jill Zuckerman
from the Chicago Tribune
is now working for Transportation secretary Ray LaHood and her colleague Peter Gosselin
is Tim Geithner's speechwriter.Warren Bass
of the Washington Post
is now an advisor to UN Ambassador Susan Rice.National Journal's Linda Douglass
worked for the Obama during the campaign and is now likely to become assistant secretary for public affairs in the department of Health and Human Services.
You know, it really says a lot about Carney -- a supposed journalist -- that he would work for Biden, an acknowledged plagiarizer.
Of course, they all downplay the partisan aspect, but everybody can read between the lines on this one. Frankly, I was surprised Chris Matthews
or Keith Olbermann
weren't named Press Secretary.
From the Politico's Michael Calderone
“This is a Democratic administration; we’re obviously on that side of the aisle, but I don’t see this as a partisan job at all,” Carney said.
"But does that mean Carney would have been just as eager to take a job as press secretary for Vice President Sarah Palin?
"Currently traveling with Biden, Carney declined to be interviewed."
Even uber-Liberal Al Hunt
, the executive Washington editor for Bloomberg News
, is decrying the 'sad commentary on the state of the business' that journalism has become.
And what journalism has become is nothing more than a cheering section for the Democrats, a full blown extension of the Democratic National Committee
. The MSM is wholly dedicated to reporting 'news' that glorifies Democrats, (while conviently ignoring Democratic scandal corruption) instead focusing on portraying Republicans in a negative light. (Sprinkled with heavy doses of rumor and inneundo)
How else can you possibly explain the fact that Rahm Emanuel
, Obama's chief of staff, has received no criticism whatsoever for living rent-free
at the DC area home of Stanley Greenberg
and Rep. Rosa De Lauro
What if Andrew Card
or Josh Bolton
, President Bush's former chiefs of staff had lived rent free for five years and neglected to report the gifts? It would have been front page/broadcast leading news! The press would have been absolutely outraged! It would have been a feeding frenzy!
Imagine the media outrage if Card or Bolton had served on the board of directors for Freddie Mac
? They would have been burned at the stake
. But Emanuel did work for Freddie Mac. He was around FM when all hell was breaking loose, yet he still was paid $260,000
for his work. And FM even kicked in $25,000
to his PAC when he ran for Congress in '02.
This should be huge news, but it isn't. It's not even a blip on the MSM radar
. But there's no such thing as media bias