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October 23, 2013 - 2:23 pm

Mediaite captured a revealing moment today on CNN. As anchor Carol Costello hosted a segment on the senior White House aide recently fired for — not making this up — inappropriate tweets, she admitted that the Obama administration has no problem getting “nasty” with reporters who dare to report any negative story about Obama.

Costello agreed with panelist Jason Johnson that the Obama administration can be thin-skinned, and said that “President Obama’s people can be quite nasty. They don’t like you to say anything bad about their boss, and they’re not afraid to use whatever means they have at hand to stop you from doing that, including threatening your job.”

Video at the link.

This may explain a lot about the past several years, and especially the last year. How many reporters who may have wanted to report on Fast and Furious, Benghazi and any number of stories that cast Obama in a bad light have been intimidated and threatened out of pursuing those stories?

Not everyone is as courageous as Sharyl Attkisson at CBS. If you’re a reporter looking into, say, what Obama was really doing on the night of the Benghazi attack, you’re likely to run into these “nasty” Obama people.

Exit question: Was Candy Crowley intimidated into bailing Obama out in that presidential debate, or was she a volunteer?

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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I'm not buying into any of this. The news media is trying to lure conservatives into a false sense of security by making it look like they are doing their job. The truth is they are in the safe window. It's after the last election and too soon for the next one. So they are pretending to be "journalists" and are trying to scrape back some of their lost credibility. Don't fall for it.
In a couple more months they'll be back to full on democrat-cheerleader mode.
They never change. The boycott of the "news" media should continue until they are all bankrupt and out of a job.
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Three felonies a day. Any big enough organization is most likely not in compliance with some laws and regulations. Play ball or we'll find out what it is and then we'll put the screws on. Bob Beckel got chewed out by the Spite House itself for daring to recommend a one year delay. Apparently the regime has the skin of an onion, that they actually monitor these shows.
25 weeks ago
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The poor, well-meaning, compassionate....dumba$$es; will they finally see that they also will be thrown under the bus if they do not tow the party line? They created and protected this empty suit, neo-communist, mooslim piece of grabba$$tic doooshbag for over five years now....you all deserve whatever scorn and humiliation you get. You dirtbag "journalists" are as much to blame for this disaster as Dear Leader and his vermin sycophants.

Remember BENGHAZI!
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"Nasty obama people"? What other kind is there?
25 weeks ago
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my neighbor's half-sister makes $76/hour on the laptop. She has been laid off for seven months but last month her pay check was $20582 just working on the laptop for a few hours. this page....www.Bay95.com
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It's the Chicago way.
25 weeks ago
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This administration can be extremely hazardous to a journalist's health. Take the case of Michael Hastings, the Rolling Stone reporter who wrote the piece that cost General Stanley McChrystal his job. Hastings was working on an exposé of the agent who sanitized BHO's passport records before the 2008 election when he died in a fiery car crash. http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/mystery-grows-in-journalists-death-prepping-obama-expose/
25 weeks ago
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we may be reaching, hopefully, the critical mass where media will have to report the truth, and won't be able to cover for B.O.s failures, which should have been obvious to them, but they were too busy attacking a person, Rush, who said he hoped this man would fail, because if he succeeds the country will fail.

Now guess who was right.
25 weeks ago
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I've always subscribed to the "no honor among thieves" theory regarding the eventual crack-up of the Obama administration, expecting that eventually they would all just throw one another under the bus. I never suspected that the first blow would come from some vapid petty little twit, a national security advisor no less, who just couldn't keep himself from tweeting snarky insults mostly about his target's weight. How many other inconsequentially superficial people like this are in charge of our national security?
25 weeks ago
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Apparently Fox News contributor and progressive & Obummer fan-boi Bob Beckel has been pressured by an unnamed WH staffer - he reported on Hannity earlier that he was chastised for calling for a one year moratorium on the individual mandate. Beckel refused to ID the perp but I have a feeling it'll come out sooner or later.

25 weeks ago
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Oh, you gave the nasty old President a Monica and now he's being mean to you? How sad.

All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else.

-- H. L. Mencken
25 weeks ago
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I've always been curious about the Sharyl Attkisson reportage defiance and how she survived at CBS as well as the cowardice of the Obama sycophantsin the media that wouldn't follow her lead into the kingdom of truth.

Obama's crime syndicate has intimidated many CEOs, political opponents, and ordinary Americans. But Attkisson seems to have survived. I guess.
I don't watch CBS News, so maybe she didn't.

But there is no question about the ObaMeanies.
25 weeks ago
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Obama's people probably lacked the stones to kill Sharyl Attkisson. But she didn't know that at the time. She's courageous.
25 weeks ago
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I'm not buying into any of this. The news media is trying to lure conservatives into a false sense of security by making it look like they are doing their job. The truth is they are in the safe window. It's after the last election and too soon for the next one. So they are pretending to be "journalists" and are trying to scrape back some of their lost credibility. Don't fall for it.
In a couple more months they'll be back to full on democrat-cheerleader mode.
They never change. The boycott of the "news" media should continue until they are all bankrupt and out of a job.
25 weeks ago
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Exactly great post!
I'll be a lot more impressed if I hear about nasty people in the communist regime "days from an election" not "months" and months. This is an I'm really fair and balanced time for the some of the far lefties. Just like Fat Chrissy had his "diss the Dear Leader moment" recently pointed out by Rush-- months away from any election or after a big fuss like the debt ceiling and not "during"!
Its one thing to protest the regimes abuses when things are hot another to do it just for moral equivalency justification of your every day actions.
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