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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-10 07:29 AM
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Newest whine of the day via politico: Obamas won't schmooze
with the DC journalists or elite. Ugh. This is a problem, when there are so many others to address? On a.m. schmo.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-10 07:34 AM
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1. next up ... why Obama is such a wuss for not
rolling around on broken glass and rusty nails ...
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mediaman007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-10 07:38 AM
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2. Oh, no! They won't join the "Beltway" crowd! They are outsiders!
Take that Mara Liasson, Cokie Roberts, Andrea Mitchell and the various lobbyists.
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young but wise Donating Member (760 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-10 07:43 AM
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3. Good for the Obamas.
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-10 07:44 AM
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4. Jeezus, what a bunch of thin-skinned, petty ninnies.
They expect the President to suck up to them, rather than dealing with the terrible issues this country faces? Really? They are despicable, to grossly understate it.
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-10 07:52 AM
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5. politico should be banned here (DU)
Why promote them?
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-10 11:58 PM
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15. +100 n/t
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-25-10 06:49 AM
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18. Thank You:)
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MBS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-10 07:55 AM
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6. I think that reporting on many politicians with integrity
has suffered just because of this juvenile s____. In addition to Obama, press coverage of many worthy politicians (Kerry comes to mind, but there are also many others) has also suffered, for similar reasons. Conversely, many other lesser politicians have gotten excessively favorable coverage because they schmoozed with the press (McCain, at least in his former persona) or because they made things easy for them (Reagan, because he never deviated from his script, so reporters didn't have to listen) or because of their perceived entertainment/headline value (Palin,Bachman, and other denizens of the far right)
I try to remember that there are good journalists out there, but the White House press corps, in particular, has too many members who are lazy, insecure and/or too influenced by what they perceive to be the power-center, and/or conventional wisdom.
Someone on DU said a few weeks ago that nothing will change politically in this country until the media start doing their job. I agree (though I'd add that it's also high time that our fellow citizens start doing their job, too -- starting by demanding higher standards of the media, and by casting informed votes in elections)
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-10 08:30 AM
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7. So true and beautifully said
It is interesting how "won't smooze with the press" quickly becomes a charge of being elitist, when nothing can be less true. No group is more elitist that the beltway media.
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-25-10 12:34 AM
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16. "politicians with integrity"...
excuse me- my mind melted after reading that sentence :)
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-10 10:39 AM
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8. That was a stated reason why they hated Gore too.
They weren't even embarrassed to admit it. But I always thought they were just following orders when they smeared Gore.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-10 06:42 PM
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11. Partly orders from the corporate bigwigs and partly from not having their egos constantly stroked.
Edited on Wed Nov-24-10 06:42 PM by Jennicut
Remember W.'s nicknames for people in the media? The WH press liked it. They liked the extra attention. Blah, it seems like high school crap with the WH press. They need to grow up already.
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niceypoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-10 12:50 PM
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9. Had he schmoozed....
...he would be decried as an ass kissing wimp. Pay no mind to the morons behind the curtain, Mr. President.
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AndrewP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-10 04:00 PM
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10. One of the reasons they jumped ugly with Clinton early in 1993 was for this reason
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-25-10 03:47 AM
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17. Yup, Sally Quinn put the Clintons on her shit list
effectively excluding them from the Washington insider "elites". x(
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-10 10:27 PM
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12. Question: I don't recall George W. Bush schmoozing at Georgetown cocktail parties.
Am I wrong? So it's okay with Sally Quinn and the self-important Inside-the-Beltway media hacks if Republicans don't "schmooze"? But Clinton, Gore and Obama are supposed to suck up to them?

In fact, looking back through the decades, is there a President since JFK, who graced a few parties in Georgetown (and had a house there), who did hang with them?
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-10 10:39 PM
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13. He probably would if he thought it could do him any good
But he knows that less than 48hrs after a good "schmoozing" with Beltway journos, they'd be back slamming him.

He really can't win.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-10 10:42 PM
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14. Yeah, he's got two children who need him more
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