Journalists, Jobs & Government: Can We Trust Our Media Anymore?Submitted by McWilly on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 14:40
I was reading a report today on the incestuous relationship that the Obama administration has fostered with the fawning media. Every one of us will recall the adoring puff pieces on Obama, which continue to this day among the unscrupulous media outlets (looking at you MSNBC), but are still prevalent in those considered “less liberal” in their bias. Many members of the media in print and broadcast have left their former posts, where they were able to influence millions daily, to undertake a new line of work: government lackey.
The Washington Times is the latest to point out this flock of “neutral” media who have shown their true, undiluted blue coloring, and include this list of media-turned Obama-mouthpiece provided by Erik Erikson of Red State (of which I am not a fan) in today’s piece:
Mr. Erickson’s list included former Time correspondent Jay Carney, now Mr. Obama’s top spokesman; ABC News‘ Linda Douglass, who joined the White House push to pass Obamacare and returned to journalism at The Atlantic; the Chicago Tribune’s Jill Zuckman, a political correspondent who became spokeswoman for Ray LaHood, transportation secretary in Mr. Obama’s first term; Jim Sciutto, who left ABC News to work for U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, before returning to a media job at CNN; and The Washington Post’s Shailagh Murray, Douglas Frantz and Stephen Barr, all of whom took posts in the Obama administration.
And that’s a partial list. Continue Reading