Last week’s Anita Dunn headline was “White House escalates war on Fox News.” This week’s Anita Dunn headline is “White House admits: We ‘control’ news media.” The latter certainly goes a long way toward explaining the former.
Here’s how World Net Daily reports the story:
Anita Dunn, the White House Communications Director who declared war on Fox News, inadvertently revealed the truth behind the effort to silence the network. She says the Obama administration “controls” the media.
President Obama’s presidential campaign focused on “making” the news media cover certain issues while rarely communicating anything to the press unless it was “controlled,” White House Communications Director Anita Dunn disclosed to the Dominican government at a videotaped conference.
“Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn’t absolutely control,” said Dunn.
“One of the reasons we did so many of the David Plouffe videos was not just for our supporters, but also because it was a way for us to get our message out without having to actually talk to reporters,” said Dunn, referring to Plouffe, who was Obama’s chief campaign manager.
“We just put that out there and made them write what Plouffe had said as opposed to Plouffe doing an interview with a reporter. So it was very much we controlled it as opposed to the press controlled it,” Dunn said.
Continued Dunn: “Whether it was a David Plouffe video or an Obama speech, a huge part of our press strategy was focused on making the media cover what Obama was actually saying as opposed to why the campaign was saying it, what the tactic was. … Making the press cover what we were saying.”
Sure, Anita. Like you really had to twist the media’s arms to get positive coverage for Obama. And Fox, the only apparent voice of dissent in the country, must now be silenced because it cannot be controlled.
Is there still anyone out there who doesn’t find this administration frightening?
Source: World Net Daily
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