Know what this country really needs? An independent, socialist wing of the media to promote Obama

by editor on December 1, 2010

An Obama administration official says we need a special socialist wing of the media to promote the grand achievements of Dear Leader. Well, maybe so, but MSNBC isn’t going to appreciate the competition.

The whole plan is outlined in this article from the socialists down at People’s World:

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Know what else we need? Giant banners like this hanging in city squares across the country.

The mainstream media has become so biased against working people that even a federal agency can’t get its message out, says a senior Department of Labor official.

President Obama’s Labor Department has an impressive list of accomplishments, but most of the media doesn’t bother to report on them, Carl Fillichio, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis’s senior adviser for public affairs and communications, told the annual gathering of the International Labor Communications Association.

Referring to the midterm elections, Fillichio said, “Why we fared the way we did three weeks ago is because things weren’t explained enough to people. There is a great need for people to get the full story.”

The role of labor media is therefore all the more precious, he continued. In many cases, the only way his department can get its accomplishments known is through the independent media.

“We battle every single day when we try to put something out,” he said. “The Washington Post, the New York Times, cable television” and others want to focus only on the nuts and bolts of policy issues. “Nobody is really telling the true story about how this is going to affect real people in real time in real ways.”

Fillichio announced at the meeting that he had hired a staff person specifically to deal with labor media, and then proceeded to give his name, e-mail address and phone number to everyone in the audience.

The message was appropriate for the crowd. ILCA, with nearly 500 members, is the professional association of newspapers, websites and other forms of media published by labor unions or about the labor movement across the country. (The People’s World is a member.)

Along this same line, you know what else we need? Some of those big, central squares in every city like they have in other countries. If we had some of those, we could cover them with giant murals of Dear Leader to inspire the people.

Yeah, that’s what we need.

H/T: WeaselZippers.us

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KimmyQueen
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O…kay… so basically what they are saying is that in order to do more FOR us they need to make sure we understand why they do what they do and hence explain their media takeover which is happening right now… awesome.

Warren
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“President Obama’s Labor Department has an impressive list of accomplishments..”

I bet the common man on the street would beg to differ on how impressive those are….

danybhoy
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danybhoy

Impressive? If the Bush43 years were a disaster for unemployment at around 5%, what does that make Obama at 10%?

Warren
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Less popular then Bush 🙂

I remember reading, in college, that unemployment at 5 or 6 percent is normal even in a very healthy economy. I hate articles like this: http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/11/24/pm-whats-a-realistic-normal-unemployment-rate/ that say we might have to get used to a “New Normal.” Screw that. Get people in power that actually care about the economy and give people a reason to start businesses, etc, and you’ll see the employment rate fall. We shouldn’t get used to it, that is just giving up and giving in.

danybhoy
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danybhoy

That is called The Overton Window.

YouCanCallMeAL
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YouCanCallMeAL

“Nobody is really telling the true story about how this is going to affect real people in real time in real ways.”

How about you start telling the truth instead of trying to put your spin on it? You were right on one point, the people want nuts and bolts. They don’t care about graphs and polls and charts. The people out there are out of work or they know someone out of work and they want results. I hear on the news “Unemployment has dropped to such and such percent” but I see my same friends and neighbors looking for work. Stop with the bullshit and instead of worrying about your public image in the media and worry about your public image in getting the people back to work.

YT
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YT

Up yours buddy, I like graphs and charts. The problem that you’re refering to is the cooked U3 number. And the cooked CPI. And the lack of M3. etc. etc.

Try shodowstats.com They reconstruct the data the way it used to be so you can do apples-apples comparisons.

YouCanCallMeAL
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YouCanCallMeAL

I like charts and graphs too, my original point I guess it didn’t come across the way I wanted it to, was that sometimes the media uses charts to distract and mislead.

YT
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YT

Ah, then doubleplusgood to you sir.

YouCanCallMeAL
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YouCanCallMeAL

And I like apples….

YT
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YT
YouCanCallMeAL
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YouCanCallMeAL

You think he was on the Portland bombing plot??