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Posted: 4/29/2011 7:42:24 PM EDT

Update: Chronicle responds after Obama Administration punishes reporter for using multimedia, then claims they didn't


Update: In a pants-on-fire moment, the White House press office today denied anyone there had issued threats to remove Carla Marinucci and possibly other Hearst reporters from the press pool covering the President in the Bay Area.

Chronicle editor Ward Bushee called the press office on its fib:

Sadly, we expected the White House to respond in this manner based on our experiences yesterday. It is not a truthful response. It follows a day of off-the-record exchanges with key people in the White House communications office who told us they would remove our reporter, then threatened retaliation to Chronicle and Hearst reporters if we reported on the ban, and then recanted to say our reporter might not be removed after all.

The Chronicle's report is accurate.

If the White House has indeed decided not to ban our reporter, we would like an on-the-record notice that she will remain the San Francisco print pool reporter.

I was on some of those calls and can confirm Ward's statement.

Messy ball now firmly in White House court.

Link Posted: 4/29/2011 7:43:35 PM EDT
Evil always turns in on itself.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 7:44:55 PM EDT
So when are they apologizing to Joe Wilson?

Link Posted: 4/29/2011 7:45:05 PM EDT
Bout damn time someone linked it here. I held of on posting it because I thought someone would beat me. The comments are cool.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 8:15:08 PM EDT
"a pants-on-fire moment"
"called the press office on its fib"
"It is not a truthful response"

Still holding back, hoping the White House will change their minds. Not wanting an irreparable breach. Not quite calling them LIARS.

Still Leftists on all sides.


Steve
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 8:19:50 PM EDT
Drudge is playing it up big:

"SF Chronicle: White House Lying"

(No, he doesn't have the flashing siren on it, because it's not news that Obama or his people are liars, but it's the headline on the front page.)





Link Posted: 4/29/2011 8:20:52 PM EDT
She broke well established rules and got her lower lips smacked but wont take responsibility for it despite other reporters commenting that she; broke the rules of 'print' media.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 8:21:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2011 8:33:18 PM EDT by raven]

Originally Posted By targetworks:
Drudge is playing it up big:

"SF Chronicle: White House Lying"

(No, he doesn't have the flashing siren on it, because it's not news that Obama or his people are liars, but it's the headline on the front page.)






What's news is that his fluffers in the media, in SAN FRANCISCO of all places, feel so violated by their beloved Christian President they publicly rebuked Messiah for lying, even if only on their blog. If he lies to the American people on anything else? They don't care or turn a blind eye. But if they screw over their reporter? Yank her privileges? Then lie about it so they don't look as small and petty as they really are? Well, then, this cannot stand!

This is why it's so delicious. Both parties are awful in their own way, and the SF Chronicle is only standing up to Obama for the most self-serving of reasons. They don't care about him wrecking the country and probably cheer him on that. But at least they're doing calling Obama's administration on its mendacity in this regard. That's a first.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 8:23:11 PM EDT
The comments are great.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 8:38:57 PM EDT
Anyone wanna bet whether the SF Comical will endorse Obama for re-election in 2012?

C'mon, it's just a family fued, but when the morning comes, they all love each other.

Don't expect the SF Comical to suddenly do any major investigative reporting on any of the skeletons in Obama's closet, either.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 8:40:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By beckman:
Anyone wanna bet whether the SF Comical will endorse Obama for re-election in 2012?

C'mon, it's just a family fued, but when the morning comes, they all love each other.

Don't expect the SF Comical to suddenly do any major investigative reporting on any of the skeletons in Obama's closet, either.

Never in a million years, but this is a man-bites-dog story and everyone loves those.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 8:41:01 PM EDT
I think the Zero League is panicking that the left is growing disillusioned. No left, no chance for reelection because organizations like MoveOn will move on without Zero.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 9:04:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By beckman:
Anyone wanna bet whether the SF Comical will endorse Obama for re-election in 2012?

C'mon, it's just a family fued, but when the morning comes, they all love each other.

Don't expect the SF Comical to suddenly do any major investigative reporting on any of the skeletons in Obama's closet, either.

Never in a million years, but this is a man-bites-dog story and everyone loves those.
Yes, it's nice to see them fighting each other, that's for sure. But it's pretty annoying to see a newspaper who feels that Team Obama is trampling on freedom of the press (whether the paper is correct or not isn't the point; they believe it), and we all know that the newspaper will still support Obama. In the press's eyes, freedom of the press is the holiest of the holies, but even when Team Obama defecates on their alter, he's still their hero.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, media bias is the number one issue facing this country today because it drives every other issue. It may not have absolute control over public opinion, but it gives a healthy advantage to liberals such as Obama.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 9:13:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2011 9:16:33 PM EDT by raven]

Originally Posted By beckman:
Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By beckman:
Anyone wanna bet whether the SF Comical will endorse Obama for re-election in 2012?

C'mon, it's just a family fued, but when the morning comes, they all love each other.

Don't expect the SF Comical to suddenly do any major investigative reporting on any of the skeletons in Obama's closet, either.

Never in a million years, but this is a man-bites-dog story and everyone loves those.
Yes, it's nice to see them fighting each other, that's for sure. But it's pretty annoying to see a newspaper who feels that Team Obama is trampling on freedom of the press (whether the paper is correct or not isn't the point; they believe it), and we all know that the newspaper will still support Obama. In the press's eyes, freedom of the press is the holiest of the holies, but even when Team Obama defecates on their alter, he's still their hero.


Faith and allegiance to the liberal/progressive/socialist cause and dream of utopia through all-encompassing government trumps everything to the believers. Family. Country. Religion. Race. Profession.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 9:17:40 PM EDT


Is the chronicle a left or right paper?
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 9:17:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By beckman:
Anyone wanna bet whether the SF Comical will endorse Obama for re-election in 2012?

C'mon, it's just a family fued, but when the morning comes, they all love each other.

Don't expect the SF Comical to suddenly do any major investigative reporting on any of the skeletons in Obama's closet, either.

Never in a million years, but this is a man-bites-dog story and everyone loves those.


If the rumors about Obama facing a primary challenge pan out they may very well back a challenger over Barry.

Let the good times roll.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 9:34:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bludgeonmonkey:
Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By beckman:
Anyone wanna bet whether the SF Comical will endorse Obama for re-election in 2012?

C'mon, it's just a family fued, but when the morning comes, they all love each other.

Don't expect the SF Comical to suddenly do any major investigative reporting on any of the skeletons in Obama's closet, either.

Never in a million years, but this is a man-bites-dog story and everyone loves those.


If the rumors about Obama facing a primary challenge pan out they may very well back a challenger over Barry.

Let the good times roll.

I think that's silly. Clinton has categorically said she's done with politics. Obama has dispirited communists who are disappointed he didn't go far enough with the immense power he had for about 2 years. Will they deep-six his re-election for a hardcore commie with no chance of winning a la Nader? Probably not. They'll hold their nose and vote for Obama because they prefer him to anything the GOP offers.

The GOP is even chicken to face him, which is pretty sad. No one on the left is going to challenge him.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:25:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By _DR:


Is the chronicle a left or right paper?


Mostly left. The Examiner is SF's right-wing paper.

Note that the comments on the chronicle website are frequently fairly conservative. I don't think they're representative of the actual people here.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:51:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By Bludgeonmonkey:
Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By beckman:
Anyone wanna bet whether the SF Comical will endorse Obama for re-election in 2012?

C'mon, it's just a family fued, but when the morning comes, they all love each other.

Don't expect the SF Comical to suddenly do any major investigative reporting on any of the skeletons in Obama's closet, either.

Never in a million years, but this is a man-bites-dog story and everyone loves those.


If the rumors about Obama facing a primary challenge pan out they may very well back a challenger over Barry.

Let the good times roll.

I think that's silly. Clinton has categorically said she's done with politics. Obama has dispirited communists who are disappointed he didn't go far enough with the immense power he had for about 2 years. Will they deep-six his re-election for a hardcore commie with no chance of winning a la Nader? Probably not. They'll hold their nose and vote for Obama because they prefer him to anything the GOP offers.

The GOP is even chicken to face him, which is pretty sad. No one on the left is going to challenge him.
Although I agree with you, it's not because I believe Hillary when she swore on her mother's grave that she wouldn't run. I think it's because she will have a hard time beating Obama. If she doesn't beat him, but weakens him enough for him to lose to a Republican, she'll be seen as a spoiler. If she beats him, can she count on the black vote? What issues would she run on? She can't claim that she was against ObamaCare, which is a clone of HillaryCare, although Romney is trying such a ploy.

Sure, it's possible that Hillary is telling the truth for once in her life. Maybe she's tired. But I think that if she senses a good opportunity, if she smells blood in the water, she'll be unable to resist.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 11:34:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By beckman:
I've said it before and I'll say it again, media bias is the number one issue facing this country today because it drives every other issue. It may not have absolute control over public opinion, but it gives a healthy advantage to liberals such as Obama.

I go to the University of Missouri at Columbia which, as our wonderful administration never tires of reminding us, is one of the top schools for Journalism in the country. Because of this, and the school's proximity to Chicago and St. Louis, I have met many starry-eyed liberals studying journalism. When I ask them why the answer is invariably something along the lines of "I want to make a difference."

Oh really? What sort of "difference?" What happened to reporting the facts? What are you going to include, or, more likely, omit, from your writing in order to push your agenda?

I feel that we're entering a new era of yellow journalism.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 2:35:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By beckman:
Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By Bludgeonmonkey:
Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By beckman:
Anyone wanna bet whether the SF Comical will endorse Obama for re-election in 2012?

C'mon, it's just a family fued, but when the morning comes, they all love each other.

Don't expect the SF Comical to suddenly do any major investigative reporting on any of the skeletons in Obama's closet, either.

Never in a million years, but this is a man-bites-dog story and everyone loves those.


If the rumors about Obama facing a primary challenge pan out they may very well back a challenger over Barry.

Let the good times roll.

I think that's silly. Clinton has categorically said she's done with politics. Obama has dispirited communists who are disappointed he didn't go far enough with the immense power he had for about 2 years. Will they deep-six his re-election for a hardcore commie with no chance of winning a la Nader? Probably not. They'll hold their nose and vote for Obama because they prefer him to anything the GOP offers.

The GOP is even chicken to face him, which is pretty sad. No one on the left is going to challenge him.
Although I agree with you, it's not because I believe Hillary when she swore on her mother's grave that she wouldn't run. I think it's because she will have a hard time beating Obama. If she doesn't beat him, but weakens him enough for him to lose to a Republican, she'll be seen as a spoiler. If she beats him, can she count on the black vote? What issues would she run on? She can't claim that she was against ObamaCare, which is a clone of HillaryCare, although Romney is trying such a ploy.

Sure, it's possible that Hillary is telling the truth for once in her life. Maybe she's tired. But I think that if she senses a good opportunity, if she smells blood in the water, she'll be unable to resist.


I predict Obama will go down because of a scandal and Hillary will run and beat him. And I am no fan of the disgraced president's manwoman.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:09:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:13:47 AM EDT
0 will be the candidate in 2012 and the left will support him 101%. They played the "if you are against him you MUST be a racist" card too often not to hear the same from the fellow libtards if they stop whoreshopping him.

Kind of the emperor without clothes.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:33:48 AM EDT
obama lied, the newspaper cried.

Comment section has been good for some laughs though.

koba

10:22 PM on April 29, 2011

"Many spiritually advanced people I know (not coweringly religious, mind you, but deeply spiritual) identify Obama as a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment. These kinds of people actually help us evolve." - MARK MORFORD, SFGATE, JUNE 6, 2008.

This is the idiotic, nitwit filth that The Chronicle foisted on the public as part of the media's campaign to put Obama in the White House.

The Chronicle along with the rest of the media have not acted as the traditional "fourth estate" regarding Obama. For years you have instead competed to see who could give Obama the most slavish, servile, groveling tongue bath possible. That it takes a direct attack on your organization and your reporters to change your tune shows how bereft of principles and character The Chronicle staff really are.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/bronstein/detail?entry_id=87978#ixzz1L0Lz5xbp
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:55:28 AM EDT
They will go to bed tonight and even though Obama won't bother to use lube, the Chronicle will tell everyone tomorrow how far up there he got it and how good it was for them.

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Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:00:33 AM EDT
2 snaps w/ a twist
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:22:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Normal_Guy:
2 snaps w/ a twist

3 snaps in a Z formation!

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:29:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jacketch:
They will go to bed tonight and even though Obama won't bother to use lube, the Chronicle will tell everyone tomorrow how far up there he got it and how good it was for them.

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile

lol
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:21:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 15jonshoot:


"Many spiritually advanced people I know (not coweringly religious, mind you, but deeply spiritual) identify Obama as a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment. These kinds of people actually help us evolve." - MARK MORFORD, SFGATE, JUNE 6, 2008.

That, like, blows my mind man.


Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:39:34 AM EDT
this comment I found particularly satisfying:

He said that he would take Public Financing, for his Presidential Campaign. He said that there would be NO LOBBYISTS in his Administration. He said that, if we gave him a $900 BILLION Slush Fund, Unemployment would not go past 8%. He said that there would be Shovel Ready Infrastructure Jobs. New Roads. New Bridges. A New Electrical Grid. Green Jobs. New Tech Jobs. Jobs for as far as the eye can see.
He gave the Stimulus/Slush Fund Money, to his Public Employee Union Brownshirt Buddies. NO JOBS.
What does he have to do, to make you realize what he is?
GITMO is still open. Renditions, are still, the order of the day. He's started a WAR OF CHOICE, against Libya. A WAR OF CHOICE, with absolutely ZERO Congressional Approval. They weren't even BRIEFED. It seems that HIS MAJESTY was on Vacation, at the time. (I thought he was AGAINST all this stuff?)
His Administration's INTRUSIONS on our PRIVACY, make the days, when Democrats screamed through their Bullhorns about the Sanctity of their LBRARY BOOKS, seem quaint, by Comparison.
He said that there would be NO MORE EARMARKS.
He said his Soviet/Cuba Style Health Care, would not add to the Debt. That you keep your Doctor. He said that all Health Care debate, would be LIVE, on CSPAN. He said that all Bills would be put up on the Internet for 72 HOURS, before a Vote.
That no-one making less than $250,000 would see ANY TAX INCREASE of any kind.
He said that this was gonna be "The Most Transparent Administration EVER." He even got a TRANSPARENCY AWARD from the Media. An Awards Ceremony, that was CLOSED to the PRESS. (you can't make this stuff up)
But nobody seems to care. Nobody wants to believe, WHO and WHAT, this man is.
The Son of a Muslim/Marxist Father, and an Atheist/Communist Mother. Raised in Indonesia, to the chants of "DEATH TO AMERICA!" Surrounded by HATE, his whole life. Hate for WHITES and JEWS and this Country. Surrounded by Marxists and Communists and Maoists.
This is a guy who's Philosophical Underpinnings come from a BOOK, dedicated to LUCIFER. And he seems to be on a MISSION, to fulfill "The Dreams Of My Father". A Kenyan, who hated this Country. A Marxist/Muslim who abandoned his Family (Typical Black Man) and DIED DRUNK, in a Kenyan Gutter.
THIS is WHO, and WHAT he is.
HAMAS believes that he is their "DELIVEROR".
His entire life, he has been SURROUNDED by people who HATE.
Barack Hussein Obama, Barry Soetoro, Abu Hussain.
The Prince of LIES, goes by many names.
The WORLD is in

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:50:47 AM EDT

What's worse: more than a few journalists familiar with this story are aware of some implied threats from the White House of additional and wider punishment if Carla's spanking became public. Really? That's a heavy hand usually reserved for places other than the land of the free.


Welcome to Obama's version of the United States of America. Sorry the light knocked you flat on your ass when you momentarily opened your eyes.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:10:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Clinotus:
She broke well established rules and got her lower lips smacked but wont take responsibility for it despite other reporters commenting that she; broke the rules of 'print' media.



Perhaps you missed the part where the White House threatened to lock her out and anyone else in the Hearst media corperation...... not for violating the rules of the press pool but for reporting that she was even sanctioned in the first place. Then the White House lied about making the threats and the SFC called them on it.

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:20:10 AM EDT
SF Chronicle is obviously racist.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:20:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2011 6:58:46 AM EDT by scarecrow31]
Originally Posted By pukindog:

What's worse: more than a few journalists familiar with this story are aware of some implied threats from the White House of additional and wider punishment if Carla's spanking became public. Really? That's a heavy hand usually reserved for places other than the land of the free.


Welcome to Obama's version of the United States of America. Sorry the light knocked you flat on your ass when you momentarily opened your eyes.



and I have zero, scratch that, less than zero sympathy for Carla Marinucci, the SFC, and any other member of the MSM. They have carried this buffoon's water for three years. They have willfully ignored and actively participated in covering up any and all faults this man has. They have helped create a monster and sold their souls to get him installed in the highest office in the nation. Its a little late to act indignant when that monster turns around and bites you in the ass.

They have been sucking Obama's off since 2008 and now its time for then to turn around, bite a mouthful of pillow and continue to act like the cheap little whores they are.

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:54:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By chupacabras:
The comments are great.

+1

The libs are feeding on each other.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:58:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Greggy_D:

Originally Posted By chupacabras:
The comments are great.

+1

The libs are feeding on each other.


Yeah, because the marxist revolution is taking so long.



Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:01:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Greggy_D:

Originally Posted By chupacabras:
The comments are great.

+1

The libs are feeding on each other.


Those are drudge readers.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:04:05 AM EDT
Somebody is racist.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:18:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By badfish274:
Originally Posted By Greggy_D:

Originally Posted By chupacabras:
The comments are great.

+1

The libs are feeding on each other.


Those are drudge readers.
That's probably true. One can see that phenomenon very frequently when a normally liberal online website suddenly has a rash of conservative comments because Drudge has a link to that article. Such comments frequently don't reflect the site's normal readership.

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