Tammy joined Alan Colmes and Jon Scott on Happening Now this morning to discuss Obama telling the media that they need “perspective” in the coverage of terrorism. In other words, they need to do less coverage. Tammy had a few things to say about that 🙂

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  1. Pat_S says:

    I believe Obama has always called on reporters at a news conference from a predetermined list. When George W. Bush did this in 2003 before the Iraq War, the press was shocked.

    Bush has media walking a fine line

    Bush made two unprecedented moves that could signal the way he and his administration plan to handle — some say intimidate — the media during wartime.

    First, rather than filing in as usual, reporters were summoned into the East Room in pairs, “as if we were in grammar school and were being called on the line for something,” CBS’ Bill Plante says. Then, after opening remarks, Bush called on reporters from a predetermined list assembled by White House press secretary Ari Fleischer.

    Veterans say they hadn’t seen such a stifling atmosphere since the 1980s, when President Reagan called on reporters using a seating chart.

    All in all, Plante says, Thursday’s event was designed to control the media and make Bush look strong — “not someone who is rushing to war like some wild yahoo.”

    Now Obama routinely uses a predetermined list and wants to control what the press writes about. He doesn’t want to be asked about war. Libs think this is good leadership.

  2. Cathode Rays says:

    I liked Tammy’s last word: “Just report the news; that’s all you need to do.”

    Uh-hm, ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, CNN? Crickets.

  3. Piquerish says:

    Little Miss Muffet stood at the pulpit and begged of the Kurds, “Oh, why?” Equivalency of uncivilized evil to things civilized and defending against evil is in itself E-V-I-L. Alan Colmes is a howling sphincter in full volume. “Numb and not prepared” equals insouciance and a apathetic Pollyanna attitude. The hard head guarantees the soft ass, Alan. Tammy, again, dances rings around Mr. Arched Brow and shows him for the enabler dullard that he is. Colmes may be a “nice guy,” but he’s still a soft-handed blabbering putz in my book.

  4. Maynard says:

    Alan Colmes agreed that the president should be “dispassionate”. This is one of those false aphorisms that is seductive because it starts with a small kernel of truth: Yes, our actions must be wise rather than emotional, because action without wisdom tends to be counterproductive. But without passion, there is no action. Obama continues to regard the cancer of radical Islam as a “setback” or a “speed bump”. This is the rhetoric that drives us to further slumber. A pinprick here, an exercise there, and then back to sleep. Contrast this — as Tammy has done — to the passion that Obama brings to the table when he beats down his political opposition, or when he goes to bat for some thug that “could be my son”. Do we need a clearer indication that Obama is not “dispassionate” about ISIS as a matter of strategy, but rather because he just doesn’t care?

  5. The “perspective” that Obama wants from the media is, of course, his own. Not so different from the perspective of Pravda during the bad old days of the Soviet Union. But then, as now, there came a time when the rubes just didn’t buy the stories any more. When that happened the house of cards came tumbling down and so did the Berlin wall. The left requires a shared delusion, backed up by a compliant media to keep itself in power. But that formula is subject to the intrusion of inconvenient facts, such as terrorist attacks coming fast and furious every other day. In our current situation, the hatefacts of reality are barging in on the safe spaces of leftist fantasy and leaving them in disarray. And many people are noticing that the left has no answer as to why.

  6. Alain41 says:

    If you have trouble telling the media, look over there, then you tell the media, have perspective – look over there. Also, difficult after 7 years to blame your predecessor. And if your final year push is for gun control, terrorism is the last topic that you want the press to be reporting. ‘Workplace Violence’ has become Worldplace Violence. Leading from Behind Change.

  7. TigerAim says:

    Thumbs up, Tammy! You hit the nail on the head again & again here. And then, there’s poor ol’ Alan: what to say about him … just give it the head shake.

  8. Alain41 says:

    In other media perspective news; Matt Taibbi has article in Rolling Stone, “America is Too Dumb for TV News.” He posits that politicians can say anything (lie), This Election Cycle, because TV news hasn’t done good enough job calling them out. This Election Cycle!!! And Obama’s statements were mentioned Zero many times… While it is laughable to see RS publish article that says citizens are too dumb to understand/evaluate what is being said (eg, RS, your readers evaluated what you published just fine), Taibbi still has some liberal cred. (cough) And his last clause, “things are going to get weird pretty fast in this country.” seems like a ready made excuse for Obama when heck breaks loose next year; wasn’t Obama’s fault, it was lying Republican politicians and their stupid followers. Obama Protection Meme in place. (Wonder if this will be RS defense in lawsuit; we made a minor editorial miscalculation your Honor, the real problem is that people are just awesomely stupid. Would you like a subscription?)

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