posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 10:22 AM
Now this is interesting.
This reporter is saying that any quotes by either the Obama or Romney camp have to be vetted before they can be printed.
So I'm guessing this means freedom of the press is dead.
How can we in this country even allow this to happen?
How can we expect unbiased news?
Especially if the reporters are sucking on the teats of either candidate for tables scraps.
And that's basically what we are getting with our news.
the table scraps.
The quotations come back redacted, stripped of colorful metaphors, colloquial language and anything even mildly provocative.
They are sent by e-mail from the Obama headquarters in Chicago to reporters who have interviewed campaign officials under one major condition: the
press office has veto power over what statements can be quoted and attributed by name.
Most reporters, desperate to pick the brains of the president’s top strategists, grudgingly agree. After the interviews, they review their notes,
check their tape recorders and send in the juiciest sound bites for review.
The verdict from the campaign — an operation that prides itself on staying consistently on script — is often no, Barack Obama does not approve