“State Run Media”

CBS’s Bill Plante calls it:

…HOWARD KURTZ, HOST: Bill Plante, you’ve been patrolling that building since Ronald Reagan. Does the White House press look a little self-involved, a little whiny as I said earlier, complaining about this Tiger incident?

BILL PLANTE, CBS NEWS SENIOR WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: We’ve gotten used to being called whiny lapdogs. I’ve heard it for 30 years. But this is not about a picture of Tiger Woods. This is about access to the president. And access to the president has been cut and pushed and curtailed over every administration I’ve covered.

And here’s the nub of it, Howie: this administration has the tools to reach people on their own. They don’t need us as much. And to the extent that they’re able to do that, they’re undercutting the First Amendment, which guarantees a free press through many voices. If they put out their own material, it’s state-run media.

And thank YOU, “MEDIA”, for getting this imperialist elected. You do remember that part?

5 Responses to ““State Run Media””

  1. Gunslinger says:

    Heh, the lapdog media becomes the spurned lovers yet they will continue to kiss Dear Leader’s feet.

  2. Kathy Kinsley says:

    For a while…I think even they are beginning to ‘get it’ now.

  3. leelu says:

    He doth protest too much. The problem isn’t I think, “a” state run media. It’s when the media is THE state run media. Which is why they hate the internets.

  4. Yojimbo says:

    I’m now attempting a “suspension of disbelief” over his comments.

    Nope, didn’t work.

  5. aelfheld says:

    If they put out their own material, it’s state-run media.

    But if we put out the exact same material (with maybe just a little tongue) it’s a free press

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