Update: Helen goes after Team TOTUS Round Deux…Chip Reid and Helen Thomas take Robert Gibbs to task…

Update: Allah at HA has Helen going off in even more detail on TOTUS media tactics:

…“Nixon didn’t try to do that,” Thomas said. “They couldn’t control (the media). They didn’t try.

“What the hell do they think we are, puppets?” Thomas said. “They’re supposed to stay out of our business. They are our public servants. We pay them.”..

…“I’m not saying there has never been managed news before, but this is carried to fare-thee-well–for the town halls, for the press conferences,” she said. “It’s blatant. They don’t give a damn if you know it or not. They ought to be hanging their heads in shame.”…

The WH Press Corps slowly awakens from its koolaid induced stupor……

Courtesy of nickj077:

http://nicholasjacob.wordpress.com

(HT to RealClearPolitics)

“CBS’ Chip Reid and Helen Thomas double teamed Robert Gibbs today at the daily press briefing on the “tightly controlled” town hall meeting President Obama will hold on health care. Gibbs kept saying lets have this discussion AFTER the meeting. Helen Thomas accused the White House of “controlling the press.” She said almost all White House/Obama events are “prepackaged.” She accused the White House of not “having any answers.”

July 1, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes.

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