Media to Blame for HalloweenGate Cover-Up

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    the MSM media has become a enemy to us citizens.

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    Media: The White House is now taking hits for trying to downplay a lavish Halloween party the Obamas threw themselves amid an economic crisis. But what about the reporters who dutifully complied with the cover-up?

    In her new book, "The Obamas," New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor relays a story about how the White House communications staff wanted to keep the 2009 party under wraps.

    No wonder. Had the fact that they were holding an extravagant "Alice in Wonderland"-theme party — decorated with the help of director Tim Burton and featuring Johnny Depp in his Mad Hatter costume — at a time of 10% joblessness, it would have caused an outrage.

    Subsequent reporting has found that Depp and Burton weren't listed in the White House entry logs, further bolstering the cover-up story.

    But if anyone is guilty of a cover-up, it's the White House press corps.

    There was, after all, at least one reporter at the party. But as Politico reports, the "dispatches from the party did not mention either Burton or Depp."

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    That's been true with the Solyndra scandal. It was true when odd goings-on with Obama-backed LightSquared emerged. And let's not forget the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal, which cost one American his life, and in which the head of the Justice Department was caught lying to Congress.

    The mainstream press has been so diligent in ignoring Fast and Furious, in fact, that the White House felt comfortable screaming at CBS News investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson for having the temerity to cover it, noting that no other "reasonable" mainstream outlet was doing so.

    Jonathan Alter, a 28-year Newsweek veteran, even wrote a column for Bloomberg in which he lauded the White House for being utterly "free of scandal."

    When he was pressed about the Halloween party cover-up, White House press secretary Jim Carney lashed out at reporters for being "irresponsible."

    He's certainly got that right.


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    Media To Blame For HalloweenGate Cover-Up - Investors.com
     
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    Halloween Party?

    No wonder the Lamestream media wants to cover this up. It could bring down the Obama administration. Who needs birthers when you got a decadent Halloween Party?
     
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    When that party is paid for by the American Tax payer they have a right to know what their hard earned money is being used for...don't you think?
     
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    then step away from that mirror
     
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    So how much did the Tax payers pay to have Johnny Depp at the White House as the Mad Hatter?
     
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    Oh by all means....RUN WITH THIS! :lol::lol:
     
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    Pictured: Inside the Obamas' secret Alice In Wonderland-themed Halloween party at White House that was kept under wraps for TWO yearsHeld during the depths of the recession, Obamas knew it would be bad PR

    Johnny Depp and Tim Burton helped host the event but their names were kept off the visitor logs in an effort to keep the party secret

    By Meghan Keneally

    Last updated at 9:28 PM on 10th January 2012

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    The first pictures of the infamous Alice in Wonderland Halloween party at the White House emerged today - just hours it was revealed the Obama administration kept the 2009 celebration under wraps for two years.

    The pictures will likely add to the embarrassment for the administration as the Obamas have been highly criticized for hosting a lavish Halloween party- with guests like actor Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton- in 2009 at the same time that the country was in the midst of a recession.

    The initial news of the party came from a book, written by New York Times journalist Jodi Kantor, which maintains that the reason why it was kept so quiet at the time was because the administration was aware that it would be in poor form for them to host an extravagant party when so many were suffering financially.

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    Inside Obamas' secret Alice In Wonderland-themed Halloween party at White House | Mail Online
     
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    Who gives a fuck if they had a gay ass costume party. Why hide it?
     
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    Did Moochelle dress up as Zira?
     

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