Our President telling the press what to report

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    reagan was the teflon president, barry is the insulated president
     
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    Who cares? You're free to criticize the president when you don't like what he does - why shouldn't the president criticize the press when he disagrees with him. It's not like he's taking away their right to disagree - but he has just as much of a right to say whatever he likes.
     
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    Wouldn't that make him the Seran Wrap president? It's pretty obvious that most of the media can see not wrong with the administration and when you have members of the media making statements like " it's my duty to make sure this president succeeds" why then would it be surprising that the same media would never question this president? In fact NBC/Universal is nothing but a corporate marketing lobby group for G.E. , thus the reason why you would never hear anything bad from them about the administration. Why would they, when this company stands to make billions and billions of dollars on cap and trade, healthcare, and even convinced congress to actually almost fund a second engine for the F-35 that they would build even though P&W has developed the engine from the beginning and has over 100,000 test flight hours on it. So I don't find it surprising at all that this president has little if any media blockage to any of his agenda and in fact it's more likely they act as marketing arms for White House poicy rather than the lost 4th estate.
     
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    Navy1960 that is why msnbc canceled their message boards. thhay started to get to many people critiisizing Dingle Barry and his administration and his Obama care program
     
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    The President did not tell the press what to report. If he did, you didn't get that from the article you linked to.
     
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    You are correct, but Obama is setting a dangerous precendent by "denouncing the news media's emphasis on angry protesters at town hall meetings."
     
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    That's the truth, he won't complain when it's positive news about him, what he does not seem to realize is that the campaign is over, and he actually got elected.

    He lets Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid write the bills, and now he's wondering why there is so much opposition to these bills. One word - socialism and we Americans, dems, independents and republicans do not like socialism . We just don't, it's the precurser to communism.
     
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    Dangerous precedence? He may get the media at large ticked off at him some more. He may tick of some more of the public at large. I don't see that as dangerous for him. If you mean politically speaking, I don't see that happening. As a whole, the American people have shown they rather be treated like employees, than the employers they are.
     

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