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(DCist)   Mitt Romney holds an event at the Newseum, a building dedicated to preserving the history of journalism. Fark: His event is closed to the press   (dcist.com) divider line 85
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2012-06-14 08:11:26 PM  

Shaggy_C: But after the speech, Romney hung around for some up-close conversation with some members of the executives' group. That meeting...was closed to press.

So the entire speech as open to the press except his private conversations with a couple VIPs? Sounds to me like subby has his panties in a wad because annoying reporters weren't allowed to go paparazzi-style, lingering over Romney's shoulder to hear every last utterance that he had in private conversation.


We all want Clooney-type access. I'd say this is McBain Capital at work.

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-06-14 08:12:10 PM  
In addressing the Business Roundtable, Romney charged the Obama administration with pursuing the "most anti-investment, anti-business, anti-jobs series of policies in modern American history." There was other red meat for the well-heeled crowd.

You know, this is really starting to get annoying... Like Obama or not, if you are even slightly honest with yourself, you know that his policies aren't particularly any more "anti-investment, anti-business," or "anti-jobs" than anyone else's. This just flat out inventing outrageous bullshiat to spew is getting ridiculously out of control.
 
2012-06-14 08:15:52 PM  

Rashnu: I don't get it. What's the connection between the modern press and the historical practice of journalism?


Oh for fark sake.

This is outside the Newseum.

2.bp.blogspot.com

The man is running for executive office. He bans the press from a meeting. See................
 
2012-06-14 08:16:01 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: skylabdown: Does being a blind partisian bother you

Shouldn't you know from personal experience?


OH WELL!!! I got told.
 
2012-06-14 08:17:32 PM  

Mikey1969: In addressing the Business Roundtable, Romney charged the Obama administration with pursuing the "most anti-investment, anti-business, anti-jobs series of policies in modern American history." There was other red meat for the well-heeled crowd.

You know, this is really starting to get annoying... Like Obama or not, if you are even slightly honest with yourself, you know that his policies aren't particularly any more "anti-investment, anti-business," or "anti-jobs" than anyone else's. This just flat out inventing outrageous bullshiat to spew is getting ridiculously out of control.


The sad thing is that it works. If it didn't. Politicians wouldn't be doing it.
 
2012-06-14 08:20:56 PM  

Mikey1969: This just flat out inventing outrageous bullshiat to spew is getting ridiculously out of control.


Been around for a while, you know. Freedom of the press = partisan asshats attacking the President for any kind of bullshiat imaginable, no matter how untrue. Let's take a trip back to the 1700s, shall we?

Included in the catalog of Washington's alleged shortcomings, failures, and crimes were: his cold, aloof, arrogant manner; his lack of intelligence and wisdom; and his love of luxury and display. According to his critics, he was both incompetent and unrepublican. He had been a poor general and a lukewarm patriot; he was ungrateful to France; he had conspired to destroy American liberty through a new alliance with Great Britain; and he had attempted to promote his own infallibility while disregarding the sovereign will of the people.
 
2012-06-14 08:21:32 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Winston Smith '84: Good. I'll be glad when we can get rid of the press. They're not needed, do nothing but tout a liberal agenda, and get in the way of the police when civil disturbances are occuring. I wouldn't mind seeing the Constitution amended to get rid of this pesky nuisance. If nothing else, it should be illegal for the press to write or report stories that portray military members in a negative light. It is infuriating to see people who are defending our freedoms get smeared by liberal hacks.

Please be better at this.


All that time in Room101 rotted his trolling abilities...
 
2012-06-14 08:21:47 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Mikey1969: In addressing the Business Roundtable, Romney charged the Obama administration with pursuing the "most anti-investment, anti-business, anti-jobs series of policies in modern American history." There was other red meat for the well-heeled crowd.

You know, this is really starting to get annoying... Like Obama or not, if you are even slightly honest with yourself, you know that his policies aren't particularly any more "anti-investment, anti-business," or "anti-jobs" than anyone else's. This just flat out inventing outrageous bullshiat to spew is getting ridiculously out of control.

The sad thing is that it works. If it didn't. Politicians wouldn't be doing it.


People are acting like this campaigning and TV ads and speeches etc are somehow brand new never-seen before stuff politicians and interest groups just came up with. Even better, that only one side does it.

Well, by people, mostly Fark Pol tab dwellers.
 
2012-06-14 08:37:54 PM  

wotthefark: Rashnu: I don't get it. What's the connection between the modern press and the historical practice of journalism?

Oh for fark sake.

This is outside the Newseum.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 629x502]

The man is running for executive office. He bans the press from a meeting. See................


*whoosh* That was the sound of my attempt at a cynical comment on the state of modern "journalism" flying over your head. :) God forbid they actually, you know, attempt to investigate or be journalists rather than just regurgitating spoon-fed press releases. Anyway, banning the press from a meeting is probably a prerequisite to that meeting actually being in any way substantive.

The Fourth Estate is broken. Why would the government even bother trying to abridge it's freedom? The Internet is like a giant all-access printing press. The most vapid and idiotic political blogger is as much a part of the Press now as Wolf Blitzer.
 
2012-06-14 08:40:49 PM  

Shaggy_C: Been around for a while, you know. Freedom of the press = partisan asshats attacking the President for any kind of bullshiat imaginable, no matter how untrue. Let's take a trip back to the 1700s, shall we?


I'm not talking about the press, I'm talking about the asshat politicians. Who the Hell is enticed to vote for a blatant liar? I just don't get it. I mean, it's one thing when they attack their policies, but these are just pure fabrications, not even remotely true.
 
2012-06-14 08:41:44 PM  
Someone might ask why he is running for President and he is still computing that answer.
 
2012-06-14 08:42:08 PM  

3_Butt_Cheeks: People are acting like this campaigning and TV ads and speeches etc are somehow brand new never-seen before stuff politicians and interest groups just came up with. Even better, that only one side does it.

Well, by people, mostly Fark Pol tab dwellers.


It's getting more shrill by the minute... But hey, as long as you get to scream at the TV all night, I guess it doesn't matter.
 
2012-06-14 08:49:54 PM  

LarryDan43: Someone might ask why he is running for President and he is still computing that answer.


Duh, because you get a cool plane.
 
2012-06-14 08:50:35 PM  

skylabdown: ghare: skylabdown: Waitwaitwait.. are Obama supporters here on Fark actually having an issue with anything being closed to the press?? Because.. uh... Obama is the king at not allowing the press into meetings and events.

Just sayin'.

Don't these hallucinations bother you?

Does being a blind partisian bother you?


It doesn't bother you, obviously. And I guess that noticing how insane and divorced from reality today's Republicans are (that's you, btw) makes me an Obama supporter. Well, I guess if I have to make a choice, it does. Obama's flaws become almost unnoticeable if my choices are a) whoever got out of the Republican primaries and b) Obama.

But you folks WANT policies that have been proven not to work. So yeah, I'm a blind partisan. Because your party is simply not an option anymore, and I'm stuck with the other guy.
 
2012-06-14 08:53:47 PM  

Rashnu: wotthefark: Rashnu: I don't get it. What's the connection between the modern press and the historical practice of journalism?

Oh for fark sake.

This is outside the Newseum.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 629x502]

The man is running for executive office. He bans the press from a meeting. See................

*whoosh* That was the sound of my attempt at a cynical comment on the state of modern "journalism" flying over your head. :) God forbid they actually, you know, attempt to investigate or be journalists rather than just regurgitating spoon-fed press releases. Anyway, banning the press from a meeting is probably a prerequisite to that meeting actually being in any way substantive.

The Fourth Estate is broken. Why would the government even bother trying to abridge it's freedom? The Internet is like a giant all-access printing press. The most vapid and idiotic political blogger is as much a part of the Press now as Wolf Blitzer.


And what's worse is that notwithstanding the bloggers who parrot Fox News' marching orders, the most vapid and idiotic political blogger is still Edward R. Murrow compared to the talking heads on the for-profit 24-hour news channels. It's the reason somebody made this pic:
punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com
and I'm giving 11:3 odds* that Jon Stewart was the person who made it.

/*offer not valid in countries whose official name is not a homophone of the Hindi word for "Carburetor"
//persons claiming any prizes must have first gotten a black eye as a direct result of a stampede of wild elephants (and one baby zebra) in their living room on the 4th of July between 3:55PM and 4:00PM during a hail storm
///any and all prizes will be paid in Zimbabwean dollars
 
2012-06-14 09:00:02 PM  
If it was a Democrat(ic) fundraiser, the press would have been locked in a closet.
 
2012-06-14 09:03:26 PM  

soy_bomb: If it was a Democrat(ic) fundraiser, the press would have been locked in a closet.


No way the Clooneys and Babs and Spielbergs of the world would ever let those little people near their closets.
 
2012-06-14 09:18:00 PM  

3_Butt_Cheeks: soy_bomb: If it was a Democrat(ic) fundraiser, the press would have been locked in a closet.

No way the Clooneys and Babs and Spielbergs of the world would ever let those little people near their closets.


Yes, as well all know, celebrities hate publicity.

Oh no wait, the opposite of that.
 
2012-06-14 09:28:49 PM  

Fart_Machine: Meh, half of the event was open to the press.


well a 50% chance that half the press was there...
 
2012-06-14 09:49:10 PM  

Hobodeluxe: [s3.amazonaws.com image 550x339]

I spent 30 million trying to knock Romney out of the race now I'm going to spend another 30 million to putt him in the white house.
of course I won't be expecting any favors *wink wink*


If Romney had any honor, he would tell that idiot to go fark himself. But Rmoney has no dignity, no spine and no consistency on the issues.
 
2012-06-14 09:52:28 PM  

Hobodeluxe: [s3.amazonaws.com image 550x339]

I spent 30 million trying to knock Romney out of the race now I'm going to spend another 30 million to putt him in the white house.
of course I won't be expecting any favors *wink wink*


He hires good decorations.
 
2012-06-14 10:05:34 PM  

soy_bomb: If it was a Democrat(ic) fundraiser, the press would have been locked in a closet.


Why did you put parentheses around the "ic" in "Democratic"?
 
2012-06-14 10:37:52 PM  
Behold, the state of American journalism in a nutshell.
 
2012-06-14 11:06:19 PM  
If the Newseum was anything but a self-congratulatory circle jerk, they wouldn't have allowed a closed political event there.

Bbbut money.
 
2012-06-14 11:08:55 PM  

Hobodeluxe: The Romney campaign bus appeared to be circling and honking at the location of a campaign speech to be given by President Obama during a visit to Cleveland, Ohio today, according to a tweet by CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller. 


Saw that. I think Obama should show up in the middle of one of Romney's speeches just to remind him who the real rockstar is. I guarantee half Romney's supporters would still rush to get Obama's autograph.
 
2012-06-14 11:32:50 PM  
Yeah. This was much more ironic than Obama giving a big middle class speech, and then jetting off to a 40k a plate Manhattan fundraiser with the fancy people.

Politics tab strikes again. Find us a Jon Stewart link now.
 
2012-06-14 11:45:09 PM  

soy_bomb: If it was a Democrat(ic) fundraiser, the press would have been locked in a closet.


Really? Well the Libertarian party would have had everyone stoned and sitting around singing 'I wanna be a cowboy' and then trying to understand the deeper meaning of why everything either has a power cord or it doesn't.
 
2012-06-15 12:34:03 AM  

barneyfifesbullet: Yeah. This was much more ironic than Obama giving a big middle class speech, and then jetting off to a 40k a plate Manhattan fundraiser with the fancy people.


From Obama's itinerary for today:

"While in New York City, the President and the First Lady will visit the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's World Trade Center site, and receive a briefing on construction progress. The visit will be a preview of the One World Trade Center topping-off ceremony, which will symbolize the near-completion of the iconic building's framework. There will be travel pool coverage of the visit.

In the evening, the President will deliver remarks at two campaign events. The First Lady will also deliver remarks at the second campaign event. Both will be print pool for remarks only.

In the evening, the President and the First Lady will return to Washington, DC. The departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport and the arrival on the South Lawn are open press."

He's holding $40k a plate dinners at the WTC now?
 
2012-06-15 01:24:12 AM  

barneyfifesbullet: Yeah. This was much more ironic than Obama Romney giving a big middle class speech, and then jetting off to a 40k a plate Manhattan fundraiser with the fancy people.


FTFY

But it's ok when the Republican does it right?
 
2012-06-15 01:25:48 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: He's holding $40k a plate dinners at the WTC now?


I hear they're having it at the Nathan's Hot Dog's restaurant in the food court in Terminal 4 at JFK.
 
2012-06-15 01:26:35 AM  

Mrtraveler01: barneyfifesbullet: Yeah. This was much more ironic than Obama Romney giving a big middle class speech, and then jetting off to a 40k a plate Manhattan fundraiser with the fancy people.

FTFY

But it's ok when the Republican does it right?


"It's different when we do it."
 
2012-06-15 01:27:30 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Really? Well the Libertarian party would have had everyone stoned and sitting around singing 'I wanna be a cowboy' and then trying to understand the deeper meaning of why everything either has a power cord or it doesn't.


What the Libertarian Party sitting around actually sounds like.
 
2012-06-15 01:36:05 AM  

Nadie_AZ: and then trying to understand the deeper meaning of why everything either has a power cord or it doesn't


I'm glad I'm not the only one who's thought of this as well.
 
2012-06-15 10:27:45 AM  
Rmoney wants to make news-reporting history.
 
2012-06-15 12:32:38 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Guidette Frankentits: Ricardo Klement: You don't even want to know about his event at the Holocaust Museum.

That never happened.

Of course it did. They were invited. Punch was served.


Yeah, but I heard it had turned bad, and gave everyone gas.

What?

Stop looking at me like that!
 
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