“Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt contended that the president has not broken his promise on [taking money from] lobbyists, saying in a statement that the Times analysis “misses the forest for the trees.”
The accusation has to be particularly hurtful to Obama since it came from their long-time pubic relations firm, The New York Times. If you factor in “liberal-speak” there is a missing word in the quote from Obama’s spokesman and that would be the word “directly.” Once the money is bundled and rebundled and given by lobbyists, but from their personal accounts it’s all mixed up. Who could follow it. You would have to be as naive as a mass media journalist to believe that lobbying money doesn’t make its way into Obama’s coffers.
Few things are more iconic than Hank Williams, Jr singing “Are you ready for some football” before every Monday Night Football game. Long after you’ve forgotten the score the jingle still resonates in your memory. ESPN took the bold step of suspending their use of the famous tune because of some comments by Williams, Jr.made about President Obama. It seems that Hank in not too fond of the policies of Obama and had the temerity to voice his disdain on Fox News. That’s probably a double whammy; saying something negative about Obama and doing it on Fox News. I can understand ESPN’s desire to avoid getting political as a sports channel, but I suspect that the issue may go a little deeper. Perhaps they don’t want to come under pressure from one of Obama’s federal agencies…
This is Chapter Two of a three part short story on a Free Press
(Chapter One can be found here).
“I’ll never eat curry again as long as I live.” Charles whispered to himself as he began to think about Wednesday’s date with destiny, “I wonder if they’ll serve Kobe beef for lunch on Wednesday.” Although it was late, Charles felt a little hungry. He had heard about the weekly cocktail parties that the Enlightened One hosted. Charles was a little envious as he had never been invited. “I am sure to be included this week.” He thought, “I’ll be right there in the house. They will be sure to invite me.”