Truly Pravda

2014 October 14
by drdog09

Pool reports — those summaries of the president’s public appearances that go to the news media at large and are used in countless news stories — are filed by a rotating group of journalists whose work is intended to be free of content changes by the White House.

The pool journalists, however, must submit their reports to the White House press office, which distributes them via e-mail to hundreds of news organizations and others. The White House maintains the list of recipients.

Reporters have complained that the Obama White House exploits its role as distributor to demand changes in pool reports and that the press office has delayed or refused to distribute some reports until they are amended to officials’ satisfaction.

And so we wonder why the news is so slanted? Its approved and amended by the WH commissars. And the move by some journalists? —

But now, some journalists are sharing their White House reporting using Google Groups — the digital service that allows registered users to receive and send information within a closed circle. In an early test of the supplemental system, journalists shared pool information about President Obama’s trip to Chicago this month. The system has been used for “advisories,” such as where the pool is assembling, when another pool report will be issued or whether a correction is in the works.


Now the interesting thing to watch is what will the White House do? Start taking credentials away from the pool reporters in the group? If that occurs pretty much a free press is over, what little is left of it.

But this represents another interesting development. Fact is the arrangements that the pool reporters are using with Google Groups is nothing short of a budding syndication scheme. If the team running this expand the service in other areas beyond White House reporting they have developed a direct threat to the NYT syndication platform.

Times they continue to change…

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  1. 2014 October 14 9:45 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Another liberal lie falls — — Sadam’s Iraq DID have chemical weapons. Army had been dismantling them ever since the Iraq war.

    Funny NYT does not even reference their own part in distributing the leftist lies on their own pages. Not a single apology and I don’t expect one either. But what baffles me is why the Bush admin stayed quiet on this? You would expect this to be Live-at-Five kind of disclosure to shut up the Left? Anybody have any ideas?

  2. 2014 October 15 5:43 am
    mulletover permalink

    #1. Ace of Spades is reporting on this NYT story with some interesting insight.

  3. 2014 October 15 6:23 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Excellent link there Mullet. And Ace rips the Liberal meme to tatters as usual.

  4. 2014 October 15 6:32 am
    MI Conservative permalink

    RCP Average 9/25 – 10/13 — 42.2 52.7 -10.5
    Either the people at Rasmussen are geniuses or they really suck!!

    ABC News/Wash Post 39 57 -18
    NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 42 52 -10
    Gallup 41 54 -13
    RASSMUSSEN 49 49 Tie
    Reuters/Ipsos 39 53 -14
    The Economist/YouGov 44 52 -8
    CBS News 42 50 -8
    Reason-Rupe/PSRAI 43 50 -7
    FOX News 39 53 -14
    Associated Press/GfK 42 58 -16
    CNN/Opinion Research 44 52 -8

  5. 2014 October 15 6:33 am
    justrand permalink

    MIC, Rasmussen is intent on swaying the overall RCP average…and they ARE doing so. I don’t know why RCP still allows them in

  6. 2014 October 15 6:38 am
    justrand permalink

    HOUSTON, we have a problem!

    The city of Houston is trying to force pastors to send turn over transcripts of their sermons…so the city can see is any pastor is being critical of Houston’s gay mayor!


    Texans, please tell me the State of TEXAS is NOT going to allow this!

  7. 2014 October 15 6:40 am
    drdog09 permalink

    They won’t.

    But then the mayor is being stupid. All they have to do is SHOW UP to find out! Might just do some of them good to hear what is being said. Nor do all pastors have entire sermons as notes, so it would not do them any good anyway.

  8. 2014 October 15 7:00 am
    bc3b permalink

    Rasmussen Reports has sucked ever since Scott Rasmussen sold it about year ago.

  9. 2014 October 15 7:02 am
    bc3b permalink

    Houston’s mayor is a lesbian and, like most GLBT people, she likes to bully others. There’s nothing like the gay Mafia.

  10. 2014 October 15 7:49 am
    justrand permalink

    it is truly Good News Wednesday:

    well worth the read

    Only a new HASHTAG from the State Dept. can stop ISIS now

  11. 2014 October 15 7:54 am
    bc3b permalink

    Justrand #10 –

    Jenn Psaki is working on it as I key.

  12. 2014 October 15 7:57 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR –

    If Baghdad falls, let’s hope it’s before the election.

  13. 2014 October 15 8:09 am
    The Ghost of Reason permalink

    Baghdad will fall before the end of the week. It won’t be reported that way …. (SIGH)

  14. 2014 October 15 8:16 am
    drdog09 permalink

    When Baghdad falls —

    * No one will ask why the strategic force agreement was never consummated.
    * No one will note that ISIS WILL HAVE the WMD that we had attempted to get out of the hands of people like them.
    * That such weapons will be used against us.

    And nary a drop of this cluster F!#@$% will fall on Obos head.


  15. 2014 October 15 8:44 am
    justrand permalink

    drdog: “And nary a drop of this cluster F!#@$% will fall on Obos head. “

    because RACISM!, duh!.

  16. 2014 October 15 8:48 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Obo admin doing more bridge selling — — The only person in the country `winning` in this country is Jimma Carter. He won’t be the worst president in history any longer.

  17. 2014 October 15 8:50 am
    drdog09 permalink

    JR, Yes. Unfortunately.

  18. 2014 October 15 9:16 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “One Adam 12, see the sign” —

    One would almost think there is a deliberate effort to spread the virus so that a national public health emergency can be called with martial law for enforcement…

  19. 2014 October 15 9:26 am
    drdog09 permalink

    What would a pandemic be without a hitler video?

  20. 2014 October 15 9:28 am
    drdog09 permalink

    And more Ebola —

    One should note that said worker went FROM Cleveland.

  21. 2014 October 15 9:54 am
    mulletover permalink

    Let’s see. We have a fully staffed Embassy, and 350 troops there to protect them. We have several hundred advisors somewhere in Iraq. We have contract employees in and around the Green Zone.

    So who will be on the last helicopter flight from the Green Zone or the last flight out of Baghdad Intl?

    Oh wait. ISIS has an almost inexhaustible supply of ManPads to stop the air operations.

    They could soon have a big supply of hostages for the public beheadings.

    Obama, call your office.

  22. 2014 October 15 10:13 am
    RonM permalink


    And in true NYT fashion, we are reminded several times throughout the article the weapons found were “remnants of long-abandoned programs, built in close collaboration with the West.” (Bush still lied, people died…or something). Oh yes, and this, the money line:

    “The discoveries of these chemical weapons did not support the government’s invasion rationale.

    After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Mr. Bush insisted that Mr. Hussein was hiding an active weapons of mass destruction program, in defiance of international will and at the world’s risk. United Nations inspectors said they could not find evidence for these claims.”

    I’m thinking this is the Times’ version of an October surprise. They have nothing else at the moment, so let’s bring out the hackneyed “there were no weapons of mass destruction” claim and see if it sticks.

  23. 2014 October 15 10:13 am
    bc3b permalink

    Obama FINALLY cancelled a fundraiser (for appearance sake).

  24. 2014 October 15 10:21 am
    bc3b permalink

    When has Barack Obama ever been right about anything?

  25. 2014 October 15 11:09 am
    drdog09 permalink

    23, it would be funny that the fund raiser he did not go to was to support Ebola research or Wounded Warrior or something… Oh wait! In my dreams, its got to be another $15k/plate rubber chicken special for the OFA right?

  26. 2014 October 15 12:31 pm

    re:#1 – I was telling you folks about that for years (starting in the PP days) including all the under reported stories (when they did occur and they’re were quite a few), and anecdotes from my brother about it being “not uncommon” to come across such during route clearance and related ops and things he heard while based out of Taji. Funny that suddenly the NY Times now seems interested in these matters, they never wanted to mention any of it while it was happening.

    Aces’ (actually Gabriel’s) post is dead on and the Times’s spin on this is typical BS meant to continue to try and re-write some of the history.

  27. 2014 October 15 12:39 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Lockheed-Martin Skunk Works is in the fusion game — — Working on a production design that would be about 2 shipping containers in size and produced 100MW!

  28. 2014 October 15 1:14 pm

    Baghdad will fall before the end of the week. It won’t be reported that way …. (SIGH)
    Unless your counting BIAP operations being affected as Baghdad falling then no it’s certainly not going to fall before the end of the week, too many Shiite militias and Iranian affiliates in town for that to likely happen very quickly, though I have no doubts ISIS and affiliated raids\bombing in and around the city are soon enough going to be reeking more havoc in the weeks ahead.

    ” — The only person in the country `winning` in this country is Jimma Carter. He won’t be the worst president in history any longer.”

    haha indeed. You know you’re really fucking up foreign policy when even Jimmy is out there railing against you’re incompetence.

    The CDC has announced that the second healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola — now identified as Amber Joy Vinson of Dallas — traveled by air Oct. 13, with a low-grade fever, a day before she showed up at the hospital reporting symptoms.

    Oh boy.

  29. 2014 October 15 1:31 pm

    23 – Is he going to play golf instead?

    27 – That’s great…. if and when they actually deliver, I wish them luck. Sort of like that other story the other day that’s really all only on paper. Saw that Rossi guy with his E-Cat was also recently in the news with some new semi-independent test… course he’s still not letting anyone investigate the guts of the device that seemed to output 3.5x more than measured input.

  30. 2014 October 15 3:09 pm

    Not getting off so cheaply.
    ” Technology workers have asked an appeals court not to approve a US$324.5 million settlement in Silicon Valley’s controversial employee hiring case, according to a document filed Tuesday.

    The move by the plaintiffs puts them in alignment with an earlier decision by Judge Lucy Koh of the federal district court in San Jose to throw out the settlement on the grounds that it wouldn’t pay the workers enough. Attorneys for the defendants — Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel — subsequently appealed Koh’s decision. ”

  31. 2014 October 15 3:42 pm
    JBoz permalink

    Dear leader is the First Horseman of the Apocalypse.

  32. 2014 October 15 3:47 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    30, I always thought the settlement valuation was too low. What the lawyers ought to be after is the sum of the quarterly earnings of all the companies for the time duration of the infraction. That should be a couple of billion at least. Then negotiate down from there.

  33. 2014 October 15 4:05 pm

    32 – I thought so as well.

    BTW – Now they’re shipping nurse #2 to Emory (Atlanta). …great, glad I’m headed out of town for a couple days.

  34. 2014 October 15 6:08 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

  35. 2014 October 15 6:57 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    nurse: Yes, CDC I have a slight fever, 99.5, and treated Patient Zero. I am about to board an airliner is that ok?
    CDC: Hey, no problem babe! Till you reach 100.4, no sweat.
    nurse: Great! See ya in Dallas.

    Oh then we have this —

    Scroll down open the two pics. Notice the guy with the blue shirt? Why is he not suited up??? That plane carried amber vinson to Atlanta for treatment.

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