Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Shocker: ABC News Wonders if Obama is Creating ‘State Run Media’ (Duuhhhhh!)

It‘s a shocking question from one of the country’s main news outlets: Is the Obama White House replacing the traditional press with its own “state run” media machine?

According to ABC, it seems the answer might be “yes.“ The news outlet points out ”the White House Press Office now not only produces a website, blog, YouTube channel, Flickr photo stream, and Facebook and Twitter profiles, but also a mix of daily video programming, including live coverage of the president’s appearances and news-like shows that highlight his accomplishments.”

ABC’s story goes on to cite examples:

But while these innovative communications tools ostensibly offer greater transparency and openness, critics say they have come at a troublesome expense: less accountability of the administration by the independent, mainstream press. READ MORE...

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