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Obama official Kareem Dale confirms White House's love for MSNBC

(UPDATED: A second video has been added below.)

For some inexplicable reason having to do with who knows what, a widespread impression has grown among many politics fans that MSNBC and its crowd of talkers -- including Chris "Thrill Up My Leg" Matthews, Norah "The GOP Is Doomed to Die" O'Donnell and Ed "It's Time to Grind Them Into the Ground" Schultz -- are somewhat in favor of President Obama.

Well, actually in complete love with the Great Change Agent.

Now, thanks to the ubiquitous cameras of C-SPAN, comes official videoed word from Kareem Dale, special assistant to the president for arts and culture and a key White House advisor on disability policy.

At the 1:51 mark of this video, Dale candidly reveals the new administration's reciprocal feelings. Hint: Apparently the new White House has a popular internal saying involving the words "love" and "MSNBC."

(UPDATE: Courtesy of Washington writer Patrick Gavin we have a new video below showing the remarkably dissimilar treatment the White House press corps afforded George W. Bush and now Obama. Take a peek by scrolling down.)


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This is a shocking story, I mean we out in here in America had no idea that MSNBC had a love thing for Obama.
Since just about nobody watches that network who cares!

i also love msnbc when they sign off and Olberman would be my absolute favorite dish if i could boil him in a large vat of salted water for about 2 hours or until the meat falls off the bones.

how many times has olbermann ben fired from TV jobs?

how many times has he wet the floor while on duty?

What a bizarre thing to say. And to have it met by dead silence.

That explains why MSNBC's ratings are in the tank. Apparently the WH is the only group watching...

Boycott GE, Won't that send a tingle up your pants!

WHO IS JOHN GAULT?

If there were any real journalists at MSNBC they should
be ashamed that the White House loves them. It proves
they are PR agents for Obama, but not journalists. Shame.

No doubt about it. MSNBC sycophants give great Democrat head.

MSNBC CNN Mock Tea Parties Appearing To Be Totally In Obamas Pocket So No Wonder They Love MSNB. They Probably Hold CNN Dear As Well.

Back on Tea Party Day I heard about the CNN reporter badgering attendees and quoting the Obama party line and looked up the link in the attached.
They are links to CNN and MSNBC stories on the tea parties with Tea Bagging sexual slurs that included prepared comedy routines, using Dick Armey in a disgusting way as well as combative reporters challenging protestors instead of simply reporting.
How can I not now be convinced that the Media (in the guise of CNN and MSNBC at least) are in the bag (no pun intended) for Obama. This is shameful. WHere is their journalistic integrity????? Do they not know their history? Do they not know the dangers of encouraging cults of personality and no opposing views?

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/julia-seymour/2009/04/15/cnn-correspondent-claims-tea-parties-anti-government-anti-cnn
This link is video and text on a cnn correspondent getting combative with an interviewee in tea party crowd and calls them anti government anti cnn and even tries to challenge them on the merits of obamas tax rebate. THis reporter should be fired!

http://tinyurl.com/d37wka

THis link shows msnbc going off on tea bagging at the tea parties. WHere is the FCC? We all know what tea bagging means! Repulsive!

http://tinyurl.com/cbolhw

This is Anderson cooper riffing on tea bagging. He should be fired and his channel should be fined heavily for airing this trash. These are prepared profane statements and that cant be in the spirit of what the FCC allows to be aired!

I love to make figures out of elbow macaroni and to color with crayons. I also love how MSNBC is no longer unbiased but a mouth piece for Obamatard.

The damage done to our country by der Fuehrer and the far left selfish myopic criminal members of Congress would not be possible without the aid of the extreme left bias of the media. I only hope that we can reverse some of the damage and get the old USA back again. The USA that I grew up in and millions of people risked their lives to live in. The USA where an penniless immigrant could rise up to become an business owner or even a millionaire because of capitalism. We are now doomed to a life of oppression, depression, and repression thanks to the arrogant narcissist Marxist in the White House. Thank you MSM!

MSNBC isn't a news organization, it's like the old Pravda and Tass were for the Kremlin. They are the self-appointed official spokes channel for the Democratic Party, and for the Administration. I'm not sure how that doesn't violate some kind of campaign financing law, to be quite honest with you. Whenever I hear Keith or Chris talk, it makes be think about Monica Lewinsky, and how they would make perfect little White House interns for Obama.

Of course Obama loves MSNBC. The hosts are the first ones in line to bend over grab their ankles and tell the big Bama how good he is. It isn't a secret that Matthews and Olbermann would love to do a lewinsky on him.

Barky and Michelle are half of MSNBC's total audience.

I HAVE NO RESPECT FOR ANY ONE O F THESE LIE-BERALS AT MSNBC . IS THERE ANY WONDER AS TON WHY THE PARENT COMPANY OF NBC UNIVERSAL INCLUDING MSNBC THE GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY THE MOST POWERFUL STORIED AND IINNOVATIVE COMPANY GLOBALLY FOR MANY MANY YEEARS UNDER JACK WELCH WHEREAS CURRENTLY GENERAL ELECTRIC HAS DETERIORATED SIGNIFIVCANTLY BASE ON THE LIKES OF MSNBC CHRIS MATTHES KEITH OLBERMANN NORA O?DONNEL L CONSTACE BREWSTER CHUCK TODD DAVID SCHULSTER AND OTHERS . I WILL EXPAND IN FUTURE DRAFTS , TREVOR MERCHANT BRONX NEW YORK CITY MONDAY MAY 04.2009

Well, that explains it all. If the WH loves MSNBC, then we are all in big trouble. Good grief!!!

I have no respect left for Morning Joe... a total sellout.

MSNBC sucks - a bunch of idiots running that network

This is typical Chicago politics.
Put an old buddy on the payroll.

But does anyone else think this guy looks and speaks like he is retarded?

PLEASE stop referring to MSNBC as a "media" organization. It's an activist group not unlike the ACLU, SEIU, MALDEF, etc.

What is MSNBC? Never heard of it. Is it similar to the H1N1 virus -- all hype and fizzle?

Wow so they are so out of tune with the public already that they actually watch the least watched news network on television. We are living not only through one of the most difficult times financially, but now we have to put up with a socialist regime.

I listened to Olbermann's interview with then candidate Obama last fall. A sixth grader could have asked tougher, deeper and more revealing questions. The guy reminds me of a spoiled child no one will listen to. Mathews used to have some credibility, now he is just part of a laughing stock.

"......WHO IS JOHN GAULT?...."


Craig.......... I don't know who 'John Gault' is, but I do know John Galt. He drives the midnight til' eight' cross town bus in Natchez.

It is obvious that most of the commenters so far are FAUXNEWS junkies, who thought that network was fine during the Dubya years. They can't stand the truth, so now they think MSNBC is evil. The chickens have come home to roost . . .

With this being a rag in the tank for BO, I'm surprised they allow a blog like this.

Does Anderson Cooper know there is going to be a tea bag (his favorite) party in San Fran Sicko this week end? Hell they have them everyday.

MSNBC has led the menagerie of Pres. Bush haters.
Ever sence 9-12, the day that Carville Bagala and Soros came to the conclusion that Pres. Bush had to be distroyed by any means possable, there has been open season on any republican that can get the attention of the camera.

It's John Galt nimrod.

Wow, just wow. I see lots of people bashing MSNBC for sucking up to President Obama. Yet, I don't see a single person saying anything about Fox "News" sordid love affair with President Bush. Fox "News" had their collective heads so far up the White House's butt that they were the first ones to know what they were eating. So how about we all agree that bias can come from any direction, not just MSNBC.

It's a shame that the fungus known as MSNBC attached to a once-pound #1 television network is allowed sufficient electrical power to transmit. That GE allows this to continue is borderline insanity.

A truly green world would shut this worthless garbage off. To actually watch Rachel Madow for five minutes is to understand- MSNBC has become the angry militant lesbian network.

Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann are Obama sycophants that couldn't spell a decent rating, let alone generate one.

Of course bedwetting liberals love bedwetting PMSBC liberals. By those high ratings they could soon take over CNN.

If the WH loves MSNBC, run, run, run and never watch them again! I haven't for years because Keith Olberman is certifiably nuts, honestly and truly. I'm waiting for him to totally unravel and unspool one day. It will happen! He had his same un controllable ego when he was a sports guy in L.A. Just think! The Administration didn't even have to buy with our money the station! What a deal!

Just makes me want to break out in "Some Enchanted Evening", a thrill goes up my leg caused by this news. If I were Obama I would love MSNBC too: Matthews gushing about Barack, Mika *itch slapping anybody or any idea that is anything but far left, weasly little "political director" Chuck fawning all over his adoring Obama-Is-Master statistics, the guy that really makes me cringe is oily-snake-like David something or other insulting anything but his own point of view...which is "Obama is just marvelous". Unmemorable anchors doing the Obama back-flip. Nobody is watching this disgusting display...and apparently MSNBC is completely unaware that Obama trashcanned or broke ten major promises during his first 100 days. This piece of "journalistic" trash will be off the airwaves within 13 months based on their numbers. Hubba-hubba.

The Government/Media complex is in full swing. This is another confirmation that obama needs a fan club and absolutely cannot tolerate differing points of view ... or hard questions.

Reminds me of a dictatorship using a media arm to spew propaganda. Good thing the no body really watches msnbc right now. My guess is that we will be forced to eventually.

I AM A 70 YEAR OLD ITALIAN GUY WHO GREW UP IN NEW JERSEY IN AN ITALIAN NEIGHBORHOOD. IF THIS OLBERMAN GUY WAS TO EVER SHOW UP IN OUR HOOD WE WOULD HAVE KICKED HIS FAIRY ASS DOWN THE STREET OH AT LEASE 2 BLOCKS.

obamalamadingdong

That explains it. I only watch ANY station associated with NBC to find out what the Democrats are thinking, speaking and doing to our great Country - now I know why - they work for the President. This is why there will be no Fairness Doctrine - they would NEVER comply, never!!

Keith Obberman is a NAZI! I am not surprised the FASCIST THUG OBAMA LOVES MSNBC!

SAY NO TO FASCISM SAY NO TO OBAMA!

looks like the drudge/limberger/insannity brown shirts are here. great to hear from the morbidly obese nascar inbreds.

you can go back to fux news and watch your foxettes with your cold one in one hand, and your meatball in the other....

Olberman is so bad he makes every other newsperson appear totally brillant. Keep it up MSNBC, soon you will need a bailout which the Community Organizer will not even grant. Who watches MSNBC, based on the ratings, no one.

Of course Barry likes MSNBC..it's not real news! It's just garbage from the MSM that makes Obama feel like he is GOD with his little followers eating up every word that praises him. That's all he knows, he is a media-ho and not a leader. He would enjoy listening to Olberman - BHO is just as empty headed and cocky. LOSERS!

MSNBC ratings are down, and Obama's approval numbers are sinking with it...

Notice the sub headline of the story: "Vice President Joe Buden Survives Visit to Wilmington Amtrak Station" --- Joe Buden?

No one watches that channel except leftists who hate America and want us to turn into mind numb robots who rely on the gov't for every thing. I used to watch that channel when it was a legitimate news channel, but stopped several months ago when it became blatantly anti American. Liberal newspapers, liberal radio stations, and liberal TV news channels are all dying because the typical liberal who votes Democrat is under educated, relies on gov't for subsidized income or welfare, and has no interest in what's going on other than where do I get my next handout from the gov't. God help us when the Dems nationalize 20 million illegal immigrants who will overwhelming vote Democrat because of their welfare state.

Whoopdiedoo! Olbermann has one viewer for his fat-headed nightly rant.

I wonder if it bothers Obama to go to a military base and see all the TVs on FOX?

www.onebigdog.net

Oberman is a sham, I actually would lose respect for the Obama administration if this guy and channel as a whole is part of their news cycle. wow, that is scary. MSNBC is a story gone bad, so sad really. Mark my word, this company singlehandedly will dent GE's standing. Sad.

Stop whining.......you had your run with FOX and the Bush LOVE propoganda...

I absolutely believe the traditional media in this country has lost it's foundation. Why would any news organization want to be loved by any administration. The basis of freedom of the press is that they are free to speak AGAINST the government. Without thinking of the politics involved, the whole notion of media and administration working together is disturbing.

Makes you wonder if there are any true journalists left in the country? Is there any objectivity any longer? If the bottom line of journalism today is to make a buck, it seems to me that the real money makers would be those who have the guts to report truth. It would be such an unexpected change that demand would outstrip the supply.

 
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