Reporters Not Doing So Well with That “Press=Flaming Sword” Thing

 

“The power and the freedom of the press is a flaming sword. That it may be a faithful servant to all the people, use it justly… hold it high… guard it well.”

Lafayette Park, located directly across from the Whte House, was closed yesterday, so that half a dozen servicemen could handcuff themselves to the White House fence in peace and privace privacy, unmolested by our valiant servants of the press. The protesters were objecting to the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

Michael Walsh at Big Government says his blood is boiling.

It’s not just the cop’s rudeness and bullying, although that’s bad enough… There had better be a pretty darn good reason from barring citizens, and their representatives in the media, from a public park, and this sure doesn’t seem like it.

What’s even more disheartening, though, is the way the reporters passively accept getting shoved around, and meekly shuffle backwards while complaining into their cell phones.  And they weren’t sounding off like they had a pair, either.

Lafayette Park is closed. Docile reporters meekly move back. And back. And they keep moving back.

We don’t know why the park was closed (well, of course we do), but nobody reported on that.

We don’t know who authorized the park’s closing, because nobody reported on that.

We don’t know how long the park had been closed, because nobody reported on that.

We don’t know when the park would re-open, because nobody reported on that.

Lafayette Park reportedly has the densest squirrel population known to science. It seems that our “reporters” are nothing more than a few more squirrels, hoping for crumbs from the tourists.

Pathetic.

Stoutcat

Via HotAir

13 Responses to Reporters Not Doing So Well with That “Press=Flaming Sword” Thing

  1. Sissy Willis says:

    Great post! and damning video:

    Reporter into cell phone: “It’s one thing to push the public back, but not to let the media film is just ridiculous”

    Arrogant sheep, what a combination.

    • Gerry Ashley says:

      Maybe this is just a practice run for the November elections…

      Police: “The polls are CLOSED. BACK UP, people… BACK UP!”

      John Q Public: But WHY? This is where we’re supposed to come to vote.

      Police: “Not tonight, sir. Polls are closed. Now BACK UP!”

      John Q. Public: “Well, is it closed for the rest of election day? Do you know when it will re-open?”

      Police: You can try again in 2 years if you like, but until then, BACK UP!”

      Mainstream Reporter #1: “Can you believe THIS? We weren’t allowed in to see the progress of the election returns!

      Mainstream Reporter #2: “Doesn’t matter. They’re not letting in the public to vote, so there’s no point.

      Mainstream Reporter #1: No point??? Are you nuts? Look it’s ONE thing to not allow voters in to vote. I can live with that. No big deal. But to keep us JOURNALISTS out? It just makes no sense!

      The sad part of the above? I can picture it happening. And the lead story will be:

      “Media kept from covering election. Obama Says He’s “Laser focused” on determining what went wrong and will make that a priority during his second term… right behind creating jobs.”

      • vinny vidivici says:

        Gerry:

        Hillarious, if scary.

        As for the “Media Kept From Covering Election” headline — well, hell, they didn’t really cover the last one, so this will be nothing new.

  2. Sissy Willis says:

    Squirrels reference is brilliant.

    Just for fun, more about the cute furry kind from my old blogpost “Black and white and gray all over”:

    http://bit.ly/bTginV

  3. SenatorMark4 says:

    That really is one of the funniest clips I’ve ever seen. These are people that will wade into a violent G-8 protest with masked protestors throwing rocks but a lone officer saying ‘back up” really stumps them. This obviously shows that Obama really is controlling the press because the only time you see people act (Was it an act?) that cowardly is when their high paying job is on the line. So now we know what to say to them…”Back Up, Back up. Start BEING the American press again.”

  4. Guvnah says:

    The cell phone correspondent is just priceless.

    “It’s one thing to push the public back, but not to let the media film is just ridiculous.”

    Ha!

    First they came for the public, but I did not speak up, because I was a reporter.

  5. GTunga says:

    I suspect that the average blogger would have stood up for his/her natural rights in that situation. The “professionals” just took it up the wazoo because it didn’t fit the narrative…silly robots, freedom of the press is for humans…

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