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

April 21, 2010


“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.



Via HotAir


Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell When…

October 12, 2009


It’s interesting to note what rates warp speed for the Obama crew and what does not…

Don’t tell when there are rush items (a.k.a. Never let a crisis go to waste):

Don’t ask and don’t tell when there are not so-rush issues (a.k.a. Campaign promises? What campaign promises?):

At this point, we’re rushing so fast, I’m not sure if anybody knows what to “tell” anymore…

Alan Speakman

Flip-Flopper in Chief Throws a Scrap to the Gay Community

June 17, 2009


Miss California was publicly pilloried for stating her views on the issue of same-sex marriage. California residents and their supporters who carried Proposition 8 through the state legislature were vilifed and threatened for basically holding a majority view.

President Obama (who shares that same view) has had to run no such gauntlet because of it.

Obama has stated both during his campaign as well as after he was elected, that he believes that marriage should be between one man and one woman. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) It’s just the double standard that frosts me.

And speaking of double standards, the Obama administration just recently pulled a complete 180 from his campaign promise to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), by asserting the constitutionality of the Act! That’s not just a flip-flop, that’s a two-and-a-half gainer with a half-twist in piker position, degree of difficulty, 3.0. And yet the judges still give him a 9.7. I don’t understand it.

Here’s another thing that mystifies me: Obama also campaigned on the promise to reverse the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy for gays serving in the military. And yet just over a week ago, his administration gave legal backing for Supreme Court’s refusal to hear a challenge to that law. There wasn’t much of an outcry over that, either.

Well, the natives are finally getting restless. Heavens, even Andrew Sullivan is losing patience! And if Obama has lost Andrew Sullivan…

So in order to cover his… well, to shield himself from further criticism, he has decided to throw the gay and lesbian community a bone in the form of extending benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees. This is an initiative that is expected to be announced from the White House some time this morning.

I wonder if it’s enough of a sop to keep the gay community quiet, to keep them supportive, and most especially, to keep their money flowing into Obama’s coffers.

Time will tell.

H/T: Instapundit