Liberal columnists, bloggers quietly summoned to White House (again)

This seems to be escalating quickly. Just two weeks ago, as several brewing Obama administration scandals were set to hit the newspapers, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough appeared in the White House press room with a big box of doughnuts to thank the press corps for doing such a bang-up job keeping the president honest. Who knows, then, what tasty treats await a group of liberal columnists and bloggers who were spotted today heading to the West Wing.

The idea of lefty journalists being summoned quietly to the White House for a private briefing would seem unbelievable if it hadn’t happened before. Soon after last year’s election, several MSNBC personalities and “progressive journalists” were spied heading into the West Wing, though they were awfully tight-lipped about the whole thing, both before and after. Rachel Maddow joked that she was there for the “hippie cabal,” so what’s the purpose of today’s meeting?

Here’s a theory, and we’re not sure if it’s funny or scary.

Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren just posted an interesting piece on that very subject.

[Carney] has the very important job of being the person communicating with the American people on behalf of President Obama. If he is getting thrown under the bus, and being set up by others senior to him, I suggest it is time he throw them under the bus – let us know what is going on and why the evolving stories – because his credibility is tarnished.

Chris “Tingles” Matthews was curiously absent from December’s West Wing love-fest; maybe they’d just installed new carpet or something and were worried about, um, press leaks. So who wasn’t spotted today?

Obama and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney managed to alienate a good portion of the White House press corps by leaving them out of that special “deep background” meeting that was by special invitation only. Add the Justice Department snooping on the AP, Fox News’ James Rosen, (maybe) Sharyl Attkisson and who knows who else, and the relationship between President Boyfriend and his fan club can only get rockier.

We’ve been dealing with a quasi-journalistic press corps for a long time now. If anyone would like to step up and demand transparency, now is the time.

  • http://www.amazon.com/Devon-Dibley-His-Golden-Key/dp/1484181557/ M F Scotto

    Symptom of a free republic dying.

    • Ariadnea

      Hear, hear! This administration effectively are yanking the leashes of their lapdogs.

      • Clayton Grant

        That was very well said.

      • Clayton Grant

        That was very well said.

    • detroit19

      Agree…sadly, but hoping she can be resuscitated,

  • Republicanvet

    So if Barky Kardashian is interviewing replacements for CircusCarney, would these be the first in his admin to be vetted?

  • Billie Slash

    From “Journo-Lists” to Fellatio-ists”.

    • Garth Haycock

      There’s a difference?

  • Sharkteeth

    “Replacing the batteries to their bugs” I don’t care who you are but that’s funny.

  • Republicanvet

    Maybe this meeting is on the up and up? Did these guys form a non-profit last week and are being told br Barky personally that his IRS approved their application?

    The Free Barky Foundation?

    The Let Me Eat My Waffles Here Collective?

  • OLLPOH

    Is This The 4th Amendment being displayed for a Free Republic?
    versus
    Is This The ObamaGovt being displayed?

  • Clayton Grant

    Here it comes folks. In the coming days, you’re going to see a spike in trolling of Conservative blogs. Bet on it! Inform yourselves and get out ahead of the false narratives that will be accompanied by ad hominem attacks. Please rise above it and don’t stoop to their level.

    • BlahBlah

      It’s not trolling if they are having collective strokes doing it.

      • Clayton Grant

        What sort of stroke? Golf strokes? Brain strokes? Masturb.. Rowing?

        • BlahBlah

          Aneurism strokes. Trolling is not trolling if they are in a full meltdown mode doing it.

          • detroit19

            Rofl!

    • rivers

      You know what that means, a bunch of comments that read like this: HAHAHAHAHA!
      Bush! Worst person ever!
      It’s Reagan’s fault!
      Obama won the election, you guys are dumb!

      You know, covering all the basics of logic and debate as is their wont.

      • journogal

        You forgot to throw into the mix some misspelled words…

      • BlahBlah

        HAHAHAHAHAHA!!111111

        BUSH WORST PERSON EVER!!!111177777

        ITS REAGANS FAULT!!!11113333

        There I fixed it for you.

        • rivers

          Much better. I think it’s good if we get out in front and save them the trouble of showing up.

      • Squirrel!

        And Raaacist!

      • Squirrel!

        And Raaacist!

    • Evil Otto

      It’s not possible to stoop to their level and still be a human being, but yeah, they’re coming out of the woodwork. I take it as a sign of desperation.

      • Clayton Grant

        Absolutely Otto, and I intend to do all I can to turn their desperation into despair.

      • detroit19

        Worse than cockroaches…

    • CatHerder

      You mean what we saw today wasn’t just that?

      • Guest

        I wasn’t online much of today doing home improvements. Was there more trolling than usual?

        • CatHerder

          I can’t find it now, sorry. My daughter was just delivered of a toddler-sized baby and I am so relieved I am incoherent. Apologies, but drunken celebration seemed to be in order :-)

          • Guest

            Congratulations! 3 thumbs up – One for the baby, your daughter and 1 for you, Gramps!

          • BlahBlah

            Yay baby! Congrats!!! Now I have no choice but to drink to that. SEE WHAT YOU MADE ME DO

            P.S. Let us know of every new baby. 😀

          • CatHerder

            Satirist, thanks. Babies ought to be celebrated, they are our future.
            BlahBlah, this makes three now, and my baby girl has said HELL NO! to any sequels. She has the final say.

          • Guest

            As it should be.

          • Guest

            As it should be.

          • BlahBlah

            But… but… we need moar reasons to drink!

            Then again, I’ll be having kitty babiez in a few days, I’m hoping for like 3 reasons right there.

          • Fungi2bewith

            It’s Wednesday, almost the weekend, so let’s make it a drinking game:
            Everytime you hear a common phrase out of these lefty bloggers, “DRINK”.
            I’d better spread the tarps over the rug and good furniture now…

          • BlahBlah

            Well that’s just alcohol poisoning right there.

          • BlahBlah

            Well that’s just alcohol poisoning right there.

          • BlahBlah

            But… but… we need moar reasons to drink!

            Then again, I’ll be having kitty babiez in a few days, I’m hoping for like 3 reasons right there.

          • CatHerder

            Satirist, thanks. Babies ought to be celebrated, they are our future.
            BlahBlah, this makes three now, and my baby girl has said HELL NO! to any sequels. She has the final say.

          • detroit19

            Congrats!

    • Fungi2bewith

      I’ve started going to Media Matters and calmly laying out the truth. It infuriates them! What fun! I label the ad hominem for them and then refuse to get in the mud with the swine (oops).

      • Clayton Grant

        Good for you FunGuy! They cannot stand the disinfectant of sunlight.

      • Clayton Grant

        Good for you FunGuy! They cannot stand the disinfectant of sunlight.

  • daPenguin

    I heard the replacement to Carney was going to be Michelle Malkin!! Then I woke up but what a dream it was :)

  • BlahBlah

    Well I just hope there’s enough lube to go around.

    • Chevypowered

      laughed and was nauseous at the same time.

      Bravo.

      • BlahBlah

        It was terribly crass of me but I couldn’t help myself.

      • BlahBlah

        It was terribly crass of me but I couldn’t help myself.

    • Chevypowered

      laughed and was nauseous at the same time.

      Bravo.

    • Guest

      I hope there’s not nearly enough. Does that make me a bad person?

      • BlahBlah

        No. It makes me a dishonest person. 😀

      • BlahBlah

        No. It makes me a dishonest person. 😀

    • Guest

      I hope there’s not nearly enough. Does that make me a bad person?

  • Richard J Sunkle

    Meeting of the Reich?

    • Fungi2bewith

      Summoned to the bunker to say goodbye to him and Eva Braun.

  • Pablo

    If you’re betting on the Juicebox Mafia, you’re doing it wrong.

  • Republicanvet

    For all the media water carrying the last 4+ years…I expected the list to be much longer.

    • BlahBlah

      Moochelle ran out of organic tofu.

  • TheChuckr

    No doubt formulating “talking points” and mapping out an attack strategy with the Obama Nomenklatura to try to discredit Republicans and any other perceived enemies pursuing the Benghazi, IRS, and DOJ scandals.

  • TocksNedlog

    “Today’s topic: How to avoid an IRS audit.”

  • https://twitter.com/Guy_Montag_OG Guy_Montag_OG

    It’s good to know these Bloggers/Pitchmen, will file their 1099’s for this service. Ah, who am I kidding.

  • gracepmc

    If they are looking for a new “carny”, Candy Crowley is already trained.

  • http://yourdaddy.net/ NotaLemming

    Statist Media.

  • wickedgoodboy

    g gordon liddy [nixon]&linda tripp[clinton] both took the 5th now lois lerner first 2 ended in impeachment.might incriminate always telling!

    • Guest

      Too much to hope for at this point, but maybe Churchill said it best.

      .

      “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

    • Guest

      Too much to hope for at this point, but maybe Churchill said it best.

      .

      “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

  • Dane Gunderson

    The Journ-O-List’rs are delivering their phones to be tapped… saves time.

    • BlahBlah

      LOL

      But why am I laughing. :'( WE MUST THINK OF THE SEQUESTER

  • TheSentinel

    Bloggers? Doubtful.

  • TheSentinel

    Bloggers? Doubtful.

  • Indiana Conservative

    Idiot liberal writers?THe Kremlin has to have someone to speak for them.Adolf would be proud.

  • Indiana Conservative

    Idiot liberal writers?THe Kremlin has to have someone to speak for them.Adolf would be proud.

  • Guest

    Obama’s media lackeys have their own back door keys to the White House.
    As a sign of respect, Obama periodically travels to Martha’s Vineyard,
    in order to kiss the feet, of his media bosses.

  • Guest

    Obama’s media lackeys have their own back door keys to the White House.
    As a sign of respect, Obama periodically travels to Martha’s Vineyard,
    in order to kiss the feet, of his media bosses.

  • Jeremy

    WH Narrative will be stamped on their hands.

  • Jeremy
  • geronl

    Marching orders. We will be able to pick up the repeated phrases and meme’s within a matter of days.

  • Misanthrope

    Klein & Co. don’t need to be called to the West Wing for marching orders. They know their role. This is much bigger than a strategy session. They’re either being given an exclusive (e.g. Big Dirt on Republicans, Holder’s resignation), or they’re being interviewed for a job.

  • http://www.facebook.com/1235760544 Paul J. Citro

    Chicago style politics and Odumbo is in charge. Take back our country!!

  • Fungi2bewith

    It’s almost the weekend, so let’s make it a drinking game:
    Everytime you hear a common phrase out of this crew, “DRINK”.
    I’d better spread the tarps over the rug and good furniture now…

  • https://twitter.com/BoldFreshJew BoldFreshJew ⊕

    Double Dog-Dare: You trust WH Masters, Josh & Ezra. So prove freedom-loving Americans wrong. Go non-partisan; stray from WH talking points for a second. [It’s not like you’ll end up under the bus or anything.] You have everything to gain! Correct??

  • Zach Smith

    Obama meets with key members of Propdep. Obviously a lot of crimethink happening.

  • rant stocks

    Obama and his minions plotting again on how to screw over americans again !