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July 26, 2008

TNR: press "certainly helped" Obama

Interesting TNR article here. The thing is about how the Obama campaign's hubris is starting to piss off the media. In particular an incident with a NYT reporter is written about in some length. When you get lefty rags like TNR openly making admissions like the quote below, and whining about how closed and controlling the Obama campaign is, it sounds to me like the campaign's honeymoon is just about over.

...The press certainly helped Obama get so far so fast; the question is, how far can he get if his campaign alienates them?...

...But, as Obama ascended from underdog to front-runner to presumptive nominee, the flame seems to have dwindled. Reporters who cover Obama these days grouse that Obama's flacks shroud the campaign in secrecy and provide little to no access. "They're more disciplined than the Bush people," a reporter on the Obama trail gripes...

Of course this could all be a pack of Beauchampian lies. After all, this is The New Republic and their dogged pursuit of quality reporting has taken a few hits lately. So take it all with a grain of salt. I'm pretty sure the unicorns are still grazing peacefully and sunshine continues to flow out the Messiah's ass as always.


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