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February 17, 2012

You Don't Say: Record 18 Reporters, Media Executives Officially Join Team Obama

I really wish I could find a wav of Carolla saying "Wait, my head is spinning" with the "Wait my head is spinning" musical stinger he uses.

You'll just have to imagine it.

For some Washington reporters and media execs, cheering their team from the sidelines just isn’t good enough: Tugging on a red, white and blue Team Obama jersey is the answer.

That’s the case for a whopping 19 journalists and media executives, including five from the Washington Post and three each from ABC and CNN, who’ve gone into the administration or center-left groups supporting the president.

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The revolving door isn’t a surprise to critics of the media and Obama. “The number of reporters going into the Obama administration merely confirms what I knew and what most conservatives long believed,” said Noam Neusner, himself one of the few reporters hired as a Bush speech writer. “There is a vast supply of liberals in newsrooms, they are very happy to support Obama administration policies if they can get hired and they barely hide their ideology in the way they cover the news.” Neusner, who I worked with at U.S. News, said that he too might have been guilty of a pro-Bush bias, but said correctly: “My editors and colleagues were surprised to hear that I was a Republican.”

One guy spins all this as awesome, especially after the super-partisan liberals return to their jobs as "objective reporters." His theory is that it's just super-awesome that they can now be better reporters, now understanding how "government really works."

Wait -- they only understand that after serving a Democratic White House?

Funny, the lot of them without such experience never seem less than 100% certain they know exactly how government works.


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