June 06, 2015

Obama’s Secret Strategy to Control American Culture

Our Founding Fathers knew that one of the keys to a healthy society with freedom and opportunity for all was a free press.  That’s why it is guaranteed in the 1st Amendment.
In most other past nations, the government has controlled the flow of information the press has distributed to the masses; often warping the truth for its own political gain.
If this type of forced propaganda sounds eerily familiar, it’s because it is.  What we are seeing today out of the Obama Administration is both old and new.
It is old in that manipulating the press is standard fare for would-be despots.
It is new because the Obama Administration has taken usage of information technology to new heights.
The Daily Signal explains what is going on:
The Obama White House has embraced digital communication like none before it.
According to The Washington Post, the White House Office of Public Engagement has no less than 14 employees whose job it is to push the President’s message out on new media and social Web sites.

After all, this is a president who was elected to office on the strength of Internet-based fundraising and the enthusiasm of Generation Xers.

According to the Post, White House official Paulette Aniskoff, head of the White House Office of Public Engagement, was recently dispatched to Hollywood for a strategy session on how the Obama administration can work with YouTube and other digital outlets to “promote some of the administration’s key policies.”
The meeting, which lasted two hours, according to the Post, “in many ways exemplifies how central digital media and audience engagement have become to the functioning of the Obama White House.” It exemplifies more than that: It also reveals Hollywood itself as a part of the White House propaganda machinery, a powerful political megaphone.
That’s right, the Obama machine has sought to capture the hearts and minds of the young via digital media and old, Soviet-style propaganda.  They have largely by-passed the main stream media and have gone to Hollywood for help in the deception.


Where the main stream press comes into the story is that they become the purveyors of the phony narrative the Obama propagandists put out.  The national press are merely (as Rush Limbaugh puts it) “stenographers of the left.”
But, there is also a flip side to this effort as well.  The Daily Signal reveals it:
Only glancingly does the Post touch on a darker side of this story: While the Obama White House is creating an appearance of openness and sharing through its sophisticated use of social media, it is at the same time able to exercise more control over its messaging.
Traditional media have all been shut out of reporting on the Obama White House, and this has been a cause of ire not just for media associated with the right, but across the board.
From photo journalists complaining of a lack of access to take pictures of the President and his family to the Administration’s prosecutions of government sources suspected of leaking to even seizures of journalists’ recordsand criminal investigations of reporters, this Administration has sought to control any potential contact with reporters. All this despite its vaunted emphasis on “transparency.”

“There’s no question that sources are looking over their shoulders,” a senior managing editor at the Associated Press told Judicial Watch, who added that “sources are more jittery and more standoffish.” David E. Sanger of The New York Times told Judicial Watch, “This is the most closed, control freak administration I’ve ever covered.”

Perhaps the national press hasn’t figured out yet that they are being used; or perhaps they don’t care – wanting to stay in Obama’s good graces.  Whatever the case, journalists – both right and left – are being manipulated, hounded, threatened, and thwarted in their efforts to do the job of reporting what is really happening in America.

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