Obama & WH Press; Love Hurts

Neoneocon looks at this story over at Politico and wonders, is Obama the press’ abusive lover?

Obama treats the press with arrogant contempt—and you can’t say they haven’t earned it by their fawning shilling for him in the past. For someone like Obama, that sort of adulation breeds an increase in condescension; he knows he can abuse them with impunity. And so he does, when he thinks it suits his purposes.

Obama’s last lingering need to cooperate with the press or to treat them with any sort of respect ended when he was elected and ascended to the powerful post of POTUS. Now, the more they try to please him, the more he realizes he has nothing to fear from them, and the more they realize they have something to fear from him.

It reminds me a little of that scene in Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, when Ferris opines that Cameron will marry the first girl who has sex with him, but “She won’t respect him,” Ferris says, “’cause you can’t respect somebody who kisses your ass. It just doesn’t work.”

Neo continues:

[The WH Press Corps] still do not quite seem to understand who and what they’re dealing with. Their surprise seems unfeigned to me, which is a surprise in and of itself. It appears that they didn’t just cover up all the evidence—available during the campaign to anyone willing to look—that their man was a thinskinned, rude, arrogant, bully. They actually denied it, repressing their knowledge of and/or excusing such behavior, so strong was their need to believe in Obama.

And insight dawns slowly, very slowly, if at all. The press remains shell shocked. Love is a funny thing, and hope dies hard when one is blinded by it.

I’ve seen a few comments that the press might “turn” on Obama. I doubt it. The press needs an intervention – a few people to force them to confront this sick relationship. Lacking that, they will continue as they are.

They’re griping because their feelings are a little hurt, but the press knows that – ideologically – they are all on the same page with Obama; they understand that he will put into effect the policies they desire.

So, they embody the sick delusion: “my boyfriend smacks me around, but then he buys me this fur coat! We can work it out, I know we can!”

All Obama has to do is crook his little finger and smile at them and they’ll come running back, like a battered wife who apologizes for “forcing” her husband to kick her and then hurries off to make him a steak dinner and Crepes Suzette.

This Politico piece is just venting between girlfriends, over coffee.

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  • http://Radiopatriot.wordpress.com Andrea Shea King

    First, let’s define who “the press” is. If it’s the White House press corps, I agree with Neoneocon – to a point. However, it is my strong suspicion that the media in the WH briefing room have been issued orders by their various news org superiors warning them against pissing off Obama or his mouthpiece Gibbs. The media has been derelict in its duty since Obama came on the political scene.

    The WH Press corps (corpse?) have had fawning adulation for this Marxist president and tough the bloom is off the rose for most of them, they’re beholden to them who sign their paychecks. And as long as they’re hamstrung from asking the tough questions, the American public will be spoon fed the presidential pap we’ve been treated to for two years.

    The media is guilty of malfeasance, i.e. “Malfeasance is derived from Old French malfaisant, present participle of malfaire, “to do evil,” from Latin malefacere, from male, “badly” + facere, “to do.”

    Abusive love affair? Yes. But it is We the People who are getting beaten up.

    I can see November from here…

  • Doc

    Obama is the football star and the corporate media is the adoring cheerleader who swoons no matter how poorly she gets treated. The rest of the Democrats are the rest of the team and the cheerleader is a slut for more than just the star.

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  • Kevin in Texas

    This type of attitude by President Obama is a classic example of the contempt and narcissism shown by those with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. He also shows this with his treatment of any who dare disagree with him politically in this country, and perhaps even with many foreign leaders who have heretofore been America’s international “allies”.

    Here’s a link describing many typical behaviors of those showing NPD–note how many of them apply to our President now. link

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