Monday, May 04, 2009

Goebbels Redux

From ABC News Jake Tapper's blog Political Punch [emphasis added]:
A leading bankruptcy attorney representing hedge funds and money managers told ABC News Saturday that Steve Rattner, the leader of the Obama administration's Auto Industry Task Force, threatened one of the firms, an investment bank, that if it continued to oppose the administration's Chrysler bankruptcy plan, the White House would use the White House press corps to destroy its reputation.
While most commentators are focusing on the charge of bullying and the denials from the White House (and the firm mentioned) no one seems to be questioning whether or not the White House press corps, supposedly made up of unbiased journalists from the country's leading media outlets, would act at the behest of an Obama official.

The utter corruption of the White House press corps seems to be a foregone conclusion, with good reason:

Rope, gibbet, mainstream "journalist." Some assembly required.