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Is Anyone Surprised by This News?

Posted on | July 30, 2012 | 17 Comments

Neutral objective journalist George Stephanopoulos must be shocked:

A deputy press secretary for Barack Obama’s reelection campaign married an ABC reporter over the weekend. The ABC reporter, Matthew Jaffe, “covering the 2012 presidential campaign,” according to his biography on the website of ABC News. “For the past year he traveled around the country covering the Republican primary, from the Iowa Straw Poll to the various debates to this year’s primaries and caucuses.”
The deputy press secretary Jaffe married is Katie Hogan. Many members of Obama’s reelection team and the press celebrated the wedding together Saturday.

Really, can anyone tell where the Obama campaign ends and the mainstream media begins? Is there even a line left to blur? Andrew Breitbart called it the “Democrat-Media Complex.” He was right. And when Bernie Goldberg called it A Slobbering Love Affair, it was more than a mere figure of speech.



17 Responses to “Is Anyone Surprised by This News?”

  1. JackieLynn
    July 30th, 2012 @ 2:10 pm


  2. Evilbloggerlady
    July 30th, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

    Love will keep us together! Why is this song playing in my head?

  3. JeffS
    July 30th, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    This only emphasizes the bigotry of Obama and the Lame Stream Media — this was not a gay marriage.

  4. Adjoran
    July 30th, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

    The media has been in bed with the Obama regime since the beginning.  It’s about time they got married!

  5. PGlenn
    July 30th, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    Inbreeding in marriage is not good for the gene pool. Maybe hemophilia will spread within the Democrat-Media-Complex.

  6. Another ABC News Reporter Marries an Obama Staffer | The Lonely Conservative
    July 30th, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

    […] of Obama’s reelection team and the press celebrated the wedding together Saturday. (Read More)Stacy McCain wonders if anyone is surprised by the news. Um, no. This is the same network that had to apologize for reporting that a mass murderer […]

  7. K-Bob
    July 30th, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

    Breitbart usually had the great mental discipline to avoid calling it the “Democratic” party. Or, to avoid using “Democratic” where the correct term would be “Democrat”, as in “The Democrat leadership has still not allowed a budget resolution to be brought to the Senate floor.”

    Thus, Democrat/Media Complex is correct.

    Besides, it drives them crazy.

  8. Adobe_Walls
    July 30th, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

    The blurry line disappeared decades ago.

  9. ReaganiteRepublican
    July 30th, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

    No sir- not surprised 

  10. M. Thompson
    July 30th, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

    They at least used to pretend.  Well, at this point, the facade has fallen away.

  11. MrPaulRevere
    July 30th, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    Well, I am somewhat surprised he married a woman…

  12. Rich Vail
    July 30th, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

    Yet another example of the JournoList in action.  Does anyone believe this guy can cover the GOP without bias?

  13. McGehee
    July 30th, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    You thought the Captain was dreamy?

  14. Wombat_socho
    July 31st, 2012 @ 3:34 am

     Also, how dare they not sign up for the President’s donation registry? Doubleplusungood!

  15. Bob Belvedere
    July 31st, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    Mr. Breitbart was wrong in this instance, as are all of those on the Right who use the term ‘Democrat Party’.

    The Donkeys are in favor of Democracy – they are, therefore, rightly described as ‘Democratic’.

    The Founders feared Democracy because it meant Mob Rule.

    As was said long afterward, the founders of the Republic in general, whether Federalist or Republican, feared democracy more than they feared original sin.

    —Charles A. & Mary Beard, America in Mid-Passage, Vol. 3

  16. K-Bob
    July 31st, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    While you are technically correct on the political philosophy angle, the “common” terms Democracy and Democratic are broadly stretched to include a republic with representative legislators. The main reason is that it has become acceptable use to declare that those representatives are elected “democratically.” Thus the word has become debased to merely mean that people get to vote on something.

    So I get ya, but I still prefer to label them as the Democrat party, since we’ve seen that if anything, rigging the vote and rigging the rules (A la Obamacare passage) is part of their playbook. It waters down the franchise.

    A similar problem is the word Liberalism. I occasionally slide into a lefty’s acceptable worldview by declaring myself to be a “Jeffersonian Liberal.” Which is exactly what I am. By the time they have agreed with me on several points, they are often shocked to find out they have been agreeing with “one of the opposition.”

    Good times.

  17. Bob Belvedere
    July 31st, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

    ‘Good times’, indeed.

    One of the Left’s greatest triumphs has been it’s destroying words and their true meanings.