Sunday, January 30, 2011

Geithner Parties with the Prez (At the home of an Atlantic V.P.)

Keith Koffler spills the beans as to what went on in D.C. Saturday night:
The Washington A-List was out in force Saturday night at the farewell party for senior adviser David Axelrod, with a roster of guests featuring Cabinet secretaries, big shot journos and – President Obama...

The skepticism beyond the Beltway about whether Washington is just one big Love-In certainly gets fed by the sight – as conveyed by the press pool report – of reporters like ABC’s Jake Tapper, NBC’s Chuck Todd, National Journal’s Major Garrett, and John Harwood of CNBC and the New York Times emerging from a bash with the president that was held to toast his chief political fixer and leading spinmeister.

I understand why reporters would do this – other than the admittedly pathetic notion that, gosh, it’s fun to party with the president of the United States! It is pretty good for building sources and getting inside dope. But man, it ain’t easy smacking the White House with tough stories all the time if you’re getting invited to their exclusive parties, now is it?

Also on hand were Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Energy Secretary Steven Chu. The party was at the Washington residence of Linda Douglass, the former hard-hitting ABC reporter who dropped out of journalism to spin the health care bill out of the White House. She’s now a VP at Atlantic Media.

So we have an official with a journalism outfit – Atlantic Media – HOSTING a party for the president and his consigliere.
Yes, that Atlantic Media, home of Megan McArdle and Daniel Indiviglio. And you wonder why they give Ron Paul a hard time?


  1. They are one big happy crime family. They steal over $4T from the retarded voters every year so there is plenty of money to be handed around amoungst them. The USA is by far the most lucratve slave camp the world has ever seen.

  2. Self-censorship is the problem in the US...not government censorship.

    No one to blame but ourselves. We're too interested in feathering our own nests to do any plain-speaking.

    And even the critics who got this whole mess correct aren't a very savory lot themselves, for the most part.