Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Obama Holds Secret Meeting with Al Sharpton and Rachel Maddow

President Barack Obama met with Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton and other "influential progressives" on Tuesday, reports Jennifer Bendery at HuffPo.

White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest confirmed the meeting took place. It wasn't listed on Obama's schedule.

In addition to Sharpton and Maddow, Bendery is reporting that Larry O'Donnell, Ed Schultz, both from MSNBC also attended. Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, was also in the meeting.

Bendery commenting on the story added:

Ironically, the president said in a Bloomberg TV interview earlier Tuesday that he doesn't pay much attention to what people say on cable news. During the interview, he was asked about Republican attacks on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice -- many of which have been on cable news programs -- and whether he feels boxed into a corner about potentially nominating her as secretary of state.
"You know, I don't really spend a lot of time on, you know, what folks say on cable news programs," Obama replied.


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  2. He that dictates the script need not watch the minstrels place.

  3. How f'n sick! This demonstrates how awful and deranged our President is when he has to meet secretly with politainers to no doubt push propaganda. Obama has lowered the bar far lower than GWB's already low bar. I guess the reps should be meeting secretly with Rush, Hannity and Beck.

    1. "I guess the reps should be meeting secretly with Rush, Hannity and Beck."

      Bush did meet with talk radio blowhards in 2006 or 2007 in private. My question is, if Fox News is a wing of the Republican party, is it safe to say that MSNBC is a wing of the Democrat party? I would think so.

  4. I guess it's not a secret meeting afterall.

  5. The lyrics of Jerry Garcia come to mind when I see this collection of like minded ilk- "The bottles stand as empty, as they were filled before. Time there was and plenty, but from that cup no more. Though I could not caution all, I still might warn a few:
    Don't lend your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools"