‘Strategy to save a failed presidency’: Obama schmoozes media behind closed doors

Tom Tillison
BizPac Review

In another attempt to manipulate the media message machine,President Obama held yet another private meeting with select journalists before last week’s prime-time TV address.

Obama informed the country on Wednesday that he plans to ramp up military action against Islamic State militants who control large swaths of Iraq and Syria. For a president who has repeatedly said he was elected “to end wars, not start them,” he’s apparently decided it’s critical to have the media on board.

The off-the-record meeting took place earlier that day in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, and included more than a dozen influential journalists…



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