Thursday, May 28, 2009

OT: White House Lashes Out At British Papers

from "Gibbs vs UK press". [emphasis mine]

Yesterday was Mr. Gibbs warning against critics of the Supreme Court nominee. Today he is railing against British newspapers.

"Robert Gibbs swatted down reports in British newspapers that suppressed photos of prisoner abuse included graphic ...
... images of torture and rape – and took a hard shot at the overseas media.

"“I want to speak generally about some reports I’ve witnessed over the past few years in the British media. And in some ways, I’m surprised it filtered down,” Gibbs began. “Let’s just say if I wanted to look up – if I wanted to read a writeup today of how Manchester United fared last night in the Champion’s League cup, I might open up a British newspaper. If I was looking for something that bordered on truthful news, I’m not entirely sure it’d be in the first pack of clips I’d pick up.”

"“You're not going to find very many of these newspapers and truth within 25 words of each other,” Gibbs continued."

Well that's a bit harsh, wouldn't you say? So where would you go for something bordering on truthful news, Mr. Gibbs?

At least British newspapers are reporting the corruption of massive scale in their Parliament (see my post). Oh Manchester United lost to Barcelona, 2-0, by the way.

Earlier this year, he was mocking Rush Limbaugh and Jim Cramer. (I'd suggest the White House to grow thicker facial skin and stop huffing and puffing all the time.)


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