We should stop referring to the liberal media as the MSM or Mainstream Media.
Our DCG calls the media by a different set of initials, SRM (State Run Media), because they more accurately describe the cozy relationship between the liberal media and the Obama regime. In other words, the MSM become SRM when Democrats are in control of the White House and Congress.
That cozy relationship is not just rooted in their common left-wing ideology and worldview. The media and the Obama regime are incestuous — by blood or marriage.
Here is one example: the Rhodes brothers, Ben and David.
Patrick Howley reports for The Daily Caller, May 11, 2013, that Ben Rhodes, 35, is Obama’s deputy national security advisor. Rhodes is credited by ABC News as being instrumental in changing the Obama regime’s talking points on Benghazi some 12 times before they were used on the public, scrubbed free of any references to a terrorist attack.
On September 15, 2012, it was Ben Rhodes who called a meeting to discuss the talking points at the White House. In a memo, Rhodes wrote: “We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don’t want to undermine the FBI investigation. We thus will work through the talking points tomorrow morning at the Deputies Committee meeting.”
Ben Rhodes, who has a master’s degree in fiction (!) from NYU, has worked for Obama since the time when the POS was a U.S. Senator. Rhodes is the Mouth of Sauron. The New York Times has Rhodes saying this in March, 2013: “My main job, which has always been my job, is to be the person who represents the president’s view on these issues.”
Ben Rhodes has a brother named David Rhodes.
Guess where David Rhodes works!
David Rhodes works for CBS as the network’s news president!
— the same CBS that may be days away from dropping one of its top investigative reporters, Sheryl Attkisson, for covering the Benghazigate too aggressively.
CBS News executives have reportedly expressed frustration with Attkisson, who has steadily covered the Obama regime’s handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack in Libya since late last year. In particular, Attkisson has tried to discover who in the Obama White House is instrumental in revising the regime’s Benghazi talking points 12 times. “We still don’t know who changed talking points but have had at least 4 diff explanations so far,” Attkisson tweeted on November 27, 2012.
Surprise! That person is none other than the brother of the president of CBS News!
Now we know why “network sources” told Politico that CBS executives feel Attkisson’s Benghazi coverage is bordering on advocacy, and why Attkisson “can’t get some of her stories on the air.”
H/t Clash Daily.