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Media vs Presidents

Where was everyone’s outrage when Obama tried the same thing back in 2009 and he wasn’t even the first President to try such a thing. This article was from CBS News. Go look it up yourselves 
By JEFF GREENFIELD CBS October 23, 2009, 6:43 PM

President Obama’s Feud with FOX News
After months of taking incoming fire from the prime-time stars of Fox News, the Obama White House is firing back, charging that FOX News is different from all other news.
“FOX News often operates almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican party,” said Anita Dunn, White House communications director.
“If media is operating basically as a talk radio format, then that’s one thing, and if it’s operating as a news outlet, then that’s another,” Mr. Obama said.
And the White House has gone beyond words, reports CBS News senior political correspondent Jeff Greenfield. Last Sept. 20, the president went on every Sunday news show – except Chris Wallace’s show on FOX. And on Thursday, the Treasury Department tried to exclude FOX News from pool coverage of interviews with a key official. It backed down after strong protests from the press.
“All the networks said, that’s it, you’ve crossed the line,” said CBS News White House correspondent Chip Reid.
Tension between presidents and the press is as old as the Republic. FDR was so incensed by the war reporting of one New York Daily News correspondent he tried to present him with an Iron Cross from Nazi Germany. John Kennedy tried to get New York Timesman David Halberstam pulled out of Vietnam; and Vice-President Spiro Agnew’s assaults on the network press is legendary.
“We have more than our share of nattering nabobs of negativism,” Agnew said.
What gives this dust-up special irony is that FOX News success comes in no small part from its ability to convince its viewers that the “mainstream” media are slanted to the left. Now, the White House is arguing that the network is not a real news organization at all, and that has brought some mainstream media voices to its defense.
There’s no question that FOX’s prime-time voices come from the right. Moreover, its owner, Rupert Murdoch is a staunch conservative, and its first and only CEO, Roger Ailes, is a veteran of Republican media wars.
But MSNBC in prime-time has its own lineup of commentators – all of whom are on the left side of the spectrum, some of whom met with the president the White House this week.
So why is the White House out to “de-legitimize” FOX? Not because it has opinions, but because its opinion voices are so hostile to Mr. Obama – and because FOX News is, as it has been for a decade, by far the most watched of the cable news networks. In fact, its ratings have increased 13 percent this summer. So if FOX is feeling any pain from the White House’s stance, it’s crying all the way to the bank.


CoverGirl’s Latest Brand Ambassador Is a Hijab-Wearing Muslim | The Daily Dot

This is amazing. CoverGirl took a risky and worthwhile chance when they graced their cover with their first male CoverGirl. Now to share this beautiful woman on the cover has made CoverGirl my favorite brand again. 

CoverGirl is showing the world the beauty in diversity and differences. To break away from the “normal” models is fresh, new, and perfect timing. 

Being different is beautiful and CoverGirl has showcased this beauty. 

I believe their newest faces say to young ladies and young men that it is okay not to look like everyone else. The media can influence how people view beauty and so many people compare themselves to models they see on television, in magazines, and social medias. 

I hope this is a step for everyone to embrace who they are and be happy with their looks. Beauty comes from the inside and shines on the outside.

Shout out to CoverGirl! 

Any thoughts on the latest CoverGirl covers? 

Katie Makkai – Pretty

This is a spoken word poem/art. It gave me chills at the end and moved me very much. I have two children. My oldest is 11 and she started 6th grade this year. She questions me is she pretty. This video sums up how I want to answer her question. She will never be just merely pretty. She will be so much more than what media tells women they need to be. I’m ashamed to admit, I’m not a good role model when it comes to showing her there is more to life than looking pretty. I’m trying to change that through education and job changes. I want both my daughters to look at me and realize, even at 36, people can turn their lives around, attend college, find forgiveness, respect themselves, own their mistakes without shame or blame, and find happiness they didn’t have before by simply not loving themselves as much as they should, as much as they love any other person.