When is incest okay?
When it’s between the government and media of course. What happened to the good ‘ole days where it was the media’s job to be the watch dog of the government and they were just waiting in the wings to jump on the slightest hint of impropriety or wrong doing? Well, it seems that the two clans have buried the hatchet and decided that they can get more accomplished if they work together. You know, kind of like a marriage.
Here is an article (Media, Administration deal with conflicts) from the Washington Post that is talking about how the multiple relationships between the current administration and the media (spouses, significant others, siblings, etc) can pose an ethical dilemma in some cases. But don’t worry,
“We’re aware of the potential for conflict, and we’ve had a plan to deal with it”
said the fox standing outside of the hen house.
Via Breitbart.com – a very partial list of some of the existing relationships between the media and the current administration.
- ABC News President Ben Sherwood, who is the brother of Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, a top national-security adviser to President Obama.
- His counterpart at CBS, news division president David Rhodes, is the brother of Benjamin Rhodes, a key foreign-policy specialist.
- CNN’s deputy Washington bureau chief, Virginia Moseley, is married to Tom Nides, who until earlier this year was deputy secretary of state under Hillary Rodham Clinton.
- White House press secretary Jay Carney’s wife is Claire Shipman, a veteran reporter for ABC.
- NPR’s White House correspondent, Ari Shapiro, is married to a lawyer, Michael Gottlieb, who joined the White House counsel’s office in April.
- The Post’s Justice Department reporter, Sari Horwitz, is married to William B. Schultz, the general counsel of the Department of Human Services.
- [VP] Biden’s current communications director, Shailagh Murray (a former Post congressional reporter), is married to Neil King, one of the Wall Street Journal’s top political reporters.