The government-media complex epitomized

Thomas Lifson
The incestuous mating of the highest levels of government and the major media could not be better illustrated than by this, from Daniel Harper in the Weekly Standard:

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended a cocktail party this evening at the Martha's Vineyard home of National Public Radio host and special correspondent Michele Norris, according to the White House pool report. Norris's husband, Broderick Johnson, is a lobbyist who worked on Obama's 2012 reelection campaign. (snip)

The Obamas spent over an hour and a half at the cocktail party. The working press was left outside to wait in the vans.

Norris is the former co-host of the publicly-funded radio networks' afternoon drive-time show, All Things Considered, and therefore one of the nonprofit, taxpayer-supported company's biggest stars.


The incestuous mating of the highest levels of government and the major media could not be better illustrated than by this, from Daniel Harper in the Weekly Standard:

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended a cocktail party this evening at the Martha's Vineyard home of National Public Radio host and special correspondent Michele Norris, according to the White House pool report. Norris's husband, Broderick Johnson, is a lobbyist who worked on Obama's 2012 reelection campaign. (snip)

The Obamas spent over an hour and a half at the cocktail party. The working press was left outside to wait in the vans.

Norris is the former co-host of the publicly-funded radio networks' afternoon drive-time show, All Things Considered, and therefore one of the nonprofit, taxpayer-supported company's biggest stars.