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Obama slams new media, curries favor with skeptical establishment news outlets

Neil Munro
Daily Caller [1]
March 11, 2013

Following three weeks of unusually skeptical media coverage, President Barack Obama tried to flatter the nation’s established media by slamming their rivals in new media outlets.

“In an age when all it takes to attract attention is a Twitter handle and some followers, it’s easier than ever to get it wrong,” he told roughly 100 established TV personalities and journalists among the audience members at the exclusive, invite-only Gridiron Club’s annual dinner.

“But it’s more important than ever to get it right,” said Obama, who in the last few weeks has repeatedly misstated GOP policies, and has exaggerated the impact of his the budget-trimming sequester deal.

“I am grateful for all the journalists who do one of the toughest jobs there is with integrity and insight and dedication — and a sense of purpose — that goes beyond a business model or a news cycle,” he insisted as he finished a joke-laden speech, which capped the entertainment at the elite social club’s dinner.

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