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RUSH: When was it, Snerdley, that I first incorporated the phrase State-Controlled, State-Run Media on this program? It was shortly after Obama was immaculated, correct? Was it even before the regime was immaculated? All right, so it was with Obama. It was Drive-By Media, but at some point, it was either just prior to the immaculation or just after that we incorporated the term State-Controlled Media, which as much of this program is, the cutting edge of societal evolution stuff. Well, guess what? ABC News, Devin Dwyer: ‘As the 2012 presidential campaign kicks into gear, President Obama’s White House media operation is demonstrating an unprecedented ability to broadcast its message through social media and the Internet, at times doing an end-run around the traditional press.’ The headline for ABC’s story is: ‘Obama’s Media Machine: State Run Media 2.0?’ Once again, ladies and gentlemen, it was I… in fact, we have a sound bite from 2009, June the 1st, just to demonstrate how far ahead of the curve I am and you are if you listen to this program.

RUSH ARCHIVE: Remember, now, we are talking with, I think, all but official State-Controlled Media, call it State-Controlled, call it State-Run, the media here is no different than the media Hugo Chavez has. So forget Drive-By Media, forget mainstream media, it is now State-Controlled Media, by their choice. The media is choosing to be controlled by the state. Regardless how it happened, it’s State-Run Media.

RUSH: So June 1st, 2009, and here we have ABC News on their political blog: ‘Obama’s Media Machine: State Run Media 2.0?’ And ABC is not happy about it. They don’t get the fact that they are the State-Run Media. They’re upset that Obama has his own social media operation inside the White House, the Facebooks, the My Butts, the Twitters and all that. If the media thought the Internet was a problem for them they never saw Facebook, My Butt, Twitter, and all this stuff coming. I mean newsmakers go tweet now. They don’t even need a reporter to get the message out.

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