Remember the White House GOAL: 1.) Move current opinion of Gen Petraeus 2.) Use CIA Angle as cover for misleading information. 3.) Take no responsibility for the lies and falsehoods. Think of advancing their objectives like advancing a football in the game toward the Goal line:
√20 yard line – Petraeus is a solid patriot ===> √ …. Fri
√30 yard line – Petraeus is fallible/human ====> √ …. Sat/Sun
√40 yard line – Petraeus lost his capacity for judgement ====> √…. Mon
√50 yard line – Petraeus is/was distracted ===> √ …. Tue
√40 yard line – Petraeus is compromised ===> Wednesday Press Conference
30 yard line – Petraeus is unstable ===> then
20 yard line – Petraeus is not-credible ===> then
10 yard line – Petraeus is out for revenge. ====> then
Touchdown – Petraeus is a liar.
Each Administration player, including Media “special teams” (See Michael Hastings and CNN Suzanne Kelly) will have a specific goal in advancing the narrative of protection for the Administration. Remember: “How to win the game”? Isolate => Ridicule => Marginalize.
It is how they roll. Always.
WASHINGTON DC – President Barack Obama will take questions from the press on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Obama has avoided the press conferences since mid-June, when he took questions at an international conference in Mexico.
The president has conducted numerous one-on-one meetings with carefully selected local and national reporters during the run-up to Election Day.
Few of those events yielded difficult questions for the president, although in October a Colorado reporter aggressively quizzed him about this conduct during the Sept. 11 jihadi attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
The event will be held in the White House’s large East Room.
If the event follows previous practice, White House officials will choose which reporters will be invited to ask questions. The practice pressures reporters to maintain good relations with White House officials. (more)