The Washington Times - April 27, 2009, 07:47PM

I’m taking my wife on a vacation before she has our second child. So the blog will be dark for the rest of the week.

But if you haven’t already, check out my piece in today’s paper on the way that President Obama’s image makers think they’re doing crafting a message in the chaos that is the modern news cycle.


Neither Mr. Gibbs nor Mr. Pfeiffer rejected the word “disdain” when asked whether that was how they felt about most media coverage.

“I think you could say it’s, uh, White House-wide,” Mr. Pfeiffer said.

“Because the media has become so fast that it’s feeding on itself, and you can easily get drawn into overreacting to short-term news cycles … the key is to sort of surf the wave but keep your eye on the long ball.”

See ya’ll next week.

— Jon Ward, White House reporter, The Washington Times

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