The Congress has established laws that mostly bars taxpayer money from funding propaganda aimed at the American people. But these laws do not, with good reason, apply to the office of the President. (No one really wants Congress telling the White House what can or cannot be said.) So as technology makes it easier for anyone to distribute anything to a mass audience, we are sure to see much more of this from Team Obama, despite the president’s suspicion of iPads and iPods.
It’s quite good stuff. In another circumstance, one could marvel at the access this videographer gets. (The quotes from Obama’s call to the new British Prime minister, for instance, were not previously released.) But then I am not sure you can call it access when the President is effectively filming, editing and reporting on himself.