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    White House Escalates War on Fox News

    More crap from the Loony Tunes White House.

    Obama senior adviser David Axelrod went further by calling on media outlets to join the administration in declaring that Fox is "not a news organization."

    This from a usurper that is not a real president.


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    Senior Obama administration officials took to the airwaves Sunday to accuse Fox News of pushing a particular point of view and not being a real news network.

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    Monday, October 19, 2009


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    The White House escalated its offensive against Fox News on Sunday by urging other news organizations to stop "following Fox" and instead join the administration's attempt to marginalize the channel.

    White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel told CNN that President Obama does not want "the CNNs and the others in the world [to] basically be led in following Fox."

    Obama senior adviser David Axelrod went further by calling on media outlets to join the administration in declaring that Fox is "not a news organization."

    "Other news organizations like yours ought not to treat them that way," Axelrod counseled ABC's George Stephanopoulos. "We're not going to treat them that way."

    By urging other news outlets to side with the administration, Obama aides officials dramatically upped the ante in the war of words that began earlier this month, when White House communications director Anita Dunn branded Fox "opinion journalism masquerading as news."

    On Sunday, Fox's Chris Wallace retorted: "We wanted to ask Dunn about her criticism, but, as they've done every week since August, the White House refused to make any administration officials available to 'FOX News Sunday' to talk about this or anything else."

    The White House stopped providing guests to 'Fox News Sunday' after Wallace fact-checked controversial assertions made by Tammy Duckworth, assistant secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, in August. Dunn said fact-checking an administration official was "something I've never seen a Sunday show do."

    "She criticized 'FOX News Sunday' last week for fact-checking -- fact-checking -- an administration official," Wallace said Sunday. "They didn't say that our fact-checking was wrong. They just said that we had dared to fact-check."

    "Let's fact-check Anita Dunn, because last Sunday she said that Fox ignores Republican scandals, and she specifically mentioned the scandal involving Nevada senator John Ensign," Wallace added. "A number of Fox News shows have run stories about Senator Ensign. Anita Dunn's facts were just plain wrong."

    Fox News senior vice president Michael Clemente said: "Surprisingly, the White House continues to declare war on a news organization instead of focusing on the critical issues that Americans are concerned about like jobs, health care and two wars. The door remains open and we welcome a discussion about the facts behind the issues."

    Observers on both sides of the political aisle questioned the White House's decision to continue waging war on a news organization, saying the move carried significant political risks.

    Democratic strategist Donna Brazile said on CNN: "I don't always agree with the White House. And on this one here I would disagree."

    David Gergen, who has worked for Democratic and Republican presidents, said: "I totally agree with Donna Brazile." Gergen added that White House officials have "gotten themselves into a fight they don't necessarily want to be in. I don't think it's in their best interest."

    "The faster they can get this behind them, the more they can treat Fox like one other organization, the easier they can get back to governing, and then put some people out on Fox," Gergen said on CNN. "I mean, for goodness sakes -- you know, you engage in the debate.

    What Americans want is a robust competition of ideas, and they ought to be willing to go out there and mix it up with some strong conservatives on Fox, just as there are strong conservatives on CNN like Bill Bennett."

    Bennett expressed outrage that Dunn told an audience of high school students this year that Mao Tse-tung, the founder of communist China, was one of "my favorite political philosophers."

    "Having the spokesman do this, attack Fox, who says that Mao Zedong is one of the most influential figures in her life, was not…a small thing; it's a big thing," Bennett said on CNN. "When she stands up, in a speech to high school kids, says she's deeply influenced by Mao Zedong, that -- I mean, that is crazy."

    Fox News contributor Karl Rove, who was the top political strategist to former President George W. Bush, said: "This is an administration that's getting very arrogant and slippery in its dealings with people. And if you dare to oppose them, they're going to come hard at you and they're going to cut your legs off."

    "This is a White House engaging in its own version of the media enemies list. And it's unhelpful for the country and undignified for the president of the United States to so do," Rove added. "That is over- the-top language. We heard that before from Richard Nixon."

    Media columnist David Carr of the New York Times warned that the White House war on Fox "may present a genuine problem for Mr. Obama, who took great pains during the campaign to depict himself as being above the fray of over-heated partisan squabbling."

    "While there is undoubtedly a visceral thrill in finally setting out after your antagonists, the history of administrations that have successfully taken on the media and won is shorter than this sentence," Carr wrote over the weekend. "So far, the only winner in this latest dispute seems to be Fox News. Ratings are up 20 percent this year."

    He added: "The administration, by deploying official resources against a troublesome media organization, seems to have brought a knife to a gunfight."
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    wow really??? the idiot-points that this administration keeps wracking up is just mind boggling. I like at the end it's said that they brought a knife to a gun fight.
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    The fool in the white house is in over his head. Everytime he throws a verbal tantrum against Fox News their ratings climb. In the meantime the whole of the mass media which has proven to be a leftist cheerleading squad, continues to suffer dismal ratings while they become more irrelevant.
    If Obama doesn't like Fox, keep quiet and ignore them. The narcistic clown can't help himself.

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    Guys don't be sucked into this intentional diversion from ObamaCare...

    While the media is talking about the apparent white house fox news war...

    Congress is quietly behind closed, locked doors trying to sneak ObamaCare in under the Radar...

    Don't let up on your Congressional Representatives, demand NoBamaCare, frequently...






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    [QUOTE=Bohemian;95354]Guys don't be sucked into this intentional diversion from ObamaCare...

    While the media is talking about the apparent white house fox news war...

    Congress is quietly behind closed, locked doors trying to sneak ObamaCare in under the Radar...

    Don't let up on your Congressional Representatives, demand NoBamaCare, frequently...


    true. hey everybody look over there! it's the bird flu!
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    White House is losing the war

    The liberal press is starting to wake up to the fact that the administration's treatment of Fox is just the first step in supressing the press as a whole.

    The Obama administration on Thursday failed in its attempt to exclude Fox News from participating in an interview of an administration official, as Republicans on Capitol Hill stepped up their criticism of the hardball tactics employed by the White House.

    The Treasury Department on Thursday tried to make "pay czar" Kenneth Feinberg available for interviews to every member of the network pool except Fox News. The pool is the five-network rotation that for decades has shared the costs and duties of daily coverage of the presidency and other Washington institutions.

    But the Washington bureau chiefs of the five TV networks consulted and decided that none of their reporters would interview Feinberg unless Fox News was included. The pool informed Treasury that Fox News, as a member of the network pool, could not be excluded from such interviews under the rules of the pool.

    The administration relented, making Feinberg available for all five pool members and Bloomberg TV.

    The pushback came after White House senior adviser David Axelrod told ABC News' "This Week" on Sunday that Fox News is not a real news organization and other news networks "ought not to treat them that way."

    Media analysts cheered the decision to boycott the Feinberg interview unless Fox News was included, saying the administration's gambit was taking its feud with Fox News too far. President Obama has already declined to go on "Fox News Sunday," even while appearing on the other Sunday shows.

    "I'm really cheered by the other members saying "No, if Fox can't be part of it, we won't be part of it,'" said Baltimore Sun TV critic David Zurawik, calling the move to limit Feinberg's availability "outrageous."

    "What it's really about to me is the Executive Branch of the government trying to tell the press how it should behave. I mean, this democracy -- we know this -- only works with a free and unfettered press to provide information," he said.


    Full article here:
    Administration Loses Bid to Exclude Fox News From Pay Czar Interview - Political News - FOXNews.com

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    that's actually a pretty cool story.
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

  9. Obama says he thinks Americans have bigger concerns than worrying about his attempts to discredit Fox News.

    Huh? Does he think we are so stupid we don't realize this is a feedom of speech issue? As a Constitutional lawyer, he should realize that our free society requires a free press. And while Obama is at it, he might try some of that new politics in DC he kept harping on during the initial part of his campaign, a campaign which appears to be a permanent condition of his presidency.

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    I think Obama and his gang or Mao lovers have made their biggest mistake yet with this war on FOX. The other networks stood up against them on Thursday and I think this will get more people watching FOX that ever before.

    The war has started and Obama is shooting blanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemian View Post
    Guys don't be sucked into this intentional diversion from ObamaCare...

    While the media is talking about the apparent white house fox news war...

    Congress is quietly behind closed, locked doors trying to sneak ObamaCare in under the Radar...

    Don't let up on your Congressional Representatives, demand NoBamaCare, frequently...


    true. hey everybody look over there! it's the bird flu!
    You are absolutely right, this could just be a diversion from Health Care Reform and he hopes we miss a lot of the other things Obama is doing daily.

    Failing to send troops to Afghanistan so we can lose another war, because of left intervention.

    Now he is trying come up with a way to force Banks to loan money to small business that probably can’t pay it back. (Sound familiar like loans for houses that will be covered by Fanny and Freddie, but now it’s the banks fault)

    Government intervention into Private Company Salaries, while Fannie and Freddie and Friends still get theirs. ( I really think we should cancel a couple White House Parties and put that money into the Economy)

    New Government smart cars that can be turned off at the Government will.( Oh I forgot it is to stop car chases)

    Soon he will be signing the United States into the World Order, which includes removal of all small arms, the pay back to second World Countries, and the Removal of the United States Constitution.

    Removing Missel defense while nuke advancement is being made by our enemies daily.

    Cap and Trade, will do nothing for the environment, what it will do is put more cost and regulations on American business and send even more of our manufacturing jobs to Countries that have no respect for the environment.

    Trash our Friends and Salute our enemies.

    What better way to destroy a Nation than, Destroy the Economy, Destroy our Defense, Destroy Currency, Destroy our Health Care and than move US into the World Order at the bottom of the list because we owe all the under privileged Countries a chance to move up in the world.

    Dictators evolve because they are capable of moving people that depend on others such as, Illegal Immigrants, Welfare Recipients, and many Union Workers.
    (Free Do it on your own type) Americans and Fox news are the enemy.

    Once he Ruins the Economy, Builds his New Army, and Successfully shuts down all News Agency that don’t agree with his Communist Agenda. It will be Too Late Friends
    “Every step we take towards making the State our Caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our Master.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

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