obama's fox news paranoia continues

It’s one thing for liberal bloggers, talking heads, and small time politicians to complain about FOX News, but for the President of the United States to say that FOX is like “talk radio” is insane. Does President Obama really want to go to war with America’s most popular news source? What does he hope to gain? The President is faced with a bad economy, a health care fight and a war. Why is he wasting time bashing FOX?

“I think what our advisers have simply said is that we are going to take media as it comes,” Obama told NBC’s Savanah Guthrie. “And if media is operating basically as a talk radio format then that’s one thing, and if it’s operating as a news outlet that’s another but it’s not something I’m losing sleep over.” [Emphasis added]

Oh really? Does anyone truly believe the that White House would be wasting time on FOX if Obama was completely unconcerned? One thing I think Americans are learning about this young presidency is that he can’t take criticism. By any standard Obama has received the greatest coverage from the press in modern history. Yet, he’s upset with FOX? I can see why the White House holds up CNN as the model of centrist journalism. After all it was CNN’s superstar Anderson Cooper who was making jokes about “teabagging” and Wolf Blitzer “factchecking” a skit on SNL. I can see why the White House loves CNN. Just for the record, George W. Bush never said the word “strategery” and Sarah Palin never said that she could see Russia from her front porch. I didn’t know “factchecking” was necessary for sketch comedy.
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Maybe what Obama is really upset about is his falling approval numbers. If so, he really is a thin-skinned woosie. If I remember my Greek mythology correctly, Narcissus was a thin-skinned woosie. This is part of the job, Mr. President. Even President Reagan had days when he wasn’t so popular. Obama needs to get tough. Quit complaining about FOX News. The leader of the free world needs to start acting like it. Let’s start with making a decision about Afghanistan.

0 responses to “obama's fox news paranoia continues

  1. Mr. Obama has been disingenuous in his characterization of his political positions from the beginning of his campaign for president. Fortunately for him a large proportion of the electorate pays little attention to history, recent or the last century. Now that what he intends is becoming evident to even the most disinterested members of the public, his support is slipping steadily. He needs to control the information reaching the public and FOX really is the only major news source, like them or not, that will not co-operate in deceiving the people. the fact that they are alone is chilling. Whatever your beliefs you should support distribution of information to all, even when it is not good for your cause. Anything else will eventually lead to a dictatorship, maybe not now but at some point. The press should actively doubt everything they hear, and check all facts and all claims by the government. That IS the duty of the fourth estate. To suppress someone that says what the president doesn’t like is ominous to say the least and ought to cause all journalists to dig deeply. If what they find is benign, so be it. If it is not they need to shout loudly. To blindly go along is unforgiveable. The left leaning media has gone along, I would suggest knowing full well the deception in which they are participating. Borderline treason.

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