Obama Lost in Smallness Continues … White House War of Words with Fox News … Freedom of the Press
Barack Obama’s “Lost in Smallness” continues …
The Presidency of the United States is the single greatest bully pulpit in the world. The President of the United States is the most powerful man in the world and the “leader” of the free world. or at least that is what it used to be. Why is it that Obama continues to diminish the role of the presidency and plays childish games with Fox News?
Why did Barack Obama become the Whiner & Chief? To the LEFT, meet your President, Barack “Richard Nixon” Obama.
It is a very dangerous slippery slope when a government tries to dictate and control the “Freedom of the Press”. It’s only a question of time before the shoe is on the other foot, then what? Will the LEFT be outraged then? Without a “free press” you have nothing more than propaganda.
For some reason the Obama Administration is lost in smallness. Fox News may be a giant in the cable news industry, but in the grand scope of things they are really not that significant. Who is their right mind as the big boy on the block takes on the smaller individual in a no win situation? Talks about a lose-lose. These are not the acts of the President of the United States, they are the actions of a community organizer. So then why does Barack Obama and his administration continue to play these dangerous and childish games with Fox News calling “Fox News a wing of the Republican Party?” To the LEFT I would dare say that you Obamamessiah is acting a bit Nixonian.
Is it possible that FOX News represents a greater threat to Obama and liberals than they will ever admit to? Why are you so afraid of one news outlet, when the rest are in your back pocket?
Calling Fox News “a wing of the Republican Party,” the Obama administration on Sunday escalated its war of words against the channel, even as observers questioned the wisdom of a White House war on a news organization.
“What I think is fair to say about Fox — and certainly it’s the way we view it — is that it really is more a wing of the Republican Party,” said Anita Dunn, White House communications director, on CNN. “They take their talking points, put them on the air; take their opposition research, put them on the air. And that’s fine. But let’s not pretend they’re a news network the way CNN is.”
However, whether you are FOX News or any media outlet in the center or LEFT you should be extremely concerned. Since when has a White House ever tried to punish the media and shut them out if they do not toe the Obama line? The answer to our good friends on the LEFT is Nixon.
“It’s a very risky strategy. It’s not one that I would advocate,” Gergen said on CNN. “If you’re going to get very personal against the media, you’re going to find that the animosities are just going to deepen. And you’re going to find that you sort of almost draw viewers and readers to the people you’re attacking. You build them up in some ways, you give them stature.”
He added: “The press always has the last barrel of ink.”
Gergen’s sentiments were echoed by Tony Blankley, who once served as press secretary to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
“Going after a news organization, in my experience, is always a loser,” Blankley said on CNN. “They have a big audience. And Fox has an audience of not just conservatives — they’ve got liberals and moderates who watch too. They’ve got Obama supporters who are watching. So it’s a temptation for a politician, but it needs to be resisted.”
On Monday, FNC’s Neil Cavuto answered Dunn, and did so in a fashion that should make all those opposing the Obama administration’s position on this matter quite pleased.
In fact, I can’t wait to see how the astoundingly thin-skinned White House will respond to this (video embedded below the fold with partial transcript, h/t Story Balloon):
Posted October 13, 2009 by Scared Monkeys
Barack Obama, Government, Media, Media Bias, Obamanation, Politics, WTF | 21 comments
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Criticism like this
almost ALWAYS backfires…eventually.
Back in the heyday of newspapers, there was a bit of political folk wisdom that cautioned politicians not to get into a pissing contest with someone who bought ink by the barrel. Maybe the Obama-istas have heard that or don’t realize that Fox has even more airtime than President Barack Who’sVain Obama.
fox must be close to opening the country’s eyes to the corruption of the Democratic Destruction Machine known as the obama administration.
The white House is merley doing what the rest of the “legitimate” media should be doing, calling out the hacks at at Fox for manipulating the facts and outright lying in some cases. I laugh when I hear reference to Foxes “millions” of viewers as though that somehow makes what they are doing legitimate.Just because Mcdonalds serves a billion–doesn not mean it is the best food out there…….. When you think about it, Fox News is nothing more than reality TV with a news based theme. As for the typical Fox viewer, catch them anytime screaming at a town hall, being bussed in for a teaparty or in any random episode of Jaywalking on the Leno show.
Is the White House and President Obama trying to shut down free speech in the media unless it agrees with all of his opinions and every new strain of BS he is trying to spin? Has it really come to this? Attacking a Cable News Network?
Isn’t that a violation of our Country’s First Amendment Rights? Oh, wait- here come the Moonbats….they are going to tell us we are evil, racist Conservatives because we don’t agree with them either…lol Waaaaaaahhh Waaaaahhhhhhh…truth hurts, doesn’t it?
Damn, I guess I must live in cave, I didn’t know FOX was a news channel. How did I miss that, foolish me. I thought it was a comedy channel that was doing a parody of a news network. Kind of like Reno911 is a parody of a sheriffs department. So let me get this right, the Bipolar Schizophrenic guy that Beck plays on the show isn’t a parody, it’s actually Glenn Beck. And the mommy’s boy Hanitty is really a mommy’s boy. And Bill O’Riely really is a bigot. And the made up news stories are suppose to be real. I’m so ashamed for being so stupid, which I guess is why I haven’t figured this out sooner, I kind of feel sorry for those 2 million other FOX viewers who haven’t figured this out. Well at least I can still enjoy that radio comedy show about the fat drug addict, Rush something or other, it is really funny, he must have a lot of great writers
i don’t live in a cave and i didn’t realize that we had a president ! i knew we had an impostor from kenya posing as some kind of politician with very little knowledge and could read a tv screen.
and now i realize that after reading a couple of the racist posts above that we still don’t have a president.
you two knuckle draggers should get a job and get off the taxpayers’ backs. i know, you could go change nancy, she just soiled her diaper and needs a couple of young Boys to clean her up.
#6- I don’t watch Beck or Hannity- and the last time I checked—Fox does broadcast News in addition to other programming. Oh, foolish me.
So, Mr. CONservative GovernMENt—Here we go again. Is there any loony Lefty who will answer a freakin’ question anymore or post ANYTHING VALID, other than your damn opinion? Please, my trolling friends, if you have a fact to offer or if there’s a fact error you can point out, great! But as long as you stick with attacking the source, rather than the information, you’re merely confirming that the information of this post is, as far as you know, accurate. BTW –here you go again with the Racist/BIGOT BULLSHIT—Bill O’Rielly a bigot? Only if he talks about something the Libs or Dems don’t agree with. IMO, I find him to be accurate most of the time.
This is another example of the Left trying to attack the good guys and advocate for the bad guys. See, the good guys were really bad. The bad guys were really good. Wrong is right, right is wrong…
Please SPARE US with your false hate-filled crap because you think it’s politically correct (and therefore more “just”) it’s not reality!!
AND, pray tell—what’s the source of the information YOU TAKE TO BE TRUE AND FACTUAL?? The MSM, ABC et al? And so YOUR CHOICE OF “Press” doesn’t matter anymore? Glad to hear it. This is a site devoted to the straight facts. Since I don’t have experience working as a Stand-Up Comedian, maybe I’m not sure if I’m qualified to comment on the JOKES you posted here…..That’s why the source of the material matters to me. I want un-biased analysis to help me understand any given topic. If you call the MSM or ABC News unbiased—well….that’s like making a statement like… Pigs can Fly. I want to make sure that I get the facts from someone or a source who doesn’t have an agenda. Your agenda is clear.
And- that’s ALL you got??
Put down the Moonbat Kool-Aide and go get some fresh air.
and mr. conservative government. wasn’t that your boy obama that was punking for crack and coke while getting his free education on our taxpayer money. and to beat it all, signed up as a foriegn student to get federal aid.
and you Boys keep trying to say he was born here. grow up and get a job.
MSNBC has lost every shred of objectivity. They should change their name to Pravda. Rachel Maddow has an excuse for everything negative about Obama and his government. They could launch a surprise nuclear attack against the Vatican and she would have an explanation that makes it Bush’s fault. She is nothing but a pathetic shill. Chris Matthews is just about as bad, and even more condescending. Olbermann. . . well, I’m waiting for his head to explode. Fox is more objective than any of the other networks. They just have the affrontery to question his Excellence.
“This is another example of the Left trying to attack the good guys”
So let me get this correct?FOXNEWS are the “good guys”——and i am drinking the koolaid?
The only actual news program (not opinion/republican propoganda) is Shepard Smith….The rest is right wing propaganda——————nothing wrong with that..They are a private company and entitled to do that.Lets just stop pretending it is news………
“I want un-biased analysis to help me understand any given topic”
so that would be Fox?
you lean right—so you go to Fox to eat that up.
if u want left—then u go to msnbc
just stop pretending they are a “fair and balanced”network–they are not.
Of course obongo is going to shut down freedom of speech !!! It’s going to Kenya soon !!!
#11- MSNBC, ABC are unbiased now? LMAO
Let’s get another thing perfectly straight here—President’s are not Saviors, Messiahs or Gods! They are human and do make mistakes. So far, most of everything out of the “great Orator’s” mouth has either been a mistake, a misnomer, or a bald faced lie.
Get off your knees, Boy and stop bowing to your Master!! Did you lose your spine and ability to think or question your own Government? Do you ever stop and really do any research on anything or do you just take everything out of his mouth as the Gospel truth?
Bend over and kiss your *ass* goodbye—cuz the Obama Administration is going to hand it back to you on a silver platter. Are you too ignorant to know the difference??
P.S. Fox News are not the “good guys”. That is not what I meant. Neither is our current President or his Administration but believe and think what you want. It’s still a free country, for now anyway.
Fox has lost every shred of objectivity. They should change their name to the rush limbaugh show. Glen Beck has an excuse for everything about Obama and his government. He could solve world hunger, end the 2 wars and the economic crisis and he would still be an evil marxist. He is nothing but a pathetic shill. Sean Hannity is just about as bad, and even more condescending. O’Reilly. . . well, I’m waiting for his head to explode. MSNBC is more objective than any of the other networks. They just were not cheerleaders for the war.
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yep, obama is really interested in solving world hunger while he spends our tax dollar to take his family out on $25000.00 dinners. nice try son, but no cigar for you.
worship the beast, fall with the beast.
Jason..you’re a bonafide…nevermind…
Yep…MSNBC is so fair that practically NOBODY watches their network. O’Reilly, Beck, and Hannity DESTROY the puke liberal idiots over there by almost 3 to 1. You are too damn blind to see that more and MORE people are watching FOX NEWS because they want the truth. The numbers don’t lie and a EVIDENT correlation can be made to as why FOX NEWS CRUSHES MSNBC and why people are watching in droves.
Because they were not cheerleaders for the War makes them fair? LOL…you dumb liberal leeches of society are still stuck on a War that Obama is still fighting….MSNBC and NBC as a whole was SHILL for Obama during the election and that CAN NOT be denied.
Do some research moron before running your tired liberal talking points!
BTW, Obama has done nothing PERIOD! His head is spinning so fast he doesn’t know what to do and that a good example of his LACK of leadership and decision making that a PRESIDENT has to make.
What has he done? Unemployment is almost 10%…another 541,000 people lost their jobs….the DOW is just a number and EVERY economist out there knows this is a quick fix in the short term but in the long run we are going to pay with MORE TAXES (FACT!), higher insurance premiums (FACT!), higher electric and gas bills (FACT!)…INFLATION of the dollar to levels that have never been seen (FACT!)!
“O” say can you see! Now this is a little bit creepy. OK, I don’t care if you voted Obama, McCain or even Kucinich in the last election—this is just plain creepy.
Did I miss something in the past 50 years? Were there ever Reagan flags, or Clinton flags or even Gerald R. Ford flags? But The Dear Leader’s face where the 50 states are supposed to be? That’s a bit much, don’t you think?
I first assumed this was a photo shop, but the website where I found it shows a home with this flag flying on the flagpole outside. They claim it’s the real deal, and it seems to be. (All yours for less than $10.00 too! What a deal!) LOL
Now, this isn’t President Obama’s doing and I’m not blaming him for it. But like the Nobel Prize For Not Being George W. Bush, it reveals a form of lunacy unique to the Obot community. And no—I will NOT be saluting this flag. You can go ahead and turn me into email@example.com now.
CHECK IT OUT! Yoyo, Ceasu, Jack Hammer, Jason and all the Obots—Hurry now and order before they run out ! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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