This White House is getting to sound like a tired broken record …
Why does this White House continue to whine about Fox News. How small they sound and how dangerous a situation that a White House complain about dissent. How dare anyone question them or their policies. The rest of the MSM has forgot that it is their job, no matter what party the President belongs to. However, this White House continues to be “lost in smallness.”
Senior Obama White House advisor David Axelrod said on This Week with George Stephanopoulos that the FOX News channel is “not really a news station”. It is pretty pathetic when a White House feels the need to go on other networks to complain about another rather than confronting them directly.
”I’m not concerned,” Axelrod said on ABC’s “This Week” when George Stephanopoulos asked about the back-and-forth between the White House and Fox News.
“Mr. [Rupert] Murdoch has a talent for making money, and I understand that their programming is geared toward making money. The only argument [White House communications director] Anita [Dunn] was making is that they’re not really a news station if you watch even — it’s not just their commentators, but a lot of their news programming.
Axelrod states that he is not concerned, yet this Obama White House continues to fixate on Fox News and restricting freedom of the press. Obviously, it is a concern to Obama. There is no reason why this would not go away if it were not a concern to the Administration. The White House must feel that Fox News is providing an unwanted platform for individuals who dare disagree with Obama. How frightening is it that any government thinks they can squelch free speech? Is it any wonder why Obama’s poll numbers are at 45%. Obama is failing on all fronts.
It was not just Axelrod, but White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel as well. Emanuel said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Fox “is not a news organization so much as it has a perspective.”
Maybe the Obama White House is not a real Presidency?
The questions have swirled around as to whether President Obama is tough enough. Obama and his minions have continually blamed others instead of having the buck stop with him. This President stated that the $787 billion stimulus package would keep unemployment under 8%. As every one knows US unemployment is at 9.8% and rising. Every Democrat in the primaries questioned Obama’s experience and whether he was up to the job. Maybe they were correct.
So what must a news organization be according to Dunn, Axelrod and Emanuel be in order to be considered a “real” news station? Be in the tank for Obama like CNN, MSNBC and the rest of the liberal media?
Q and O makes what may be the most telling point of the Obama Administrations objections and issues with Fox News. Dunn had stated that when Obama goes on Fox News he believes he is debating the opposition. Does that mean that the rest of the MSM is willingly in the tank for Obama? So much for the media being the watch dog of “We the People”.
The White House apparently feels it must marginalize Fox for a reason. And the only reason I can come up with is the White House feels it is hurting it’s agenda. To me the most telling remark about Fox came when Dunn said that when President Obama goes on Fox he believes he’s debating the opposition.
I thought that’s what all real journalists considered themselves – the opposition. Now, apparently, journalistic worth is measured by the White House as how compliant you are and how willing you are to carry water for them.