Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Show White House Attacked & Tried to Exclude FOX News


More from the most transparent and ethical White House in American history.

The Obama White House has been caught in a bold face lie. Despite their repeated denials that Obama’s White House had a war on FOX News and was trying to freeze them out of media access, White House emails obtained by Judicial Watch show that the WH had an anti-Fox News bias agenda.Isn’t it special that we are presented with a Presidential Administration that does not believe in the First Amendment and Freedom of the Press? How small is this White House that would act in such a childish, petty and media agenda driven manner?

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has uncovered documents from the Obama Department of Treasury showing that the Obama administration, contrary to its repeated denials, attempted to exclude the Fox News Channel (FNC) from a round of interviews with Treasury’s “Executive Pay Czar” Kenneth Feinberg. The documents, which include email exchanges within the Department of the Treasury and between Treasury and White House staff, also provide colorful evidence of an anti-Fox News bias within the Obama White House.

The documents, obtained last week by Judicial Watch pursuant to an October, 28, 2009, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, concern a series of interviews with Feinberg, who served as the Special Master for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Executive Compensation, on October 22, 2009, organized by the Treasury Department. According to press reports, the Fox News Channel was specifically excluded from joining the pool of reporters which precipitated a backlash among the networks and a reversal by the Obama Treasury Department.

As the Gateway Pundit points out, documents obtained by Judicial Watch show that an Obama White House staffer threatened to stuff dead fish in the FOX News cubby.

More emails obtained by JW:

However, despite this public position, internal Obama administration emails obtained by Judicial Watch provide evidence that FNC was specifically singled out for exclusion. According to one October 22, 2009, email exchange between Dag Vega, Director of Broadcast Media on the White House staff, to Jenni LeCompte, then-Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs in the Treasury Department, Vega informs LeCompte that “…we’d prefer if you skip Fox please.”

Regarding general anti-FNC bias within the Obama White House in an October 23, 2009, email exchange between Jennifer Psaki, Deputy White House Communications Director and LeCompte, Psaki writes, “I am putting some dead fish in the fox cubby – just cause”. In an email on the night of October 22, 2009, commenting on a report by Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier noting the exclusion of the network from the pool, Psaki writes to Compte and fellow White House colleagues, “…brett baier just did a stupid piece on it — but he is a lunatic”.

Looks like the Obama White House got caught doing business, the Chicago way.

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Show White House Attacked & Tried to Exclude FOX News”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on July 15th, 2011 1:18 pm

      Should anyone be suprised at this behavior?

      This whole administration has Chicago thuggary in every place that Barry and his fellow Democrat thugs could find to put it.

    2. Steve Holloway on July 15th, 2011 8:40 pm

      Well, where are the left, ready to defend their little man, lost in smallness?

      You know what is sad…”O” could have been great if he was at least in the middle and not proving by his fruits he is of islam.

    3. Waterboy on July 15th, 2011 9:37 pm

      Like the curly headed Hispanic in the movie , Valdez is Coming said, ” I thought so.”

    4. rightknight on July 15th, 2011 10:42 pm

      With the bulk of the collective media apparently singing
      the the White House song A Cappella, it certainly is striking
      to have Fox News counter-point with actual truth and facts.
      The People have been reduced to discussions and debate
      of White House exudations stenographically presented by
      the pulp rather than journalistic revelations of actuality!

    5. bill on July 27th, 2011 2:45 am

      Judicial Watch is an NGO of the UN and is completely treasonous. If you [edit] don’t believe me, then go to the UN website.
      SM: Please watch the language.

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