WH to Dem strategists: Stop making Fox so balanced?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by bugscoe, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. This just keeps getting better and better...

    WH to Dem strategists: Stop making Fox so … balanced?

    The White House has taken the war on Fox News to a strange new level. Bitterly complaining that the news channel does not provide a balanced presentation of the issues, the Obama administration has now warned strategists from the Democratic Party that they won’t work with them any longer if the strategists appear on Fox’s programming as guests:

    • At least one Democratic political strategist has gotten a blunt warning from the White House to never appear on Fox News Channel, an outlet that presidential aides have depicted as not so much a news-gathering operation as a political opponent bent on damaging the Obama administration.

      Political consultants are a staple of cable television talk shows, analyzing current events based on their own experiences working on campaigns or in government.

      One Democratic strategist said that shortly after an appearance on Fox he got a phone call from a White House official telling him not to be a guest on the show again. The call had an intimidating tone, he said.

      The message was, “We better not see you on again,” said the strategist, who spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to run afoul of the White House. An implicit suggestion, he said, was that “clients might stop using you if you continue.”

      In urging Democratic consultants to spurn Fox, White House officials might be trying to isolate the network and make it appear more partisan.

    For an administration that can’t make up its mind about strategy and resourcing in Afghanistan, they seem to have plenty of time to plot their offensives against Fox.

    This shows that the Fox war isn’t about getting balanced coverage. The fact that they have to threaten fellow Democrats to bully them out of their media appearances on Fox just highlights the fact that Fox airs their views — which undermines their public argument about Fox. What they want to do is to suck up to the Fox-haters on the Left in order to give them a weird sense of power, apparently the only way they can do it, since the hard-Left agenda isn’t moving through Congress.

    It’s counterproductive in another way as well. Their very public campaign undermines the credibility of those networks on which the strategists do appear. It’s no accident that Fox News blew away all of the other cable news outlets on Election Day this week, drawing more viewers than all of them combined. The White House has practically anointed them as the only net truly independent of the Obama administration, making the rest of the nets look like toadies. Chasing Democrats off of Fox News will only make that trend accelerate.

    It’s good to see the White House interested in fighting someone. Maybe eventually they’ll get around to America’s enemies.
  2. Lucrum


    BO needs a good old fashioned crisis so he can abuse his executive powers and engage in full blown censorship.

    He'll claim of course, all for the greater good.
  3. Once Obamacare and Cap-n-Tax fail this administration will be just about over. Obamao has set himself up for failure in Afghanistan no matter what decision he makes. The final nail will be when African nations start suing us for civil damages because our CO2 caused their poverty, even while global temperatures plummet.

    That "change" felt good for a minute or two, then the nightmare set in.

    It was a fun and enlightening exercise though. This has certainly given the idiot-left a platform on which to display what they stand for, ... very little.

    As for Fox? ... Really they have been a god send. Some goofy cable news network is considered the goliath, and virtually every public institution and the MSM together are david.

    You really can't make this stuff up.
  4. cstfx


  5. It sure is easy to tell that Obama is an only child. In the last 100 years he has probably complained about the former president and the media more than all presidents combined. A kid in junior high elected to student council would look bad doing what Obama is doing.
  6. Ricter


    Actually, you are making that stuff up. Lightly based on reality and heavily influenced by your values, you have told a little tale that amuses you. Nothing wrong with that.
  7. jem


    to bring up a debate from a few years ago.

    Obama is acting like a faggot.

    He is becoming a disgrace.
    Someone needs to slap him the face and tell him to make a few decisions.

    Not that I think it would neccessarily a good thing but shouldn't he be getting us out of wars. Shouldn't he do something like let the pot smokers out of federal jail. Shouldn't he be mandating electric car performance and checking into the battery conspiracy claims. Maybe promote some green technologies.

    Shouldn't he have spent on infrastructure bridges and green technology.

    Shouldn't he be doing something besides acting like a faggot with fox.
  8. ObamasWarOnTheFirstAmendment.com still not taken.