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White House: FOXNews Not A Real Network

By Wyatt Earp | October 19, 2009

David AxelrodRemember all of the election-era nonsense about HopeyChange? Remember all those commercials that claimed, “Barack Obama just has an ability to bring people together?” Yeah, that was apparently all bunk. At least if you are FOXNews, that is.

Obama bigwigs Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod have declared war on the cable news network, because they think – get this: the news station has a slant. This, from Hot Air:

Via Breitbart, your White House talking point du jour expressed in nearly identical terms on two different shows: Unlike MSNBC and the rest of the media that these two control, Fox isn’t “real news” because it comes with a slant. Candygram for Ax and Rahm from the New York Times: Cease and desist.

It could all be written off as a sideshow, but it may present a genuine problem for Mr. Obama, who took great pains during the campaign to depict himself as being above the fray of over-heated partisan squabbling. In his victory speech he promised, “I will listen to you, especially when we disagree.”…

On the official White House Web site, a blog called Reality Check provides a running tally of transgressions by Fox News. It ends with this: “For even more Fox lies, check out the latest ‘Truth-O-Meter’ feature from Politifact that debunks a false claim about a White House staffer that continues to be repeated by Glenn Beck and others on the network.”

People who work in political communications have pointed out that it is a principle of power dynamics to “punch up “ — that is, to take on bigger foes, not smaller ones. A blog on the White House Web site that uses a “truth-o-meter” against a particular cable news network would not seem to qualify. As it is, Reality Check sounds a bit like the blog of some unemployed guy living in his parents’ basement, not an official communiqué from Pennsylvania Avenue.

You would think that with a plummeting economy and almost 10% unemployment, these morons would have better things to do. The most aggravating part of this story is the hypocrisy. Emanuel and Axelrod have no problem with MSNBC – possibly the most liberal news station on Earth – but have issues with FOXNews? Puh-lease. I guess the White House missed this Pew Research study, that proved their allegations questionable, at best, patently false at worst.

Topics: Politics | 14 Comments »

14 Responses to “White House: FOXNews Not A Real Network”

  1. Jon Brooks Says:
    October 19th, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Concerning rahm and obambi, as Tweetie Bird used to say: “Awwww poor widdle puddy tat.”

  2. John D Says:
    October 19th, 2009 at 9:07 am

    “You would think that with a plummeting economy and almost 10% unemployment, these morons would have better things to do.”

    They do. And they’ve been messing them up, left and right. Hence the FOX News sideshow. It’s all about keeping the rubes in flyover country distracted so they don’t notice the screwjob coming from Washington.

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 19th, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Jon – Maybe they should be discussing Obama’s decision to hold off on more troops to Afghanistan instead?

    John D – It is truly what Alinsky would do.

  4. Jon Brooks Says:
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Wyatt- Or how they were morons regarding pulling the missle defense sheild from the ex-Soviet satelitte states
    then in return from Russia.
    Charles Krauthammer has a wonderful descriptive article on that, but then I guess he’s not a credible editorialist/journalist, appearing on Fox and all :) Charles is to much the gentlemen to call them imbeciles or morons so I will for him: Imbeciles!! Morons!! Maybe if they stay out of grownup affairs it would help.

  5. proof Says:
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Nice pained expression on the pic of Captain Combover!

  6. Rob in Katy Says:
    October 19th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    White House: FOXNews Not A Real Network
    Americal: Obama Not A Real President.

    There, fixed it for ya!

  7. Ralph Short Says:
    October 19th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Unless and until Fox personnel bow to the chosen one like Brian Williams of NBC or get a ‘funny feeling in my leg’ like Chris Mathews of MSNBC they will simply not be accepted by His Majesty and the rest of the chicago thugs.

    They should be proud of it.

  8. Rides A Pale Horse Says:
    October 19th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Ozero whitehouse vs Fox News

  9. kaveman Says:
    October 19th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    This kinda makes me wonder if Rahm Emanuel is really a deep under cover republican mole.

    The ratings for FOX are going to explode after this.

    They’re already #1 or #2 in the ratings, depending on your source. For His Majesty to pick a fight over this, with everything else going on, is political suicide.

    It’s almost like libtards are…uh…tards.

  10. Bitter American Says:
    October 19th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    NEWSFLASH: Obama is not a real president.

  11. hutch1200 Says:
    October 20th, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Now these people are “Media Consultants”? Hey if CNN/PMSNBC is all you know, and having Mensa jeopadry twits fawning all over you is your idea of “news”, then yes.

    “I’ll take isolating at least 45% of the population for $7.00″

  12. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 20th, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Jon – Oh, the non-concession was Bush’s fault. Just ask them.

    Proof – He looks “pensive.” Shame he is such a moron.

    Rob – Now that’s funny!

    Ralph – I’ll watch them more now for this.

    RAPH – Awesome. Nice use of the New Jersey, too.

    Kaveman – They are outwitting us with their stupidity. Or so they think.

    BA – Rob in Katy beat you to it.

    Hutch1200 – But, but, “Obama has a way of bringing people together!”

  13. metoo Says:
    October 20th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    You know the wives of RahmRod are sitting at home thinking..”we can no longer pretend they’re not idiots!” This whole thing is backfiring so badly on the White House. Obama’s approval rating according to Rasmussen is -12 today. Not good numbers if you’re the president who needs to be doing presidential things not acting like he just lost homecoming queen!

  14. Chris Cameron Says:
    October 21st, 2009 at 6:17 am

    Pick a fight with the media. Good luck with that.