19 Oct
2009
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Petty, Dangerous

This White House never fails to supply its critics with abundant ammunition.  The latest creepy action is nothing less than a full out assault on Fox News.

The cable network has been targeted and isolated.  The president has been making swipes at the network for years because, unlike other useless news networks, Fox has been reporting what the public did not want to hear: that Obama has a history of radicalism and the friends to prove it.

Aside from past remarks from the president himself, attacks were made Sunday by the White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Senior Media Advisor David Axelrod, and Communications Director Anita Dunn:

Said Emanuel, Fox is “not a news organization so much as it has a perspective.”

Said Axelrod, “[Fox is] not a news organization. Other news organizations like yours ought not to treat them that way… We’re not going to treat them that way.”

Said Dunn, the network is “opinion journalism masquerading as news.”

And there we have it.  Attacks on free press, intimidation of journalists, and disdain for and derision of critics.  My prediction?  Like the attacks on Rush, the White House is only going to accomplish dragging itself through the mud.  Journalists and reporters are supposed to meddle in political affairs to a certain extent, provided they do lawfully and do not interrupt important duties.  In the scheme of things, this meddling helps keep the country free (why we have that provision in the first amendment).  The President of the United States of America, however, looks childish and insecure when he attacks, or directs the attack on, a cable news network.

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