October 20, 2009

Bad, bad Fox News

From Politico:

That’s true even though the motivations of the White House are clear: Fire up a liberal base disillusioned with Obama by attacking the hated Fox. Try to keep a critical news outlet off-balance. Raise doubts about future Fox stories.

But most of all, get other journalists to think twice before following the network’s stories in their own coverage.

"We're doing what we think is important to make sure news is covered as fairly as possible," a White House official told POLITICO, noting how the recent ACORN scandal story started because Fox covered it “breathlessly for weeks on end.”

“And then you had a couple days of breast-beating from The Washington Post and The New York Times about whether or not they were fast enough on the ACORN story,” the official said. “And it's like: Wait a second, guys. Let's make sure that we keep perspective on what are the most important stories, and what's being driven by a network that has a perspective. Being able to make that point has been important.”

Yeah, let's "wait a second guys" and take a gander at "what are the most important stories" on the MSM websites as of this hour today:





And just off the top of my head: If Fox really covered the ACORN scandal "for weeks," what, then, about the other networks' interminable coverage of Cindy Sheehan and her protests against George Bush's efforts in Iraq?

Liberals are beginning to get fed up at The Messiah's perpetual whining about the ONE network that asks the current administration actual tough questions. Can't have journalists asking pointed questions, eh? Especially not when Obama and co. has been soooo used to controlling the debate, atmosphere and questions!

It's bad enough that the MSM is slowly falling apart. These are The Messiah's greatest allies. It's worse that talk radio and Fox News continue to grow. And as I've written myriad times, it's perpetually hilarious to hear the twisted explanations of liberals as to why Fox has been successful. Occam's Razor applies here as it often does anywhere else: Fox is successful because it has filled a niche previously unoccupied by the other networks -- namely, it actually covers the conservative point-of-view (predominately so, yes). Doesn't logic dictate that those fed up with not hearing "the other side" -- so often neglected by the MSM -- would flock to a new network that actually gives it credence?

Of course it does.

And that just royally pisses off not only the most lefty administration in recent memory, but also those whose livelihoods are threatened by their now-dominant competitor. Instead of trying to recognize what has made FNC successful, the goal is delegitimize it as a worthy source of information. "Their panels are dominated by conservatives!" people bitch about Fox. Never mind that the MSM pundit shows are dominated by liberals! "They're not real journalists over there!" people complain. Never mind that folks like Brit Hume and Chris Wallace were perfectly legitimate professional journalists before they went to work for Fox. "Their opinion shows are dominated by conservatives like Beck, O'Reilly and Hannity!" people whine. Never mind that MSNBC has far-lefties Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow; CNN has Larry King, Rick Sanchez and Anderson Cooper (though, admittedly, all less lefty and virulent than their MSNBC brethren), and, the major networks news shows are all dominated by liberal voices: Katie Couric, Charles Gibson, George Stephanopoulis, David Gregory, Brian Williams, Bob Schieffer ...

And just so you remember [yet another] Obama whopper, he once said about Fox News "I think it's fair to say that I don't always get my most favorable coverage on Fox, but I think that's part of how democracy is supposed to work. You know, we're not supposed to all be in lock step here, and you've always been very gracious to me and..."

At any rate, just keep on attacking Fox News, Obama and co. Because, in the end, to quote a certain Ivan Drago, "You vill lose."

DRAGO sound bite

Posted by Hube at October 20, 2009 04:07 PM | TrackBack

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