October 21, 2009

Bad, bad Fox News ...

... but two of MSNBC's most partisan -- and vile -- mouthpieces get invited to the "off-the-record briefing" with The Messiah. The funny thing about it? The vilest of MSDNC's pundits, Keith Olbermann, once tore into George W. Bush for supposedly doing the same thing:

“The born again and the born talkers: The President takes 90 minutes worth of your taxpayer dollars to entertain right-wing radio yackers in the Oval Office, and will set up a radio row for them on the White House grounds next week”…

“I’ve got a question for you about the Military Commissions Act, too, but let’s finish off this episode first. In January, the President consulted with 13 former Secretaries of State and Defense about Iraq, spoke for 40 minutes, allowed discussion for 5 to 10 minutes. The figures for the 5 conservative radio show people is double that. is there an explanation of that that does not include the President using the Oval Office for purely political purposes and even indirectly for political fund-raising?”

But the difference between Bush and Obama is that Bush and his henchmen weren't out there actively castigating a particular network and trying to delegitimize it at every opportunity. While, at the very same time, courting those who have viciously attacked that network at every opportunity ... with even more venom than what the president feels has been directed at him (by said network).

Call me silly, but this all seems vaguely familiar.

UPDATE: Look what The Messiah said back in February:

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...

So, what's changed? Oh yeah, that's right -- Obama has no plan for Afghanistan, no plan for the economy, has just verbal "promises" for taking over 1/6 of the American economy (healthcare), so ... it's "let's distract the public by attacking our most consistent critic."

Posted by Hube at October 21, 2009 03:53 PM | TrackBack

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