White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said on CNN's "State of the Union" that Fox "is not a news organization so much as it has a perspective."Interestingly, the left is also silent on Anita Dunn's statements:
"It’s not so much a conflict with Fox News," Emanuel told John King. "I suppose the way to look at it and the way … the president looks at it, we look at it is: It’s not a news organization so much as it has a perspective. And that’s a different take. And more importantly, is not have the CNNs and the others in the world basically be led in following Fox, as if what they’re trying to do is a legitimate news organization …
President Obama's presidential campaign focused on "making" the news media cover certain issues while rarely communicating anything to the press unless it was "controlled," White House Communications Director Anita Dunn disclosed to the Dominican government at a videotaped conference.
"Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn't absolutely control," said Dunn.
To my knowledge, Fox News is the only news outlet that actually fact checks and is unafraid to inform the public of news items that reflect poorly on Glorious Leader. Fox was at the forefront of exposing Glorious Leader's "czar" (GL's term, not mine!) Van Jones, an issue that other news outlets mentioned and then quickly buried. Fox is also at the forefront of exposing Kevin Jennings, another incomprehensible "czar" choice by Glorious Leader. Fox is at the forefront of criticism of Obamacare, and during the election was at the forefront of exposing the fact that Obama had no political history, and ties to a host of unsavory, hateful people such as Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers.
I get it, the folks on the left are in love with Glorious Leader, and are his "Obamatons." They don't want to hear anything negative about their Glorious Leader, his policies, his ideas, his associates, his past. They want sunshine, rainbows, lollipops, and above all, the demonization of George Bush. CNN, MSNBC and NPR give the left what it wants. A world where everything is perfect, Glorious Leader is perfect, and nobody complains.
Fellow citizens, history tells us this is dangerous, even if it seems harmless at the moment. America was founded on a distrust and aversion to powerful centralized authority. We revolted from the British crown. Today, the American is a person who seeks an idealized warm and caressing hug from his powerful, centralized government headed by a mythical and idealized Glorious Leader.
Fox News is not SNL's "Weekend Update," or the "The Onion." Fox is a legitimate news organization. Like ALL news organizations, there is going to be an editorial bent that tends to emphasize or de-emphasize certain stories that the editors feel will be of more or less interest to the viewers. Note that there has never been an allegation, to my knowledge, that Fox News failed to cover some particular news event that could be construed as favorable to Obama or his policies. Does the Fox network also host opinion-style shows, such as O'reilly? Of course, so does CNN and all the major networks. Many of the opinion shows are also hosted by news anchors.
What then, is the White House's justification for shunning Fox? Must be, based on Dunn's comments, that the White House can't control Fox. That scares Glorious Leader. The truth scares Glorious Leader. Even liberal reporter Helen Thomas agrees with me, which ought to say something to the self-righteous liberals occupying the South Florida blogosphere.