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  1. 20 Oct '09 07:32
    http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/19/fox-hunting/

    Dissent was the highest form of patriotism under a Republican president. Now a Newsweek writer says it’s un-American. The mainstream media’s frustration is understandable, having missed the stories of ACORN, Van Jones and others going all the way back to Jeremiah Wright. They need to take off their knee-pads, wipe off their mouths and get back to work speaking truth to power, even if they like the guy in the White House.
  2. 20 Oct '09 07:33
    http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/wehner/133392

    The White House’s effort to target a news organization like Fox is vaguely Nixonian. The case put forward by the pro-Mao political theorist Anita Dunn is filled with errors and erroneous statements. (See Chris Wallace’s comments during this segment.) And the willingness of liberal commentators like Jacob Weisberg to act as an attack poodle on behalf of the Obama White House is both predictable and discrediting. Frankly, we’re seeing “progressives” explode in outrage at Fox not only because their previous media monopoly has ended but also because Fox is so enormously popular (it’s home to the top-10-rated cable-news programs in America and 13 of the top 15).
  3. 20 Oct '09 07:36
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/barackobama/6377910/White-House-aide-says-Barack-Obama-team-controlled-the-media.html

    White House aide says Barack Obama team 'controlled' the media

    By Toby Harnden in Washington
    Published: 7:16PM BST 19 Oct 2009

    The top campaign strategist who has shot to attention recently as President Obama's main attack dog against Fox News, the conservative-leaning cable network, was speaking at a conference in the Dominican Republic in January.

    "Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn't absolutely control," she said.

    "One of the reasons we did so many of the David Plouffe [Mr Obama's campaign manager] videos was not just for our supporters, but also because it was a way for us to get our message out without having to actually talk to reporters.

    "We just put that out there and made them write what Plouffe had said as opposed to Plouffe doing an interview with a reporter. So it was very much we controlled it as opposed to the press controlled it."
  4. 20 Oct '09 09:20
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeff-poor/2009/10/20/hume-defends-fox-again-asks-how-cnn-others-being-patted-head-given-seal-a

    Hume said he wondered that since Obama aides cast a disparaging view on Fox News if the other channels, including CNN, fell in line more with the lapdog role than the watchdog role, as some think journalism should be.

    "So the president's aides appear on other news channels to say that Fox, unlike those outlets, is really not a news organization but an arm of the Republican Party. One wonders how our colleagues at CNN and elsewhere like being patted on the head and given the seal of approval by the White House. These outlets already stand accused of being in the tank for Mr. Obama. Do they really want to open themselves up to more such criticism by ignoring legitimate stories because they originate here?"
  5. 20 Oct '09 16:59
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/wehner/133392

    The White House’s effort to target a news organization like Fox is vaguely Nixonian. The case put forward by the pro-Mao political theorist Anita Dunn is filled with errors and erroneous statements. (See Chris Wallace’s comments during this segment.) And the willingness of liberal commentat ...[text shortened]... sly popular (it’s home to the top-10-rated cable-news programs in America and 13 of the top 15).
    I don't see why the Obama administration should attack fox news, everybody knows this sort of thing always backfires, now it looks like the administration is trying to get people to shut up.

    everybody knows most people on fox news are sensationalist fearmongers, and this will only make their jobs easier.
  6. 21 Oct '09 04:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    I don't see why the Obama administration should attack fox news, everybody knows this sort of thing always backfires, now it looks like the administration is trying to get people to shut up.

    everybody knows most people on fox news are sensationalist fearmongers, and this will only make their jobs easier.
    Not so! Most people on FOX News are not sensational fearmongers. You name the ones that are.Better yet I will for you.Beck and Hannity,right? That is hardly "most" people on Fox!
  7. 21 Oct '09 11:44
    Most unseemly and also unreported is Rham Emannuel going on Jon Stewart, a comedy show for crying out loud, rather than Fox. I guess whiner in chief Obama does not want his feelings hurt. A comedy show?!? Are these people grown ups?
  8. 21 Oct '09 16:00
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    Not so! Most people on FOX News are not sensational fearmongers. You name the ones that are.Better yet I will for you.Beck and Hannity,right? That is hardly "most" people on Fox!
    LOL, name one that isn't! (and o'reilly doesn't count)
  9. 21 Oct '09 19:24
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    LOL, name one that isn't! (and o'reilly doesn't count)
    Niel Cavuto
  10. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    21 Oct '09 20:08 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    LOL, name one that isn't! (and o'reilly doesn't count)
    Greta Van Susteren
    Shep Smith
    Cavuto

    And let's not forget all the lefty regulars Fox employs...Geraldo, Juan Williams, Kirsten Powers, Bob Beckel, Alan Colmes etc..
  11. 21 Oct '09 20:29
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    Greta Van Susteren
    Shep Smith
    Cavuto

    And let's not forget all the lefty regulars Fox employs or ...Geraldo, Juan Williams, Kirsten Powers, Bob Beckel, Alan Colmes etc..
    Aw man! You stole my thunder! LOL. I was gonna give them one by one!You forgot Huckabee,Napolotano,McNamara,etc,etc
    Its all good
  12. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    21 Oct '09 20:53
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    Aw man! You stole my thunder! LOL. I was gonna give them one by one!You forgot Huckabee,Napolotano,McNamara,etc,etc
    Its all good
    Oops, sorry, I didn't realize your master plan. But, it's still doable. It's a long list.

    Ellis Henican, Geraldine Ferraro...
  13. 21 Oct '09 21:04
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    Oops, sorry, I didn't realize your master plan. But, it's still doable. It's a long list.

    Ellis Henican, Geraldine Ferraro...
    It looks between the two of us the list grows. And, shoots his theory as well as the White Houses theory out of the water!
  14. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    21 Oct '09 21:14
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    It looks between the two of us the list grows. And, shoots his theory as well as the White Houses theory out of the water!
    Mara Liasson, Mort Kondracke...
  15. 21 Oct '09 21:37
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    Mara Liasson, Mort Kondracke...
    John Stocil,Chris Wallace....