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Is This the White House' Fox Strategy
The Provocateur ^ | 10/20/2009 | Mike Volpe

Posted on 10/20/2009 9:58:44 AM PDT by fiscon1

Buried in the administration's multiple inflammatory statements on Fox News may be their strategy in all of this. In fact, Anita Dunn, David Axelrod, and Rahm Emanuel made hints at it in their statements. Here's the pertinent portion from Axelrod.

The bigger thing is that other news organizations like yours ought not to treat them that way, and we’re not going to treat them that way. We’re going to appear on their shows. We’re going to participate, but understanding that they represent a point of view.

(Excerpt) Read more at theeprovocateur.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: agenda; anitadunn; axelrod; bho44; culture; davidaxelrod; democrats; dunn; emanuel; fox; foxnews; liberalfascism; msm; obama; rahmemanuel; waronfox

1 posted on 10/20/2009 9:58:45 AM PDT by fiscon1
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To: fiscon1

http://www.brutallyhonest.org/brutally_honest/2009/10/god-bless-jake-tapper.html

This exchange took place this morning during the White House press briefing:

Tapper: It’s escaped none of our notice that the White House has decided in the last few weeks to declare one of our sister organizations “not a news organization” and to tell the rest of us not to treat them like a news organization. Can you explain why it’s appropriate for the White House to decide that a news organization is not one –

Gibbs: Jake, we render, we render an opinion based on some of their coverage and the fairness that, the fairness of that coverage.

MORE at link


2 posted on 10/20/2009 9:59:50 AM PDT by VRWCTexan (Obama-scare is the "real" Cash for Clunker Program!)
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To: fiscon1
I have been watching Fox all morning. Every Obama spokesperson without question from Fox has interjected Fox all day to press corp. I am seeing a pattern. They are trying to curtail the Fox News name with the WH press corp. delitgitmize, if you will. Start watching!
3 posted on 10/20/2009 10:01:12 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: VRWCTexan

We need to watch what other news outlets do. If they play Obamas game. We’ve got ourselves a chess match. Scary


4 posted on 10/20/2009 10:02:45 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: fiscon1

My question is, is the media-formerly-known-as-main stream going to go along with being the President’s lap dog, especially now that Anita Dunn has explicitly stated that the administration “controlled the media” during the campaign?


5 posted on 10/20/2009 10:03:42 AM PDT by thefoundersrock (did you ever think you'd live to see the days...)
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To: fiscon1

Isn’t this the same thing Hugo Cavez is doing down South?

Much of their media has already been nationalized... we’ll call it “bailed out” up here.


6 posted on 10/20/2009 10:07:44 AM PDT by GeronL (They Made It Happen On Purpose Economically. MIHOPE)
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To: fiscon1; maggief; Grampa Dave; stephenjohnbanker; GOPJ; hoosiermama; KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; ..
ALLFOXALLTHETIME ALLFOXALLTHETIME ALLFOXALLTHETIME ALLFOXALLTHETIME

Buried in the administration's multiple inflammatory statements on Fox News may be their strategy...... Anita Dunn, David Axelrod, and Rahm Emanuel hint at it in their statements.

The strategy is this: WH attacks indicate Fox News is having a devastating effect on "their vote"---Democrats and Independents (they've already written off Republicans).

The WH slyly indicates FOX is am arm of the Republican Party ONLY BECAUSE they want to poison FOX in the minds of Democrats and Independents.

The incompetents in the WH can't even get this right----the more they attack FOX the more people tune in.

Here's what FOX's Glenn Beck did (they are not all Republicans):

The massive crowds (9/12 pics left) are VERY significant---b/c the LSM measures crowds by the
size of civil rights protests (right pic); which LSM points out extended AROUND the Reflecting Pool.

ALLFOXALLTHETIME ALLFOXALLTHETIME ALLFOXALLTHETIME ALLFOXALLTHETIME

7 posted on 10/20/2009 10:10:27 AM PDT by Liz (ALL FOX---ALL THE TIME---24/7)
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To: fiscon1
the squeeze will be when the totalitarian troika in the WH starts threatening the FOX network's sponsors, as radicals did when they tried to shut down Beck

Hopefully Murdoch and Ailes can ride this out, but just look at what these totalitarians have forced on other entire industries by threatening the “uncooperative” with financial ruin

I have a feeling that rahmbo is a sick little puppy and an unbalanced ideologue slickmeister who would not be taking on the nation's largest cable news network if he didn't intend to co opt them, by whatever means

8 posted on 10/20/2009 10:10:41 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: fiscon1
I remember when people used to imagine Time Travel, and having Ben Franklin suddenly appear in the twentieth century and comment on what America has become.

Nowadays, all you need is for someone from 1989 to show up and take a look around. They'd faint dead away.

9 posted on 10/20/2009 10:11:49 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: fiscon1

The more the White Hut attacks Fox News, the higher its ratings. GO FOX NEWS!


10 posted on 10/20/2009 10:12:08 AM PDT by Little Ray (Obama is a kamikaze president aimed at the heart of this Republic.)
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To: fiscon1

Part of the Fox strategy is simply to have them consume air time on themselves. Media personalities are a bit narcississtic, and talking about themselves for hours is a lot of fun for a narcissist. Especially if they think it is they are of monumental importance.

Every minute spent on themselves is a minute not spent broadcasting something else about the BO administration and its gang of Nazis.


11 posted on 10/20/2009 10:14:56 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Liz

LMBO!


12 posted on 10/20/2009 10:15:09 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: VRWCTexan

What’s the over under on Tapper moving the Fox News. One year, less, more?


13 posted on 10/20/2009 10:16:16 AM PDT by fiscon1
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To: VRWCTexan
Tapper this morning at White House press briefing w/ the Gibbster: "It’s not escaped our notice that the White House has decided to declare one of our sister organizations 'not a news organization' and to tell the rest of us not to treat them like a news organization. Can you explain why it’s appropriate for the White House to decide that a news organization is not one?"

"First, I'll do my Baghdad Bob impersonation, then I'll
go into my Vinnie Barbarino act. Who? What? Where?"

14 posted on 10/20/2009 10:16:56 AM PDT by Liz (ALL FOX---ALL THE TIME---24/7)
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To: Liz; bvw; Squantos; Freddd

This is why politics is fun again, stuff like this.

This is a historic opportunity for FNC: To have a pure democrat federal government, with FNC being the lone independent news source to challenge the power.

It makes FNC fun to watch. I watch MSNBC more this year than the last few, to see what they are up to, and watch dems civil war. As much as I love FNC, I will always see what the other side says.


15 posted on 10/20/2009 10:21:22 AM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the government spending you demand stupid")
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To: Liz

The White House has to know the truth... so why are they taking FOX on? There’s got to be something here we’re missing. Obama and boys ( I’m only referring to White men in the administration ) aren’t fools. They’ve got something up their sleeves... What could it be? One in five adults are watching FOX News at night... and the numbers are higher with the administrations help. Something’s up...


16 posted on 10/20/2009 10:21:52 AM PDT by GOPJ (Liberal NFL doesn't think Rush is good enough for them? They feel the same about us-BOYCOTT)
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To: Liz

For the first time, I am not so scared. I was really afraid of where this country was headed, but more and more I see that the people are taking this in their own hands. To the shagrin of the white house we ARE smart enough (don’t tell Bill Maher) to filter out the truth regardless of the gunk they spew at us. Thanks in great part to FOX. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t feel good, but I do see a Teenie little light at the end of a very long tunnel.


17 posted on 10/20/2009 10:22:30 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: fiscon1
Hard to say - however Lou Dobbs, slammed on CNN for having suggested that obama might do well by releasing his long-form birth cert, is reported as having had a business dinner with top Fox News officials.

On a regular basis I tweet stuff to Jake Tapper and once in a while he (and Mark Knoller NBC) will respond in a neutral fashion.

My belief is that to some degree, the media in finally being dragged (kicking and screaming) into admitting that obama is a dangerous fraud

18 posted on 10/20/2009 10:35:58 AM PDT by VRWCTexan (Obama-scare is the "real" Cash for Clunker Program!)
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To: thefoundersrock

Two spots were not ‘controlled’

Saddleback church (above my pay grade)

and

Joe the plumber ‘spread the wealth around’

And that is why they ‘controlled’ the rest of the campaign.

Obama is as radical as you suspect he is, but if he had spoken freely and openly, all of America would have known it.
Not just half.


19 posted on 10/20/2009 10:37:15 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: GOPJ

IMO the white house either “knows” (or believes) that Glen Beck has, in fact, uncovered yet to be shared new evidence that will blow the lid off

Thus they are pulling out all the stops to try and get other media not to report what may soon be surfaced on Fox News


20 posted on 10/20/2009 10:39:41 AM PDT by VRWCTexan (Obama-scare is the "real" Cash for Clunker Program!)
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To: VRWCTexan

Their blatant hypocrisy is that the other stations are outlets for the DNC. One station dares to tell America the truth and they can’t handle it. Guess Fox News doesn’t get the talking points!


21 posted on 10/20/2009 10:42:42 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: sickoflibs

Turned off my cable and dish in November last year due part in anti-american bias by noooze and tired of seeing the millionth rerun of hitlers bodyguard etc .....

My source of news is FR and a few other sites that give all sides pro and con etc ........

Only payed info source is WSJ and XM radio as well as the internet of course.


22 posted on 10/20/2009 10:54:23 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: GOPJ
Obama and boys ( I’m only referring to White men in the administration ) aren’t fools.

That's an assumption I'm not willing to buy. They are leftist ideologues first of all. And they were all big fish in little ponds before January and used to getting their way through Chicago style intimidation. And they rode into office on a wave of Rock Star enthusiasm fanned by a fawning media.

Add that all up, and it's far easier to believe they have become fools to their own press clippings rather than evil geniuses with some devious master plan. Recall that the Clintons were very similar and grossly over reached in the first two years before they finally pulled back and reorganized.

I think the reality is that Obama and his inner circle are in over their heads and will damage themselves badly.

23 posted on 10/20/2009 10:58:05 AM PDT by Ditto (Directions for Clean Government: If they are in, vote them out. Rinse and repeat.)
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To: fiscon1

The Pipsqueak is trying the Alinsky technique of “isolate it, freeze it, destroy it” (or word to that effect) with the media.

Problem is, Pipsqueak, it ain’t gonna work.


24 posted on 10/20/2009 10:59:26 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Pray for our leaders: Rush, Levin, and Beck)
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To: fiscon1

Jake Tapper is the ONLY reporter with BALLS and SMARTS!


25 posted on 10/20/2009 11:06:45 AM PDT by Ann Archy (ABORTION.......the HUMAN SACRIFICE to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Liz
... Anita Dunn ....

Believe it or not but...

Dunn is married to President Obama's personal attorney, Robert Bauer, a partner at Perkins Coie who has been the general counsel of Obama for America since January 2007.

And.... And no, this is NO Joke....

In 2008, Newsweek named Dunn and Bauer the new "power couple" in Washington, D.C.

Well you have to give Obama credit one thing.... for hiring THE BLIND. Because Bauer must be to marry her. Plus credit for hiring old time Side Show Freak Performers who have Reptilian Tongues like, Anita Dunn!

Now maybe this Bauer guy isn't blind. Maybe he married her because he found she can do ...(snicker) .. 'unnatural things' with that tongue of hers and thought, 'ah.. what the hell'..

26 posted on 10/20/2009 11:10:01 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Liz
This bunch of control freaks intended to continue their national race baiting and bashing into this past weekend. However, a couple of loony parents in Colorado with a 6 year old in a fly away balloon took their media spotlight. What was suppose to be on the media outlets was a 4th grade child asking BamaKennedy ‘why does everybody hate you’?. BamaKennedy had to know when this question was asked that the media was covering a lost 6 year old in a fly away balloon.

There was NO way to get their media hookers back on ‘race’ topic without it being toooo obvious for the average observer of tube news.

27 posted on 10/20/2009 11:10:58 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: VRWCTexan

IOW, you guys better report the news as we want it reported or we will make sure no-one goes on your programs or answers your questions.

The other news organizations better listen up, they will have to toe the line because big brother will be watching and handing out punishments.


28 posted on 10/20/2009 11:13:15 AM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: xzins
Every minute spent on themselves is a minute not spent broadcasting something else about the BO administration and its gang of Nazis.

BINGO!

29 posted on 10/20/2009 11:15:56 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (He is the son of soulless slavers, not the son of soulful slaves.)
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To: nutmeg

Ping


30 posted on 10/20/2009 11:18:47 AM PDT by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*CCRKBA)
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To: Condor51
Side Show Freak Performers who have Reptilian Tongues like, Anita Dunn!

What is that strange speech pattern of hers? It is like she has dry mouth and cannot manage the proper use of her tongue. Never heard anything like it.

31 posted on 10/20/2009 11:24:03 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (He is the son of soulless slavers, not the son of soulful slaves.)
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To: Ditto
...it's far easier to believe they have become fools to their own press clippings rather than evil geniuses with some devious master plan. Recall that the Clintons were very similar and grossly over reached in the first two years before they finally pulled back and reorganized. I think the reality is that Obama and his inner circle are in over their heads

It's certainly more comforting to believer they're overreaching egomaniacs than evil geniuses... or worse.

Oh well, we'll prepare for the worst and hope for the best...

32 posted on 10/20/2009 11:51:33 AM PDT by GOPJ (Liberal NFL doesn't think Rush is good enough for them? They feel the same about us-BOYCOTT)
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To: Ditto
...it's far easier to believe they have become fools to their own press clippings rather than evil geniuses with some devious master plan. Recall that the Clintons were very similar and grossly over reached in the first two years before they finally pulled back and reorganized. I think the reality is that Obama and his inner circle are in over their heads

It's certainly more comforting to believe they're overreaching egomaniacs than evil geniuses... or worse.

Oh well, we'll prepare for the worst and hope for the best...

33 posted on 10/20/2009 11:51:54 AM PDT by GOPJ (Liberal NFL doesn't think Rush is good enough for them? They feel the same about us-BOYCOTT)
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To: VRWCTexan

I think Beck has more stuff too...


34 posted on 10/20/2009 12:09:00 PM PDT by GOPJ (Liberal NFL doesn't think Rush is good enough for them? They feel the same about us-BOYCOTT)
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