Skip to comments.Who's Behind the White House War on Fox News?
Posted on 10/14/2009 4:29:10 AM PDT by Kaslin
White House interim communications director Anita Dunn assumed the role of lead Fox News Channel-basher this weekend. The attack was a dud. The left-leaning Nation magazine ridiculed President Obama's press shop for turning him into the "whiner-in-chief." AOL media columnist Jeff Bercovici called the war on Fox a "loser's strategy" that "signals weakness." And that's the friendly fire.
Dunn found refuge in rival CNN's green zone, where she blasted Fox News as a "research arm of the Republican Party." Unhappy with headline-generating Fox News hosts who have wrested control of the news cycle from Team Obama, Dunn complained about "opinion journalism masquerading as news."
Well, that is certainly an apt description of an Obama-sympathizing "news" segment on "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," which purported to "fact check" a Saturday Night Live skit mocking the president's lack of accomplishments.
Yes, the "real" news fact-checked the fake news to cover for Obama's deficiencies. Zero complaints from the White House communications office about that. Or about authentic CNN journalist Anderson Cooper using his prime-time show to make vulgar sexual jokes about Tea Party activists. Or about the joint White House-ABC News health care reform infomercial that aired earlier this summer.
Some "opinion journalism" is more equal than others.
Debates about the blurred lines between opinion and journalism are all well and good. But don't the talking-points crafters in the Oval Office have something better to do than carp about the talking points they don't like hearing on the one cable network that hasn't been completely overrun by Obama sycophants? (Full disclosure: I've been a Fox News contributor since 2001.)
Where are the seasoned press gurus to help Nobel Peace Prize-winner Barack Obama appear more presidential and less petty and thuggish?
The corruptocratic affiliations of Obama's communications team are illuminating. His press shop can't rise above the fray because they've been entrenched in the Beltway fray for years. They can't help themselves.
Democratic media consultant Dunn's claim to fame is her decade-long service as chief strategist for disgraced Democrat and former Senate Majority Leader turned health care lobbyist Tom Daschle. She was in the thick of his failed re-election campaign as Daschle asserted a bogus property-tax homestead exemption claim on his $1.9 million D.C. mansion -- which he listed as his primary residence despite voting in South Dakota and claiming it as his primary residence in order to run for re-election. And Dunn was with Daschle during the years he failed to pay gobs of taxes on a luxury car and driver provided to him by crony donor Leo Hindery Jr.
After working as communications manager for Obama's political action committee and then as senior adviser to his 2008 presidential campaign, Dunn "trained" White House press secretary and anti-Fox sniper Robert Gibbs. Deputy communications director Dan Pfeiffer is another young protege of Dunn's, who worked with her on the disastrous 2004 Daschle re-election campaign.
(Another Daschle connection: Obama transition adviser John Podesta, who served as Daschle's counselor and has helped staff the administration with many alumni of his left-wing think tank, the Center for American Progress. One CAP fellow, Hugo Chavez-admiring radical Mark Lloyd, has attacked conservative talk radio -- the second home of several Fox News hosts -- and is now the FCC's "Diversity Czar.")
Dunn is married to Robert Bauer, a Washington, D.C., corporate lawyer who served as general counsel for Obama for America. It was Bauer who lobbied the Justice Department unsuccessfully last fall to pursue a criminal probe of American Issues Project (AIP), an independent group that sought to run an ad spotlighting Obama's ties to Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers.
It was Bauer who attempted to sic the DOJ on GOP donor Harold Simmons and sought his prosecution for funding the ad. It was Bauer who tried to bully television stations across the country to compel them to pull the spot. All on Obama's behalf.
While conservatives revel in the left's hysteria over Fox News Channel's dominance, more of Obama's friends hope he'll wipe his nose and man up. Fat chance. As long as he's surrounded by career flacks who demonize dissent to distract from the Beltway stench, the White House will remain an all-whine zone.
The major media outlets attacked George Bush relentlessly.
How many times did the Bush White House lash out like the current one?
There’s a lesson there somewhere...........
This just shows the difference between class and common.
When the media attacked Pres. Bush, his administration had class and did not attack. Need I say any more............
obama's narcissistic insecurities. He has to have everyone love him. If someone doesn't, they either have to be won-over or destroyed.
Gotta be “DeadFish”
We didn’t start the fire.
Surrender, Fox News!!!
Emulate your betters like ABC News who declared job losses “good news.”
“Who’s Behind the White House War on Fox News?”
Answer: anyone within spitting distance of Obama. Obama is surrounded by lackeys who dare not disrespect him. Although Rahm and Axelrod are probably primary suspects.
And White House comm director Anita Dunn is about as believable and attractive as Madeleine Albright.
There is indeed a lesson for the left and the Bush bashers in here to be learned
No, you said it all
Charles Krauthammer said it best just the other day...the white house has declared war on Fox because they are insufficiently obsequious.
Citizens want the news behind the news...the real scoop, not just the manipulated facade produced by those in power.
As many have noticed, the WH has an infantile sensitivity to any criticism...but such criticism and the critical analysis that produces it is what the public is willing to pay for.
Fawning applause of the WH just isn't newsworthy (the Fringe Media is learning). The public is only willing to pay for cutting edge stuff (as Beck has learned).
Bottom line: of course the WH hates the press (that's always the case).
Message to the WH: grow up and get it over it!
The Extreme Makeover of Fox News: Analyst Marc Lamont Hill [far left radical]
Accuracy In Media - AIM Column ^ | October 2, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
Posted on Saturday, October 03, 2009 9:59:20 PM by ETL
Who would plaster his Twitter page with police mug shot photos of convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur? Fox News contributor Marc Lamont Hill did. At least until David Horowitz and Accuracy in Media took notice and wrote about it. Now the page features photos of boxing great Muhammad Ali. Hill's MySpace page is also gone.
There are other changes as well. The tributes to Shakur and black racist Khallid Muhammad, known as "America's Black Hitler," have disappeared from his web pages. The articles were saved, however, and can be found here.
(Excerpt) Read more at aim.org ...
"I, however, will remember Dr. Khallid [Muhammad] for what he truly was: mentor, teacher and revolutionary hero" -Marc Lamont Hill
Source: Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media (AIM) - pdf file:
From David Horowitz's
PROFILE: KHALID ABDUL MUHAMMAD
Muhammad referred to Jews as people whose ancestors were cannibals who crawled around on all fours in the caves and hills of Europe and slept in [their] urination and [their] defecation... for 2,000 years. He characterized contemporary Jews as slumlords in the black community who were busy sucking our [blacks] blood on a daily and consistent basis. He said that Jews had provoked Adolf Hitler when they went in there, in Germany, the way they do everywhere they go, and they supplanted, they usurped. And he declared that blacks, in retribution against South African whites of the apartheid era, should kill the women,
kill the children,
kill the babies,
kill the blind,
kill the crippled,
kill the faggot,
kill the lesbian,...kill them all.
On subsequent occasions, Muhammad praised Colin Ferguson, a black man who had shot some twenty white and Asian commuters (killing six of them) in a racially motivated 1993 shooting spree aboard a New York commuter train, as a hero who possessed the courage to just kill every goddamn cracker that he saw. He advised blacks that there are no good crackers, and if you find one, kill him before he changes. He told a Donahue television audience in May 1994 that [t]here is a little bit of Hitler in all white people. He characterized black conservatives as boot-licking, butt-licking, bamboozled, half-baked, half-fried, sissified, punkified, pasteurized, homogenized Nigger[s]. On May 21, 1997 he told a San Francisco State University audience that the "white man" is "a no-good bastard. He's not a devil, the white man is the Devil." In September 1997 he said, "If you say you're white, goddammit I'm against you. If you're a Jew, I'm against you. Whatever the hell you want to call yourself, I'm against you."
From the Harlem Film Festival, a pro communist revolution propaganda film on the story of Joanne Chesimard (my words). She (Assata Shakur/Joanne Chesimard) is the godmother of late rapper Tupac Shakur (see Section 5 of my FR Home page: the Brinks robbery and triple murder). Tupac's stepfather (Joanne's brother) was deeply involved in that murder-robbery in which two police officers and one Brinks security guard were gunned down in cold blood.
ASSATA (aka Joanne Chesimard)
Perhaps the most wanted woman in the history of the United States.
Assata Shakur/Joanne Chesimard, was questionably arrested and sentenced for killing a cop in the infamous 1973 New Jersey Turnpike shootup of a car carrying Shakur, and two other Black Panthers, one of whom was also killed. Assata received three bullets in the attack. Sentenced to Life, she escaped in 1979 from maximum security prison in NJ to eventually emerge in Cuba under Fidel Castros protection as a political exile. Assatas [Joanne Chesimard] writings and presence in Cuba have brought her a huge following as an icon, a heroine the Che Guevera of Black Liberation a freedom fighter to thousands of young peoples throughout the world. The State of New Jersey still holds a million dollar bounty on her headwanted dead or alive!
Directed by Fred Baker
Malik Zulu Shabazz, chairman of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (NBPP):
"We believe in a Black first philosophy and a Black Liberation Theology."
Although it [The New Black Panther Party] says it sees capitalism as the fundamental problem with the world and revolution as the solution, the new party does not draw its influences from Marxism or Maoism as the original party did. Instead, in a carefully-worded, roundabout form of ethnic nationalism, they say that Marx based his ideology and teachings on indigenous African cultures, and that the NBPP therefore need not look to Marxism or Maoism as a basis for their program, but can look to ideologies that stem directly from those African origins.
For all you'll ever need or want to know about Wright's
RACIST, COMMUNIST "Black Liberation Theology",
see my FR Home page:
"Their founding document [the Weather Underground's] called for the establishment of a "white fighting force" to be allied with the "Black Liberation Movement" and other "anti-colonial" movements to achieve "the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism."..."-Berger, Dan (2006). Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity. AK Press, 95.
Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity (Paperback) by Dan Berger
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright and Dr. William Ayers
are greeted by Rebekah Levin with the Committee
for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine.
(Chuck Berman/Chicago Tribune / May 17, 2009)
From the David Horowitz Freedom Center, October 6, 2009:
Marc Lamont Hill isnt Just An Admirer of Cop-Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, Hes His Publisher
Marc Lamont Hill, Sept 7, 2009:
"I am thrilled to announce that Mumia Abu-Jamal has joined the Barbershop as a weekly contributor!! His column, Live From Death Row, will appear every Wednesday starting next week.
Mumia Abu-Jamal is one of the worlds most celebrated journalists, freedom fighters, and political prisoners. Since his early days in Philadelphia, Mumia was an active member of the Black freedom struggle. From his award-winning journalism to his involvement with the Black Panther Party, Mumia has devoted his life to Black liberation. Wrongfully incarcerated since 1981 for the murder of Officer Daniel Faulkner, Mumia has continued to place a spotlight on various forms of injustice around the globe through his numerous columns, commentaries, and books. Mumia has generated international support for his own case, which has been one of the most glaring and repugnant reflections of the criminal (in)justice system."
Marc Lamont Hill isnt Just An Admirer of Cop-Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, Hes His Publisher:
The whole thing is being orchestrated by 0bama toadies at CNN and MSNBC. Follow the money.
This says it all.
A true leader is not insecure. 0bama is not a leader and will never be one
Imagine how much taxpayer money and tax-free “foundation” and “grant” money the Bauer-Dunn’s have sucked from the system they have spent their lives despising and seeking to overturn.
And now we know why Gibbs is such a poodle- he was trained by an attack Lhasa Apso.
Huh? You want Fox News to surrender? For what?