Skip to comments.How Fox News Outsmarted the White House
Posted on 10/14/2009 12:07:31 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
The White House's war on Fox shows its ignorance of the network's true purpose: show business. And Team Obama is giving Murdoch just what he wants.
After David Axelrod sneaked into Roger Ailes office in New York to powwow on Sept. 30, the White House brain trust of David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel decided that it is shrewd and useful to attack Fox News as a Republican toolor as White House Communications Director Anita Dunn remarked, as a wing of the Republican Party. It is a guess that the president is not annoyed by this tactic. It is a better guess that the White House has not had a chance, in its custard pie-throwing glee, to pause and consider why this is a stupid ideanot only unfair to all other networks that will become suspect, but also guaranteed to give comedy skits about Fox an attention around the globe not achieved since Walter Cronkites moon-landing moment.
Whats worse than stupid about the conspiracy theory that Fox News is a pachyderm is that it is wrong. Fox News has nothing to do with the Republican Party or its dreary state. We go to Fox because thats the only place that will put us on TV, a desultory Republican source admits. But they dont help us by telling everyone that we suck.
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They got out of bed?
So stop sucking and all will be well.
> But they dont help us by telling everyone that we suck.
huh? For starters, kick out Snowe and Collins and maybe the sucking’ will end for you.
0bama wouldn't be annoyed - he instigated it, and stupid is as stupid does.
Obama thinks this is a great move and that is why they are doing it.
I think it is stupid, particlarly in light of the massive increases in ad revenue that will result.
If Fox News is ‘a wing of the Republican Party’, then ABCCBSCNNNBC are ‘a wing of the Democrat Party’.
It just shows what LAP DOGS ALL the OTHER Media Outlets are!! Bammy Bathwater Drinkers!!
That's what I call "constructive criticism".
That's the problem with Washingtonians, in general: they all think their fecal matter doesn't stink.
How about more Steve Schmidt, David Frumm? The late Dick Darman sure helped us out in his day.
**For starters, kick out Snowe and Collins**
May I add Lindsey Graham?
After the 2000 Presidential election I heard a Democrat pundit complain: "Fox allowed the Republicans to get their message out."
Dick Morris' theory is that the Obama people are deliberately distracting people with side issues so that the public stops paying attention to health care, so they can push ObamaCare through despite the widespread public opposition to it.
Obama must figure that without Fox, the Republican side of issues won't get reported at all (other than the weekly radio address that most people don't listen to), and he'll get away with a lot more things because no one will be reporting on them.
Plus he needs to regain "street cred" with Hugo Chavez after being put down by Chavez over the Nobel Peace Prize. Chavez silences his opposition media...if Obama can get Fox to cave in, he has no opposition media to worry about.
Maybe it would be better not to support such candidates in the first place?
I could never understand the concept of holding your nose to vote for a bad candidate.
If they smell so bad (policy) that you have to hold your nose to vote for them, they aren't going to suddenly start smelling like roses once they get into office.
So, why support them in the first place? Why not support the good guys right from the start?