Skip to comments.Obama Threatens News Networks: Don't Follow Fox News....Or Else
Posted on 10/18/2009 9:24:28 AM PDT by kristinn
Mafioso, Goon Squad, Communist, Nazi, Jihadi, Democrat politics as usual--whatever you want to call the thuggish tactics of the Obama administration, the very public threats they are making to the news media to not follow the lead of Fox News in questioning Obama's policies and personnel is a direct threat to the freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment.
This morning on the Sunday talk shows, speaking on behalf of President Barack Obama, senior Obama advisers David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel carried on the war initiated by White House communictions director Anita Dunn last week on CNN.
Axelrod appeared on ABC News' This Week, telling George Stephanopoulos:
"A lot of their news programming, it's really not news, it's pushing a point of view. And the bigger thing is that other news organizations like yours ought not to treat them that way, and were not going to treat them that way."
Chief of Staff Emanuel told John King on CNN's State of the Union that the president himself does not view Fox as a legitimate news network:
...The way the President looks at it, we look at it, 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 and following Fox, as if that, what theyre trying to do is a legitimate news organization..."
Emanuel then went on to deny that the White House is focused on Fox to the detriment of other issues facing Obama:
"I mean the concentration of the White House isnt about what Fox is doing. Its a concentration about what does it take to make sure the economys moving, creating jobs, helping the economy grow, making sure that we responsibly withdraw from Iraq, making sure the decisions we make on Afghanistan..."
But to accomplish his goals, Obama and his Chicago goons have decided they need to clear the field, in this case Fox News, like they have done throughout their ascendency to power.
Once again, Obama froze out Fox News' Sunday program today with Emanuel appearing on CBS' Face the Nation and CNN, Axelrod on ABC and close aide Valerie Jarrett fielding softballs from David Gregory on NBC's Meet the Press. Former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe appeared on Fox, saying he was briefed by the White House beforehand.
The message is clear: Obey Obama or lose access, get attacked and be culled from the herd. Unspoken, but well understood, is that the Obama administration has the regulatory and investigatory power to destroy those in the news media who get in their way.
Thanks for the report Kristinn.
I don’t see how this era ends without a struggle....he keeps pushing the pushback is going to get very ugly...I wonder if we are truly ready for what it’s going to take.
The MSM have no problem praising Obama if they consider Obama their puppet. However, if they think that Obama thinks they are his puppets, it may turn around on him.
Well Fox News is a legitimate news organization which is not even debatable ... unlike the subject of whether Obama is a legitimate President.
Or as Chris Wallace said - the biggest bunch of cry babies he’s seen in over 30 years of journalism....
Only the left is watching those propaganda outlets. The whitehouse minions and the propaganda outlets, it’s a circle jerk.
Pardon my language but we can’t let them distract us from their attempts to impose obamacare and cap and tax. They are hitting us on all sides and we need to stay focused. If Fox were to cave, then we have a problem.
Now kids, play nice!!!! Axelrod...you have to go to the timeout spot in the corner. After 1 minute per year of age. You must apologize or start your time out all over.(British accent for emphasis)
Fox should hire an O look alike and have a mock interview.
Fascism of the left.
See the last paragraph.
They are obsessed. So Fox is having an impact. Quite interesting.
I don’t know. Obama started treating ALL of the Washington Press Corps with contempt the moment he got into the White House, and in return they have been licking his toes.
He treats them like dogs, and then snaps his fingers when he wants them for another photo op or prime time speech.
You’d think they’d resent it, but they don’t seem to have any pride left. As for honor, that’s a word they simply don’t understand.
BHO makes more effort to placate Chavez, Ahmadinejad, the Castro Twins, etc. etc
Who is the Enemy?
ya know, a long time ago the the most trusted and watched news reporter was George Putnam, when politicians refused to go on his show, he would put an empty chair with the persons name on it and Have The Interview anyway. It was classic and funny, FOX needs to the same thing, but EVERYDAY, ask a question and play back a funny sound bite from said coward.
It is time for the WH to STFU. Yes, the blowback for this fascist regime is going to be awesome. Stand back in awe, you condescending morons.
This is the same woman who told a gathering of high school students that one of her favorite philosophers is MAO ZEDONG while she lauded his "taking over China."
That our executive branch and fringe media has this repulsive wench as a point person speaks volumes.
That's okay, Ballerina Rahm.
Fox News, nor does almost half the country view Obama as a legitimate President....