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Obama Team Continues Effort to Isolate Fox News
foxnews.com/ ^ | October 18, 2009 | FOX News

Posted on 10/18/2009 2:00:35 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Senior Obama administration officials took to the airwaves Sunday to accuse Fox News of pushing a particular point of view, one week after the administration fired its initial salvo to try to isolate the news network by accusing it of being a GOP mouthpiece.

"A lot of their news programming, it's really not news. It's pushing a point of view," senior adviser David Axelrod said on ABC's "This Week."

"The way we -- the president looks at it and we look at it, is, it is not a news organization so much as it has a perspective," White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel added on CNN's "State of the Union."

The open assault on Fox News began last weekend when White House Communications Director Anita Dunn accused the network of being a "wing of the Republican Party."

"What I think is fair to say about Fox -- and certainly it's the way we view it -- is that it really is more a wing of the Republican Party," Dunn said on CNN. "They take their talking points, put them on the air; take their opposition research, put them on the air. And that's fine. But let's not pretend they're a news network the way CNN is."

Despite calls to the White House this week, the administration did not offer a guest for this weekend's "Fox News Sunday" to talk about Dunn's comments, although administration officials appeared on all four Sunday morning shows to speak on various issues.

President Obama has had interviews with all of the other Sunday talk shows except "Fox News Sunday," including a whirlwind weekend in late September where he appeared on all other Sunday talk shows.

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Obama Team Continues Effort to Isolate Fox News

Would you want to be associated with CBS, CNN, NYT, etc?

Keep "isolating" - FREAKS!

1 posted on 10/18/2009 2:00:36 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

LOLOL........as someone said on CNN

Obama can talk to Amadamnutjob but not to Chris Wallace.

The rest of America watches FNC so they can get the facts.


2 posted on 10/18/2009 2:04:04 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The crazy thing is they said it with a straight face and were not challenged by the the supposed reporter of real news.

These people actually believe they can say and do anything!

3 posted on 10/18/2009 2:04:09 PM PDT by rocksblues (Sarah and Joe, Real Americans!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

**The open assault on Fox News began last weekend **

And RATINGS KEEP RISING.. MORONS!!!

HEIL FUHRER OBAMA


4 posted on 10/18/2009 2:04:27 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (I will DIE with Israel BY MY SIDE, rather than LIVE with the CHAINS of ISLAM on my Back!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Hussein is desperate to keep from having the lid pulled off his casket of corruption.


5 posted on 10/18/2009 2:04:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Brave amateurs....they do their part.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804. ME 11:33
6 posted on 10/18/2009 2:04:36 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Carley

**The rest of America watches FNC so they can get the facts.**

And to make matters worse.. for Newspaper coverage.. We need to go to the “UK GUARDIAN” or the “CANADA FREE PRESS”

HEIL FUHRER OBAMA


7 posted on 10/18/2009 2:06:22 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (I will DIE with Israel BY MY SIDE, rather than LIVE with the CHAINS of ISLAM on my Back!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This is their dumbest strategy yet. But consistent with the amateur hour that has been going on all year.


8 posted on 10/18/2009 2:09:29 PM PDT by freespirited (Liberals are only liberal about sex & drugs. Otherwise, they want to control your life. --DHorowitz)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

After the drubbing on health care watch for the Obama administration to began efforts to muzzle Fox News and talk radio with some type of Fairness or Diversity regulations.


9 posted on 10/18/2009 2:10:59 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Obama will not condemn the killers of Neda and other brave Iranians but will name Americans as enemies. Sick.


10 posted on 10/18/2009 2:12:29 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Berlin_Freeper
"...But let's not pretend they're a news network the way CNN is."

OK, lets assume for the sake of argument she is right, and that Fox News is just a thinly disguised shill for the GOP, and that CNN is a real objective news organization.

Then the interesting question becomes why Fox News kicks CNN's ass in ratings...are they saying that Americans actually prefer shallow Republican propaganda over real news?

11 posted on 10/18/2009 2:14:43 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Will just one reporter ask Obama if any dissent is tolerable by his administration?


12 posted on 10/18/2009 2:15:45 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: rocksblues
These people actually believe they can say and do anything!

They are setting the table. Establishing the grounds that Fox is not "a part of the news media," therefore does not enjoy the same First Amendment and other protections that the "news media" have.

Watch out for the real attack down the road. These cancerous tumors have begun a stategy to push Fox off the air.

13 posted on 10/18/2009 2:16:09 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard (Truth--The liberal's Kryptonite)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

14 posted on 10/18/2009 2:16:56 PM PDT by paulycy (Why pay HIGHER TAXES for WORSE healthcare?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I should probably just say nothing (when your enemy is hurting himself, let him,) but there’s just about zero chance the enemy will take heed: The White House cannot isolate Fox News, but they can isolate themselves. And their attempts to isolate Fox News can have no other effect than alienating the vast American majority from the White House. The audience shares of the various networks make that point beyond any reasonable dispute.


15 posted on 10/18/2009 2:17:11 PM PDT by sourcery (Those whom the gods would destroy they first make socialist...)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Boy, the way this is going to end is nothing like the White House thinks.


16 posted on 10/18/2009 2:20:00 PM PDT by Doohickey (I try to take my days one at a time, but occasionally several days attack me at once.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Is it hurting Fox’s ratings? Personally, I don’t want to hear the liberal propagandists anyway. Let them babble for liberal lost causes on the other networks. They aren’t going to change any minds that way.


17 posted on 10/18/2009 2:20:38 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Berlin_Freeper
When I was in college every time the leftist school newspaper would run a story on how evil our College Republican organization/event/beliefs were to them we would get about 5 new members.

Each one would say "I knew it they hated you then you were the group for me."

Same thing is happening to Fox News, but on a much larger scale.

Thanks for identifying your polar opposite, White House. People really are listening to you.

18 posted on 10/18/2009 2:20:50 PM PDT by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Personally, I don’t see why Fox is all upset over this. It just pushes the other networks to the left and further establishes that Foxnews is the only network that can be trusted. And I can’t believe it’s hurting their ratings. Personally, I turn off Fox every time I see them interview an Administration official. They just make my blood boil.


19 posted on 10/18/2009 2:24:24 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Obama Team Continues Effort to Isolate Fox News

What is the first thing you do when someone tells you not to look?


20 posted on 10/18/2009 2:27:16 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
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To: gwilhelm56

O and his cabal simply do not have enough fingers to keep in the dike. The truth keeps leaking out.


21 posted on 10/18/2009 2:31:43 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Was Obama elected to do this? Is this part of his job description?


22 posted on 10/18/2009 2:32:00 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Carley
Obama can talk to Amadamnutjob but not to Chris Wallace.

While Rush is bad and Mao is good.

23 posted on 10/18/2009 2:35:25 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hear us, O Bama: Mmm, mmm, mmm.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I think you are right HB. You can bet they have a nefarious plan to lead Fox down a twisted trail that will end in the loss of their broadcast license. It will be a sad day when the plug is pulled on that organization. Who is the FCC chairman now? Is it some czar-like lemming with a office of socialistic support staff? Beware when they start changing the Broadcast Rules and Regulations.


24 posted on 10/18/2009 2:35:43 PM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Someone needs to step up & tell these two sock-puppets the proverbial horse is already outa the barn. LOL
25 posted on 10/18/2009 2:37:32 PM PDT by Landru (If you want to perform for 15 mins, 30 mins, 1 hour, 5 days, a YEAR! Call...)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Our enemies see first hand what a wuss Obamah is!
26 posted on 10/18/2009 2:44:36 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

27 posted on 10/18/2009 2:45:02 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Considering the large FoxNews viewing audience among Independents and Democrats, a cautionary word from a former President might be in order here:

"The President himself is no more than a representative of public opinion at the time of his election; and as public opinion is subject to great and frequent fluctuations, he must accommodate his policy to them; or the people will speedily give him a successor. . . ." - John Quincy Adams

28 posted on 10/18/2009 2:47:54 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Fox should parody this effort by Obama's regime by creating a one hour weekly show, the "Fox-Obama News Hour" in which they present the news in a Soviet-style propaganda format. They would refer to Obama as "Dear Leader" and "Comrade Obama" and have stories about how our President "gloriously" killed a fly, or saved 20 million jobs.....and now (in a hush) unemployment is only 9.8 percent...far better than Bulgaria and Zimbabwe.

"The Fox-Obama News Hour. The News as President Obama would like it presented."

29 posted on 10/18/2009 2:48:09 PM PDT by Defiant (The absence of bias appears to be bias to those who are biased.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’m sure Glenn Beck will make hay from this, and I would hope Charles Krauthammer will also, but if I were the news director, every news article regarding Obama or the White House, I would close the report with a statement to the effect that the White House was asked to comment, but declined.

Further, I would challenge Anita Dunne, as I’m sure Glenn Beck will, but I would take it a step further, making sure she is the focus of most of the news stories.

I would also use some of Chris Matthews’ or Olberman’s rants of an example of the ‘White House’s view of “news” and I would broadcast those stories as opinion, but I’d make sure to attribute the rants to the White House’s view of valid news reporting. The American public is smart enough to run with that comparison.


30 posted on 10/18/2009 2:48:24 PM PDT by khenrich (And people thought Jimmy Carfter was our worst president........)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Team Obama is playing Fox News like a fiddle. The admin did the same thing with Rush. The more Fox and Rush talk about how Obama is targeting them, the less time they spend discussing the 1.4 trillion dollar deficit, the failure of leadership in Afghanistan, and the perils of universal health care. It's a great diversionary tactic which is obviously working.
31 posted on 10/18/2009 2:58:10 PM PDT by Neverforget01 (Never, ever, ever, ever, ever....)
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To: Neverforget01

I’m not so sure.

Americans may have let the inportance of our Constitution drift from focus, but the First Amendment has (never) before been under partisan attack in America.

In fact the very left which is now attempting to subvert the Bill of Rights has for decades screamed about the importance of the First Amendment. Even some otherwise brainless leftists in the media, hold it in reverence.

FNC really needs to push back hard on this.

Bet it wakes up some other journalists.

Display the text of the First Amendment, at every station break. Push back and make it a loud, contentious issue.

Our free speech must not be surrendered.


32 posted on 10/18/2009 3:03:32 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (2012: Repeal it all... All of it!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I dare say it isn't working as planned.

Suck it up, Axlefraud.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

33 posted on 10/18/2009 3:03:49 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
That's fair, and most of us out here in the real world think that the Obama Team is an aberration, based on Joe Stalin's principals of government.
34 posted on 10/18/2009 3:05:28 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (Leyte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Doohickey
the way this is going to end is nothing like the White House thinks.

You're tuned in, I'll be sending you popcorn.

35 posted on 10/18/2009 3:09:36 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

How can you isolate the majority? We surround THEM!


36 posted on 10/18/2009 3:11:15 PM PDT by sand lake bar (Obama: Take away my 1st Amendment and you'll force me to use the 2nd.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
You posted:

They are setting the table. Establishing the grounds that Fox is not "a part of the news media," therefore does not enjoy the same First Amendment and other protections that the "news media" have.

Watch out for the real attack down the road. These cancerous tumors have begun a strategy to push Fox off the air.

I fear you may be right but I can't believe that Rupert Murdoch along with Roger Ailes and the other top executives at Fox haven't thought of this already and figured out a strategy to combat a move by Obama's FCC to pull the Fox broadcast license. It's a billion-dollar organization run by savvy people that aren't going to be rolled by the Obama amateurs playing Chicago-style politics.

37 posted on 10/18/2009 3:12:24 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama LIES!)
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To: Neverforget01

“Team Obama is playing Fox News like a fiddle.” What? They are increasing Fox News Audience by thousands daily. Team Obama are a bunch of cry babies. Hey, team Obama, keep up the good work you morons.


38 posted on 10/18/2009 3:12:28 PM PDT by kempo
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To: Berlin_Freeper
What's the old adage? Never mess with anyone who buys ink by the barrel?

Maybe in the 21st century it should be, don't f@ck with anyone who buys electrons by the gigawatt?

5.56mm

39 posted on 10/18/2009 3:13:51 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: TexasCajun

That is so gay looking, and he is the only one flinching, pathetic.


40 posted on 10/18/2009 3:19:11 PM PDT by Citizen Soldier (Just got up from Bedroomshire)
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To: kempo
What? They are increasing Fox News Audience by thousands daily.

Increasing audience by even a million people just to talk about Obama targeting them? Who cares? It keeps Fox from commenting on the destructive Obama policies. It's a win for Obama.

41 posted on 10/18/2009 3:27:00 PM PDT by Neverforget01 (Never, ever, ever, ever, ever....)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

...and Fox News keeps getting higher ratings. Coinky-dink?

The sad thing is, a Republican in the White House wouldn’t have the BALLS to tell PMSNBC to shove it....


42 posted on 10/18/2009 3:56:00 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Bosco
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"We don't have to take over the media, we already own 95% of them..."
43 posted on 10/18/2009 3:58:53 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Citizen Soldier
The alleged Commander in Cheif looks like a sissified homo and his linebacker wife looks like she’s ready to jump right in and rumble.
44 posted on 10/18/2009 4:12:10 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Berlin_Freeper

They have shown us time and time again that we must “watch what the other hand is doing.” They want Fox distracted by this and the Rush football mess so Fox doesn’t pay attention to something they are trying to hide. Something big must be happening very soon.


45 posted on 10/18/2009 4:23:22 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Brilliant

I don’t think Fox is upset over this. It appears that they are rightly amused.


46 posted on 10/18/2009 4:34:15 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

assholes r us....axlerod the bomb is an enemy and deserves to be removed, him and all of his minions.


47 posted on 10/18/2009 5:01:35 PM PDT by The Wizard
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To: BunnySlippers

I agree but they still have to defend themselves and they are doing a good job of it. The Obama Administration is the most inept government we’ve had in history. The majority of the news organizations are trying their best to cover up this but it still shows big time.


48 posted on 10/18/2009 6:16:48 PM PDT by kempo
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Obama et al are going to find themselves isolated and out of a job!

Trying to thwart the First Amendment?

They better watch out or they will end up in court!


49 posted on 10/18/2009 6:29:28 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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