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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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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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