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Skip to comments.[Helen] Thomas to White House: End Fox fight
Posted on 10/19/2009 6:19:06 PM PDT by markomalley
Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas on Monday advised the Obama administration to stand down and avoid fighting with Fox News and its correspondents.
In an interview with MSNBC, the columnist -- who is promoting her new book on presidents and their campaigns -- also stressed the White House ought to "stay out of these fights."
"They can only take you down. You can't kill the messenger," said Thomas, who has covered every president from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama.
Whether the White House takes her advice, however, is another story. Just this weekend, Senior Adviser David Axelrod charged Fox was "not really a news organization." And Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel twice insinuated the channel was a danger to the craft of journalism itself.
Its not a news organization so much as it has a perspective, and thats a different take," Emanuel told CNN's "State of the Union," a line he echoed in principle on CBS later in the day. "And more importantly, its important not to have the CNNs and the others of the world being led and following Fox, as if what theyre trying to do is a legitimate news organization."
This is more Saul Alinsky crapola. One of the “rules for radicals” is that you freeze the target, polarize and personalize it. They did that with Rush Limbaugh, saying he was the enemy. And now they are doing that with Fox News, saying that they are the enemy. They want to damage the public image of Fox News.
The liberal elites are delighted, I’m sure, with an attack on a news channel they loathe. But will “middle America” really respond to this half-baked attack on a news channel which gets higher ratings than most other cable news channels combined????
This whole thing is nothing short than comical. BO already has MSNBC, CNN, NBC, ABC and CBS in his pocket as compared to Fox News, that you could argue isn’t. My God, man. Look at those odds. Five to one? What is there to complain about with a 5-to-1 ratio? With this “war” with Fox News all he is going to do is drive up their ratings even further. I predict that Fox News will continue to set new records for viewerships. Keep the war going. All you are doing is driving up the ratings. CNN’s ratings are even lower than “Full House” reruns.
FINALLY the original thread appeared. Could you please zap this thread as a dupe.
And sometimes the MSNBC ratings are microscopic compared to Fox. I wonder if MSNBC edges out the ratings for late night infomercials?
This is advice that the Marxists just aren’t smart enough to accept.
>>And sometimes the MSNBC ratings are microscopic compared to Fox. I wonder if MSNBC edges out the ratings for late night infomercials<<
Now that Billy Mays is dead, I think it is a dead heat. Before that, not even close.
Good point, without the outlier, no one else has any freedom of movement. Kinda ironic if they’re the ones having to reap what they’ve sown and say there’s now a line about to be crossed. They’ve created this monster.
But it's almost Halloween!
Foxy Helen gives White House advice about Fox.
Fox News must be scaring the hell out of the White House. It’s a concern that our government officials are so immature. O’s ability to make wise decisions is highly questionable.
I think they hate Glenn Beck. They took away his advertisers ... but Fox feels like subsidizing him. :)
The things I’d do... SIGH.