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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.
The old pro Helen is just trying to let them know they don't have to threaten them as they know who they are working for.
The gorgon is just trying to give the leftist Executive branch some helpful advice to ensure it’s long term survival.She’s not really concerned about the whole principle of the Obama regime’s intimidation of it’s media critics.It’s just inconveniencing the implementation of the statist agenda.
The White House will bypass considering her advice, and instead, summon her for end-of-life-counselling.
Emanual and Axelrod are both tell the “controlled media” pundits that Fox is not really a news organization. Emanual and Axelrod work for President Barry. Fox news exposes the truth about communists, socialists, and corrupt activists serving the President. We’re supposed to believe the WH spin and look the other way. How do these media poeple sleep at night? Who are they? What happened to the truth? What will happen to America? What will happen to the world?
Please don’t post pictures of me without my permission. I like to be in control of where they all are. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Wow, a thread with pics for the ladies. I don’t see those very often. Mostly just the guy threads with all their girly pics ;)
She then said: “You will pay the price for your lack of vision” and proceeded to throw lightning bolts.
As liberal as the people at the other news networks are, they recognize that the White House won’t stop with Fox. They know how much pressure has been put on the networks to run Obama’s speeches, how difficult this administration has been to work with.
At some point, a couple frogs will try to jump out of the pot of increasingly warm water.