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Did Mainstream Media Forget How Obama Treated Fox News?
Townhall ^ | Jan 12, 2017 | Caleb Parke

Posted on 01/18/2018 4:34:01 AM PST by SJackson

I know the mainstream media is still licking its wounds after President-elect Donald Trump smacked them around in his first press conference since winning the election.

And I hate to add salt to their wounds, but it seems they’ve got a case of amnesia.

The media feigned outrage after Mr. Trump refused to take a question from a CNN reporter.

“Don’t be rude,” Mr. Trump told CNN’s Jim Acosta when he tried to ask a question. “No, I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news.”

He went all-out against the network because they reported on an unsubstantiated 35-page document that claimed Trump is being blackmailed by the Russian government.

Trump praised those in the media who had restraint from peddling the false report.

“I have great respect for the news, great respect for freedom of the press,” Trump said, thanking those who didn’t run the unsubstantiated story, saying his opinion of them may have “gone up a notch.”

But the mainstream media rallied around CNN.

“The journalist whom Trump called on should have yielded to CNN. Don’t allow him to refuse to answer Qs from certain news outlets,” Politico reporter Peter Sterne tweeted.

Acosta whined that incoming press secretary Sean Spicer threatened to toss him out of the press conference after he repeatedly interrupted the president-elect demanding to get his question answered.

I can’t recall the mainstream media rallying around Fox News anytime over the last eight years when President Obama attacked them.

In fact, let’s review the times Obama blamed the No. 1 name in news:

October 2008

Then-candidate Obama complained he would be polling higher if Fox didn’t exist. This may work in soap operas and song lyrics, but that’s not exactly the best start to a working relationship with the press.

“I am convinced that if there were no Fox News, I might be two or three points higher in the polls,” Obama told liberal journalist Matt Bai of the New York Times Magazine. “[T]he way I’m portrayed 24/7 is as a freak! I am the latté-sipping, New York Times-reading, Volvo-driving, no-gun-owning, effete, politically correct, arrogant liberal. Who wants somebody like that?”

October 2010

Obama admitted in a softball interview with Rolling Stone that he “disagrees” with Fox News. No shock there, but added he believes Fox has a “destructive viewpoint.”

“I think Fox is part of that tradition — it is part of the tradition that has a very clear, undeniable point of view. It’s a point of view that I disagree with. It’s a point of view that I think is ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country that has a vibrant middle class and is competitive in the world. But as an economic enterprise, it’s been wildly successful. And I suspect that if you ask Mr. Murdoch what his number-one concern is, it’s that Fox is very successful.”

December 2010

After the Democrats’ midterm election shellacking, President Obama reportedly told labor leaders in a private meeting that Fox News was partly responsible for him “losing white males” who tune into the network to “hear Obama is a Muslim 24/7.”

He needed someone to blame for the massive losses because the next election was his.

September 2013

Obama went after Fox News on the campaign trail for his health care law.

“If you’ve talked to somebody who said, ‘Well, I don’t know, I was watching Fox News and they said this is horrible,’ you can say, ‘you know what? Don’t take my word for it! Go on the website.”

February 2014

During a pre-Super Bowl interview, President Obama suggested Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly was being unfair for asking questions about ObamaCare’s shortcomings, the IRS scandal and Benghazi.

Because, as Obama’s longtime adviser Valerie Jarrett said in a recent CNN interview, “The president prides himself on the fact that his administration hasn’t had a scandal and he hasn’t done something to embarrass himself…” Yes, she really said that.

October 2014

President Obama insisted ObamaCare is “working pretty well in the real world” despite it being a “fanged threat to freedom on Fox News” in a speech at Northwestern University.

Nevermind the painful costs it’s incurring now, and the fact that Democrats can’t defend it to save Obama’s legacy.

September 2016

At a Clinton fundraiser in New York City, President Obama predicted a close election “not because of Hillary’s flaws,” but because of Fox News and some blogs “that are churning out a lot of misinformation…”

Which brings us to our final whopper from the president:

November 2016

After Trump’s successful win on election day, Obama blamed Fox News for Democrats losing elections because of “Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country.”

Time and time again, Obama used the bully pulpit to blame Fox News for his losses, but the mainstream media didn’t come alongside Fox.

Trump was right to do what he did – given CNN’s shameful act. CNN should commit to honest reporting – or get used to reporting from the doghouse.

TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hypocrite; jackass; moron; twit

1 posted on 01/18/2018 4:34:01 AM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson
It was also quite common for Soetoro and vice-asshole Biden to lock reporters in closets during certain events.

Also, RAT wannabe, Juan McCain demeans talk radio hosts and,by extension, its listeners to this day.

2 posted on 01/18/2018 4:41:07 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SJackson
Obama Ends Fox News ‘Boycott’
April 27, 20084:00 PM ET
Heard on All Things Considered

For two years, the Democratic presidential contender had refused invitations from the network. But now, Obama sees Fox as a way to reach socially conservative, blue-collar voters.

Barack Obama refused to appear on TV’s “Fox News Sunday” for more than two years. Now he’s trying to win over blue collar and socially conservative voters. They’re key in the two states that vote next week - North Carolina and Indiana. So today, finally, he sat down with Fox’s Chris Wallace.

NPR’s David Welna has the story.

DAVID WELNA: Obama tried to make light of the fact he was ending a de facto boycott of “Fox News Sunday.”

Senator BARACK OBAMA (Democrat, Illinois, Presidential Candidate): It takes me about 772 days to prepare for these questions, although I think this was a leap year in there. So I think it’s only 771...
Behind the War Between White House and Fox

WASHINGTON — Late last month, the senior White House adviser David Axelrod and Roger Ailes, chairman and chief executive of Fox News, met in an empty Palm steakhouse before it opened for the day, neutral ground secured for a secret tête-à-tête.

Mr. Ailes, who had reached out to Mr. Axelrod to address rising tensions between the network and the White House, told him that Fox’s reporters were fair, if tough, and should be considered separate from the Fox commentators who were skewering President Obama nightly, according to people briefed on the meeting. Mr. Axelrod said it was the view of the White House that Fox News had blurred the line between news and anti-Obama advocacy...

By the following weekend, officials at the White House had decided that if anything, it was time to take the relationship to an even more confrontational level. The spur: Executives at other news organizations, including The New York Times, had publicly said that their newsrooms had not been fast enough in following stories that Fox News, to the administration’s chagrin, had been heavily covering through the summer and early fall — namely, past statements and affiliations of the White House adviser Van Jones that ultimately led to his resignation and questions surrounding the community activist group Acorn.

At the same time, Fox News had continued a stream of reports rankling White House officials and liberal groups that monitor its programming for bias.

...In a sign of discomfort with the White House stance, Fox’s television news competitors refused to go along with a Treasury Department effort on Thursday to exclude Fox from a round of interviews with the executive-pay czar Kenneth R. Feinberg that was to be conducted with a “pool” camera crew shared by all the networks. That followed a pointed question at a White House briefing this week by Jake Tapper, an ABC News correspondent, about the administration’s treatment of “one of our sister organizations.”...

...Mr. Clemente suggested that the fight was part of a larger White House strategy to marginalize critics. He cited a report in Politico about a strategy session in August at which officials discussed plans to move more aggressively against opponents...

3 posted on 01/18/2018 4:44:27 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Did Barack Obama denounce Communism and dictatorships when he visited Cuba as a puppet of the State?)
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To: SJackson
Published on
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Democrat Candidates Boycott ‘Fair and Balanced’ Fox News
Andrew Buncombe

The Fox News Channel - a network that claims to be “fair and balanced” - has been snubbed by the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls who have refused to participate in a series of political debates it is organising.Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have made clear they will not take part in a debate, co-sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. Last week, John Edwards, another senior Democratic hopeful, said he would not take part.

4 posted on 01/18/2018 4:46:33 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Did Barack Obama denounce Communism and dictatorships when he visited Cuba as a puppet of the State?)
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To: Texas Eagle

And McTraitors butt buddy Grahem. It’s not is Fox was anywhere near as far right as the others to the left. I actual wish they were. They might as well be they way they attacked.

5 posted on 01/18/2018 4:46:34 AM PST by gibsonguy
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To: SJackson

I miss obaama flipping off America in various photos.

6 posted on 01/18/2018 4:54:50 AM PST by Leep (The dims better watch it..Trump is CRAZY!!)
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To: SJackson

Of course they did, because they’re on a mission to destroy trump’s image and derail his presidency. The good news is that they may not be able to control the narrative. Here is a major cnn fail from yesterday. They interviewed former democrats in Ohio that voted for trump. CNN hoped they would renounce him but all were still stronger than ever on the Trump train . Watch it here -

7 posted on 01/18/2018 5:08:34 AM PST by Nicojones
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To: SJackson

He’s still doing it, the jackass. Said something about another planet recently....the guy from another country.

8 posted on 01/18/2018 5:11:31 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: SJackson

Acosta is an asshole whose press cred should be revoked.

9 posted on 01/18/2018 7:21:22 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: SJackson
President Obama reportedly told labor leaders in a private meeting that Fox News was partly responsible for him “losing white males” who tune into the network to “hear Obama is a Muslim 24/7.”

At least some verity leaked through the MSM smokescreen.

Obama is a Muslim

10 posted on 01/18/2018 1:36:24 PM PST by T Ruth (Mohammedanism shall be defeated.)
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