Wednesday, October 21, 2009

War Front: Obama Team Launches Against Fox News

Wow, can this administration fight? Or what? President Obama's Revolutionary Guard, led by Messrs. Axelrod, Rahm Emmanuel, and Anita Dunn have pounded Fox News with all the latest Twinkie Artillery in their arsenal. Rahm Emmanuel and David Axelrod have even discontinued their sophmoric and perennial game of giving each other wedgies to fire fiery verbal fusillades at Chris Wallace, Major Garett, and Carl Cameron.

President Obama has set up another Czar to head the anti Fox News operation--this one is called the "What is News" or "What is a Legitimate News Organization All About?"

Still, there are those even in the most favored media who think Obama's plan of attack on Fox News is firing blanks. Worthy Progressive and former Clinton operative decried the White House attacks on Fox News reporters as petty and infantile when he appeared on the Imus in the Morning program.

Joe Scarborough of MSNBC's Morning Joe program also thought the White House attacks on Fox News was idiotic and dull-witted. It's hard to find anyone, even in the liberal press, who regards the Obama Fox News attack strategy as a viable attack plan.

Nonetheless, the Obama attack plans against Fox have picked up steam among supporters like Al Frankel, Al Gore, and other people named "Al." Liberal bloggers on the Daily Beast and the Daily Kos have taken up the White House cause and promised another staunch defense of the White House strategy.

Will the White House eventually accept that Fox News is real and does, in fact, exist and has an effective and highly professional journalistic team? Not likely. The White House feels it is within their "mandate" to determine what is a legitimate news organization and what is not. Moreover, there's some confusion in the White House communications office between what is editorial opinion and what is news.

You can't blame them--they're new. It's the "mess we inherited" that's at the bottom of their confusion. "Bush-whacked again," they cry.

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