Even ABC Questions White House Attack on Fox News
Posted by Mats on 22/10/2009
At last, an MSM journalist with a shred of credibility. At the White House yesterday, ABC’s Jake Tapper laid into Comrade Obama’s answer to Baghdad Bob over Big Government’s campaign against Fox News:
Tapper: It’s escaped none of our notice that the White House has decided in the last few weeks to declare one of our sister organizations “not a news organization” and to tell the rest of us not to treat them like a news organization. Can you explain why it’s appropriate forthe White House to decide that a news organization is not one…
[Press Secretary Robert] Gibbs: Jake, we render, we render an opinion based on some of their coverage and the fairness that, the fairness of that coverage.
Tapper: But that’s a pretty sweeping declaration that they are “not a news organization.” …
Gibbs: You and I should watch sometime around 9 o’clock tonight. Or 5 o’clock this afternoon.
Tapper: I’m not talking about their opinion programming or issues you have with certain reports. I’m talking about saying thousands of individuals who work for a media organization, do not work for a “news organization” — why is that appropriate forthe White House to say?
Gibbs: That’s our opinion.
Maybe the media is experiencing the first stirrings of regret over having created this monster. If the Obamination Administration succeeds in destroying Fox News and talk radio (probably with a race-based attack by the FCC Diversity Czar), next in the crosshairs will be the liberal establishment media that installed The Anointed One in office. In countries run by Marxists, every word must conform to the regime’s script. Hopey McChange’s enablers may get eaten last, but they will still get eaten.
Unsurprisingly, Obama puppeteer George Soros agrees that a news organization is not a news organization unless it says exactly whatthe government wants it to say. His Moveon.org outfit is circulating a petition demanding that all Democrat pols stay off Fox News.
This is how totalitarians have done things everywhere else they’ve taken power, so none of this should come as a surprise as the militant left consolidates control of our country.
Hat tip: It’s Curtains for You.