Monday, October 19, 2009

White House Urges Other Networks to Disregard Fox News

Its not FOX News its Glenn Beck. Beck is the real thorn in the side of the Obama administration but in order to go after him they must go after the entire FOX News organization for to single out one individual would give that person far too much status and they fully realize that. Other FOX News people have been on the scene for sometimes and can be tolerated by the Obama administration, but Beck drives home a message that is threatening to the likes of those in the White House. His is not the partisan voice of a Sean Hannity or the right of center voice of a Bill O'Reilley but the voice of the common man. A voice those on the far left must silence. Beck represents the original American Patriot and not a contemporary American political party. His is the voice of the American Revolution and the values it brought to this country---individualism and independence from from foreign control. He is a revolutionary, he is a true American patriot, and he and what he represents are the biggest threat to the counter-revolutionaries now in the White House. The American left has long thought of themselves as being revolutionaries, but that is not the case they are seeking to roll back those things the American Revolution brought about---individualism and nationalism. The left today sees these two things and they do not like them and they are seeking to bring about collectivism and a new type of internationalism which is yet to be defined, perhaps something like the United Nations. These counter-revolutionary forces in the White House see Beck as a serious and growing threat, a threat they can no longer ignore so they are attacking FOX News.

White House Urges Other Networks to Disregard Fox News
Senior Obama administration officials took to the airwaves Sunday to accuse Fox News of pushing a particular point of view and not being a real news network.

The White House is calling on other news organizations to isolate and alienate Fox News as it sends out top advisers to rail against the cable channel as a Republican Party mouthpiece.

Top political strategists question the decision by the Obama administration to escalate its offensive against Fox News. And as of Monday, the four other major television networks had not given any indication that they intend to sever their ties with Fox News.

But several top White House officials have taken aim at Fox News since communications director Anita Dunn branded Fox "opinion journalism masquerading as news" in an interview last Sunday.

White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel told CNN on Sunday that President Obama does not want "the CNNs and the others in the world [to] basically be led in following Fox."

Obama senior adviser David Axelrod went further by calling on media outlets to join the administration in declaring that Fox is "not a news organization."

"Other news organizations like yours ought not to treat them that way," Axelrod counseled ABC's George Stephanopoulos. "We're not going to treat them that way."

Asked Monday about another Axelrod claim that Fox News is just trying to make money, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that while all media companies fall under that description, "I would say sometimes programming can be tilted toward accentuating those profits."

But by urging other news outlets to side with the administration, Obama officials dramatically upped the ante in the war of words that began earlier this month with Dunn's comments.

So far, none of the four other major networks has given any indication that they wish to disinvite Fox News from the White House pool -- the rotation through which the networks share the costs and duties of White House coverage and the most significant interaction among the news channels.

The White House stopped providing guests to "Fox News Sunday" after host Chris Wallace fact-checked controversial assertions made by Tammy Duckworth, assistant secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, in August.

Dunn said fact-checking an administration official was "something I've never seen a Sunday show do."

"She criticized 'Fox News Sunday' last week for fact-checking -- fact-checking -- an administration official," Wallace said Sunday. "They didn't say that our fact-checking was wrong. They just said that we had dared to fact-check." read more from FOX News
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