Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Obama Media Politique

Obama Team Continues Effort to Isolate Fox News

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The Obama administration appears to be continuing to wage war against FOX news. And for reasons that escape most reasoned people outside of the left wing bubble. Which means only one thing IMO. FOX is getting to them and continuing to score direct hits on this administration's policies and personnel choices and they are feeling the heat.

And of all their media detractors at FOX, Glen Beck is presently the largest thorn in their collective back sides. Which is somewhat funny when you think about it. Glen Beck is not a journalist nor a reporter, nor a member of the "FOX news" division. He is a political commentary specialist and an obvious antagonist to this administration. From his going after and exposing Van Jones and his socialist and communist leanings, to his going after and exposing ACORN, Beck has repeatedly scored successes against this administration with the viewers. And the White House's attempts to use bully politics and subterfuge to accomplish its goals in the first year of this presidency are not escaping Beck or the others.

Of course the Obama administration doesn't see it that way. They see only one thing when they are looking at their stinging rebukes in the media and that is the FOX logo. And when they see and hear the name FOX they literally see red and immediately go on the offensive and attack FOX regardless of the reality or the evidence to the contrary.

Meanwhile, from Obama to Axelrod to Emanuel, none of them seem to see or understand that FOX is a leading news organization for one reason and one reason only, they are fair and balanced when it comes to their news division and their news coverage. But the Obama team fails to either see or separate the two entities of FOX news and FOX's personality commentary.

When Obama and his team of Chicago bullies looks out across the media landscape each day, all they see or hear are the commentary people like Hannity and O'Rielly and Beck of FOX. Never mind that the cable network that they consider "news" (CNN) is consistently in the bottom of the ratings with the American people or that they too have their commentary people.

I literally look for these attacks by the Obama administrations to continue and ultimately left unchecked, one or the other (either CNN or MSNBC) will be given the official nod from this White House as the official news agency recognized by this administration. Shades of the propaganda ministry of the eras of the Weimark Republic and the politbureau if you ask me.

Those like the FOX commentators and those in conservative talk radio really give this president and his people fits and the only way they know to deal with that is to attempt to ostracize and shut out FOX. Which isn't working. But I'll wager? That they absolutely love the likes of Keith Obermann, Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.


XtnYoda said...

This is "hope and change."

The back-draft is coming.

Locutisprime said...

A fitting analogy my friend. Or we can just call it the blow back. either way, there are a lot of people that are going to get burned.