What an arrogant idiot. Check this out: His peeps are out there accusing Fox News of not being a "real news network".
The White House escalated its offensive against Fox News on Sunday by urging other news organizations to stop "following Fox" and instead join the administration's attempt to marginalize the channel.What does he expect to gain from this? I think they're losing their minds in the White House. What the hell are they thinking? Their Chicago thug tactics aren't working...and there's nothing else in their playbook?
White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel told CNN 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."
By urging other news outlets to side with the administration, Obama aides officials dramatically upped the ante in the war of words that began earlier this month, when White House communications director Anita Dunn branded Fox "opinion journalism masquerading as news."
David Carr, media columnist for the New York Times, THE NEW YORK TIMES! wrote:
"While there is undoubtedly a visceral thrill in finally setting out after your antagonists, the history of administrations that have successfully taken on the media and won is shorter than this sentence. So far, the only winner in this latest dispute seems to be Fox News. Ratings are up 20 percent this year."Where's a bookie when you need one?
He added: "The administration, by deploying official resources against a troublesome media organization, seems to have brought a knife to a gunfight."
(20%? Holy Crap!)
Enemy of the Imperial State