In the ongoing war with Fox News, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs admitted that the White House seems to have a problem with the Fox opinion shows of Hannity and Beck. However, it appears that the White House has no problem with the opinion shows of MSNBC [save Mr. Tingle Legs].
From Media Bistro:
Here's a curious turn in the White House vs. Fox News fight.
On Monday, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow were among several people who attended an off-the-record briefing with Pres. Obama at the White House. Sources tell us other attendees at the two-and-a-half hour chat included Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, Maureen Dowd of the New York Times, Gwen Ifill of PBS and Gloria Borger of CNN. Perhaps not surprisingly, no one from Fox News was in the room.
This fact quickly turned into ammunition for the folks at FOX. Last night on "Special Report," Bret Baier revealed the information pointing out that opinion hosts from one channel were being invited to a briefing with the Commander-in-Chief, all the while Fox was declared not a news organization.
Funny Olbermann and Maddow both have opinion shows just like Hannity and Beck. I guess the only difference is that Olbermann and Maddow will gladly shill for the White House. That really makes you wonder why Chris Matthews did not get invited. Matthews has made it quite clear that it is his job to help Obama.
One could not ask for a better shill. Perhaps the White House was afraid that Matthews might try to get a little too freaky with The Won.
Via: Media Bistro
Via: News Busters