White House Communications Director Anita Dunn poured herself a big ol’ glass of whine about Fox News’ coverage of the White House while on CNN yesterday.
This is comical. The Bush administration took fire from every media organization out there and much to their detriment did not utter nary a complaint. Obama and his administration actually have CNN fact checking SNL jokes and ABC doing infomercials for them and all they can do is whine about Fox News?
Just last week David Axelrod met with Roger Ailes, to no doubt bitch some more. The truth of the matter is Fox is the only news station out there asking questions outside of the realm of “Did Michelle and the girls give Bo a bath today?”
In the Time article they mention the ratings of Fox’s shows vs. the lefty shows on MSNBC and CNN. The difference is staggering.
The ratings tell the story: In September, according to Nielson, the top thirteen cable news shows were on Fox, led by the networks conservative pundits: The O'Reilly Factor (2.6 million households), Sean Hannity (2.1 million), Glenn Beck (2.2 million), and the less political Greta Van Susteren (1.8 million). The top non-Fox shows are CNN's Larry King (921,000), Countdown with Keith Olbermann (881,000) and Rachel Maddow (827,000). Only then, in the 17th spot, does Anderson Cooper make a showing, with 746,000 households in the 10 p.m. hour.What is even funnier is that on the very day Anita Dunn’s was having her bitch session with Howie Kurtz, an ad for Mr. Tea Bagger Anderson Cooper came on that went something like this:
The ironic part came later, during the commercial break. All morning, CNN has been intermittently running a promo for Anderson Cooper 360, a show that has long billed itself as a classic straight news program with an investigative front man who digs "beyond the headlines" with "many points of view, so you can make up your own mind." The new promo, by contrast, consists of a woman's voice, pitching Cooper's show as, essentially, a liberal alternative to Fox News: "I'm a lifelong Democrat," she says, "and that's why I watch Anderson Cooper." Hmmm. The voice goes on to say that Cooper is the person she can turn to hold "right wing" conservatives accountable. Cooper is not exactly aiming for the political middle ground here.
I guess that is what the White House wants, Democratic News on all stations all the time.
Via: Hot Air