Saturday, November 7, 2009

White House To Dem Strategists “Stay Off Fox”



It appears that the White House is the land of hard headed people. They are continuing their losing battle with Fox News.  Check out this from The Swamp
At least one Democratic political strategist has gotten a blunt warning from the White House to never appear on Fox News Channel, an outlet that presidential aides have depicted as not so much a news-gathering operation as a political opponent bent on damaging the Obama administration.

Political consultants are a staple of cable television talk shows, analyzing current events based on their own experiences working on campaigns or in government.
One Democratic strategist said that shortly after an appearance on Fox he got a phone call from a White House official telling him not to be a guest on the show again. The call had an intimidating tone, he said.

The message was, "We better not see you on again,'' said the strategist, who spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to run afoul of the White House. An implicit suggestion, he said, was that "clients might stop using you if you continue.'' MORE 

Is this stupid or what? Is it not enough that the White House’s little war with Fox caused Fox’s ratings to rise. Is it not enough that this administration has a huge problem with rising unemployment? Is it not enough that this administration might be looking at a terrorist attack on its largest military base? Nope, they need to focus their energies on a losing war with Fox News.

Did any of the bright lights in the administration stop to think that if there are no liberal voices on Fox, that Fox will only have more conservative voices to criticize this administration? It would seem quite obvious that as Fox’s audience increases, that it would be in the administration’s best interest to have MORE pro Obama voices on rather than less. Shepard Smith can do only so much for this administration.

Memo to the Obama administration: STOP DITHERING AND GET TO THE PEOPLE’S WORK!

Via: The Swamp

6 comments:

j summett said...

If they can eliminate, or even just marginalize Fox, then they can control the information. Essentially it would only be state run media left. CNN, MSNBC, and the others have already drowned in the Kool Aid. Obama and his cronies don't need to worry about them putting any news out there that contradicts the message of the administration.

Janelle said...

News channels aside, listening to CSPAN will provide all voters a perfect reason to regularly clean the House and Senate. The publish or perish mentality of Congress is appalling. Stop writing legislation, take hold of what hasn't worked and fix it or get rid of it.

Janelle said...

The collective I.Q. in D.C. is measurable by whose standards? Sorry, lost it after listening to the "debate".
Turnips? What I am eternally tired about is waving the flag, do-nothing, add more rules politicians on each side of the fence.

Bob Belvedere said...

Let 'em waste some of their precious time warring against Fox--its time they won;t be spending trying to overthrow The Consitution.

Opus #6 said...

They just don't get it. Americans will not put up with these Chicago tactics. NOT OK!

Christopher said...

Janelle, I agree with your thoughts. When you mention C-SPAN,however interminably boring it is,it remains an excellant tool in showcasing just how disfuctional congress is.

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