Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The White House Takes On Fox News: Game On

The war of words escalated yesterday when Fox News answered the White House Communications director’s whine.

From Fox News
Fox News senior vice president Michael Clemente, who likens the channel to a newspaper with separate sections on straight news and commentary, suggested White House officials were intentionally conflating opinion show hosts like Glenn Beck with news reporters like Major Garrett.
"It's astounding the White House cannot distinguish between news and opinion programming," Clemente said. "It seems self-serving on their part." 
That was only the beginning. On every news program and every commentary show on Fox, they were slamming Ms. Dunn’s comments. Even Neil Cavuto gave Ms. Dunn the old what for.

I don’t know who is the genius in the administration who thought taking on Fox News was a good idea.  Especially considering that when the administration went after Rush, his rating grew

The White House taking on Fox News is particularly stupid when you consider the number of serious matters this administration has been neglecting. We have unemployment still climbing. We have a dollar that is looking like an ugly duckling to the rest of the world. Afghanistan is begging for immediate attention and Iran sprinting to the finish line on their nuke projects. All this and more, yet this administration feels it is important to get into a pissing contest with the highest rated cable news network. Stupid doesn’t even begin to describe it.

Just think, Glenn Beck a commentator with a limited research staff, was able take out two radical rascals from this administration.  Can you imagine how many more Beck can get if the news side of Fox was to help him along?

Stay tuned and pass the popcorn, this won’t be pretty.

Via: Fox News


Anonymous said...

I bet the Democrats can't wait to kill the "Fairness Doctrine" so they can silence every conservative there is.

Of course, if the Fairness Doctrine were to be re-instated, that would mean CNN, MSNBC and the 3 major networks would have to give up their 'liberal' only positions.

Teresa said...

You would really think that this administration would focus on more important issues, rather than squabling with a news network that's willing to ask the hard-hitting questions. Fox news actually does news reporting instead of kissing the President's and Dems A$$.

KOOK said...

On one hand I say "release the hounds" on the other I am a little apprehensive.

Fox news is the most watched news channel, and I would really love to see O'reilly, Beck, Cavuto, Stossel (when he gets there, Brit, Major, and all of them just rip the white house a new one.

On the other hand because I do not think that the people in power now have ANY limits to what they will do I am worried that this will push things to a serious tipping point.

Anonymous said...

New Anger in the blogsphere, has got to be far worse now than ever before. Anger is on the war path all over the blogsphere
There is so much anger, profanity and just plain uncivil behavior in the “Left and liberal blogs" that it’s getting to be a real problem.
It seems like the" Left and liberal blogs" are now off limits to anyone with an opposing view. Is this an offshoot of the Obama administration‘s way of leading the country? I would say yes, it is.
The Left who was always angry at everything for the past 8 years, angry at President George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and the administration, the war in Iraq, the 'right-wing media,' and more. Are now angry at everyone that has anything contrary to say about the Obama administration. It was just fine to Hate Dick Cheney, John Ashcroft, Donald Rumsfeld, Condi Rice, and even the Bush daughters. But don’t you dare to say an bad word about Michelle or Barack Omama or they will chastise you, call you all kinds of names and even insult your way/style of writing or typing.

Upon web-surfing yesterday I followed a link that led me to a Ultra-Liberal blog where the topic was the Gallup poll of Obama’s favorability. I thought nothing about posting my opinion and my position on this blog .......EXCEPT not realizing who I was dealing with, the author of the blog attacked me like a Pitbull dog... Calling me all kinds of names and insults and even insulting my use of words. (My grammar) she went to my blog and blasted me on her blog about almost everything I had written on mine. I foolishly always thought that I was free to write anything that I wanted on my own blog. I never thought that what I wrote had to meet the approval of another blogger.
Well within a few minutes, (not more that 3-5) my blog was invaded with sicko’s from her blog using all kinds of stupid and Anonymous screen names all attacking me to the extent that i was forced to close the comments.

I can’t think of one thing that I have wrote on this site that I would ever be ashamed of. Of course some of the sarcasm is probably over the head of many on the left and would need to be explained in painful detail. And even then their fragile minds still wouldn’t be able to grasp it.

Words are just words. You make of them what you want. I’ve never banned anyone from this site for swearing except when they make entire nonsensical statements of nothing by “bad” words because they are not literate enough to actually form an argument. And I never will.
Criticism of the administration is the American way. I never deleted, criticized, or banned anyone that posted those disgusting pictures of George Bush and company. The blogger that I am talking about now had and still does post every negative thing she can get her hands on about George Bush. But don’t dare and do the same about her precious Barack or Michelle.
I stand by my original argument posted on her blog and I have nothing to be ashamed of.
And I thank everyone that has come to my support both over here and over there.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Ohhhhhhh I do love Neil!

Janelle said...

Thought there was a perfect comparison between distraction and serious business, Clifton. I''m sorry if I interpreted your post poorly. Just a bit peeved that the Senate is voting on a conceptual bill on healthcare today. That is beyond stupid.

Clifton B said...


Of course, if the Fairness Doctrine were to be re-instated, that would mean CNN, MSNBC and the 3 major networks would have to give up their 'liberal' only positions.

Don't bank on it!

Clifton B said...

Fox news actually does news reporting instead of kissing the President's and Dems A$$.

This is why they must be destroyed.

Clifton B said...


I see your point, but given this administration's ability to inflict self inflicted wounds, who is to say they won't rip themselves a new one.

Clifton B said...


I am not sure you meant to post this here. But anyway it makes for good conversation.

I am hard pressed to think of the last time I made a comment of a left wing site. I do lurk on a ton of them because I believe one must keep in touch with opposing views. But to comment, total waste of time.

They don't want to hear what you have to say so why bother.

Comment moderation is a must these days. As you can see I don't always get around to commenting promptly, so I cannot afford to have a whole bunch of nonsense posted.

Good luck on your blog.

Clifton B said...

Aunte Amelia:

Neil can be quite a pistol at times.

Clifton B said...


I know what you mean. Who are the Republicans who keep voting for Snow in the first place.

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