White House Outfoxed.

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It’s not very often that I can give Kudos to the “main-stream media” but for this I must. The Obama administration, who has become increasing intolerant of criticism, tried to get Fox News excluded from the White House Press Pool. This after Mao admirer “communication czar” Anita Dunn, along with David Axelrod, and Rahm Emanuel claimed that Fox News is not a “real’ news organization. Anita Dunn even went as far as saying on CNN that fox isn’t real news like CNN.

Read story on Fox news.

If I were a news organization I would be embarrassed about getting the approval of any administration official no matter who is President. Apparently they were a little embarrassed and when the White House tried to get Fox News blacklisted it was simply the bridge too far. The water got just too heavy to carry and the tank got too full of you know what for the mainstream media to stand it any longer. In a rare show of journalistic solidarity all members of the White House Press Pool told the most thin skinned administration since Nixon they will not interview any further Obama officials if they exclude Fox News.

Does this mean the mainstream media will begin to honestly cover the Obama administration? probably not but it’s a good start.

With Obama it’s if you can’t say anything nice you can’t say anything at all.

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  1. #1 by Richard Warnick on October 24, 2009 - 8:52 am

    Calling Anita Dunn a “Mao supporter” is an example of why Faux News is not a real news outlet. They used to be the “White House Approved” cable channel during the last administration, and now they’re out. Politics ain’t beanbag.

    Let’s recall that President Bush in eight years never granted an interview to the New York Times, and that the Bush White House waged war on MSNBC– with the enthusiastic support of Faux News . What goes around comes around.

  2. #2 by Ken on October 24, 2009 - 9:38 am

    OK maybe Mao supporter is a bit of an exaggeration. Mao admirer then. But, then again She and the White House didn’t seem to have a problem with the smear campaign against Rush Limbaugh.

  3. #3 by Larry Bergan on October 24, 2009 - 10:41 am

    LET the White House press pool walk out in solidarity! They’re not worth the electrons it takes to put them on the public airwaves. After years of bending over to get interviews from complete liars, these traitors can take their ball and go home.

    Real journalists can take their place. It’s morning in America on C-span!

  4. #4 by William Wilberforce on October 24, 2009 - 10:45 am

    Not too hard to be outfoxed when your administration is full of neo-communist rats.

  5. #5 by Ken Bingham on October 24, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    Then again let only be on CNN, MSNBC etc, because then no one will see them.

  6. #6 by Richard Warnick on October 24, 2009 - 4:16 pm

    The only “smear campaign against Rush Limbaugh” that I’m aware of is the one conducted by Limbaugh himself on his own radio show.

  7. #7 by Ken Bingham on October 24, 2009 - 5:13 pm


    Rush wanted to buy an ownership of the St. Lewis Rams. A smear campaign was launched with lies that claimed Rush had made some racist statements about praising James Earl Ray, and saying that slavery wasn’t all bad. An mass email was sent out making the claim and bloggers traced the email to a New York City law firm associated with both Obama officials and the NFL.

    The news media wildly reported these lies and it was not until after Rush was dropped from the NFL bid that these lies were retracted.



  8. #8 by Micheal Fox on October 24, 2009 - 5:21 pm

    For all the bluster Glenn is drawing more audience than Olderman, The MSNBC shemale, and Larry (still alive) King combined. These people simply do not resonate with majority America. Plus, they are completely boring. Glenn though sure makes people laugh, as an entertainer and commands their attention as a news analyst. Ever wonder why? Glenn is just a ordinary guy, the others mentioned all believe themselves to be breathing rarefied air.

    Fox is America’s news channel, and to knock it out of its place will take more than MSNBC has. What a mistake they make underestimating him.

    Remember when Glenn came onto TV? Who would have thought he would be so dominant? That he actually had the ability to look things up and study them like real people do, not just make them up like Scary Larry, or Olderman, America is for the young, and Glenn just tells it like it is and let’s the People decide. They report, we decide, that is why they are #1!!

    TV as medium is not like any other, when you suck terribly, it shows.

  9. #9 by annie get your gun on October 24, 2009 - 5:51 pm

    Please tell me how the Bush administration treated Helen Thomas? FN Cry Baby

  10. #10 by Ken Bingham on October 24, 2009 - 8:57 pm

    Not letting Helen Thomas ask the first question is a far cry from trying to marginalize and silence her. She was quite free and regularly exercised that freedom to criticize Bush all she wanted.

  11. #11 by Cliff Lyon on October 24, 2009 - 9:25 pm

    Ken, Could you provide a reference for this claim;

    “all members of the White House Press Pool told the most thin skinned administration since Nixon they will not interview any further Obama officials if they exclude Fox News.”

    My liberal media is telling me its not true. I understand that ALL the other media outlets are cheering if not overtly, covertly. They all hate Fox cable Noise.

  12. #12 by Cliff Lyon on October 24, 2009 - 10:02 pm

    The difference between Fox News and the rest of the media…

    Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

  13. #13 by Cliff Lyon on October 24, 2009 - 10:37 pm

    You call this a news channel?

    Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

  14. #14 by Cliff Lyon on October 24, 2009 - 10:42 pm

  15. #15 by Ken on October 25, 2009 - 1:17 am

    Cliff you want sources? Here you go.

    New York Times

    In a sign of discomfort with the White House stance, Fox’s television news competitors refused to go along with a Treasury Department effort on Tuesday to exclude Fox from a round of interviews with the executive-pay czar Kenneth R. Feinberg that was to be conducted with a “pool” camera crew shared by all the networks. That followed a pointed question at a White House briefing this week by Jake Tapper, an ABC News correspondent, about the administration’s treatment of “one of our sister organizations.”

    LA Times

    Obama seems to think he can swim against that tide by persuading other news organizations to shun Fox News. “It’s not really news,” White House political chief David Axelrod said on ABC last Sunday.

    “… And the bigger thing is that other news organizations like yours ought not to treat them that way.” On CNN, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel insisted it’s important “to not have the CNNs and the others in the world basically be led in following Fox.”

    That’s way over the line. The White House is perfectly free to refuse to have its people go on Fox News shows, but it shouldn’t tell other news organizations that they ought not to follow up on Fox News’ reporting or that they ought to keep their journalists from appearing on Murdoch’s networks. The White House, moreover, does its case no favors when it invites pro-Democratic commentators like MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow to private briefings with the president, even though their work is every bit as histrionic as Bill O’Reilly’s.

    This is from CBS

    And the White House has gone beyond words, reports CBS News senior political correspondent Jeff Greenfield. Last Sept. 20, the president went on every Sunday news show – except Chris Wallace’s show on FOX. And on Thursday, the Treasury Department tried to exclude FOX News from pool coverage of interviews with a key official. It backed down after strong protests from the press.

    “All the networks said, that’s it, you’ve crossed the line,” said CBS News White House correspondent Chip Reid.


    These news organizations may not like Fox News but they understand the dangers of allowing any administration to pick and choose what news organizations it deals with. The 1st Amendment guarantees freedom of the press because they are supposed to be the watchdogs on the government not lapdogs.

    It did not take me long to find hundreds of sources. Click on the GOOGLE link and see.

  16. #16 by brewski on October 25, 2009 - 6:05 am

    Cliff, you call this a news channel?

  17. #18 by Cliff on October 25, 2009 - 6:22 am

    Ok, so a few outlets when through the motions of giving a shit. But privately, they are cheering, because they are embarrassed by Faux Noise. America is embarrassed by this station.

    Never in modern history has a TV show posing as news invented and perpetuated so many lies.

    If truth is not part of you equation for integrity, then you are probably one of the 3 million Faux News viewers, half of whom are voyeurs like me who just love to watch pitiful wack jobs spaz all over themselves.

  18. #19 by Gutting the Annelids on October 25, 2009 - 8:50 am

    What is great is that Fox is King of the joke TV media! All TV news deserves be ruled by the infotainment leader FOX : The Truth News! If you are still watching any TV to stamp whatever lies you believe into your head from this morally challenged medium, good for you!

    Cliff I think you said it all, “Fox with it’s 3 million viewers” is still KING of the TV airwaves. Rush and Savage, and Glenn are just kicking the crap out of this dead news medium. Lil ‘ol AM radio!!

    I.e. Nobody is watching, and if it isn’t radio people are following the truth on the web. Game over. Turn the stupid thing off, nobody is watching. I have more concern for the millions of TV’s on no one is watching warming the Earth and killing humanity with it’s waste of carbon based electricity than any lies it produces.

    No wait, global warming is a good thing, because it will kill us off, that is what Tom said. Make sure you have one of those old tube types that suck power, or a big LCD flat screen

    “half of whom are voyeurs like me who just love to watch pitiful wack jobs spaz all over themselves.”

    Thank you for making Fox go!!

    Not getting any real entertainment these days huh Cliff? That could be breaking news flash on the industry leader FOX!

  19. #20 by Richard Warnick on October 25, 2009 - 10:44 am

    What really happened: Faux News didn’t ask for an interview with Feinberg, so they didn’t get on the list.

  20. #21 by Gutting the Annelids on October 25, 2009 - 2:35 pm

    I couldn’t pass this up, too good!! Fox Nation going to stomp all over NPR, Olderman, the MSNBC shemale, and Larry (can we cremate him?) still alive King!! See it again!! On CNN!!

    Their liars are so much better than yours, and that is all that is going to matter!


  21. #22 by Larry Bergan on October 25, 2009 - 10:50 pm

    I don’t think you wingers here are getting this. This is the end of scribe news organizations who get their fake programing from the echo noise machine. The fact that some so-called journalists from other channels are standing up for Fox “news” is going to hurt them because they are simply, no longer needed and never were.

    There are a plethora of top notch, real journalists – I would go as far as to say the best and most gutsy journalists the country has ever seen – everywhere on the internet. They are not only covering, but have been breaking the news stories that matter for years. The fake news organizations have used their stories because they have to, with the exception that after using them, they try to minimize their impact. That has been their job, in fact.

    This is a new age and that’s why the powerful corporations are always trying to control the internet, but the internet is the line in the sand of free speech. This is where the multitudes meet and they’re not going to give it up, EVER!

    Get over it!

  22. #23 by Tom Feine on October 25, 2009 - 11:32 pm

    Larry every thought you have ever had has been thought before, and memed into your head so you can repeat it in your job to be left side of the left/right whole.

    Who in the hell do you think made the internet? Same assholes that made TV. As if they were going to tell you the truth so you could hold a sign on the street and “report” it.

    Jesus on a stick already! Anything you can a push a button to to get “news” and what you choose to believe is the “truth” just can’t be.

    Why do think the search for knowledge is quest? It is not something you can punch up on google in your damn pajamas!! Jesus on stick and Mary in the whorehouse already!!

  23. #24 by Larry Bergan on October 26, 2009 - 8:14 am

    You’re right glenn. I give up 🙂

    By the way; what in the hell are you talking about?

  24. #25 by Larry Bergan on October 26, 2009 - 8:19 am

    By the way (two):

    Philo Farnsworth invented the television and died in the 70’s. He would have loved the power of the internet because he hoped his invention would be a powerful learning tool and forbid his children to watch the crap corporate television was spewing even then, (before fake news which would have made him curse his own existence).

    I hate to use founding father lingo because it usually props up rants that have no significance, but “we the people”, although we owe a great debt to Al Gore, create/invent the internet as we go.

    Again: get over it!

  25. #26 by Micheal Fox on October 26, 2009 - 9:35 am

    I think whoever you refer to is talking about your empty head Larry. That and the subsequent rubbish you seem to fill it with.

    Here is a guide from a person that perceived well long before there was a television.

    “Never believe anything until it has been officially denied” Otto von Bismarck.

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