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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fox News

I've been listening to the sound bytes on Fox News regarding the White House attacks on the network. I will admit that I'm a fan of Fox News and not a fan of Obama. I felt that the president was wrong to have his aides, along with himself, attack the network. To me this is very immature and unprofessional.

Ever since he has been inaugurated, Obama has been whining about one thing or another, the most common being that he has "inherited the mess". It might not have been so bad if he had spent some of the last two years in the job as senator that he was elected to. Now, he has taken to whining about the criticism from Fox News, he even has been so childish as to not appear on any of Fox's Sunday shows when he was making the rounds of the other networks a few weeks ago.

I decided last night to check out the coverage of this story on MSNBC to get their slant. To my great surprise, they believe that the president is making a mistake with this "war on Fox". Many democrats believe that the president and his staff should have nothing to do with Fox, even though they have many independents and moderates in their audience.

I was even more surprised when I read the comments on this article. So many of them were pro-Fox.

I'm concerned that the president and his staff are working so hard to discredit a network whose commentators disagree with the president's agenda. Is the president trying to silence dissenters, or just control the news? Is this "war" intended to discourage other commentators, or newscasters from questioning the White House? Or is this just a diversion to take attention away from the health care debate, the economy and the coming climate treaty that the president may want to sign in Copenhagen.

So many questions.

3 comments:

threecollie said...

Seems as if they are giving Fox a lot of free advertising....and I, who never watch TV, find myself watching Hannity to see what happens next. lol

ANGELFITZ said...

BECK AT 5 EST, AND HANNITY AT 8 EST, ARE NOT CONSIDERED NEWS SHOWS, BUT RATHER OP-EDS. THE GRIPE THAT OTHER NETWORKS HAVE AGAINST OBAMA IS THAT HE MAKES IT SEEM AS THOUGH HE DOESN'T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE. HE DOES AND HAS SINGLED OUT BOTH OF THEM. HOWEVER, BY BOYCOTTING THE WHOLE NETWORK, HE HAS AROUSED ALL THE OTHER NETWORKS. THEY DON'T LIKE CENSORSHIP OF THE MEDIA ANYMORE THAN YOU AND I, AND THE REST OF AMERICA DO. WE NEED TO HAVE A VERY FREE PRESS. THEY FEAR ALL OF THE REASONS YOU HAVE MENTIONED IN YOUR PIECE AS WELL. THEY ARE PERPLEXED. EVEN THOUGH BECK AND HANNITY ARE CONTROVERSIAL AND BIASED, THEY HAVE ADMITTED IT. I MUST ADMIT THAT I'VE LEARNED MORE WITH BECK ABOUT THE CZARS THAN I WOULD HAVE EVER KNOWN. MANY PEOPLE CALL HIM A CLOWN, BUT HE'S TAUGHT ME MUCH.

BetteJo said...

That whole thing just outraged me. Obama is way too concerned about the press he's getting, than working at the job he was elected to do. He has become ridiculous.