Again: Axelrod, Emanuel attack Fox News on morning shows

posted at 12:25 pm on October 18, 2009 by Allahpundit

Via Breitbart, your White House talking point du jour expressed in nearly identical terms on two different shows: Unlike MSNBC and the rest of the media that these two control, Fox isn’t “real news” because it comes with a slant. Candygram for Ax and Rahm from the New York Times: Cease and desist.

It could all be written off as a sideshow, but it may present a genuine problem for Mr. Obama, who took great pains during the campaign to depict himself as being above the fray of over-heated partisan squabbling. In his victory speech he promised, “I will listen to you, especially when we disagree.”…

On the official White House Web site, a blog called Reality Check provides a running tally of transgressions by Fox News. It ends with this: “For even more Fox lies, check out the latest ‘Truth-O-Meter’ feature from Politifact that debunks a false claim about a White House staffer that continues to be repeated by Glenn Beck and others on the network.”

People who work in political communications have pointed out that it is a principle of power dynamics to “punch up “ — that is, to take on bigger foes, not smaller ones. A blog on the White House Web site that uses a “truth-o-meter” against a particular cable news network would not seem to qualify. As it is, Reality Check sounds a bit like the blog of some unemployed guy living in his parents’ basement, not an official communiqué from Pennsylvania Avenue.

The American presidency was conceived as a corrective to the royals, but trading punches with cable shouters seems a bit too common. Perhaps it’s time to restore a little imperiousness to the relationship.

Their strategy of demagoguing Limbaugh as the leader of the GOP made sense because it invited a comparison between Rush and The One, which, given their relative popular appeal, is a good match-up for Democrats. The anti-Fox strategy makes zero sense considering that (a) the public thinks the media is too liberal, which Fox uses to frame itself as a needed corrective, and (b) Fox’s most high-profile competition, such as it is, spent a fair chunk of the Bush years screaming about fascism and insisting that Roger Ailes runs a more dangerous organization than Osama Bin Laden. Not a good match-up. I assume the Fox-baiting is simply red meat they’re throwing to liberals to try to take the heat off on Afghanistan and “don’t ask, don’t tell,” but when even the Nation’s telling them to stop whining, the move to Plan B can’t be long in coming.

Update: I should have mentioned Jacob Weisberg’s attack on Fox as “un-American” in Newsweek here, but forgot. Luckily, Meryl Yourish didn’t.


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The Obama white house staff are such a bunch of lightweights they are punching up when they take shots at Fox News.

ray on October 18, 2009 at 12:27 PM

Dog (Axelrod) and pony (Emanuel) show.

csdeven on October 18, 2009 at 12:28 PM

On the official White House Web site, a blog called Reality Check provides a running tally of transgressions by Fox News. It ends with this: “For even more Fox lies, check out the latest ‘Truth-O-Meter’ feature from Politifact that debunks a false claim about a White House staffer that continues to be repeated by Glenn Beck and others on the network.”

This is sick that it is on the official White House web site. So much for the adults being in charge. We should all send them cheese to go with that whine.

sammypants on October 18, 2009 at 12:30 PM

I agree ith David and Rahm. BTW, when is the GE/NBC Green Week?

mesquito on October 18, 2009 at 12:30 PM

Axelrod and Emmanuel aren’t doing this without the approval of the Big Guy.

Mr. Cool can get hot, apparently.

Yeah, Alinsky and all that; but I thought he’d be smarter than to pull this off. Rally the base?

SteveMG on October 18, 2009 at 12:30 PM

lets not mince words anymore..communists have taken the WH..COMMUNISTS….what are WE going to do about it….I for one will fight tooth and nail…COMMUNISTS…..is there ANY doubt now….ANY?….if dissent is squashed…we ALL die…

JJKRN on October 18, 2009 at 12:30 PM

It’s a war for hearts and minds; a fight to the finish. Start treating it as such.

Horatius on October 18, 2009 at 12:31 PM

?….if dissent is squashed…we ALL die…

Lighten up Francis.

SteveMG on October 18, 2009 at 12:31 PM

Our tax money is being used to attack Fox News channel. What the hell is next for these slash and burn thugs?

d1carter on October 18, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Did a Fox News truck run over Axelrod’s dog when he was a little boy, or something?

trigon on October 18, 2009 at 12:32 PM

To call Axelrod and the Vicious Ballerina whiny little girls is do injustice to whiny little girls.

Jaibones on October 18, 2009 at 12:33 PM

Dog (Axelrod) and pony (Emanuel) show.

csdeven on October 18, 2009 at 12:28 PM

That’s unfair to ponies. Rahm Emanuel is a horse’s ass.

gryphon202 on October 18, 2009 at 12:33 PM

The Truth is definitely a different prospective for this administration!

DougDavis on October 18, 2009 at 12:34 PM

They’re just crybabies. They think they’re on a college campus, and somebody violated the speech code .

Emperor Norton on October 18, 2009 at 12:34 PM

Someone call the WAAAAAMBULANCE

Enoxo on October 18, 2009 at 12:35 PM

Axelrod/Emanuel statements = flatulence.

And of course, I mean “flatulence” in the most polite, non-offensive manner of speaking.

oldleprechaun on October 18, 2009 at 12:35 PM

It might not be some grand strategy, it might be that our country is being run by power mad lunatics that are incapable of self examination.

zmdavid on October 18, 2009 at 12:35 PM

Rahmbo admitted that the attack on Fox comes directly from Obama. He said it as a matter of fact.

“But, unlike I suppose the way to look at it, and the way we, the President looks at it, we look at it is it’s not a news organization so much as it has a perspective.” – Rahm Emmanuel

So Dunn, Axlefraud and Emmanuel are acting at Obama’s bequest. This isn’t the “White House war of Fox”, it’s Obama’s war on Fox.

OxyCon on October 18, 2009 at 12:36 PM

It’s about time that the American people pull an “Alinsky” on the White House and Obama. We target them, we isolate them and then we destroy them. Let’s get together and get started.

suzyk on October 18, 2009 at 12:36 PM

The reality is that every cable news program has a viewpoint it pushes. That’s just the way it is these days.

I complain about it, too; but it is what it is. To push that Fox is the only one doing it is perfectly silly to anyone who watches at all.

AnninCA on October 18, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Yes, Axelrod and Emmanuel are simply opposed to media organizations that push a “point of view.”

That’s it, a “point of view.”

Left, right, Democrat, Republican, pro-labor, anti-labor, pro-environment……if they have a POV, this White House is against it.

Yeah, that’s it, right…

SteveMG on October 18, 2009 at 12:38 PM

To Rahm Emmanuel: “We’ve been through a lot of campaigns together”. That simple statement encapsulates the whole problem with all the MSM except Fox and Democrats. Isn’t that something that former co-worker, not a reporter who covered previous political campaigns, say to a politician?

ProfessorMiao on October 18, 2009 at 12:38 PM

now the left are starting to count words…

“Last week, Politico’s Ben Smith counted the number of times Beck has used certain adrenaline-pumping words since the show began airing in January: Marxist/Marxism, 127 times; communist/communism, 330; socialist/socialism, 404.”

I guess they ran out of time to count how many times “I” and “Me” were uttered by Obama during any one of his self-absorbed speeches. I believe Obama self-referenced more in one speech than Beck referenced socialism in the whole time he’s had his fox show.

viviliberoomuori on October 18, 2009 at 12:38 PM

SteveMG on October 18, 2009 at 12:31 PM

Uh, Steve, with all due respect to someone I’ve never met (yourself), I’m thinking more like Francis on this one. And I believe history backs that up.

oldleprechaun on October 18, 2009 at 12:39 PM

Excellent post AP. I agree with your analysis. Spot on!

Keemo on October 18, 2009 at 12:39 PM

Instinctive dirty socialist reflex: victimhood is power.

happyfeet on October 18, 2009 at 12:39 PM

Communists attacking an independent press? You don’t say?

mankai on October 18, 2009 at 12:40 PM

The American presidency was conceived as a corrective to the royals, but trading punches with cable shouters seems a bit too common. Perhaps it’s time to restore a little imperiousness to the relationship.

It is not a matter of too little royal and too much common. It is a of too little dignity and too much pettiness. As for imperiousness, there is far too much of that already.

The author doesn’t even seem to know what imperiousness means. It does not mean regal.

MB4 on October 18, 2009 at 12:40 PM

Crybabies. No one likes a whiner.

Mr. Joe on October 18, 2009 at 12:40 PM

The White House is in campaign mode, but the problem is the vast majority of voters who backed Obama last year aren’t. This is just their attempt to fire up their supporters, at a time when the elected leaders of the Republican Party in Washington are so bland and faceless you can’t demonize them because they’re not doing anything (which might at this time be an asset, since Obama & crew are doing such a good job doing themselves in right now, but won’t be if they can’t come up with a positive reason for swing voters to go with the GOP next November).

jon1979 on October 18, 2009 at 12:40 PM

Axelrod is a big baby.

Mr. Joe on October 18, 2009 at 12:40 PM

They are tooth and nail against the 1st Amendment. We better be watching the 2nd. That’s next but I still have mine.

wepeople on October 18, 2009 at 12:41 PM

Democrats control 2 branches of government, have a stalemate in the third and the media (supposedly the third branch of government) by and large are filled with Democrat sycophants…yet they still want more.

gwelf on October 18, 2009 at 12:41 PM

The one thing they do should learn from this Fox debacle is that it’s a good exercise is simple messaging. Compare the easy-to-explain conflict with Fox to the gibberish that Emanuel let out about what he’d “rather be talking about.” What was that again?

When the obituary is written for this sorry administration, one thing that will be clear is that they couldn’t communicate clearly and effectively about the big issues (health care, immigration, the economy) but they could speak clearly (though not effectively) about the most inconsequential things (their beef with FoxNews, turning 9/11 into a day of service, Chicago Olympics 2016, America now cares about brown people in the Third World).

Remind me again why the Chicago Way is so good?

EMD on October 18, 2009 at 12:41 PM

That’s unfair to ponies. Rahm Emanuel is a horse’s ass.

gryphon202 on October 18, 2009 at 12:33 PM

lmao!

csdeven on October 18, 2009 at 12:43 PM

Idiots.

LibTired on October 18, 2009 at 12:43 PM

I assume the Fox-baiting is simply red meat they’re throwing to liberals to try to take the heat off on Afghanistan and “don’t ask, don’t tell,”

Allah I think you are giving them way to much credit. This is all Obama and his team know. Whine, complain and be thinned skinned girls. Not cute girls but whinny thuggish girls who will scratch your eyes out if given half a chance. I do not think it is any grand deflecting strategy.

peterargus on October 18, 2009 at 12:43 PM

Ignore the reality based big problems and plunk the lil’ kid on the head in the school yard. Grade school mentality. Bully personnality. O’bambam take notice; the freedom fighters in Iran told you what they think of your administration yesterday. They knew the mullahs would blame you. Get a frikkin’ clue moron.

Griz on October 18, 2009 at 12:44 PM

Democrats control 2 branches of government, have a stalemate in the third and the media (supposedly the third branch of government) by and large are filled with Democrat sycophants…yet they still want more.

gwelf on October 18, 2009 at 12:41 PM

And wouldn’t it be nice if the GOP had even an ounce of such fight in them?

LibTired on October 18, 2009 at 12:44 PM

That’s unfair to ponies. Rahm Emanuel is a horse’s ass.

gryphon202 on October 18, 2009 at 12:33 PM

I’d say that is unfair to horse’s asses!

conservnut on October 18, 2009 at 12:45 PM

I’m thinking more like Francis on this one. And I believe history backs that up.

It’s absurd, in my view, to state the White House are all “communists” that will supress free speech.

This is a White House going after – with denunciations – a news organization they don’t like.

It’s not “communists” or “suppression” to do so.

Stupid, risible, silly – yes; but Fox News won’t change a single thing they do.

If this White House really were “communists” that were supressing speech, Axelrod and Emmanuel wouldn’t be making critical comments. They’d take substantive action.

History shows that’s what communists do. Not this.

SteveMG on October 18, 2009 at 12:45 PM

It absolutely tickles me that Fox News can get under the White House’s collective skin! Amateur doesn’t even begin to describe this gang.

GFW on October 18, 2009 at 12:45 PM

It’s comforting to know the WH doesn’t have anything bigger on its plate and have all kinds of extra time on their hands to make the rounds complaining about the number 1 cable news network. Talk about priorities! Maybe if they actually got around to trying to solve the nations problems instead of whining about them and giving speeches, there wouldn’t be so many negative stories on FOX. This administration is an epic failure. Hey, how’s that US dollar doing, folks? Got time to worry about that? Jobs maybe? I’d like to see someone worry about jobs. How about Afghanistan? Anyone want to work on that?

scalleywag on October 18, 2009 at 12:46 PM

I hope I don’t get attacked as some kind of anti-semite as there has been no bigger supporter of the state of Israel’s
sovereignty and safety than I.

But it does bug me more and more that it seems that the far left media and politicians are filled with so many Jewish-Americans.

In what I would agree is a somewhat naive and simple analysis, it seems there is a predominance of jews here in the US that want to push our country towards socialism and communism.

DLEW on October 18, 2009 at 12:46 PM

Rahm Emmanuel is President, David Axelrod is Vice President. If you don’t know that, you’re an imbecile.

MaximusConfessor on October 18, 2009 at 12:46 PM

I\’d think that political operatives like Twinkletoes, Axelhole, and The Flycatcher would have some memory, or at least have studied a bit, the Nixon administration and its massive success in going on the offensive against the press. Of course, back then most of the press wasn\’t on Axelrod\’s White House Circle Jerk invite list.

JEM on October 18, 2009 at 12:46 PM

They have to demonize Fox to keep independent voters from relying on it, although most independent voters can tell the difference between the Fox news shows and the opinion shows (unlike other networks).

When the Dems lose the indepdendent vote, the only recourse is more vote fraud, and ACORN isn’t available right now for that.

Wethal on October 18, 2009 at 12:46 PM

The White House seems to be backtracking a bit. The language isn’t so strong when confronted with the accusations point blank.

Soetoro’s boys getting wimpy?

Ricohoc on October 18, 2009 at 12:47 PM

It could all be written off as a sideshow, but it may present a genuine problem for Mr. Obama, who took great pains during the campaign to depict himself as being above the fray of over-heated partisan squabbling.

So he’s breaking a campaign promise. Why do we keep acting surprised by this?

kc8ukw on October 18, 2009 at 12:48 PM

History shows that’s what communists do. Not this.

SteveMG on October 18, 2009 at 12:45 PM

They need to first make their target publicly acceptable to punish. Look what just happened to Limbaugh and hardly anyone’s batting an eye. It’s a slow burn and these people have time to spare.

LibTired on October 18, 2009 at 12:48 PM

Attacking the Tea Party folks made no sense.

Attacking Rush made no sense.

Attaking Fox News made no sense.

If the Obama White House were a ship it would currently be flying “Red Over Red” ….

“Captain is Dead”

– Ship not under command”

HondaV65 on October 18, 2009 at 12:49 PM

You only cry out when the other guy is really hurting you. Keep it up, Fox News!

unclesmrgol on October 18, 2009 at 12:49 PM

If this White House really were “communists” that were supressing speech, Axelrod and Emmanuel wouldn’t be making critical comments. They’d take substantive action.

History shows that’s what communists do. Not this.

SteveMG on October 18, 2009 at 12:45 PM

The new “hate crimes” provisions inserted into a defense bill gives the Attorney General the power to determine if speech should be restricted because of a “compelling government interest.”

Wethal on October 18, 2009 at 12:49 PM

Never mind that Fox News’s ratings far exceed those of CNN and MSNBC.

BackwardsBoy on October 18, 2009 at 12:49 PM

SteveMG on October 18, 2009 at 12:45 PM

While I agree with you for the most part, it should be noted that ol’ Hugo first demonized the press in his country for a while before he took it over.

Gotta get the public to allow it, so demonetization is the first step to squelching dissenting voices.

conservnut on October 18, 2009 at 12:50 PM

“Perspective” Emanuel? Only a Marxist scum like you would call fair and balanced reporting a “perspective” in a negative connotation. The White House can’t stand any critical reporting. Ergo, Fox is their enemy.

csdeven on October 18, 2009 at 12:50 PM

Time for a diaper change, fellas.

bloggless on October 18, 2009 at 12:51 PM

Obama has less of a problem than Chavez. Chavez had to close down many critical stations. Obama only has one to worry about.

davod on October 18, 2009 at 12:51 PM

Candygram for Ax and Rahm from the New York Times: Cease and desist.

This NYT piece is a thinly disguised defense of Obama [distancing him from the matter] and attack on Fox [cable shouters].

MB4 on October 18, 2009 at 12:52 PM

David Axelrod is the most dangerous man in America.

ndulik on October 18, 2009 at 12:52 PM

When he got too old to rope a dope, we knew Ali was finally done.

Obama can’t even rope a dope. He is a pretty boy with a glass jaw.

Go home, little girl.

Angry Dumbo on October 18, 2009 at 12:52 PM

If this White House really were “communists” that were supressing speech, Axelrod and Emmanuel wouldn’t be making critical comments. They’d take substantive action.

You mean like telling insurance companies that they can’t communicate the likely impacts on their clients of proposed government changes?

History shows that’s what communists do. Not this.

SteveMG on October 18, 2009 at 12:45 PM

This White House has shown that its first urge is to muzzle the opposition. And whatever else you call it, that’s not consistent with American values.

ProfessorMiao on October 18, 2009 at 12:52 PM

History shows that’s what communists do. Not this.

SteveMG on October 18, 2009 at 12:45 PM

They don’t control the military. They are impedent to actaully close it down. They also can’t try to close it down directly because they would have a revolution their hands… but that doesn’t mean they are not Communists. Of course they are.

Obama admires, quotes, hangs around and is heavily influenced by pro-Communist agitators.

I know that circle. I was raised a Democrat in a home that supported McGovern… when I got to college, I saw that the College Democrats were virulently anti-American, pro-Castro, pro-Che Marxists. They were raising money to send a rep to Moscow to let the Rissian youth know that they didn’t agree with Reagan’s “war-like” language… and that was in North Carolina!

These are the people now in charge… minus an army. There is a comparison in the Papacy. The virulent and damning language coming out of the Vatican was changed to be more vague and nuanced after the Popes lost their armies c.1870.

mankai on October 18, 2009 at 12:53 PM

LOSERS!!!
they must not have gotten the memo from the NY Times…

—-
saw Rove with McAuliffe this am on FNS…Rove wiped the floor with him IMO

cmsinaz on October 18, 2009 at 12:54 PM

Sillines. WH hacks are going on ‘news’ shows that compete with Fox claiming that what they say is news and what Fox says is not. How can anybody take that seriously?

starboardhelm on October 18, 2009 at 12:54 PM

You know, if this administration is in so far over their head that they don’t have a clue how to strategize a war, reform health care, make a decision on DODT, deal with nuclear threats and missile defense, strengthen the dollar, start negotiations in the Middle East, then what can they accomplish? Win a war against FOX news? The #1 cable channel? Hahahaha, they can’t even win that war. We’re screwed.

scalleywag on October 18, 2009 at 12:55 PM

History shows that’s what communists do. Not this.

SteveMG on October 18, 2009 at 12:45 PM

They do what they can get away with. That is their restraint.

MB4 on October 18, 2009 at 12:55 PM

BackwardsBoy on October 18, 2009 at 12:49 PM

CNN & MSDNC combined!

cmsinaz on October 18, 2009 at 12:55 PM

What worked for them in Chicago is failing on the national stage. The bullying/Alinsky crap only translates to obnoxious and childish. How is it that most Americans expect more from the WH and yet, those occupying it seem content to denigrate it down to an embarassing level?

sherry on October 18, 2009 at 12:55 PM

Since they’re bound and determined to be the Carter II administration it’s time to resurrect the classic headline from that era: “Mush from the Wimp(s)

ya2daup on October 18, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Using Clint Eastwood’s famous phrase…..these clowns in the White House are “pusscakes”.

David in ATL on October 18, 2009 at 12:56 PM

These crybabies couldn’t win a war with FOX Sports.

Emperor Norton on October 18, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Maximus George Soros, not Rahm Emanuel is President. It\’s a tie between Valerie Jarett and Rahm Emanuel as to who is VP. Obama is just voting present as is his wont.

eaglewingz08 on October 18, 2009 at 12:56 PM

They are proving that Chris Wallace was right, day after day.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 18, 2009 at 12:57 PM

Never mind that Fox News’s ratings far exceed those of CNN and MSNBC.

BackwardsBoy on October 18, 2009 at 12:49 PM

That’s exactly what the problem is. Fox is very successful.

AnninCA on October 18, 2009 at 12:58 PM

I guess Rahm & Alexrod are using Alinsky’s Rule #5, acting as though Fox News isn’t really a news organization. I guess none of the other so-called “news” organizations thought to mention anything about Anita’s heros like Mao.

ALINSKY’S RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

njpat on October 18, 2009 at 12:58 PM

Soetoro’s boys getting wimpy?

Ricohoc on October 18, 2009 at 12:47 PM

I think that they finally realized that they picked a fight that they cannot win and that is backfiring on them. They are such a$$holes that they can’t just let it go.

farright on October 18, 2009 at 12:59 PM

Do these clowns trust NBC?

Who remembers the time when NBC was busted for telling their viewers GM trucks were prone to explode during crashes, but didn’t advise that they had connected a model rocket engine to the fuel line?

“…NBC had misled viewers when it showed a simulated crash in which a gas tank on the G.M. truck exploded into flames. NBC employed an outside contractor to conduct the simulation and in its apology Tuesday night, the network cited its use of an incendiary device to ignite an explosion and its failure to inform the viewers about the device.”

Oh, that’s a NY Times link, Axelrod.

perroviejo on October 18, 2009 at 12:59 PM

Obama actually was reported to have treated the campaign press corps badly throughout the entire primary/election season. The ones who dared to write about it found themselves “inexplicably” off the plane.

At the time, I wondered why they would fawn over someone who clearly was even more controlling than Bush. I guess the criticism of Fox is the payoff. It won’t work, but it’s symbolic, I suppose.

AnninCA on October 18, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Freeze the target, blah blah blah. They’re after Fox now because Fox has recently damaged them with the truth.

Daggett on October 18, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Yeah, Fox pushes a point fo view, but MSNBC, The self described favorite channel of the white house is just straight reporting, right?

I’m not surprised that Rahm and Axeldouche are out in force flat out lying about Anita Dunn. They know that if the plurality of Americans are stupid enough to believe that Obama never heard Reverend Wright make anti-American comments in the 20 years he attended Trinity United, they are stupid enough to believe their own lying eyes.

Kataklysmic on October 18, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Again, I say diaper change.
http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/get-attachment-5.aspx-thumb-500×384.jpeg

bloggless on October 18, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Their strategy of demagoguing Limbaugh as the leader of the GOP made sense because it invited a comparison between Rush and The One, which, given their relative popular appeal, is a good match-up for Democrats.

And the Democrats’ numbers have been falling ever since, in inverse proportion to Rush’s ratings. Not so smart.

ddrintn on October 18, 2009 at 1:00 PM

HOw do they know so much about FOX unless they watch it?

bloggless on October 18, 2009 at 1:01 PM

farright on October 18, 2009 at 12:59 PM

I wonder if they do realize it if they continue keeping up with this charade this am

cmsinaz on October 18, 2009 at 1:01 PM

A Silly Observation: At the 1:37 mark in the Rahm video you can see the underside of what looks to be a real cheap-o plastic table that they’re sitting around. And what the heck is that tan thing with all the holes? Is it additional support for the flimsy table…or a makeshift modesty panel in case a guest is caught scratching his nether regions on camera?

A media organization like CNN should certainly be able to afford something a little more substantial. Oh dear, maybe they’re cutting back on expenditures due to low ratings…ya think?

Barb Dwyer on October 18, 2009 at 1:01 PM

Sedition acts up next.

SarahW on October 18, 2009 at 1:01 PM

awful:

these two chicago machine thugs and unrepentant leftists are attacking the free press.

how typical.

who do they think they are?

they know: leftist thugs.

and they now the rest of the drive -by media will stand-by idly.

do they wonder why no one watches msnbc/cnn?

YES.

because they are self-deluded.

self-deluded narcissistic leftist thugs.

they really want to turn the usa fed gov into another chicago machine operation.

look at the results of the machine’s operation on theior own turf:

high crime; horrible education; corrupt spending; horrible housing for the poor.

i mean at least the chicoms can claim some positive results.

the chicago machine is a freakin cesspool and they run chicago abominably.

it’s SICKENING

i wouldn’t rust either of these2 two guys or their figurehead boss with the corner drug store.

it’s outrageous that they control the most powerful government in the richest nation on Earth.

i think rahm and rarry and axelrod would LOVE to do to Fox what Chavez does to his media critics like globovision.

he shuts them down.

freakin’ commie are all alike..

reliapundit on October 18, 2009 at 1:02 PM

Axelrod want to put Fox down before they dig up his Communist roots too….

http://newzeal.blogspot.com/2009/09/obama-file-85-security-implications.html#links

njpat on October 18, 2009 at 1:02 PM

Axle Grease and Rahm Rat are Emperor Obama’s two main lieutenants. It is almost inconceivable that they are not acting at his direction. The NYT “reporter” seems to be painting the picture that they have gone off the reservation or something. The NYT “reporter” is either very stupid or very deceitful.

MB4 on October 18, 2009 at 1:02 PM

Allah I think you are giving them way to much credit. This is all Obama and his team know.
peterargus on October 18, 2009 at 12:43 PM

Exactly! Remember that their modus operendi was to pull a Tonya Harding on O’s opponents in his races prior to 2008 so that Mr. Magnificent had a clear field and no substantial opposition. They’ve got it now, they cannot understand why it persists and they may get real ugly and mean to put and end to it.

ya2daup on October 18, 2009 at 1:02 PM

If this White House really were “communists” that were supressing speech, Axelrod and Emmanuel wouldn’t be making critical comments. They’d take substantive action.

The endless complaining and ad hominem attacks of Fox, the insurance industry and everyone else whose disagreements with Osama Obama are made public is only the first step.

When the Chicago Jesus and his traitorous thugs have softened the ground enough with words, they’ll go to the next step.

It’s a system as old as (older than, really) Russia, circa 1917.

I don’t trust any of these goons, including their little SEIU and ACORN armies. I suspect the latter are being held back until sufficient frenzy is whipped up among the mindless Obamabots.

MrScribbler on October 18, 2009 at 1:03 PM

The second Obama asked Emmanuel to be his COS, it was obvious Obama had no intention of being bipartisan.They\’re all hacks.

NavyMustang on October 18, 2009 at 1:04 PM

They’re using our tax dollars to attack a private organization. Cease and desist!

SirGawain on October 18, 2009 at 1:04 PM

“It’s about time that the American people pull an “Alinsky” on the White House and Obama. We target them, we isolate them and then we destroy them. Let’s get together and get started.”
suzyk on October 18, 2009 at 12:36 PM

Whoo hoo!!! Count me in! Everybody gets to pick one from the WH and one from Congress, then “Alinsky” them. I think mine will be Browner and Reid(the little weasel). Whatever you dig up, post on “youtube”, then send on to your Facebook friends.

hopefloats on October 18, 2009 at 1:05 PM

Obviously Fox News is doing something right!

xler8bmw on October 18, 2009 at 1:05 PM

If you’re a Beta Male, you are better off downplaying it…it’s not a strength.

Asher on October 18, 2009 at 1:06 PM

lets not mince words anymore..communists have taken the WH..COMMUNISTS….what are WE going to do about it….I for one will fight tooth and nail…COMMUNISTS…..is there ANY doubt now….ANY?….if dissent is squashed…we ALL die…

JJKRN on October 18, 2009 at 12:30 PM

Is there a touch of hyperbole here? Maybe, and maybe not!

Remember as you watch this clip of an interview of Larry(FBI,Agt) Grathwol, the people (former terrorists – SDS/Weathermen)whom is relating a conversations with include not only Bill Ayers, but people who frequently roam the halls of the White House today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWMIwziGrAQ

Y’now, good people like Andy Stern, SEIU…

http://articles.latimes.com/2009/jun/28/nation/na-stern28

Or Top Talking Head for the Obama Campaign Marilyn Katz, whom the Chicago Sun Time’s/Lynn Sweet places at the heart of the healthcare effort.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/sweet/1684568,CST-NWS-sweet26.article

When you stop and realize that these still unrepentent people that were casually discussing sheer insanity with Grathwol, are now front and center helping shape Obama’s plans, it might cross your mind that JJKRN is not far off the mark.

Jussayin!

Archimedes on October 18, 2009 at 1:07 PM

Well, one good point. Fox can count on the fact that this is going to go too far.

People won’t stand for too much more of this. We believe in diversity of opinions in this country. That’s a firm principle that these remarks undermine.

AnninCA on October 18, 2009 at 1:08 PM

Sedition acts up next.

SarahW on October 18, 2009 at 1:01 PM

No sedition acts. fThey will enact more hate crime, er hate language, laws, and they will impose media ownership rules to drive Fox News out of business…..

A la Cristina Fernandez.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 18, 2009 at 1:08 PM

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