Obama on Fox News: It’s more like talk radio than a news outlet

posted at 4:10 pm on October 22, 2009 by Allahpundit

Two nice turns here in less than 60 seconds. First he complains that the Fox News brouhaha is a distraction from more important issues, neglecting to mention that (a) a distraction would be very welcome in the White House right now and (b) his own communications director was dispatched to CNN not to talk about those issues but to drone on and on about the alleged distraction. Then he insists that all Axelrod and Emanuel said is that the White House will hold adversarial media outlets to a different standard, which of course is a lie by omission. What they actually said was that other media outlets should hold Fox to a different standard too. Way to whitewash, champ.

I’m giving you the clip of him followed by a clip of the boss posing three questions about The One’s war on FNC, one of which involves his off-the-record briefing on Monday with select “journalists.” We finally have the complete guest list. Behold the roster of “President Approved Punditry”:

The White House has sent TVNewser the complete list of those who attended the off-the-record briefing Monday: Eugene Robinson, E.J. Dionne, Ron Brownstein, John Dickerson, Rachel Maddow, Frank Rich, Jerry Seib, Maureen Dowd, Keith Olbermann, Bob Herbert, Gloria Borger, and Gwen Ifill. Several members of the staff also attended.

Tapper noted earlier on Twitter that Bush used to bring in friendly pundits for chats too, which is true (I mentioned it in my first post about the briefing) but also is beside the point. The One’s sin here isn’t holding off-the-record huddles with superpartisans like Olby and Frank Rich — although it certainly does make a mockery of his wheezing about “transparency” — but doing it smack dab in the midst of an administration lecture on how opinion programming can render a news organization illegitimate. Simple question: Is MSNBC any less like talk radio than Fox? If not, why is the White House asking the media to shun one while inviting the other to the Oval Office? And if the answer to that is as easy as we all think, can we finally drop the pathetic pretense about Hopenchange’s aspirations to post-partisanship?


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He avoids fighting the war he needs to win in order to fight a war he most assuredly will lose.

Choices.

ted c on October 22, 2009 at 4:46 PM

FOX is opinion and polemic masquerading as news.

And as for the blubbering about not being invited, I seem to remember a succession of ‘conservatives-only’ meetings with Bush

.

Grow Fins343 on October 22, 2009 at 4:18 PM

As to your first lie, please prove it so. No one else here has been able to.

As to your second point, on another thread I posted a Leftist blog story about that meeting Bush had with the talk-show hosts. 99% of the Leftist commentors said that such a thing proved Bush was a dictator determined to control the news. They called the idea “fascist” and some other words I won’t reprint here.

You really need to grow something other than fins. Namely, a brain.

Del Dolemonte on October 22, 2009 at 4:46 PM

Barry’s not losing much sleep because he doesn’t get much sleep. Beck keeps calling him at 3a.m. on the red phone.

Christien on October 22, 2009 at 4:41 PM

Check this out.

Sapwolf on October 22, 2009 at 4:46 PM

Have no fear. The First Amendment is protected by the Second Amendment. Any serious attack on either is a declaration of war…And that is NOT a war they would win.

Battlecruiser-operational on October 22, 2009 at 4:43 PM

McCain Feingold? Hate Crime and Speech legislation? “Free Speech zones”? Now Net Neutrality? Obama sponsors a UN resolution saying you can’t Dis Islam (or religions)?

Free Speech has been under fire for many years… this is just the next step in its evolution.

Romeo13 on October 22, 2009 at 4:47 PM

I read somewhere Hoffman is gonna be on Beck’s show.

Obama is probably saying “See, they are nothing but GOP stooges.” as he gets up and slaps Borger on the ass.

Sapwolf on October 22, 2009 at 4:48 PM

And you are a MSNBC man baby?

Johan Klaus on October 22, 2009 at 4:42 PM

FIFY

rbj on October 22, 2009 at 4:48 PM

If he believes it=it must be real. A symptom of malignant narcissism.

Buckeye Babe on October 22, 2009 at 4:48 PM

If Fox News is so ineffectual, why is it mopping the floor (one of Obama’s pet phrases) with all of the other cable “News” networks. 2nd question: Why are you against dissenting opinions, Mr. President? Don’t you believe in Freedom?

kingsjester on October 22, 2009 at 4:40 PM

1. Vast right-wing, angry mob, domestic terrorist, nazi brown shirt, tea partying conspiracy.
2. No.
Pass the whiskey and the salt, this is getting good.

HornetSting on October 22, 2009 at 4:48 PM

This is only the beginning. The democrat communists will step up their attacks on freedom of the press and freedom of speech.
Make no mistake … these people are desperate to achieve their goals. They will not back down. They have no respect for me, no respect for you, and no respect for America and her Constitution.
darwin on October 22, 2009 at 4:38 PM

Are they going to just do this by the numbers? 1st amendment, 2nd amendment…

What’s that Mao quotation about democracy and the barrel of a gun.
Mayne they want to take away both from us poor subjects?

I’m still asking the question, why doesn’t these attacks on free speech bother those who think of themselves as “Liberal”?

Juno77 on October 22, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Sapwolf on October 22, 2009 at 4:46 PM

I doan care who ya are… Dats funny right thar…

Romeo13 on October 22, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Rumor has it that General Anita MaoTseDunn has requested more troops to win glorious victory over the evil capitalist running FOXes. Since he is NOT losing sleep over this and since, unlike Afghanistan, this is not a “war we must win”, I expect a decision about troop levels, oh, maybe in 2011. In the meantime, I am sure Anita and her comrades Carville, Rham, and Axelrod, will fight the glorious fight.

Lily on October 22, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Sapwolf on October 22, 2009 at 4:46 PM

“Oh, no!”

LMAO!

Christien on October 22, 2009 at 4:49 PM

This is a distraction.

It’s the same thing his team did during the campaign every time things got a little tough and they wanted the media to look the other way.

29Victor on October 22, 2009 at 4:50 PM

Just what is the problem here? You hate the guy. Why do you care about being invited to meet with him?
Grow Fins on October 22, 2009 at 4:25 PM

The problem is that he is so filled with hate that he is acting like a spoiled brat and not POTUS .

macncheez on October 22, 2009 at 4:50 PM

Fox is not in my head. They don’t bother me, bother me, bother me at all. B. Obama

Lincoln Cadillac on October 22, 2009 at 4:50 PM

Great to see that everything is going so well that the president has time to badmouth news networks, accept peace prizes and fly to foreign cities to lobby for the Olympics.

Oh wait, we’re going to hell in a breadbasket . . .

Oh well. It’s not as if Obama will do anything but worsen the problem, so by all means, please continue to waste your time, sir.

NoDonkey on October 22, 2009 at 4:51 PM

HornetSting on October 22, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Here’s the salt. I’ve got some chianti and some Berringers Zinfandel around here, but that’s about it. The funny thing is, Fox News viewership is up about 20 % since he started this.

kingsjester on October 22, 2009 at 4:51 PM

“But it’s not something that I’m losing a lot of sleep over.”

Translation:

“Mumble, mumble, I sound like a lying fool and I don’t want to talk about it anymore.”

Tuning Spork on October 22, 2009 at 4:52 PM

…and the WH Comm. Team is like the special olympics

Joe Caps on October 22, 2009 at 4:53 PM

HornetSting on October 22, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Here’s the salt. I’ve got some chianti and some Berringers Zinfandel around here, but that’s about it. The funny thing is, Fox News viewership is up about 20 % since he started this.

kingsjester on October 22, 2009 at 4:51 PM

Remember when they went after Rush, his numbers went up….stupid liberals.
Hmmmm. You need to get thyself to the liquor store…it’s gonna be a long three years.

HornetSting on October 22, 2009 at 4:53 PM

Pass the whiskey and the salt, this is getting good.

HornetSting on October 22, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Pass the whiskey this way, Hornet, and here’s Jager shots for you.

ladyingray on October 22, 2009 at 4:55 PM

I’m still asking the question, why doesn’t these attacks on free speech bother those who think of themselves as “Liberal”?

Juno77 on October 22, 2009 at 4:48 PM

I assume because they’re fine with it. They’ll be fine with it until they themselves become the victim of oppression.

Obama hasn’t backed off one inch, if anything he’s escalated the communist democrat attacks on free press and speech.

darwin on October 22, 2009 at 4:56 PM

Obama is like someone won who rigged a lottery to be President.

Moesart on October 22, 2009 at 4:31 PM

fixed

paragon27x on October 22, 2009 at 4:56 PM

“NBC News Exclusive”…the 30th one-on-one interview with Teh One. I’ll bet the country was riveted.

ddrintn on October 22, 2009 at 4:57 PM

“NBC News Exclusive”…the 30th one-on-one interview with Teh One. I’ll bet the country was riveted.

Just a few more interviews, pressers, and speeches, and I’m sure everyone will love him. Keep it up Uhhbamuhh!
He should interrupt the Super Bowl with a presser…That would seal the deal…Heh.

Battlecruiser-operational on October 22, 2009 at 5:03 PM

Pass the whiskey and the salt, this is getting good.

HornetSting on October 22, 2009 at 4:48 PM
Pass the whiskey this way, Hornet, and here’s Jager shots for you.

ladyingray on October 22, 2009 at 4:55 PM

Here you go, and thank you, Lady.
With all this whining from the WH, I think we should send them some CHEESE. :)

HornetSting on October 22, 2009 at 5:03 PM

I’m still asking the question, why doesn’t these attacks on free speech bother those who think of themselves as “Liberal”?
Juno77 on October 22, 2009 at 4:48 PM

I assume because they’re fine with it. They’ll be fine with it until they themselves become the victim of oppression.
Obama hasn’t backed off one inch, if anything he’s escalated the communist democrat attacks on free press and speech.
darwin on October 22, 2009 at 4:56 PM

The Leftists had better check their assumptions and hope and pray that all this WON’T destroy the country.

Because someday they will have to look back on this and realize THEY HELPED BRING IT ABOUT.

Juno77 on October 22, 2009 at 5:03 PM

And as for the blubbering about not being
invited, I seem to remember a succession of
‘conservatives-only’ meetings with Bush

Grow Fins343 on October 22, 2009 at 4:18 PM

To follow up on my earlier post, here’s how your college chums on the Left angrily reacted when Bush did the same thing:

http://thinkprogress.org/2006/09/18/bush-hosts-right-wing-radio-talk-show-hosts-at-white-house/

some of the enlightened comments follow:

Blatantly giving marching orders to the troops. Karl Rove’s had is all over this and it should give Democrats the shivers

Was he handing out their checks?

90 minutes with a bunch of air-heads. Didn’t Bush spend less than an hour when he invited the former Secretaries of States to discuss(which turned into basically Listening) Iraq?

Do you think that any of his guests got sore arms from patting each other on the back about what a great job they are doing in Iraq and America? What a bunch of jerks!

So, Bush (Rove) was handing out the talking points this weekend. Actually, I can’t wait to hear some new talking points, as the old ones are getting pretty tired and have been debunked hundreds and hundreds of times here at TP alone. At least new talking points will give us new ammunition to use against these morons.

Got to catapult the propaganda!

So the punditocracy aren’t even trying to hide who they get their orders from anymore. Pathetic.

Bush Meets Conservative Talk Radio Hosts, Delivers Talking Points…

A preview of the conservative propaganda coming to a radio near you….

Bush’s behavior as president is obscene.
He refuses to hear from anyone who does not agree with him and go forth with his message, so he rounds up the usual acolytes.

This is a man with a closed mind, and he is particularly dangerous because he is a stupid, ignorant egomaniac with that closed mind.

They were at the White House to collect their share of the loot.

It is simply amazing that the President can find an hour and half to speak with the talking heads of the talk radio entertainment world BUT cannot find 5 minutes to invite Cindy Sheehan to the oval office, and sit down, face to face to talk, to talk with her about the war. She lost her son and these talking heads gave what to the Iraq cause?

Desperation is now setting in and notice, now that the GOP is in damage control mode, they are running to conservative talking heads.

Yep, Liberalism IS a mental disorder.

Del Dolemonte on October 22, 2009 at 5:06 PM

This meme is going to bury the GOP and Fox ‘News’. Great line about how Fox is like some crappy AM radio show. Good stuff!

simplesimon on October 22, 2009 at 5:06 PM

FOX – the news that Barry doesn’t want you to see.

RobCon on October 22, 2009 at 4:27 PM

You might want to copyright that.

marklmail on October 22, 2009 at 5:07 PM

Now now now…everyone calm down.
He IS losing sleep, just not over Fox. He is very concerned abou the war in Afghani…oh. Um.
Okay, it’s really the HealthCa…er, um, ohhh.
No really, it’s the upcoming Tax -n- Kil…oops.
Well, it’s all of these things combined! How can it be limited to only one thing! But it’s definitely NOT Fox!
Now go away and leave him alone so he can go play golf in “the Vineyard”.

Yellowdog12 on October 22, 2009 at 5:07 PM

He’s not asking anyone to shun anything. He’s merely point out facts. FOX is opinion and polemic masquerading as news. And as for the blubbering about not being invited, I seem to remember a succession of ‘conservatives-only’ meetings with Bush.

Funny how thin-skinned some of you tinfoil gunslingers are.

Grow Fins on October 22, 2009 at 4:18 PM

Ummmm you haven’t been paying attention again. No wonder you like Obama you don’t listen to what he says… or Axelrod or Rahm… they told other news outlets not to run with Fox stories. That my dear Mr. Fins is censorship from the President of the United States of America.

And of course he would not be happy that the true nature of community organizing is before the public (child sex slavery). Who would want that dirty laundry aired? And how about Anita’s little admission of Mao worship… again lots of stinky stuff in that little fact… and Van Jones… they thought they could just keep that under wraps didn’t they.

No wonder Obama hates Fox. It is the ONLY news station out there.

petunia on October 22, 2009 at 5:09 PM

This meme is going to bury the GOP and Fox ‘News’. Great line about how Fox is like some crappy AM radio show. Good stuff!

simplesimon on October 22, 2009 at 5:06 PM

If wishes were horses, your unicorn would stop crapping all over your carpet, simpleton.

HornetSting on October 22, 2009 at 5:09 PM

This meme is going to bury the GOP and Fox ‘News’. Great line about how Fox is like some crappy AM radio show. Good stuff!

simplesimon on October 22, 2009 at 5:06 PM

I think that was Nixon’s plan too.

petunia on October 22, 2009 at 5:10 PM

This meme is going to bury the GOP and Fox ‘News’. Great line about how Fox is like some crappy AM radio show. Good stuff!
simplesimon on October 22, 2009 at 5:06 PM

Put down the pipe, Skippy.

kingsjester on October 22, 2009 at 5:10 PM

can we finally drop the pathetic pretense about Hopenchange’s aspirations to post-partisanship?

The only people who still believe that are the only ones who believed it in the first place. It was a joke then, and it’s only become a bigger joke sense. But his followers will just rationalize that Fox is different and thus, this is OK, so long as the right people are being (quoting simple) “marginalized.”

Esthier on October 22, 2009 at 5:11 PM

simpleton on October 22, 2009 at 5:06 PM

Apparently simplesimon is one Leftist that doesn’t mind these attacks on free speech.

Juno77 on October 22, 2009 at 5:12 PM

More Obamacrat political bigotry on parade.

They’ve basically replaced racial bigotry of generations ago with political bigotry against all things conservative (or, at least, not as liberal as them). Their politically bigoted thought goes something like :

Blacks Conservatives are too ignorant to know how to take care of themselves without our help. They can’t be allowed to spread into other populations, that would be a disaster… ”

Or something like that… So long as the left is allowed to get away without being called on their political bigotry, you can expect it to continue far into the future…

drfredc on October 22, 2009 at 5:13 PM

“…finally drop the pathetic pretense about Hopenchange’s aspirations to post-partisanship?”

That ship has sailed.

“I won.” – Barack Obama, Jan. 23rd, 2009

.

locomotivebreath1901 on October 22, 2009 at 5:14 PM

This meme is going to bury the GOP and Fox ‘News’. Great line about how Fox is like some crappy AM radio show. Good stuff!

simplesimon on October 22, 2009 at 5:06 PM

But apparently even MSNBC couldn’t bring themselves to put this pack of lies on TV. It was Internet only… says a lot when an interview with Obama is too dumb for MSNBC to show.

petunia on October 22, 2009 at 5:14 PM

simplesimon on October 22, 2009 at 5:06 PM

The Leftists had better check their assumptions and hope and pray that all this WON’T destroy the country.

Because someday they will have to look back on this and realize THEY HELPED BRING IT ABOUT.

Juno77 on October 22, 2009 at 5:14 PM

The function of a free press/media (guaranteed by our First Amendment) is to raise questions, research information, and provide facts on behalf of the governed. It does not exist to be a stenographer-megaphone for an administration. If reporters choose to serve a PR function, then they should turn in their reporters badges and either write op-eds or work in advertising, where generating propaganda is a more apt job description. Should they choose to write op-eds, their credibility as opinion makers would depend on the reliability of their facts.

ObaMAO and his henchmen are just more blatant examples of attack the messenger rather than address the question. This is the modus operandi of the Dems, largely abetted by writers who self-identify with that party.

Hillary Clinton’s shrieking of “a vast right-wing conspiracy” against Bill was an attack on the editor of The American Spectator and the Richard (Mellon) Scaife newspaper. Its Pittsburgh editor was the recipient of Theresa (Tuh-Ray-Zuh) Heinz’s, “Shove it!”

Dems do not like scrutiny or questions, much less criticism real or implied.

onlineanalyst on October 22, 2009 at 5:15 PM

I am wondering why he used the adjective “our” instead of “my” when he mentioned the advisors at 0:34 of the first clip. She said, “but your advisors raised” the issue.

It is curious to me that the President would use that word in that situation, if ever.

Patriot Vet on October 22, 2009 at 5:15 PM

Hmmm that was the wrong quote in that last post… but I’m too lazy to figure out what I did wrong. Carry on.

petunia on October 22, 2009 at 5:16 PM

Eugene Robinson, E.J. Dionne, Ron Brownstein, John Dickerson, Rachel Maddow, Frank Rich, Jerry Seib, Maureen Dowd, Keith Olbermann, Bob Herbert, Gloria Borger, and Gwen Ifill.

Obama’s arse must have been covered with slobber and lipstick following that meeting.

Poor Ed Shultz and Chrissy got dissed by Teh One. LOL.

fogw on October 22, 2009 at 5:16 PM

Apparently simplesimon is one Leftist that doesn’t mind these attacks on free speech.

Juno77 on October 22, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Don’t make the mistake of considering him principled.

Esthier on October 22, 2009 at 5:17 PM

GB’s phone rang

macncheez on October 22, 2009 at 5:17 PM

Mister President, you’re a lot more like a scabby-kneed ambulance chaser than a President.

Apologies to my attorney friends.

applebutter on October 22, 2009 at 5:18 PM

You really need to grow something other than fins. Namely, a brain.

Del Dolemonte on October 22, 2009 at 4:46 PM

Oh SNAP!

Apologetic California on October 22, 2009 at 5:18 PM

Beck’s news was that Anita Dunn’s husband was getting a news job, but he would not tell us what it was.

kingsjester on October 22, 2009 at 5:20 PM

GB’s phone rang

macncheez on October 22, 2009 at 5:17 PM

OMG! Wrong phone, not the maoist’s phone.

HornetSting on October 22, 2009 at 5:22 PM

So you admit you are losing some sleap over it! Ha!

t.ferg on October 22, 2009 at 5:24 PM

Just what is the problem here? You hate the guy. Why do you care about being invited to meet with him?

Grow Fins on October 22, 2009 at 4:25 PM

Hate? Not really. Disrespect? Quite a bit.

ObaMAO needs to answer questions and justify his positions with facts, not fairy tales, false information, and platitudes. Other than Fox, few others in the media are willing to probe a little deeper than their worshipful panting tongues can reach.

What I hate is his deliberate abuse of his power as president and the media’s complicitness in this behavior.

onlineanalyst on October 22, 2009 at 5:24 PM

OMG! Wrong phone, not the maoist’s phone.

HornetSting on October 22, 2009 at 5:22 PM

Wrong phone same result (=Gibbs diaper needs achangin)

macncheez on October 22, 2009 at 5:31 PM

Personally, I’m glad they are spending so much time focused on Fox. If MaObama was to focus that energy on getting his healtch care, stimulus, Gitmo, etc., policies done, the US would be going downhill even faster.

SouperConservative on October 22, 2009 at 5:32 PM

“It’s not something I’m losing a lot of sleep over.”

Ah the wonders of modern medicine, eh Barry?

Sharke on October 22, 2009 at 5:33 PM

can we finally drop the pathetic pretense about Hopenchange’s aspirations to post-partisanship?

Consider it 6 feet under. His biggest achievement thus far? Becoming the most divisive president evah.

scalleywag on October 22, 2009 at 5:35 PM

His biggest achievement thus far? Becoming the most divisive president evah.

scalleywag on October 22, 2009 at 5:35 PM

I’m sure if you took the letters of what you said and rearranged them you could spell out something racist, with a few odd letters left over. RACIST!!!

Sharke on October 22, 2009 at 5:39 PM

OMG! Wrong phone, not the maoist’s phone.

HornetSting on October 22, 2009 at 5:22 PM
Wrong phone same result (=Gibbs diaper needs achangin)

macncheez on October 22, 2009 at 5:31 PM

LOL, Mac.

HornetSting on October 22, 2009 at 5:40 PM

LSOS

mojo on October 22, 2009 at 5:44 PM

No, he’s not “obsessing” too much. If he isn’t losing sleep over Fox’s heretical criticisms of his papal White House it’s only because he’s paying other people to do that. I’m guessing he has an entire staff of people monitoring Fox News 24 hours a day. He seems to be, or the people around him seem to be, more interested in the doings of Fox News than in the war in Afghanistan.

His phony dismissals are laughable.

rrpjr on October 22, 2009 at 5:50 PM

Apparently simplesimon is one Leftist that doesn’t mind these attacks on free speech.
Juno77 on October 22, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Don’t make the mistake of considering him principled.
Esthier on October 22, 2009 at 5:17 PM

It doesn’t seem principled, I’m partially asking considering others that may be reading these comments.

They like to think of the themselves as “Liberal” but they need to decide if suppression of free-speech is a “Liberal” thing or a “Statist”( Socialist,Progressivist,Communist, Marxist,Fascist,Collectivist…..) thing.

Juno77 on October 22, 2009 at 5:50 PM

Simple question: Is MSNBC any less like talk radio than Fox?

In one respect – Fox, like talk radio, has an audience.

HobbesDFW on October 22, 2009 at 5:54 PM

“I don’t lose a lot of sleep over this”

Just a couple of hours a night.

Phoenician on October 22, 2009 at 6:05 PM

And as for the blubbering about not being invited, I seem to remember a succession of ‘conservatives-only’ meetings with Bush

.

Grow Fins343 on October 22, 2009 at 4:18 PM

What about regular Americans who simply think this is a bad idea? Do you think it is a good idea? Or are you only into partisan non-thinking politics? Which is it?

Any time Obama is challenged you come back with “but the the Repubs did it” Where does that get America?

CWforFreedom on October 22, 2009 at 6:23 PM

Gosh, does Air America still exist? If it does, I must tune in for some real
news- news.

Dhuka on October 22, 2009 at 6:29 PM

In a closed system:
Negative reinforcement…
Malia, you’ve been a naughty girl, so you get nothing.
Positive reinforcement…
Sasha, you’ve been a good girl, so we are going for ice cream.

In an open system:
Negative reinforcement…
Fox, you’ve been naughty, so you get nothing.
Positive reinforcement:
All other “news” outlets, you’ve been good, so you get to meet with me and be good little government media.

Except…in an open system, Fox can get positive reinforcement from another source, not just daddybama…
As in huge ratings, and the sense of being independent.

Oops, daddybama can’t control that so well! Just a small primer on reinforcement theory.

marybel on October 22, 2009 at 6:30 PM

The Obama White Hearse is both a closed system and a bubble.

All bubbles burst. It’s a law of nature.

Dhuka on October 22, 2009 at 6:37 PM

Where does that get America?

If I thought you were serious with your ‘fair-minded’ posturings, I might agree. But you’re not. And neither is the right. Obama’s playing ball with rules from the Rovian, hard-knuckle playbook and you babies are caterwauling about how unfair it is like a toddler who has to share her toys. It’s pathetic, and I’m embarrassed for you.

Did you give two sh*ts about “America” when the Bush Admin had secret, closed door meetings with oil executives about environmental policy? Nope. Did you care about “America” when Bush was holding his closed door meetings with the conservative commentariat? Nope.

Now the shoe is on the other foot you can’t stand it. Which is fine. But please, spare me the “good for America” BS.

Grow Fins on October 22, 2009 at 6:40 PM

Some trolls seem to be overdosing on Ovaltine again.

Dhuka on October 22, 2009 at 6:44 PM

Obama on Fox News: It’s more like talk radio than a news outlet

Yeah Barry, and your daily TV rants are like a broken record…click, change channels…off!

byteshredder on October 22, 2009 at 7:11 PM

And if the answer to that is as easy as we all think, can we finally drop the pathetic pretense about Hopenchange’s aspirations to post-partisanship?

Do you really think that anyone reading you, right or left, is interested in post-partisanship?

The left is interested in destroying any trace of political opposition to their agenda. Obama is furthering that goal. This is about complete, unquestioned control for the sake of international socialism. This is what the left wants. This is what Obama is after.

You’re providing proof of death to a dead man. They’re running plays 10 yards from your goal line, and you’re still waiting for the kick-off. This stopped being about good-natured, working-class liberalism the day we elected a proto-Stalinist Marxist to the White House. He’s playing pattycake for the sake of efficiency, not out of any sense of decorum or fair play.

spmat on October 22, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Now the shoe is on the other foot you can’t stand it. Which is fine. But please, spare me the “good for America” BS.

Grow Fins on October 22, 2009 at 6:40 PM

I believe the first public comment/acknowledgment any member of the Bush family has made about MSNBC was this past weekend when GHWB called Keith and Rachel a pair of sick puppies. In contrast, Obama would have spoken 50 percent fewer words per day for the past six weeks if he wasn’t complaining about Fox. Which, considering which way his poll numbers are trending, probably would be a good strategy for Rahm and Axelrod to try.

jon1979 on October 22, 2009 at 7:50 PM

The Leftists had better check their assumptions and hope and pray that all this WON’T destroy the country.

Because someday they will have to look back on this and realize THEY HELPED BRING IT ABOUT.

Juno77 on October 22, 2009 at 5:14 PM

They will be proud of the results of all their work.

Slowburn on October 22, 2009 at 7:53 PM

Well, since we know he’s a lying SOB, we also now know for sure, that he’s losing a lot of sleep over this FoxNews war deal!

Griz on October 22, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Obama’s playing ball with rules from the Rovian, hard-knuckle playbook and you babies are caterwauling about how unfair it is like a toddler who has to share her toys.

Please name one news outlet that Bush went to war with.

Did you give two sh*ts about “America” when the Bush Admin had secret, closed door meetings with oil executives about environmental policy?

They weren’t closed door.

Nope. Did you care about “America” when Bush was holding his closed door meetings with the conservative commentariat?

Bush wasn’t in the process of “containing” any of the networks when he had that meeting.

Now the shoe is on the other foot you can’t stand it. Which is fine. But please, spare me the “good for America” BS.

Grow Fins on October 22, 2009 at 6:40 PM

That idiom is only meaningful because I have no doubt that you would cut off the feet of anyone that got in the way of your political agenda, literally and figuratively. You are a fascist. I mean that, Grow Fins. You are a soulless son of a bitch. You’d cut your own grandmother’s throat if it meant you could have a single-payer health-care system.

spmat on October 22, 2009 at 8:28 PM

He’s so high on happy pills that he wouldn’t lose sleep in a nuclear strike. Remember the schoolgirl giggling during his first sixty minutes interview as President. He was happy as a lark as Americans dealt with the greatest economic crisis in a hundred years. Chemically induced mania…

Nozzle on October 22, 2009 at 8:44 PM

This meme is going to bury the GOP and Fox ‘News’. Great line about how Fox is like some crappy AM radio show. Good stuff!

simplesimon on October 22, 2009 at 5:06 PM

Indeed, all the way to the bank. Roger Ailes is quietly laughing his head off at the naive Baby in Chief. In fact, let me bet right now, any sum you wish, that he’s very happy Obama got elected, strictly business-wise.

simplesimon, I just love your nom. It’s a perfect fit.

Schadenfreude on October 22, 2009 at 9:43 PM

I’m sorry, Brian…could you repeat that first question?

Jaibones on October 22, 2009 at 9:44 PM

Last February, Obama told Fox News (to which I am a contributor), “I don’t always get my most favorable coverage on Fox, but I think that’s part of how democracy is supposed to work. You know, we’re not supposed to all be in lockstep here.”

Now we are. Maybe Obama thought everyone in Washington would be his great friend. Having encountered un-Chicago-like dissent and disagreement, he has responded with classic Chicago brass knuckles. We’ll see how far this kind of thuggery gets him.

Schadenfreude on October 22, 2009 at 10:16 PM

Obama on Fox News: It’s more like talk radio than a news outlet.

Waugh on Obama’s Reign: He’s more like a Soviet dictator than an American President.

Obama: “It’s not something I’m losing a lot of sleep over.”

Waugh: “It’s something I’m losing a lot of sleep over.”

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on October 23, 2009 at 7:27 AM

Between the umms, ahhhs, and errs, he does manage to get out a pat phrase…It’s not something I lose sleep over. He’s got a small bag of these phrases that have been memorized and get tossed out to not be perfectly clear in his answer.

Kissmygrits on October 23, 2009 at 9:30 AM

He’s almost as unusally good a liar as Bill Clintoon is.

Del Dolemonte on October 22, 2009

There are similarities between Ojugears and Billy Jeff. They are both pathological prevaricators who seek to win over the brain dead and the Democrats (redundant?) with their smile. But I think Clinton’s desire to be loved is driven by his need to hide the truth of his proclivity for committing rape and molestation. I don’t believe that Odumbo cares if anybody likes him for any period of time longer than it takes to get elected. Once that’s done, please take your place under his bus, thank you. Clenis wants you to keep liking him forever. Also, the rapist still wants people to think he didn’t do drugs in any serious way. Teh Won doesn’t care who knows that but does care enough to hide other elements of his past and even lies about his present nicotine habit. Then, when confronted with it, he kinda, sorta maybe admits to it without taking any responsibility. It will all become clearer to me as soon as the black messiah parses the meaning of “is”.

SKYFOX on October 23, 2009 at 10:09 AM

And He is more like Chavez than a President of the US.

hillbilly on October 23, 2009 at 12:22 PM

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