Video: Ingraham rips Gibson on ABC’s This Week

posted at 10:12 am on October 26, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Via the boss, who sees Laura Ingraham’s blast at ABC’s retiring anchor as the highlight of this lengthy exchange yesterday on ABC’s This Week. It’s classic Ingraham — contentious, iconoclastic, and dead-on accurate, which is why she’s probably right that ABC will be reluctant to put her on another panel in the future. However, George Will perfectly captured the Obama administration’s foolishness on the Fox War just before Ingraham blasted Gibson:

No president in the history of the Republic has less reason to complain about his treatment in the press than Barack Obama. Liberals have Academia, they have the mainstream media, they have Hollywood. They’re all for diversity in everything but thought.

And out here is this one channel, Fox, and they’re all up in arms because, in the words of Ms. Anita Dunn of the White House, it is “opinion journalism masquerading as news,” which some of us would say describes the New York Times and certainly MS-NBC.

I wish that Will’s statement on diversity of thought had prompted more discussion, especially since that paragon of objective Murrow-like journalism MS-NBC got an invitation to a tete-a-tete with the President this week. The clip they played of Kennedy showed how presidents prior to Obama realized that they couldn’t allow themselves to descend to media infighting, lest they be seen as heavy-handed, petty, and thin-skinned. All Kennedy did was cancel the paper delivery, and the media wanted an answer.

Unfortunately, for a President who has at times desperately styled himself as a Kennedy, he seems to have acquired none of his hero’s sense of humor and sense of office.


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They’re all for diversity in everything but thought.

Yep. Scratch a “progressive”, you’ll find a totalitarian.

ddrintn on October 26, 2009 at 2:05 PM

..oh yeah, smoke the pipe of peace with Fox by having Big Chief Wee-Wee show up on little Billy O’Reilly’s tea-time soiree where he’d surely get pummeled by all of those Nerf softballs Mr Independent would be lobbing — underhanded — at him.

My thought on a reprise of an O’Reilly-Pantload chat: “Get a room!”

VoyskaPVO on October 26, 2009 at 2:18 PM

Unfortunately, for a President who has at times desperately styled himself as a Kennedy, he seems to have acquired none of his hero’s sense of humor and sense of office.

Are you kidding Kennedy is probably rolling in his grave that this wretched POS would invoke his name for anything. Kennedy would have thrown Obama in jail as a subversive in his day.

elduende on October 26, 2009 at 2:41 PM

I wish Laura mentioned once the REASON the WH went after Fox News: to save the unsaveable: Anita Dunn from being forced out the WH for being a blatant communist.

And let’s admit, we were duped by a smarter WH, and the Anita Dunn story is dead, as they successfully isolated it to Beck’s being a ranter.

Pure Alinsky, and it worked. They isolated Beck on the Dunn story. And the communist stays.

Danzo on October 26, 2009 at 4:08 PM

And let’s admit, we were duped by a smarter WH, and the Anita Dunn story is dead, as they successfully isolated it to Beck’s being a ranter.

Pure Alinsky, and it worked. They isolated Beck on the Dunn story. And the communist stays.

Danzo on October 26, 2009 at 4:08 PM

Nahhhhh. I don’t think Dunn was going anywhere immediately, Beck or not.

ddrintn on October 26, 2009 at 5:59 PM

The WH war on Fox seems to have saved Kevin Jennings.
http://www.stopjennings.org/

FeFe on October 26, 2009 at 8:41 PM

My thought on a reprise of an O’Reilly-Pantload chat: “Get a room!

VoyskaPVO on October 26, 2009 at 2:18 PM

Heh. But they would each have to bring a crowbar, and take turns trying to pry a word in edge-wise whilst the other one is pontificating.

Two preening, self-indulgent head-cases.

No . . . I want to see the guy sit down for a lengthy exchange with Chris Wallace.

Or, 5 minutes with Megan Kelly.

Either way.

Trochilus on October 26, 2009 at 9:41 PM

It was telling to watch Cynthia “hack” Tucker on the panel in such a dismal, deflated botox state.

She got in a useless and cheap quip about Bush – but to see an Atlanta-based Obama cheerleader so down and out… was priceless.

Laura should have pounced and said “interesting you say that, being on the day the WH declared the War on Fox, they invited 2 liberal hacks whos ethos is anti-Bush/Reps – Obie and Maddow in secret.”

Now look at these hacks ratings since the election, namely in the new year…

Odie1941 on October 27, 2009 at 10:15 AM

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