Pathetic: Jarrett backtracks from Fox News bias claim when asked about MSNBC

posted at 6:26 pm on October 27, 2009 by Allahpundit

Credit CNN here. Not only did Campbell Brown follow up with a question about MSNBC after this sorry hack went into Fox-bashing mode but actually posted a write-up noting her lame retreat when confronted. Say, did you know that the White House is “calling everybody out,” not just Fox News? Keep watching those Sunday morning chat shows; I’m sure Axelrod and Emanuel will be on again soon to lay out their arguments against CNN and MSNBC.

The money line? “We’re going to speak truth to power.” The ultimate expression of self-righteous victimhood, offered here by … a senior advisor to the most powerful man on earth.

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Typical liberals. They push back against supposed distortions by … name calling.

If Fox News was really so inaccurate, they could start listing the problematic statements. Instead, they jump straight to accusing Fox News without listing any supporting examples.

They don’t say, “Fox News said this, and it was so wrong. And they said that, and again were wrong.”

Instead, the entire story is that Fox News is biased and inaccurate and misleading, without any actual examples of Fox News being biased, or inaccurate, or misleading.

There’s no there there, as they say.

There Goes The Neighborhood on October 28, 2009 at 1:04 AM

My disgust for this administration has reached new lows. “Let’s not distort let’s have a conversation,” says the President’s advisor who will not let the GOP to the table to begin that conversation. F*k ’em all.

Mallard T. Drake on October 28, 2009 at 2:08 AM

Is there a single one of these Administration types with whom you’d like to spend even one closed-elevator-door second? Absolutely untrustworthy, incompetent, immoral idiotos!

Mae on October 28, 2009 at 2:57 AM

So, as expected, according to Jarrett the issue is not bias but “distortion”. That MSNBC is biased towards the White House is not wrong at all. The difference is that MSNBC doesn’t “distort” the White House’s version of their truth. They just take the press releases and regurgitate them as every good media journalist is supposed to do in the era of Hope & Change.

ptcamn on October 28, 2009 at 4:12 AM

I’ll bet that this is Valerie’s favorite tune:

onlineanalyst on October 27, 2009 at 10:47 PM

Nah, it is this one:

She sings it daily.

dthorny on October 28, 2009 at 7:07 AM

Is there a single one of these Administration types with whom you’d like to spend even one closed-elevator-door second? Absolutely untrustworthy, incompetent, immoral idiotos!

Mae on October 28, 2009 at 2:57 AM

I’d hand them over to some Afghanistan deployed SEALS, maybe those waiting for some assistance, in that elevator, may the best MEN win.

dthorny on October 28, 2009 at 7:11 AM

I’m looking forward to November 2012, when we can collectively say to Obama, “YOU’RE FIRED!”

olesparkie on October 28, 2009 at 7:39 AM

Valerie Jarrett is a lying hound. Not really news.
What IS news is that the O-Boys didn’t expect any blowback when they started whining about Fox. Thats how you keep the wolves at bay. You nail one or two of them and the rest learn to keep their distance.

gordo on October 28, 2009 at 7:53 AM

Valerie is RIGHT who needs FOX?

I am watching the whole debate on the Healthcare Reforms on CSPAN just like He promised during the campaign.

We also have the NYT and NBC on the heels of this administration at every turn. Just as they examined every scandal concerning our President with even more aggresiveness and zeal than they applied to McCain. Remember how they abjectly apologized for the McCain story about an affair with a lobbyist and ran scores of reports on every minor scandal involving our President?

The Stimulous Bill debate was democracy in action. Our representatives deleted all the pork and showed so much integrity in other areas it was amazing. Including the three week analysis and constant reminders of the timing of expenditures and plans to reduce all the resulting debt.

And I know His move to order the troops mobilized soon after the recommendation of his military (just as he promised during the campaigh for Hope and Change) showed courage by our President and His crediting President Bush for the policy He endorsed when taking office showed integrity.

The inclusion of Republicans on every issue is very Lincolnesque.

And then there was His Justice Department leading the way by investigating voter fraud (even in Chicago!), voter intimidation and even ACORN proved to me that He is truly a new type of President!

Finally, His sending all of the relevant information about His life to birthers and other small groups and explanations about His associations to such people as Hannity show Him to be transparent and a true unifier as President.

And, it was kept quiet, but He includes FOX and National Review in his favorite media groups.


IlikedAUH2O on October 28, 2009 at 8:05 AM

Ok, no o in Stimulus.

IlikedAUH2O on October 28, 2009 at 8:06 AM


marklmail on October 28, 2009 at 8:14 AM

um, Val,

How does the White House call out the White House for their patterns of distortion?

Just curious.

dissent555 on October 28, 2009 at 8:46 AM

We don’t have a lot of time for nonsense and distortions.

Then stop doing it. I don’t have time for it either.

Chris of Rights on October 28, 2009 at 8:54 AM

I have two words to describe Ms.Jarrett, Slum Lord.

USMCDevilDog on October 28, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Could it be that CNN is starting to stake out a position as an objective news network, and not just a less outrageous liberal alternative to MSNBC?

That would be just the thing to turn around their ratings slide, which finds them in 4th behind even HLN in primetime.

hawksruleva on October 28, 2009 at 10:01 AM

Stop making a fool out of me,
won’t you come over, Valerie?

Jarrett is probably still mad that her genius plan to win the Olympics and become one of the evil rich was foiled.

hawksruleva on October 28, 2009 at 10:03 AM

Don’t scare people with facts that aren’t on the table, she says. But most of the problems with the health care plan are going on under the table.

hawksruleva on October 28, 2009 at 10:06 AM

Ok, no o in Stimulus.

IlikedAUH2O on October 28, 2009 at 8:06 AM

Hey, it was Stimu-lousy.

RegularJoe on October 28, 2009 at 10:13 AM

It is pretty ominous when you read between the lines. She was first saying that she only wants “reasonable” people to discuss policy issues. That puts all dissidents off the table.

Than she is talking about town hall protesters and goes into the whole “truth to power” bit.

She is talking power to truth

erakis on October 28, 2009 at 10:24 AM

She’s just mad because she had to take down her Van Jones man-shrine..

max1 on October 28, 2009 at 10:27 AM

Is there a single one of these Administration types with whom you’d like to spend even one closed-elevator-door second? Absolutely untrustworthy, incompetent, immoral idiotos!

Mae on October 28, 2009 at 2:57 AM

I’d love to be alone in an elevator for a minute with most of ’em…only with a biily club in my hand.

Big John on October 28, 2009 at 10:31 AM

Line all these Obamawipes up and Fox ’em till they beg for mercy.

RandyChandler on October 28, 2009 at 10:38 AM

Whay a load of crap. Kudos to Campbell Brown for at least mentioning how biased MSNBC is – of course suddenly Jarrett didn’t want to name specific offenders.

The WH likes bias when it is supporting THEIR agenda – then it’s just telling the truth. How anyone can deny that MSNBC is just as biased as Fox amazes me.

katiejane on October 28, 2009 at 10:58 AM

The ratings are out and Foxnews whips all the other cable news stations, CNN now at the bottom.
There is a reason for this. Fox is biased but honest about what side their opinion is coming from. They have commentary shows and name them as such, and yes they are on the right side of opinion. They do not tried to hide bias when they present it. That is why they are HONEST.
CNN IS a far left bias but it isn’t honest about it even in their news programs. They will “balance” their segments with unfair comparisons . For example, during the campaign when they discussed Obama’s 20 year crazy Pastor, they balanced that with some Reverend , McCain introduced an event once, who never was his Pastor and who said some controversial things 10 years earlier , which CNN still had to take out of context to make it seem controversial.
McCain’ actual Reverend is unoffensive and low key. How many of you know his name from watching CNN?
Same thing with the McCain “wants to be in Iraq for a hundred years”. CNN said it over and over to hold up Obama’s camp that was pushing McCain as a war monger.
Only until the damage was done to McCain did CNN clearify.
(They had too, a youtube video of the quote was already going viral and it clearly gives the real meaning –“there as long as troops are not in danger and much like our presence in Germany, Japan and others”}
This is not fair coverage. It’s a distortion to help their favored candidate but misrepresenting the facts. This isn’t honest coverage because CNN bias is not admitted but easily seen. Viewers correctly see that as a lying and manipulation that they can not trust.
Honesty not bias is the driving force behind trust.

LeeSeneca on October 28, 2009 at 11:10 AM

Cockroaches and silverfish do not like light.

LarryG on October 28, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Useless idiots all. That’s the Obama Administration summed up.

JinxMcHue on October 28, 2009 at 12:21 PM

Yep, I’m going to take the trusted word of Chicago’s biggest SLUM LORD!

pilamaye on October 28, 2009 at 4:20 PM

Good for Campbell Brown for asking that question.

Hilts on October 28, 2009 at 4:50 PM

Why is the Administration so worried about what gets reported on FOX??? Is it because FOX only serves the truth and the Administration has great difficulty spinning the truth.

At least on the other MSM channels the information does not have to be the truth because those watching it are mind numbed anyway.

MSGTAS on October 28, 2009 at 8:34 PM

“Well, of, ah, yep, most of the time, both, everybody, yep, mostly, uh huh biased, who’s MSNBC?”

Mr. Grump on October 29, 2009 at 8:16 AM

Val’s a liar. Plain and simple. Just like her boss. The really sad part is, they don’t think Americans are smart enough to notice or care. The super sad part is, they may be right.

Griz on October 29, 2009 at 10:07 AM