Monday, October 19, 2009

Obama's War .. On Fox News -- Update: Fox Dared to Fact-Check

The Obama White House wants totalitarian control of the new media. That much is obvious. At the bottom is a clip of The White House's media director, Mao Tse Tung-admirer Anita Dunn, by now much played in which she brags about controlling the media during the campaign. The Obama administration is clearly trying for the same control during the presidency. and is having success only with the sycophant media, proving that the only real major media journalists these days with a focus on Washington are at Fox News and the Washington Times.

However, the really interesting thing this week is the contrast in styles. The right leaning media "smears" consist of playing actual clips of the leftists who smear themselves with their own words, e.g., Van Jones, Anita Dunn, and so on. The left wing folks on the other hand use made up quotes, such as the smearing of Rush Limbaugh and the laughable claim that Glenn Beck is the research arm of the Republican party. (I know they watch Glenn Back, but they must hate him so that they can't force themselves to pay attention.)

So, who is more credible? Obviously, it is the media whose reported facts are actually facts, backed up by actual sources.

I love the Glenn Beck bit where he has installed a special on-air telephone for the White House to call and correct his facts. The the dead silence from the White House demonstrates that Beck's facts really are facts, because only he offers instant refutation if he is wrong. Brilliant.

American is waking up to this White House filled with Marxists. Thank God.

Anita Dunn extols mass murder Mao as one of her favorite political philosophers:

Dunn's Respose:

As for Beck's criticism: "The use of the phrase 'favorite political philosophers' was intended as irony, but clearly the effort fell flat -- at least with a certain Fox commentator whose sense of irony may be missing."
Ms Dunn was speaking to high school students. In the context of the clip, it certainly did not sound ironic. If it was intended as humorous, it showed extraordinarily poor judgment as well as poor delivery.

Here she is bragging about controlling the media during the campaign:

Bad people. Very bad people. With bad complicit media. Thank God for Fox News and the Washington Times.

Update: It turns out that Fax's crime with the Obama Administration is that it dared to fact-check an administration official. Imagine that. The administration wants to spin that Fox News is not a "real" news organization, then criticizes Fox for actually checking its facts (apparently something that news organizations in Obama land are not supposed to do):

On Sunday, Fox's Chris Wallace retorted: "We wanted to ask Dunn about her criticism, but, as they've done every week since August, the White House refused to make any administration officials available to 'FOX News Sunday' to talk about this or anything else."

The White House stopped providing guests to 'Fox News Sunday' after Wallace fact-checked controversial assertions made by Tammy Duckworth, assistant secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, in August. Dunn said fact-checking an administration official was "something I've never seen a Sunday show do."

"She criticized 'FOX News Sunday' last week for fact-checking -- fact-checking -- an administration official," Wallace said Sunday. "They didn't say that our fact-checking was wrong. They just said that we had dared to fact-check."

"Let's fact-check Anita Dunn, because last Sunday she said that Fox ignores Republican scandals, and she specifically mentioned the scandal involving Nevada senator John Ensign," Wallace added. "A number of Fox News shows have run stories about Senator Ensign. Anita Dunn's facts were just plain wrong."

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