Oct 21, 2009

White House crosses the line in media war

From the report at the link below:

Every White House complains about its press coverage. A contentious relationship between the Executive Branch and a free and independent media is part of America's DNA. Always has been.

But this White House seems to feel they're different. It's not just that the current occupant of the Oval Office has a particularly thin skin when it comes to criticism - which is especially ironic given that he's been the recipient of more glowing press coverage than possibly any candidate or president in modern American history.

Not since Nixon conjured up an "enemies list" have we seen the full weight of the Office of the Presidency brought to bear in such a targeted and deliberate effort to delegitimize a media organization critical of the President.

The Obama administration had been pampered by 95% of the media. FOX News is not part of that group so they must be punished.

From a Lucianne commenter:

You'd think that they'd be satisfied with all the adoring channels who praise him, they would ignore Fox. However, Fox originates stories the other networks and newspapers pick up so Fox must be destroyed because, unlike most in the media, some of those stories are critical of Obama and his administration.

It is disturbing to see this attempt to muzzle freedom of speech.