Talk about a bunch of whiners, even Fox’s competitors are raising an eyebrow at the way the White House is acting toward Fox. Here you see Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel saying it’s not a “legitimate news organization”. Is that setting the grounds for some kind of Chavez like action against Fox? We’ll see.
Obama senior adviser David Axelrod went further by calling on media outlets to join the administration in declaring that Fox is “not a news organization.”
“Other news organizations like yours ought not to treat them that way,” Axelrod counseled ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “We’re not going to treat them that way.”
By urging other news outlets to side with the administration, Obama aides officials dramatically upped the ante in the war of words that began earlier this month, when White House communications director Anita Dunn branded Fox “opinion journalism masquerading as news.”
Apparently, like the communists so many of them admire, the Obama administration only believes the media’s job is to unquestioningly report whatever the president wants. This is dictator power grab 101. No wonder some people are starting to get ready for a fight.