Friday, October 23, 2009

Charles Krauthammer: Fox Wars

The Obama administration wants to delegitimize any significant dissent.

Rahm Emanuel once sent a dead fish to a live pollster.

Now he’s put a horse’s head in Roger Ailes’s bed.

Not very subtle. And not very smart. Ailes doesn’t scare easily.

The White House has declared war on Fox News. White House communications director Anita Dunn said that Fox is “opinion journalism masquerading as news.” Patting rival networks on the head for their authenticity (read: docility), senior adviser David Axelrod declared Fox “not really a news station.” And Chief of Staff Emanuel told (warned?) the other networks not to “be led (by) and following Fox.”

My comments:

If the White House succeeds in isolating, hurting, maiming, destroying Fox News, freedom of the press will become a misnomer, a joke, a thing of the past. The actions of the White House show very clearly the direction they're taking this country and it ain't where the majority of us want to go.

Personally, for the first time ever I'm now watching commercials on Fox. I plan to take my dollars to the places that advertise on the NEWS station.

This morning I saw:

Regions Bank
Dr. Blaine's scar stuff
Campbell's Soup (mmmm mmmm good)
V8 (haven't bought any in a while, but it's on the grocery list)
Chevy / GMC (sorry, no car purchases on the horizon)
Aflac (does it count if I have one of the ducks plush thingy's???)
Michigan Economic Development (Jeff Daniels commercial)

I'll list more later as I watch... Support the companies that stick with Fox. You know darn well that Obama and friends are pressuring companies to stop advertising on the station... either openly or subtly.

- bcm

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