Obama and the Barack Obama Thugs (hereinafter B.O.T.s) are up to their old tricks again. This time Fox News is the cat’s-paw for the cynical games of Obama and the B.O.T.s.
Regular Big Pink readers know of our contempt for Big Media. We explained why we do not use the weak and self-defeating term MSM (main stream media) in Big Media Party. In that November 2007 article article we properly described Big Media as a political party.
In Big Media Party we described the then current (November 2007) political situation and the mounting attacks on Hillary Clinton as Big Media Party Bosses (The Tim Russerts and Chris Matthews) pretended to act as “referees”:
Big Media, as represented by the Tim Russerts and Chris Matthews and many others, is no longer just a referree. Big Media wants to be paid homage. Big Media wants their agenda adopted as policy by the candidates. [snip]
Obama and Edwards are appealing to Big Media and adopting Big Media narratives and political agenda.
Big Media will “ref” in Obama and Edwards’ favor now in order to destroy Hillary. But the Big Media wheel will grind them down if they were ever to get the nomination. Big Blogs will help Big Media for their own self interests as they regurgitate Big Media “waitress tips” stories.
The Big Media love affair with Barack Obama continues, sometimes abated, but it continues nevertheless. However, Fox News is not in love with Barack Obama and for that crime Barack Obama and Dimocrats want to punish Fox News.
Fox News is a component of Big Media and the Big Media Party. Fox News is a biased news source – just like every other broadcast news outlet and most newspapers. Fox News has tormented Bill and Hillary Clinton for many years. However, the New York Times was much more vicious towards Bill Clinton, with smearing editorials day after day after day and has yet to apologize for their crusade to destroy Bill Clinton.
How bad was the New York Times (and the Washington Post along with other “liberal” newspapers)? Liberal bastion The Nation took notice of the Clinton hate at the “liberal” New York Times:
But beyond the rhetoric, what’s been even more astonishing is the moralistic position the editorials have staked out: Clinton is not only a humiliating failure as a leader, and even as a human being; he has destroyed Americans’ faith not only in him, which nearly goes without saying (except that…it doesn’t, since the paper says it almost daily now), but in the institutions of their government; he must not be allowed to wiggle out of the range of the rule of law’s mighty sword; and yes, that prosecutor fellow may have gone overboard here or there–Starr has a “tin ear,” has displayed “clumsiness” (both February 25), has “seemed…a klutz” (July 29)–but his sins are as nothing compared with those of the Philanderer in Chief.
And that’s just what the paper said. What it hasn’t said is, if anything, more revealing. It has not, during this entire episode, written an editorial, for example, wondering whether sheet-sniffing expeditions of the sort that launched this story are the proper work of journalism in the first place (one sentence–one sentence!
The Times has never apologized for their fake news stories about Watergate either.
Yes, Fox News has a horrible history and Rupert Murdoch uses his news outlets (he also owns The New York Post among other media properties) to attack political opponents with smears and critical news stories. Yes, The Washington Times has a right wing agenda and was set on its ugly path by the “Reverend” Sun Myung Moon. Yes, there is a right-wing press and it is bad. But, the “liberal”, what we call PINOs (Progressive In Name Only) new outlets, are just as bad if not worse.
Certainly, excrement such as Tim Russert and Chris Matthews proved in 2007 and 2008 they are much worse than anything Fox News has ever spawned. Indeed, in 2007 and 2008 Fox News proved, when compared to MSNBC and NBC and CNN, that Fox News is much more Fair And Balanced than the alleged “liberal” outlets. To hell with all of them.
Some Hillary supporters perhaps have forgotten what happened during the primaries last year. Big Pink Hillary supporters have not forgotten. Democratic Governor Ed Rendell spoke for many Hillary supporters when he declared Fox News Fair And Balanced in 2008 especially when compared to the PINO “news” outlets:
Lanny Davis knows Fox News was Fair And Balanced in 2008 and said so forcefully:
Terry, cannot deny Fox News was indeed Fair And Balanced when it came to Hillary Clinton:
No doubt Fox News had its own self-interested reasons for being Fair And Balanced when it came to Hillary Clinton. But the fact remains that Fox News was Fair And Balanced when it came to Hillary Clinton in 2008 – certainly so beyond any doubt when compared to the garbage at MSNBC or CNN which removed the “biased” James Carville but kept on as an “undecided” commentator the Obama besotted Donna Brazille.
Hillary supporters remember, or should remember the atrocities of “tingles up the leg” and Brazille complaining about Big Pink because we protested her attacks on Hillary.
Now more PINOs are complaining that Fox News is mean to Obama. Hypocrite Left Talkers who surrendered the Democratic Primaries to Big Media and Big Media “darling” Barack Obama now whine about Fox News. We warned Left Talkers about their foolishness:
We have even less sympathy for the Obama Hopium addled addicts who now complain about the power of Big Media. The Obama Hopium addled addicts empowered Big Media and rejoiced as that power was aimed against the qualified and experienced Hillary Clinton. Now the Big Media leash will be yanked against lapdog Obama.
Some extra-foolish Obama supporters based their support for Obama on the disgusting fact that Obama was a Big Media “darling”. These fools surrendered themselves, policies, politics, the primaries, the general election and the entire political system to Big Media. Now Big Media will yank the chain and on occasion, only to benefit themselves, tell the truth about Obama the clod. The Hopium addicts will now complain about Big Media as it slaps at lapdog Obama. Those that empowered Big Media have no one to blame but themselves.
We had the opportunity to to rid ourselves of the Chris Matthews’ of the political world or at least make them less significant. Now they are more powerful than ever. Obama supporters are entirely to blame for the ugly control Big Media now exerts over all our lives.
These fools have no one to blame but themselves for the power wielded by the Big Media Party. They now whine alongside Obama that Fox News is mean to Mess-iah.
Politico yesterday published an article which conjectures a sinister attempt by Obama and the B.O.T.s to contain more truth from emerging from Fox News:
A White House attempt to delegitimize Fox News – which in past times would have drawn howls of censorship from the press corps – has instead been greeted by a collective shrug.
That’s true even though the motivations of the White House are clear: Fire up a liberal base disillusioned with Obama by attacking the hated Fox. Try to keep a critical news outlet off-balance. Raise doubts about future Fox stories.
But most of all, get other journalists to think twice before following the network’s stories in their own coverage.
Yes, like most of everything regarding Obama the Fox hunt is fake – a diversion, a piece of red meat, to feed the starving, increasingly alienated, Hopium eaters.
The Tin Pot Dictator wants to silence the only news outlet that is not going along with the consensus opinion of the Big Media Party as if the United States is his Tin Pot Kingdom.
To some media observers, it’s almost the definition of a “chilling effect” – a governmental attempt to steer reporters away from negative coverage – but the White House press corps has barely uttered a word of complaint. [snip]
“This is an effort in effect to quarantine Fox News and to discourage other media outlets from picking up on stories that originate here,” Hume said on “The O’Reilly Factor.” “My guess is it won’t work….Look at Glenn Beck, he’s having a field day with this.” [snip]
“This is a mutually beneficial deal,” said Paul Begala, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton. “Fox’s ratings keep going up, as they’re seen as the voice of opposition to Obama. The Democrats need to do something to excite their base, which is suffering from a case of the blues.”
Paul Begala knows the Fox hunt is a fake. A very few “journalists” see the cynical ploy as a serious danger:
A day after White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Obama senior adviser David Axelrod said other journalists should no longer treat Fox as a bona fide news outlet, the comments generated only a single, tangential question at the White House’s daily briefing for reporters.
Still, the comments set off alarm bells with some journalists and media analysts.
“I can never remember a White House urging news organizations to boycott other news organizations. That strikes me as unprecedented,” said Thomas DeFrank, a Washington journalist who has covered eight presidents and now serves as the bureau chief of the New York Daily News.
“I see it as bullying a news organization, by the time you get to telling ABC or some other news organization how they should behave to another news organization,” said David Zurawik, media critic for the Baltimore Sun. “Someone should tell them: you’re one branch of government. We’re something else over here. Don’t lecture us about how we should behave towards one another.”
If Big Media were doing its job we would not respond with a guffaw at the idea that “journalists” are under attack. We thought Hillary Clinton should have responded forcefully to MSNBC and other “news” outlets that smeared her but we know she would have been further savaged by these brutes. We certainly do not object to Obama going to fake war with Fox news – what we object to is the rest of the Big Media components fluffing Obama’s pillows while he fakes a Fox hunt for cynical purpose. To hell with all of them.
Ruth Marcus at the Washington Post thinks the fake Fox hunt is a dumb, “childish and petty” “fight” for Obama to take on because it helps Fox News.
Jake Tapper exposed B.O.T. Robert Gibbs yesterday:
Tapper: It’s escaped none of our notice that the White House has decided in the last few weeks to declare one of our sister organizations “not a news organization” and to tell the rest of us not to treat them like a news organization. Can you explain why it’s appropriate for the White House to decide that a news organization is not one –
Gibbs: Jake, we render, we render an opinion based on some of their coverage and the fairness that, the fairness of that coverage.
Tapper: But that’s a pretty sweeping declaration that they are “not a news organization.” How are they any different from, say –
Gibbs: ABC –
Tapper: ABC. MSNBC. Univision. I mean how are they any different?
Gibbs: You and I should watch sometime around 9 o’clock tonight. Or 5 o’clock this afternoon.
Tapper: I’m not talking about their opinion programming or issues you have with certain reports. I’m talking about saying thousands of individuals who work for a media organization, do not work for a “news organization” — why is that appropriate for the White House to say?
Gibbs: That’s our opinion.
Helen Thomas has also raised her voice in calling the attacks on Fox News foolish.
At NoQuarter, Larry Johnson makes sense:
Good on Fox. They are covering some key stories the rest of the media prefer to ignore. [snip]
I do not begrudge Fox having a bias. It does have one. But the notion that CNN and MSNBC (not to mention ABC, CBS and NBC) are somehow devoid of bias and simply pursuing truth is delusional. What is truly alarming is that the White House is possessed of a delusional we last saw when Tricky Dick wandered the halls of the White House. Someone needs to slap some sense into Obama, Axlerod and Emmanuel. Acting like Dick Nixon is not “Presidential.”
Tom Bevan at RealClearPolitics notes some of the Obama hypocritical whining about mean ol’ Fox:
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. But 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. [snip]
And MSNBC doesn’t push a certain “perspective?” What about the New York Times? The idea that FOX News’s perspective disqualifies it as a “legitimate” news operation lays bare the manipulation and hypocrisy at work here. The White House is all for news organizations taking certain “perspectives” – so long as they’re favorable to the administration’s agenda.
Hopium eater Jacob Weisberg at Newsweak declared Fox News “unAmerican”
To garbage scow Maureen Dowd we give the last word as she traces a bit of journalistic history:
Arthur Gelb, The Times’s famed former culture impresario and managing editor, begins his wonderful memoir, “City Room,” by describing the racier Times newsroom of the 1940s. He says it was a time of clandestine sex in closets, a movie-star mistress of the publisher sashaying about and two tough bookies from Hell’s Kitchen at a corner desk taking bets as “wads of bills peeked from their pockets.”
In his memoir, “Gaily, Gaily,” Ben Hecht describes his years as a cub reporter at The Chicago Daily Journal starting in 1910. It was a time when reporters were still “exotic adults,” he writes, and journalism was considered by many as “a catch basin for hooligans, bar flies and minor swindlers.”
The first thing Hecht did was get his girlfriend, who was “in harlot servitude” when they met, hired as the “first girl reporter” at the paper for $12 a week by pretending she was a Van Arsdale who was a niece of Edith Wharton.
When she got caught selling her services in the newsroom, Hecht’s cynical Irish editor advised him that reforming women was a time-waster. “The female, from birth onward, is a mist of lies,” the editor intoned. “And her white belly is a shrine for swindle and delusion.”
Oh for the days when journalists were “hooligans, bar flies and minor swindlers”. Those days of working class stiffs published in major papers are long gone. Now we have a professional class of major swindlers writing for the front pages of our major newspapers and news broadcasts.
Ben Hecht’s “girlfriend” sold her “services” in the newsroom – how far we have fallen. Today, Big Media whores and women-hating scum, like Maureen Dowd and Chris Matthews, sell their services on the front page to Barack Obama and praise the Emperor for his new clothes, while here at Big Pink we see Obama naked – a Tally Ho on a Fake Fox hunt.