Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Laughability of The White House's War On Fox News

The White House is going after Fox News again.

As I covered in a previous post, these sort of attacks and complaints of unfairness in the media by the White House helps to create a story. This is a story of how the right wing is behind any criticism of the Obama Administration, and is therefore biased. The fact is that this story is one of the main tools of the Obama Administration used to push the mainstream media into being biased in its favor.

"What I think is fair to say about Fox -- and certainly it's the way we view it -- is that it really is more a wing of the Republican Party," said Anita Dunn, White House communications director, on CNN. "They take their talking points, put them on the air; take their opposition research, put them on the air. And that's fine. But let's not pretend they're a news network the way CNN is."

I think this quote in particular is interesting. Recently, as Fox News viewers know, they have in fact been very hard on the republican party. Hosts such as Glenn Beck or Sean Hannity have worked just as hard to show the corruption in the Republican Party as they have in the Democrat Party. But the administration makes it a point to link Fox News to republicans.

By linking Fox News to the republican party, the Obama Administration once again helps reinforce the story that any criticism against them is biased, and if you criticize them you're biased too.


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