Lets see how long Emanuel and Axelrod remain West Wing Alpha dogs, 'cause their "War On Fox" just cost their master big in credibility and political capital.
Here's part of Sammy's great post:
For the rest, including a presidential scold by Charles Krauthhammer, go here
Thursday, October 22, 2009
SLAM!! The White House got a major league bitch slap today as it tried to escalate its censorship of Fox News but received no cooperation from the other networks. On today's special report host Bret Bair told the story of Obama's foolishness (see video below)."Today there was an announcement by the administration," Baier said. "They were putting out the pay czar, Kenneth Feinberg, as we showed you earlier for the White House pool - that Feinberg would be doing a round-robin interviews with the five-network pool that covers the White House - basically shares the costs and the daily coverage duties of covering the president.The press pool is made up of the 5 major news organizations including CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX. FOX has been a member of the White House press pool since 1997.
Officials invited the entire press corps to the round robin interview process with the express exception of FOX News. The Washington Bureau Chiefs of all of the 5 major networks consulted. The group agreed that if FOX were not allowed to participate, that they would boycott the interview with Feinberg in protest.
Take THAT Mr President. You have damaged your personal credibility, but worse you have damaged the office which you hold.
Also discussing this story is Sister Toljah here