Thursday, October 22, 2009


From Sammy Benoit at Yid With Lid comes this most welcome story on how the snarling, gnashing and foaming at the mouth W.H. pack dogs were quickly dispatched, tails between their legs, when the Network Pool basically told lead dogs Rahmbo and Axelcreep to go take a flying f___k after the W.H. sought to exclude Fox News from a press briefing by Pay Commissar Ken Feinberg (Tsar is the wrong word guys).

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:

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Barack Obama Continues to "Wag The Fox" Gets Bitch Slapped Instead

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.
For the rest, including a presidential scold by Charles Krauthhammer, go here

Also discussing this story is Sister Toljah here


  1. I don't get what they are going for. One thing about Obama (at least during the campaign) was that he was cool headed and politically savvy. He knew how to act like the voice of reason and calm.

    I know politics is brutal and all that, but what does he have to gain with the war on Fox? Fox's ratings are through the roof. He is driving more people to them.

    There is no way that all these different actors aren't doing this without his blessing. They have been on the Sunday circuts bashing Fox. It seems their is a new Fox News bashing item every day. And today they overstepped the line.

    I think they look foolish. Maybe I am so biased that I can't see the good politics in it. You know he ran this by Axlerod and the team. These things don't happen by chance or in a vaccum. I just can't figure it out.

    More and more I question the logic and decision making. I tend to agree with Hillary Clinton on the phone call at 3 am. Our country has problems, and our President and his staff shouldn't have all this extra time to get in a pissing match with Fox News.

    Maybe it is just a strange diversion. I would love to be a fly on the wall and try to sense the logic behind this madness. I am a amateur political junkie and I just can't figure it out. It is senseless madness, and I think it makes him look bad.

    The best bet is that it is a diversion.

    Fox isn't a newspaper, but the old quote still applies, "Never get in a fight with someone that buys ink by the barrel". Fox News is the #1 cable news station. They have significant influence in driving the news and unearthing the topics that people will be talking about and covering tomorrow. Obama has made them stronger. And if he thought they were tough on them before....

    Give credit to the other news networks that stood strong. They made a statement. The Press may be all in for Obama when it comes to the voting both, but they don't want him dictating to them. Sure, they may be glad to carry his water for free 24/7, but they don't want it so literally exposed that he is dictating the terms. That emasculates them and takes away their pride. They are in the bag for him, but they won't be played for fools. At least we can be glad for that.

  2. News organizations with a conscience? This is refreshing, especially when they all realize that they could just as easily be next.

  3. They did it for their own hides, not for the 1st Amendment. They are to be commended still howeve. I love your take here, LOL

  4. Good stuff, you are linked at the Reaganite Republican, sir-

    Keep up the Good Fight, our side's winning now...

  5. I think they're just trying to see what they can get away with. The media has been giving them a free pass for so long, that they don't know where the line is.

    Personally...I'm not a fan of Fox, so I don't have a dig in the a Ron Paul supporter, I still think of them as the enemy. But it's funny seeing the Obots go nuts.