Really Anita Dunn? Jon Stewart is an impartial investigative reporter, but Fox News is not a legitimate news organization? And “MSNBC isn’t a biased cable news network.” ??? This just in, Anita Dunn is not resigning because of a conflict of interest, she’s leaving because she’s INSANE! I saw the video of Sean Hannity and Jon Stewart going back and forth. Hannity did inadvertently use footage from the wrong tea party, but apologized for it and told Jon Stewart that they were wrong. Let’s fact check MSNBC and Jon Stewart as well. Hmmm.
Anita Dunn...she's done at the White House
Nov. 14 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama’s outgoing communications director, Anita Dunn, renewed her attacks against Fox News as she praised the “investigative journalism” of Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and said MSNBC isn’t a biased cable news network.
She criticized Fox for using edited footage of a rally to make it appear that opposition to the president’s health-care plan was bigger than it was.
“The people who exposed this: Jon Stewart of the Daily Show on Comedy Central,” Dunn said yesterday at the Bloomberg Washington Summit. “That’s where you are getting fact-checking and investigative journalism these days.”
Well, TVNEWSER is reporting that Major Garrett has landed an interview with his highness in Asia along with four other networks. Here’s Major’s tweet:
I will interview POTUS on camera Wed am here in Beijing. 4 other networks will too. 10 mins per. Many had asked. Can say now.
I follow Major on Twitter and I saw this tweet at about 7:00 EST this morning. But now we learn that the White House is denying the report and according to Politico, they say “A White House official tells POLITICO that the report is “not accurate.” “We’ve not committed to doing any presidential interviews during the trip to Asia with any outlets at this point,” the official said.”
I’ll stay on this and let you know what I find out.
Wow, not bad for a network that is not a legitimate news organization according to Mr. Obama. Fox had five times the viewers of CNN.
Hey CNN...You're doing it wrong
Fox News Channel 4,043,000 viewers
MSNBC 974,000 viewers
Headline News 842,000 viewers
CNN 826,000 viewers
Maybe Anita Dann can make a big stink over the ConservativeThinkers blog. I’d hit the big time. Come on Anita; please deny me access to interviews. Please?
It’s a nine-percent bump in the two weeks since Anita Dunn’s whine heard ’round the world — in terms of overall audience. Among the coveted 25-54 demographic? A 14-percent bump. Good work, Barry. People keep telling me that this PR offensive by the White House benefits both sides but I don’t see how that’s true. If the goal is to contain Fox by framing the stories it breaks — Van Jones, ACORN, etc — as somehow illegitimate, then every tenth of a point that Fox’s ratings go up undermines that goal. There will come a point where other news nets will follow Fox’s lead simply for business reasons, ideology or no ideology; follow the link, eyeball the list of top 20 news shows, and ask yourself how far we are from that point, really. To put it in perspective: “Red Eye,” at 3 a.m., is beating Campbell Brown at 8 p.m. on CNN in the demo. (Worse, perhaps: Anderson Cooper is getting beat by … re-runs of Nancy Grace.) CNN’s made a noble attempt at semi-objective coverage in primetime while FNC and MSNBC resort to pre=”to “>bombthrowers, but this experiment must be near its end. I wonder what they’ll end up putting in the 8 p.m. slot. Some sort of updated version of “Crossfire,” perhaps, with a new, younger, edgier cast? Andrea Tantaros versus Meghan McCain on a nightly basis? I’d watch.
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Charles Krauthammer says it best. Obama is child-like and needs to stop saying the buck stops somewhere else. Even though, according to the White House Fox is not a news organization, watch the video anyway.
I can never say it better than Krauthammer. Read the entire article.
WASHINGTON — Rahm Emanuel once sent a dead fish to a live pollster. Now he’s put a horse’s head in Roger Ailes’ 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.”
Meaning? If Fox runs a story critical of the administration — from exposing White House czar Van Jones as a loony 9/11 “truther” to exhaustively examining the mathematical chicanery and hidden loopholes in proposed health care legislation — the other news organizations should think twice before following the lead.
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Thanks to my friend LLS on FB for the link. Major kudos to the other news organizations for sticking together on this. What a great show of solidarity and a huge blow to the sissified Obama Administration. They all called his bluff and he caved. They’re eyes are being opened to his Chicago-style tactics and they realize that when Obama comes after them, they will get the same support. I don’t believe for a minute ole Barry is not losing sleep over all of this. Michelle is probably yapping about it all night long about it. Ha!
I'm comin' for you Fox News
The Obama administration on Thursday tried to make “pay czar” Kenneth Feinberg available for interviews to every member of the White House pool except Fox News. But the Washington bureau chiefs of the five TV networks decided that none of their reporters would interview Feinberg unless Fox News was included.
The Obama administration on Thursday failed in its attempt to manipulate other news networks into isolating and excluding Fox News, as Republicans on Capitol Hill stepped up their criticism of the hardball tactics employed by the White House.
The Obama administration on Thursday tried to make “pay czar” Kenneth Feinberg available for interviews to every member of the White House pool except Fox News. The pool is the five-network rotation that for decades has shared the costs and duties of daily coverage of the presidency.
But the Washington bureau chiefs of the five TV networks consulted and decided that none of their reporters would interview Feinberg unless Fox News was included.
The administration relented, making Feinberg available for all five pool members and Bloomberg TV.
The pushback came after White House senior adviser David Axelrod told ABC News’ “This Week” on Sunday that Fox News is not a real news organization and other news networks “ought not to treat them that way.”
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