Sunday, October 25, 2009

Quote Of The Week

"I'm really cheered by the other members saying "No, if Fox can't be part of it, we won't be part of it,'"

"What it's really about to me is the Executive Branch of the government trying to tell the press how it should behave. I mean, this democracy -- we know this -- only works with a free and unfettered press to provide information,"

Baltimore Sun TV critic David Zurawik

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This was in response to a push back by the Washington press corp pool.

The White House, in it's continuing effort to show it is open and tolerant of opposing viewpoints, is trying to exclude Fox News from coverage of the White House.

In the past week the WH said they would make Kenneth Feinberg, the pay czar, available for interviews but they would not make him available to Fox.

Representatives of the other networks made it clear to the WH that none of them would interview Mr. Feinberg if all of them could not.

The WH, in usual fashion, then denied they were trying to do this, saying that Fox did not ask to interview the pay czar.

So, in short, the WH is not only trying to stifle the right to freedom of the press to anyone that does not adhere to the same message the state media is putting forth, they do not have the stones to own up to it.

This not only makes them totalitarian but also weenies.


LomaAlta said...

Good, but scary post Chuck.
This is before any new fairness doctrine, talk radio laws, hate crime legislation, or emergency powers acts.

Imagine what it will be like when they get some of these laws passed?

Imagine what else is going on that we don't know about?

DaBlade said...

Obama and his den of thieves don't even try to be subtle with their Chicago strongarm thuggery tactics.

MK said...

Sounds like the rest of the media sheeple are starting to wake up to barry hussein and his gaggle of fascists. Bout time, too bad you dumb bastards couldn't do it prior to the election, you might have done something useful back then.

Anonymous said...

Politicians in general and this White House particularly, rely on the fact that most Americans aren’t paying attention. Among those who are, they further rely on the fact that Americans have the memory of a gnat. So they can spin (lie) and ignore the problem with assurances that within a few days, from a practical standpoint, the situation never happened. And then of course you have that large group of people who hate conservative ideology enough to support the White House’s efforts to suppress information; so much for the liberal ideology that there is equal merit in every point of view.

Semper Fi


Always On Watch said...

The WH, in usual fashion, then denied they were trying to do this...

Liars. Damned liars.

Chuck said...

Sorry all, been at work and not around

LomaAlta, very good point

DaBlade, agreed. In fact, they seem to be doing it more

MK, I agree. That was my point. They may be waking up

Mustang, truth is a lot of them don't care. I was talking to someone this weekend who supports the public option health care because Medicare works so well (?) but in the next breathe was complaining about government health care

AOW, well put

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

It simply amazes me that Obama still enjoys the popularity that he does. For all his rhetoric of bipartisanship and a new kind of politics and transparency, he's been totally to the opposite.

Good on the press. They should make THIS the story. Because it is a big deal and newsworthy.