Thursday, October 08, 2009

The White House Media War

I think the White House needs to seriously consider the actual war in Afghanistan instead of insisting on some phony "war against the press."

The general in this war is Dunn, 51, a veteran campaign strategist who arrived at the White House in May. She has been a force in Democratic campaigns since the late 1980s and helmed Obama's rapid-response operation during his run. At the White House, she has become a devoted consumer of conservative-media reports and a fierce critic of Fox News, leading the Administration's effort to block officials, including Obama, from appearing on the network. "It's opinion journalism masquerading as news," Dunn says. "They are boosting their audience. But that doesn't mean we are going to sit back." Fox News's head of news, Michael Clemente, counters that the White House criticism unfairly conflates the network's reporters and its pundits, like Glenn Beck, whom he likens to "the op-ed page of a newspaper."

I think it might be time for Ms. Dunn to turn off the damn TV and consider actual threats to this country. If we are hit by another terrorist attack or we have a double dip recession then all this crap about a "war on Fox News" is going to sound like fraud, waste and abuse.

Forget Fox News! Ms. Dunn you have all the levers of power for the next 2 years. Obama is no longer the junior Senator from Illinois but the President of ALL the Americans! Go after Ahamdinijoke or Putin with your rhetoric Ms. Dunn and forget Shepard Smith and Glenn Beck. Those first two guys might actually draw us into wars involving something other than words.

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