abc's white house correspondent jake tapper today takes on gibbs over the fox war:
but opinions, mr gibbs, aren't factsFrom this morning’s gaggle in White House press secretary Robert Gibbs’ office:
Tapper: It’s escaped none of our notice that the White House has decided in the last few weeks to declare one of our sister organizations “not a news organization” and to tell the rest of us not to treat them like a news organization. Can you explain why it’s appropriate for the White House to decide that a news organization is not one –
Gibbs: Jake, we render, we render an opinion based on some of their coverage and the fairness that, the fairness of that coverage.
Tapper: But that’s a pretty sweeping declaration that they are “not a news organization.” How are they any different from, say –
Gibbs: ABC -
Tapper: ABC. MSNBC. Univision. I mean how are they any different?
Gibbs: You and I should watch sometime around 9 o’clock tonight. Or 5 o’clock this afternoon.
Tapper: I’m not talking about their opinion programming or issues you have with certain reports. I’m talking about saying thousands of individuals who work for a media organization, do not work for a “news organization” -- why is that appropriate for the White House to say?
Gibbs: That’s our opinion.
Today?s Qs for O?s WH ? 10/20/2009 - Political Punch
Last edited by The Prof; 10-21-09 at 12:20 AM.
such sophistry is head spinning
no one ever said only fox tells the truth
when it comes to the czars, maybe
but when it comes to the fox war, almost everyone is telling the truth
everyone, that is, except the white house
and its supporters
When it's only Fox telling the truth about the czars ... it's far more likely Fox is carrying on political propaganda. Journalism's a highly competitive business. Your Tapper guy would be all over it - if there was news in it.
Fox = propaganda, and Foxies like it just like that.
the school czar said and did exactly what the school czar said and did
take ownership of your values
holdren, sunstein, mr jones, ms dunn...
unfortunately, they're not propaganda, i wish they were
why was van jones let go?
for propaganda reasons?
or because of the incendiary statements he made and signatures he applied thru his career?
In the very recent past we had two examples of how the media (sans FOXNEWS) operates. They do a fact check on Saturday Night Live's jab at Obamer.... yet they ran false quotes of Rush Limbaugh. Where is the fact check when it really counts?
Nowhere to be found.
Then we have Sarah Palin. This women had miles more experience than the back bench Senator that voted "Present" so often. They slashed her at every turn, as they did with Joe the Plumber... who did more journalism in 5 minutes during the election than the entire Obama propaganist franchise.
Howard Fineman admitted what the press is (sans FOXNEWS)... years ago. Partisan and propagandists. A Political Party!
It's why FOXNEWS at 03:00 beats CNN at 20:00, and why their rating beats the rest combined. But it's not enough... proven by the election of a guy that would be a laughing stock if he ran during the last election and was white; just as Geraldine Ferraro stated.
Last edited by zimmer; 10-21-09 at 06:21 AM.
I AM DEPLORABLE.
NEVER CRIMINAL HILLARY (S-NY)
unemployment pushes 10%, the debt is out the door, afghanistan is a total mess, health care is in ICU...
and the white house obsesses its demonstrably tiny little mind trying to marginalize its free speech loving critics
and not just fox
it goes after the chamber of commerce, rush limbaugh, the insurance industry, the gop in general
and it doesn't seem to be working
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