The New York Times has an article about tensions ratcheting up between President Obama and Fox News. The Obama campaign has taken a few swipes at Fox lately and the GOP propaganda machine executive vice president of news, Michael Clemente, is reacting the way they do to almost anything and everything Obama says or does: by going on attack.
The Times reports:
“I think it lowers the office,” Michael Clemente, Fox’s executive vice president of news, said in an interview on Wednesday. “For it to come up as regularly as it does — and it’s not every day but every other week, I’d say — it’s just unusual. Especially given the issues out there, like the lack of new jobs and Syria.”
Of all the items on the president’s plate, Mr. Clemente added, “I would like to be 15th on the list, not 3rd.”
Clemente's own comments (that Obama only mentions Fox every other week) indicate that Fox is not 3rd "on the president's plate" and I'll bet him any amount of money that if you analyzed the content of the Obama campaign's attentions that Fox wouldn't even make it to 15th place. But hey, they're so busy at Fox distorting Obama's words and accusing him of being anti-American that who could blame them for losing track of what he actually says and does?
But for anyone at Fox, which has single-handedly degraded American media and news coverage to shocking lows, to accuse anyone else of lowering an institution - well, it just degrades their own credibility even further.
I’m sure this will be a sequel tonight or Monday.
Now, if FoxNoise really wanted Obama to stop attacking them so much, then it’s incumbent on FoxNoise to quit attacking him so often. Of course, that’s never going to happen on the FoxNoise side so they just need to get used to being called on their lies.
Fox is Important! Damned Important! Why else would The Vatican select Fux Nuze Hack Greg Burke as it’s mouthpiece?! It’s past time Obummer gave Fux Nuze The Award For Outstanding Achievement In Meritorious Media Superlatives Of Triumphant Accomplishments Above All!
I heard yesterday that Romney is not even going with the VP choice that Fox News keeps trumpeting, Marco Rubio, and is instead going to opt for the safe choice of either Rob Portman or Tim Pawlenty. Which makes sense for Romney but will not make the Fox News folks very happy – it will be yet another thing he’s done that they told him not to, and yet another nail in the coffin of his campaign.
Obama has been fairly restrained in his comments about Fox News, when you think about how brazen they’ve been during his presidency. He’s been called every name in the book, he’s been vilified on a daily and even hourly basis, and he’s been accused of every crime imaginable. And yet he still goes on their network to talk with Bill O’Reilly, and Jay Carney still calls on their rep at the press events. Seems to me they’ve gotten more than a fair shake here.