By now, most people have seen Obama’s latest broadside against Fox News. In an interview with Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, Obama said that Fox’s point of view is “destructive” to the country, while having nothing to say about the far left point of view of MSNBC. That network’s bias is so extreme, it’s trusted by only 12% of the population. Yesterday, I wondered why he would single out Fox News, while not mentioning the obvious bias of other networks.
Well I was wrong. Obama has singled out the least trusted network, too….
I almost spit out my coffee this morning when I read this bit in David Zurawick’s piece in The Baltimore Sun:
Is Obama launching a new fall attack on Fox News?
Check out this report of White House spokesperson praising MSNBC and Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow if you don’t think the White House is on the attack against Fox again just as it was last fall — while shutting its eyes to MSNBC committing the same sins of bias of which it accuses Fox News. This sure looks like playing to the base to me. The White House spokesman says the president believes Olbermann provides an “invaluable service” to the country. He helps keep government “honest.” And this, while the president is saying Fox News is “destructive” to the country.
Here’s what White House spokesman, Bill Burton said:
However, Burton added that Obama does want to make sure that people on the left and right know that the administration’s “done a lot” and that “we’ve got a lot more to do.” He then lauded the efforts of MSNBC’s top liberal hosts.
“And if you’re on the left, if you’re somebody like Keith Olbermann or Rachel Maddow or one of the folks who helps to keep our government honest and pushes and prods to make sure that folks are true to progressive values,” Burton continued, “then he thinks that those folks provide an invaluable service.Â But at the same time, we need to focus our energy and our efforts on the choice that Americans have this fall.”
Conservative leaning – bad. “Progressive values” – YUM!!!!
Yes, he’s playing to his base. That’s all the community organizer knows how to do.
The reason I don’t consider Obama MY President is because he ISN’T my President.
Seen at iOWNTHEWORLD:
Drinking with Bob weighs in:
What he said.