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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:26 PM

Did President Obama Launch War On Fox News? Yes and they took the bait. (VIDEO)

Fox News is getting completely frazzled and defensive because President Obama stated a well-known fact. Fox News intent from the beginning of his presidency was not to report news and challenge his presidency, but to destroy it.

What started this new battle? President Obama was interviewed by the New Republic and said the following about Fox News:

One of the biggest factors is going to be how the media shapes debates. If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing it.

Fox News did not take the statement lightly. On the Fox News show “Fox & Friends”, in a back and forth with Brian Kilmeade and Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson, Jr., they chided the president by displaying the few instances in the past where the President justifiably called out Fox News for their attacks on him. Johnson tries to equate the President’s call out as a stifle on the debate.

Brit Hume in a commentary jumps on the bandwagon. What is interesting is that he tries to disregard the fact that the current mainstream media does try to create a sense of false equivalencies between the fallacies and misinformation on the Right with however minor issues on the left. They do this to create an impression of impartiality even at the detriment of truth and the well-being of the American democracy.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.

Fox News generates so much false, silly, and misleading information that can be readily refuted, that it has made great fodder for comedians. This Jon Stewart skit illustrate the extent to the demonization and mischaracterizations of the President’s words. One should ask why it the President’s “war on Fox News” is not even more pronounced.

One would think that Fox News would try to stay quiet on this issue. Videos last forever. The constant attacks on the president day in and day out without offering plausible alternatives to his policies is out there for all to see.

Placing the President’s call out of Fox News in front of their own viewers is exactly what the president wanted. Fox News had giving their viewers a false impression of the real state of the presidential race, so much so that they were taken completely by surprise, not only because of the President’s win, but because of the margins of his popular win, senatorial wins, and house wins. They are starting to become aware that the big bad Obamacare is actually something they will be depending on. Now placing the President’s own words on Fox News where he scolds them will have more receptive ears.

Fox News has been illegitimate with most Americans for years. The intent of the President now is to delegitimize them with their own base. Yes. The President is launching a war on Fox News and they cannot help but take the bait.

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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:27 PM

1. NO, and they took the bait!!!

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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:37 PM

2. Fox News Clutching Their Pearls--Hilarious

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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:45 PM

3. Freeze them out

It has been my position for years that the President and all Democrats freeze FOX out. It's not a legitimate news source and shouldn't be given interviews or press credentials ever. We don't allow Alex Jones interview Democrats, why would we grant interviews to anyone affiliated with FOX?

Freeze them out to further delegitimize them and show them for the Right Wing liars they are.

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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:39 PM

4. Perfect framing

Rather than a direct attack on Fox or Limbaugh, the president has challenged Republican members to exhibit independence. The resultant noise on Fox confirms the president's stance and puts the Republican members of Congress on the defensive.

Sweet.

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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:54 PM

5. K&R.. thanks egbert

"One of the biggest factors is going to be how the media shapes debates. If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing it."


Fox News Uses Edited Obama Clip to Attack the President for Media Bias

http://www.politicususa.com/fox-news-proves-obamas.html

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