Friday, October 23, 2009

Ferret-Faced Freak: Fox News is Seditious

The amusing thing about this unhinged rant is the moron actually takes the White House to task for the quagmire that is The War on Fox News.
Let me be precise here: Fox News peddles a fair amount of hateful crap. Some of it borders on sedition. Much of it is flat out untrue.

But I don't understand why the White House would give such poisonous helium balloons as Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity the opportunity for still greater spasms of self-inflation by declaring war on Fox.

If the problem is that stories bloated far beyond their actual importance--ACORN's corruption, Van Jones's radical past--are in danger of leaching out of the Fox hothouse into the general media, then perhaps the Administration should be a bit more diligent about whom it hires and whom it funds.

If the problem is broader--that Fox News spreads seditious lies to its demographic sliver of an audience--the Administration should probably be stoic: the wingnuts will always be with us. The best antidote to their garbage is elegant, intelligent governance. The next-best antidote is occasional engagement: I thought Obama came away from his O'Reilly and Chris Wallace interviews much the better for it. (Though you don't want to sit down with a thug like Hannity or a weirdo like Beck.)
Yes, he'd rather sit down with a thug like Keith Olbermann.

Klein, naturally, provides zero evidence of "flat out untrue stories from Fox and pathetically tries to downplay the ACORN scandal. He dismissed the "radical past" of Van Jones while conveniently overlooking his radical current. Claiming Fox has a sliver of an audience is preposterous based on their ratings, which continue to increase and promise to skyrocket the longer Obama is bogged down in his un-winnable war against Fox.

As bad as Obama and his thugs have been acting, even they haven't gone so far as to call Fox seditious.

Some thoughts from William Jacobsen.

Linked at Hot Air. Thanks!

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