Monday, April 18, 2011

White House Praises Fox News: 'They Are a Really Important Media Entity, and We Have a Really Great Relationship With Them'

Well, it appears there may have been a thaw in relation between the Obama administration and Fox News. After their unsuccessful two-year war on FNC, the Obama folks have clearly realized it's probably a good idea to have an adult relationship with the nations's most popular cable outlet.

Oh, wait a minute.
In the halls of American power, the Arab Spring has brought Al-Jazeera in from the cold.

Seven years after then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld called the broadcaster’s reporting “vicious, inaccurate and inexcusable” and President George W. Bush joked about bombing it, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised it as “real news” in her recent Senate testimony.

Not only that, her staffers, as well as those of the CIA and the Obama White House, were attending the Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner as Al-Jazeera’s guests.

“They are a really important media entity, and we have a really great relationship with them,” said Dana Shell Smith, the State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for international media engagement, who speaks Arabic and has frequently appeared on the channel. “This administration has empowered those of us who actually do the communicating to be in a close relationship with Al-Jazeera. They understand that the relationship can’t consist of complaining to each other about the differences we have.”
If you're keeping score at home, Jihad TV is winning the hearts and minds of our White House, while Fox News is the mortal enemy.


bandit said...

Thanks for sharing but I already knew there were a lot of rabid Jew haters in the O admin.

uncledan said...

Started watching AJ during the Egypt riots in January/Feb. Been watching online stream daily since. Have noticed:
- Al Jazeera hates America.
- AJ only interviews far Left figures when interviewing anyone from America. Once, they did interview Pat Buchanan but that was because he was advocating a Leftist position that day and was a useful idiot. Never have I seen a Conservative interviewed.
- They like to show George Bush as an idiot while Barack Obama is portrayed as a great leader.
- They hate Israel.
- They are not very well liked by a lot of Arabs either.

I won't be watching much longer. I'm getting tired of being told daily how bad America is. But I would highly advise not letting this bunch start showing regular news on our cable outlets.