Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Obama Whining About Fox News

CNN reports that Obama dismissed the idea that he's getting uncritical news coverage by pointing to Fox News.  

I've got one television station entirely devoted to attacking my administration."
That's because they are about the only major news organization actually doing its job with regard to the Obama administration. Much of the rest are pretty much in the tank for Obama. When everyone else is bending over backward to please you, even mild criticism looks like a major attack.

One of the funniest things about leftists is their constant whining and sniveling about Fox News, and their inability to distinguish individual shows from general news coverage. If you watch standard news ticker type coverage on Fox, it is very similar to what you get on CNN. Fox slants Republican just as other channels slant Democratic, but it's basically a right of center approach. Fox News is no more extreme right than MSNBC is extreme left. 

But unlike those on the right, who are used to having non-talk radio media dominated by left of center outlets, the left can't stand having even one television channel that slants toward the GOP, and hosts shows by hardcore conservative types like Hannity. Read almost anyone on the left that writes anything about Fox and you will see the same irrational, sputtering outrage at its mere existence. Now granted, there are conservatives who have a similar crazy hatred of the New York Times. But again, since most see the media establishment as slanting left in general, hatred of the Times in particular doesn't dominate to the extent that liberals hate Fox News

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