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Quote of the Day: WhiteHouse.gov on Fox News "Lies"

Posted By Rory Cooper On September 30, 2009 @ 5:47 pm In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled

For even more Fox lies…

This is how the White House capped off a “Reality Check [1]” on their website earlier today responding to commentary on the Fox News Network regarding the President’s trip to Copenhagen to lobby for the Olympics to come to Chicago in 2016. Rahm Emanuel, the Chief of Staff famous for storming across the House floor [2] to condemn Congressman Joe Wilson calling the President a liar, is ultimately responsible for the website’s content, so is this the case of selective civility? Of course.

Richard Nixon was famous for despising the media in private. But even Helen Thomas recently commented that not even the Nixon White House tried to control the media like the Obama White House does. Thomas said: [3] “Nixon didn’t try to do that…They couldn’t control (the media). They didn’t try….What the hell do they think we are, puppets?…They’re supposed to stay out of our business. They are our public servants. We pay them.”

Americans aren’t so much concerned that the President wants to rally for the Olympics. Great, go for it, you have high expectations that you will achieve success. Americans are more concerned that this episode has revealed that Obama has only found time to meet with his top commander in Afghanistan just once [4] since taking command over 70 days ago. Americans are more concerned that Obama hasn’t met with Republicans on health care since April [5], despite his empty bipartisan rhetoric that says otherwise. Americans love the Olympics, and our athletes, but we also realize the President should make time for other priorities as well. Heck, from a “green” perspective, why did the President and the First Lady take separate jumbo jets to Copenhagen? Fox is entitled to cover these stories, from any perspective they wish.

This knee jerk reaction to commentators belongs on a campaign website, which the President happens to have many of, like BarackObama.com. It does not belong on the White House site which should be a resource for ALL Americans.


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URLs in this post:

[1] Reality Check: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Reality-Check-Turning-a-Point-of-Pride-into-a-Moment-of-Shame/

[2] storming across the House floor: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/11/us/politics/11Wilson.html

[3] Thomas said:: http://www.cnsnews.com/public/Content/Article.aspx?rsrcid=50445

[4] meet with his top commander in Afghanistan just once: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/28/mcchrystal-says-hes-met-obama-taking-afghanistan-command/

[5] Obama hasn’t met with Republicans on health care since April: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/57859-boehner-gop-leaders-havent-met-obama-for-health-talks-since-april

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