Obama’s War on Fox Is a War on Free Press


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There is a reluctance on the part of many in the media, including Fox News, to NOT name the elephant in the room when it comes to the recent phone records and e-mails grab by Eric Holder’s Justice Department.

The grab is part of the war on Fox News and on the entire media.

Fox presents a different viewpoint from the rest of the media and the Obama administration wants to shut them down.

I present my case here.

The Obama administration’s recent attack on James Rosen – and the First Amendment – included snatching the phone records and e-mails of Fox News executives without notifying them.

Eric Holder personally signed the warrant. He is the administration. The only people closer to Obama than Holder are Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Obama.

Our administration was so desperate to spy on Rosen for asking questions that they told a judge he was a co-conspirator in an espionage scandal.

Media Matters, the far-left extremist organization which provides the administration with talking points, declared all-out war on Fox in March 2011. They said they would engage in guerrilla warfare and sabotage of the Fox News channel.

David Brock, their serpentine leader, said at the time that Media Matters was operating on a $10 million-plus annual budget to chip away at Fox and its parent company, News Corp. Their attacks include “bread-and-butter distribution of embarrassing clips and attempts to rebut Fox points, as well as a series of under-the-radar tactics.” [Politico]

When Benghazi broke, the State Department had a media-wide conference call and “forgot” to include Fox News. About a week later, the CIA gave the media a briefing on Benghazi and left out the Fox News Channel. [Gretawire]

President Obama swipes at Fox News with every opportunity that arises. For example, in 2011 when asked by Fox reporter Ed Henry about Romney’s criticism of Obama’s response to the foiled Iranian assassination attempt, Obama shot back: “Well, I didn’t know you were the spokesperson for Mitt Romney, Ed.” [business insider]

The following video has a nice summary of typical Obama attacks:

via Nobama Period

Hillary Clinton, who likes to insult Fox News, wants us all to watch Al Jazeera, the Jihadist propaganda network, instead of watching US media. Al Jazzeera is supportive of the Obama administration.

She said in March 2011, “Viewership of Al Jazeera is going up in the United States because it’s real news,” Clinton said. “You may not agree with it, but you feel like you’re getting real news around the clock instead of a million commercials and, you know, arguments between talking heads and the kind of stuff that we do on our news which, you know, is not particularly informative to us, let alone foreigners.”

President Obama has echoed those sentiments and encourages people to watch Al Jazeera and read the Daily Kos. He has said that people should not watch Fox News.

In 2009, Anita Dunn, then White House communications director said, “What I think is fair to say about Fox — and certainly it’s the way we view it — is that it really is more a wing of the Republican Party. They take their talking points, put them on the air; take their opposition research, put them on the air. And that’s fine. But let’s not pretend they’re a news network the way CNN is.” [Fox News] She stuck by those statements.

In September 2009 and beyond, the White House began to use its government blog to directly attack what it called “Fox lies.”

Also in September, 2009, the president went on every Sunday News show except Fox News Sunday and in October of the same year, the Treasury Department tried to exclude Fox News from pool coverage of one of its key officials. All the networks demanded Fox be included.

video via MassTeaParty

Is it any wonder the IRS attacked conservatives?

The Rosen assault is part of the war on Fox. They not only went after the phone records and emails of James Rosen, they went after Fox News bigwig – William LaJeunesse – and a producer, Mike Levine. [Daily Mail]

How obvious does it have to be before we all admit that our administration will attack anyone who disagrees with them?

Expect more of this unless we stop it.

A war on Fox is a war on anyone in the media who does not walk in lockstep with the administration and this is a very dangerous precedent for the government to set.