White House Press Pool Becomes Chicago-Style Press Pool; Will Become Chavez Style Press Pool?
Can’t Beat ‘Em (even though you have super majority power)? Silence them! So says the White House, showing more than just shades of their Chicago-style political backgrounds, as they tried to ban Fox News from the Press Pool today. The Administration invited everyone in the Press Pool, but specifically tried to exclude Fox News, to interview the Pay Czar, (Czar now seems an appropriate title in this administration) Kenneth Feinberg.
I thought the previously started “War on Fox” was pathetic, and dangerous, enough, but now they are attempting to completely freeze them out and, for all intents and purposes, censor the citizenry’s news. Thankfully, the other networks stood up for Major Garrett and for Fox News and didn’t allow it to happen … yet. I am going to assume that this was based on principle and good will, but as Allahpundit says, it was partially due to avoiding an unwanted precedent:
if they had acquiesced in this freezeout, a precedent would have been set that would have been eagerly used by future Republican presidents to close them off too. And don’t think they weren’t all keenly aware of it.
Commander in chief? More like Cuckoo-Pants In Chief. For reals. I wish I was joking, but I’m not. He has moved beyond narcissistic and egomaniacal into full-on megalomania. Dear Michelle Obama: For the first time in MY life, I’m actually AFRAID of my President. I agree with Dan Riehl, who also has a “first time in my life” moment:
For the first time in my life I’m actually uncomfortable knowing that this guy has control of our military and Federal police forces. If he thinks he can simply shut down a member of the press on a whim, how long before he goes full Chavez?
Speaking of Chavez, sound familiar?
Chavez wouldn’t answer a question from FOX News analyst about his lying “brother” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Instead, he attacked the “stupid people” from FOX News and called them “poison.” Chavez also said, “The smell of sulphur has been replaced by the smell of hope.”
Chavez is not too fond of opposition news organizations.
In Venezuela the Marxist leader recently shut down 34 independent radio stations.
No more mincing of words out of fear of looking wing-nutty; some will think that no matter what we say, much as they accuse us of being Raaaaacist any time we merely disagree.
If it walks like a Marxist and censors like a Marxist? It’s a Marxist. Just sayin’. (and add another reason that I’m so ticked at Obama; he forced me to use the term “just sayin'” and I swore that I never would!) Well, to be fair, either Marxist or horrifically incompetent and unfathomably delusional.