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BuzzFeed Rushes To Defend Obama With Misleading Headline About FOX News

January 29, 2013

I’m sure this is just a coincidence.

Two days ago, in an interview with the New Republic, Obama singled out FOX News for criticism because he’s petty that way. He can’t stand that there’s one news network out there that won’t lay down and do his bidding.

Today, BuzzFeed ran a story saying FOX News ratings are lower than they’ve been since 2001.

And… So what? Their story is irrelevant and their headline is misleading.

Earlier this month, FOX News celebrated its 11th consecutive year as the top cable news network. No other cable news network even comes close to reaching the viewership of FOX News.

BuzzFeed is just being the good little lapdog they are and pandering to Obama’s FOX News hating base. I updated the screen capture below for the sake of accuracy.

Again, I’m sure that story is just a coincidence.

Kirsten Powers took Obama to task on his smallness over FOX News in an op-ed today…

This latest volley from the president is just one in a long line of comments from his White House as part of their campaign to silence any dissent they detect in the press corps.

Recently, the White House has kept Fox News off of conference calls dealing with the Benghazi attack, despite Fox News being the only outlet that was regularly reporting on it and despite Fox having top notch foreign policy reporters.

They have left Chris Wallace’s “Fox News Sunday” out of a round of interviews that included CNN, NBC, ABC and CBS for not being part of a “legitimate” news network. In October 2009, as part of an Obama administration onslaught against Fox News,White House senior adviser David Axelrod said on ABC’s “This Week” that the Fox News Channel is “not really a news station” and that much of the programming is “not really news.”

Whether you are liberal or conservative, libertarian, moderate or politically agnostic, everyone should be concerned when leaders of our government believe they can intentionally try to delegitimize a news organization they don’t like.

Liberals aren’t like that anymore, Kirsten.

They used to be. When I was growing up, I thought liberals were permissive. I thought liberals wanted to let people do what they want. The truth is they want the opposite.

Liberals want to control every aspect of people’s lives. Additionally, Obama is their leader and they think whatever he thinks. They want whatever he wants. They hate whatever he hates.

If you stand in his his way, prepare to be demonized.

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