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Suddenly the White House loves Fox News.

January 27, 2010

Last October the White House lashed out at Fox News.  After months of ignoring the news agency, the West Wing had finally had enough.  Anita Dunn called it, “the communications arm of the Republican party.” while President Obama declared it little more than “talk radio”.  Rather than smirking and placidly following the White House’s lead, the other news outlets were aghast at the attempt to “de-legitimize” Fox news.  All of the networks believed that the White house had definitely crossed the line and if you were paying attention, you see how their coverage of the President changed at that time.

The times they are a changing though.  Scott Brown (R, MA)  stunned the political world and suddenly Robert Gibbs’ face is all over Fox News.  Gibbs began his week on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace and this morning had a jovial chat with Brian, Steve and Gretchen on the Fox and Friends couch (well, not the actual couch, but he was live from the press briefing room).  Has Fox News changed?  Did they drop their “Talk Radio” format, or did the White House finally figure out that real, live, honest-to-goodness voting Americans watch Fox News?

Seems like a smart political decisions on the White House’s part, whether it works or not is another story.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Berta permalink
    January 29, 2010 6:51 pm

    I am right with you and mentioned the same thing to my husband after Gibbs appeard on Wallace. It is remarkable how Wallace could keep a straight face while talking to Bagdad Bob. Maybe you and your readers are young enough to not remember Bagdad Bob but trust me Gibbs sounded just like him. Listening to Gibbs enforces the knowledge we have that they (O’bama’s radicals) REALLY DO think people are stupid enouugh to swallow their hog wash. Keep up your good work.

    • January 29, 2010 7:01 pm

      I do remember Baghdad Bob. You would have thought listening to him that the US got crushed in the first Gulf War. The fact that Gibbs can give his answers with a straight face just goes to show how determined they are to shove their agenda down our throats. We will not let him get away with it.

      Keep reading, tell your friends!

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