Friday, October 23, 2009

MSM Does The Right Thing

I never thought I would say that. Ever. But when confronted with a fundamental challenge to the free press in America the press did not cave. Obama caved.

Moe Lane has a few words on the dust up.
So this administration had what passes for a brainstorm among that group: now that they’ve made it clear that they disapprove of one particular news network, why, there would be nothing stopping them from stepping up their attempts to marginalize said network. So the White House announced today that a specific White House Press Pool access - Ken Feinberg, who is one of the myriad ‘czars’ so beloved of this administration - would explicitly exclude Fox News. Despite the fact that the Press Pool is supported in part by Fox News.

And the media refused to play along.

This, oddly enough, has not been brought up by any of the other networks, so for right now the best source for this story is FNC (yes, savor the irony)
Well other than standing tall when it counted I guess I can't give the MSM as much credit as I would like. Damn shame because had they reported the news instead of burying it they would have deserved it.

Baby steps.

There was one MSM reporter who sees an ominous connection between the psychology of this administration and one long passed into history
How do you know that the White House's anti-Fox News campaign has gone seriously wrong? When CNN, let alone Anderson Cooper, begins to compare the Obama and Nixon administrations
As I recall the Nixon thing didn't end well. Nixon was forced to resign and his Vice President, Spiro Agnew, was convicted on corruption charges. Leaving Gerald Ford to baby sit the country until Jimmy "incompetent" Carter's election.

H/T Instapundit and Judith Weiss on Facebook

Cross Posted at Classical Values

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