THE RECURRING ATTACKS BY THE WH AGAINST FOX IS QUITE CONFUSING.
The decision to paint Fox as a non"news" entity, and that it has a "point of view" appears to be counter-productive.
Every President desires to be loved,and hates criticisms However criticism from left and right are part of our system.This President has been placed on a pedestal by the media,and the mainstream media avoid even the mildest objections to policies or personel.Thus when one network seems to have hit a raw nerve, they cannot take it.They lash out,and hope to quarantine the network not only from the public, but from other networks using material that originates on Fox.
The problem for them, is that not only is the public responding by increasing the Fox ratings , but slow as they are to react eventually other networks have no choice.Thus ACORN, Van Jones and now Anita Dunn are stories that wind up on other networks.
Rev. Wright,Bill Ayers,examination of czars,tea parties, the summer Congressional healthcare local confrontations,and so on have primarily originated on Fox.
Yet when MSNBC talking heads like Rachel Madow advocate a public option,or attacks Republicans every nite,that is acceptable because she supports Obama.
Even non-conservative media are telling Obama -get a life,and accept the criticism like a man,or better yet,send your representatives to Fox and express your point of view.
As we get closer to election time,the WH will abruptly reverse their stand.In fact a good percentage of the Fox listening audience are independents,who put Obama into office.Polls now show this group is leaving Obama.Attacking Fox will not help his poll numbers with that group.
The real question is why CNN and other networks are appearing to go along with their soft ball approach to the tough issues?