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Obama Tried To Manipulate The Rightwing Press: An Update

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Breitbart reports White House at War with Fox News. I guess Roger Ailes didn’t give in. I wonder what was in the offering? It seems that the White House is in overdrive trying to quash opposition. B&GF at The Right Stuff reports on the latest antics of Eric Holder & Co. trying to quash the truth coming from the right wing blogs. Obama truly understands the Marxist maxim that peace is the absence of opposition. Troll all you want Eric and Barry, it won’t help.

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Written by James Lagnese

October 13, 2009 at 8:02 am

Obama Tries to Manipulate The Rightwing Press

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The Politico and the New York Times both reported that Roger Ailes and David Axelrod met to discuss Fox News and it’s rough handling of the president.

According to The Politicio:

The two met privately in Manhattan during the president’s visit to the United Nations.
The two discussed news coverage and the relationship between the organizations. 

An FNC spokesperson tells POLITICO that Ailes and Axelrod had a “cordial conversation” over coffee while the president was in town.

Ailes is the founder of Fox News. A key part of Axelrod’s portfolio is the president’s image and broad message.
And further more:
White House officials have expressed pique with what they consider heavy coverage of Obama critics by opinion shows on the news channel.

Obama aides showed their displeasure by omitting “Fox News Sunday” when the president granted interviews last month to the other Sunday shows.
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t there freedom of the press?Does this mountebank in the oval office think he has the right to manipulate the news? Is Axelrod just a softer version of Goebbels? While it states that they had a cordial conversation, I can’t imagine Ailes showing apostasy and giving in to these fascist fools. Certainly “playing ball”will not garner better ratings, and will the promise of access, one hold true and honestly, is it worth it? Obama must be in deep shit if he’s sending his Goebbel’s out to parley with Ailes. I hope hope Roger thinks better of it. 

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Written by James Lagnese

October 6, 2009 at 6:52 pm