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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Britt Hume Comments About White House Attack on Fox News

Quotes from Hume on "Special Report with Bret Baier". Hume is Senior Political Analyst for Fox News:

"It is a little hard to discern a strategy behind the White House campaign of criticism of Fox News unless it's simply this - an attempt to quarantine Fox and thereby discourage other media outlets from following up stories did originate here." "The White House is clearly stung by the revelations about former aid Van Jones. He turned out to have harbored views that were out there where the buses don't run and he was forced to resign. And the White House could not much have cared for the hidden camera expose of ACORN - an organization with which the president had a past association and one whose voter registration drives have benefited the Democratic Party."

"So the president's aides appear on other news channels to say that Fox, unlike those outlets, is really not a news organization but an arm of the Republican Party. One wonders how our colleagues at CNN and elsewhere like being patted on the head and given the seal of approval by the White House. These outlets already stand accused of being in the tank for Mr. Obama. Do they really want to open themselves up to more such criticism by ignoring legitimate stories because they originate here?"

"Here at Fox meanwhile the attacks have been something of a boon, especially to the highly opinionated and wildly popular Glenn Beck who has installed direct phone line on his set and invited the White House to call if anyone there has a beef." "So far, no calls."

Beck set up the line because the White House blog site has a section for specifically attacking Beck. So far not one thing Beck has presented has been proven factually wrong by the blog. It just attacks what he's doing.

This is part of Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals', that political opposition is attacked and marginalized. Fox News ratings have been going up for years, and this latest round of attacks by the White House has accelerated the increase in viewers. Viewers of CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC and ABC have tanked.

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