Have It Their Way (News, That Is
Obama thinks he gets to dictate what is shown on news shows and to define what is and is not news.Â Personally, I think that's beyond his pay grade.Â It's certainly not in his job description to decide what is reported.Â How can it even be contemplated...in our country...where we pride ourselves on having "freedom of the press."
From Tim Graham, Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center:
"I think even some journalists now have started suggesting that it's a bad idea for the Obama people to try to make Fox unpopular and try to say Fox isn't a legitimate news channel," he observes.
According to the media watchdog, the administration is being more than a bit hypocritical.
"You know, there's just nothing funnier than an Obama administration official coming out and saying things like [Fox News is] not a news channel because they come with a perspective," says Graham.
"We've just been through two years of the news people portraying Obama with a heavenly aura around his head -- and they're saying we don't like news with perspective? The Obama administration is insisting that news is defined by praising the president."