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Says You!

Apparently sometime since January, the Executive Branch of our Gubmint has become the all knowing deciding factor on public opinions regarding what is and what is not a news organization.  Recently, the White House and the Obama administration attempted to lable Fox News as something other than a news organization and that they encouraged the “real” news organizations to not treat them as such.

WTF?

Good thing we have people like Jake Tapper, one of the most honest White House correspondents in the business.  This is sheer comedy gold.

Tapper: It’s escaped none of our notice that the White House has decided in the last few weeks to declare one of our sister organizations “not a news organization” and to tell the rest of us not to treat them like a news organization. Can you explain why it’s appropriate for the White House to decide that a news organization is not one –

(Crosstalk)

Gibbs: Jake, we render, we render an opinion based on some of their coverage and the fairness that, the fairness of that coverage.

Tapper: But that’s a pretty sweeping declaration that they are “not a news organization.” How are they any different from, say –

Gibbs: ABC –

Tapper: ABC. MSNBC. Univision. I mean how are they any different?

Gibbs: You and I should watch sometime around 9 o’clock tonight. Or 5 o’clock this afternoon.

Tapper: I’m not talking about their opinion programming or issues you have with certain reports. I’m talking about saying thousands of individuals who work for a media organization, do not work for a “news organization” — why is that appropriate for the White House to say?

Gibbs: That’s our opinion.

For reals?  I mean, you are the White House Spokesman!  That’s the best you can do? 

Sure it’s pretty funny simply because the White House is starting to look like a bunch of bumbeling idiots who couldn’t govern an ant hill, but this is quite frightening.  It’s entirely inappropriate for the Executive Branch to make pronouncements on the credibility of a private news organization, especially when they try to wheedle other news organizations to try to ignore them. 

Something has to be done about this.  Fox News and Rush Limbaugh are being targeted by an administration that can’t face the tough questions and the cold hard truth.  It’s time that people took the blinders off and started looking around and actually started analyzing the actions that this Prez and his cronies are partaking in.  I mean, it was easy as hell for the Left to do just that for the past eight years; what’s with the double standard?

(h/t Ed Morrissey over at HA)

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