Who’s afraid of the big bad FOX
If I didn't know any better, I would have to say that President Obama is just plain terrified of Fox News. What other reason would he and his administration have to spend so much time complaining and whining about the cable news channel?
Unlike the State-run media, Fox News does not shy away from critical reporting on the president and his policies. And for all intents and purposes, they have become the only television news source in this country that Americans can turn to when they want to hear news that has not been massaged and edited by the Obama Whitehouse. Fox News is the single voice among the major television news organizations in this country that has not turned over their programming to the president.
So is Obama really scared of the big bad FOX? Personally, I don't think so. I believe that the reasons behind Obama's dislike of Fox News are based more on his annoyance with them. Like his fellow book club member Hugo Chavez, Obama cannot stand to have even one single major news media outlet criticizing him. And interestingly enough, America has become just like Venezuela with only one television station that dares to question the maximum leader.
If anyone should be scared here it would have to be the American people. Like them or not, Fox News is the only television news outlet in this country that stands in the way of total government control of television news. Based on pure liberal principles that espouse tolerance and freedom of speech, this should worry even the most ardent little Rev. Wrights out there.