Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Kirsten Powers: Obama vs. Fox News -- behind the White House strategy to delegitimize a news organization

(Fox News) There is no war on terror for the Obama White House, but there is one on Fox News.

In a recent interview with The New Republic, President Obama was back to his grousing about the one television news outlet in America that won’t fall in line and treat him as emperor. Discussing breaking Washington's partisan gridlock, the president told TNR,"If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News...for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing it."

Alas, the president loves to whine about the media meanies at Fox News. To him, these are not people trying to do their jobs. No, they are out to get him. What other motive could a journalist have in holding a president accountable? Why oh why do Ed Henry and Chris Wallace insist on asking hard questions? Make them stop!

Obama is narcissistic. Every politician is. Obama is on another level though. His inability to deal with criticism, and his need to destroy the opposition betrays his extreme narcissism.

Bush might have joked about MSNBC's news coverage on occasion, but Obama's fixation with Fox News is unhealthy.

The guy actually stated that Republicans in Congress don't work with Democrats because of fear of retribution by Fox News. It makes one question his mental fitness.