As far as I know, this assault against Fox News by the administration is unprecedented and it flies into the face of the much touted transparency that
candidate Obama promised as part of his "change" and "hope" platform.
This is very dangerous ground for the administration to take because of Fox's growing reputation for "fair and balanced" news reporting across a
broad cross-section of the public, including liberals.
Yes, I know that there are some very conservative commentators on Fox News, but when I speak of their news coverage, I speak of the hard news programs
and not the various commentary shows that dominate the news day.
Still, Fox employs a host of liberal contributors, including Bob Beckel, Juan Williams, Ellis Henican, Morton Kondracke, and a host of others.
Although I don't watch other new sources anymore because of being sickened by years of overtly biased news reporting on the broadcast networks, I
have to give them a tip of the hat for standing up for Fox News.
Of course they can see the handwriting on the wall and realize that unless the "fourth estate" makes a united stand in favor of the First Amendment,
then any one of them could be the next to be excluded.
Even if you voted for Obama, I would suggest that you watch closely these tactics that the Obama administration uses and pay attention to the rhetoric
of those with whom the president surrounds himself.
The Left for more than eight years falsely accused the Bush administration of treating the constitution as "just a piece of paper" and now we have a
president that actually does that.
In fact, it has been my observation that every thing that the Left has accused Bush of being, Obama is in spades.
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[edit on 2009/10/23 by GradyPhilpott]