The outrage of Laura Ingraham’s appearance on Abc continues. Oddly, even Laura Ingraham acknowledges that she may not be invited back. My guess is that she tried to be purposely controversial so that Hannity and Levin wouldn’t hate her even more. I intially started comparing her appearance to that of Michelle Malkin; Crooks and Liars did the same.
I’d like to know why the producers of This Week thought it was necessary to bring Laura Ingraham on the show to defend Fox News? She had about as much to add to the conversation as Michelle Malkin did not long ago. The rest of the Villagers did a pretty good job of circling the wagons around Fox whether the likes of Ingraham was there or not. Ingraham’s hackery became even too much for the rest of them to take when she started comparing the White House’s view of Fox to that of “Islamic Jihadists”.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Now the president did cancel the subscription, George, but then he kind of blew it off. Is it time now as President Obama faces down FOX News down for a JFK moment?
WILL: I think so. Look, no president in the history of this republic has less reason to complain about his treatment in the press than President Obama. Liberals have academic, they have a mainstream media, they have Hollywood. They’re all for diversity and everything but thought. And out here is this one channel, FOX, and they’re all up in arms because in the words of Ms. Dunn of the White House, it is opinion journalism masquerading as news, which some of us would say describes the “New York Times” and certainly MSNBC.
PODESTA: Well, we have partners in journalism in America for a couple hundred years. But I think FOX takes it a little bit to a different level. I think Bill Shein, the vice president for news at FOX came out and said, “We are the opposition.” You know, that I think, can you imagine David Westin going out and saying something like that? Anybody, really in the mainstream news organization, they’re organizing. And I think it seems to me they were overcome with that feeling of joy you get from telling the truth once in a while. And probably they may actually even regret going as far as they have.
INGRAHAM: Well as the FOX representative on this show, by the way, you’re all going to be banned from any future White House events from having me at this table.
Bill Shein said that and I know him well. He said that, because he believes that of all the networks, FOX was going to hold the administration the most accountable. Last time I checked, I thought that was the role of the press. I think and again, I might not be invited back George, but when Charlie Gibson didn’t know what the ACORN story was all about, that was a collective gasp you heard across the United States. Charlie Gibson is an esteemed journalist, how do you not know a story about a group where President Obama cut his political teeth that had been exposed to the extent that Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill were ready to pull the rug out from under them in their funding? That’s the kind of the story that the White House doesn’t want to have reported and repeated on other networks. That’s why they don’t like FOX News.
For not giving Ingraham the attention she desperately seeks. I also commend the liberal blogs who have ignored this lady’s attempt to use Ted kennedy’s death and Bill O’reilly’s show to get more attention for herself.
Now don’t get me wrong, If Keith awards Laura with TWPIN, I will be the first to post it. For the most part though, us liberals have been pretty restrained. Maybe that’s how we should deal with Ingrahah, Coulter and Malikin- just ignore them. Who are these ppl talking to anyway? The far right-wing fringe.