WaPo calls White House ‘Agnewesque.’

They didn’t even rate ‘Nixonian.’

Another for the ‘media’s starting to get just a bit tired of the administration’s crusade against Fox News’ file.  From Ruth Marcus:

Obama’s dumb war with Fox News

There’s only one thing dumber than picking a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel — picking a fight with people who don’t even have to buy ink. The Obama administration’s war on Fox News is dumb on multiple levels. It makes the White House look weak, unable to take Harry Truman’s advice and just deal with the heat. It makes the White House look small, dragged down to the level of Glenn Beck. It makes the White House look childish and petty at best, and it has a distinct Nixonian — Agnewesque? — aroma at worst. It is a self-defeating trifecta: it distracts attention from the Obama administration’s substantive message; it serves to help Fox, not punish it, by driving up ratings; and it deprives the White House, to the extent it refuses to provide administration officials to appear on the cable network, of access to an audience that is, in fact, broader than hard-core Obama haters.

A colleague of mine wondered privately what could be the reason for what is fairly clearly a counter-productive effort on the administration’s part – and when you’re getting this kind of push-back from what is generally conceded to be a core constituency of the Democratic party, you’re engaged in a counter-productive effort. My response was one word:


Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.


  • eddiebear says:

    Somebody said last night (I forget who) that Rahmbo & Axelturf are so stubborn, they refuse to let this one go.

    To use a baseball term I remember from my pitching days, the ego of Team Obama is their chase zone.

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  • Alinsky’s #13 strikes again- this is getting pretty predictable.

    Still more attempts to isolate and neutralize his fiercest opponents like Rush, while serving as a lesson to the rest of us reactionary riff-raff.

    But it looks like Obama’s MSM toadies are cool to the idea of piling-on here; finally they see a frightening precedent in all this… and joining Team Obama for this book-burning would take our Yellow Press still another notch down… to “brown” status, LOL.

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