Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Valerie Jarrett Attacks Fox News Then Has to Backtrack

It's tough for the Obama White House to keep attacking Fox News, knowing that, as they do so, it makes the cable network more popular. So, instead, we're treated to Valerie Jarrett attacking Fox News, then weaseling out.

To the question of whether Fox News is biased, Jarrett replied: "Well, of course they're biased. Of course they are."

But when Brown followed up by asking Jarrett if she thinks MSNBC is biased, she quickly downplayed her original remark. "Actually, I don't want to generalize all of Fox is biased or that another station is biased. I think what we want to do is look at it on a case-by-case basis," she said. "When we see a pattern of distortion, we're going to be honest about that pattern of distortion....

"We're actually calling everybody out. So this isn't anything that's simply directed at Fox. We just want the American people to have a really clear understanding," said Jarrett.

Oh, yeah. BO and his minions have been sooooo tough on, say MSNBC. Riiight.

This is obviously in response to the skyrocketing ratings Fox News has enjoyed since the Obama administration declared war on it. The war hasn't worked for Obama, and that explains this change in communication strategy.