Friday, October 23, 2009

The Color of His Skin Doesn't Matter, but the Thinness Does

More disturbing reports on the Obama Administration's hypersensitivity to journalists who refuse to toe the party line and ask too many probing questions.

At the end of a Rich Lowry article in the National Review we see the following comment: "their problem is not that Fox isn't a real news organization, their problem is that it is."

Donald Sensing in the "Sense of Events" blog declares:

FoxNews Channel is not the real target, and the rest of the media need to wake up to the crosshairs on them, too

Here's a thought about the White House's attack on FNC that I have not seen other commentators offer. The attack is directly out of the Saul Alinsky playbook, who in his work, Rules for Radicals, wrote that one of the rules of "power tactics" is to,

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and 'frozen.'...

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