Don’t fall into the booby trap! … Doh!

As The Tank predicted last week, wacko conservatives ate the bait and attacked President Obama instead of the Nobel committee on the issue of him winning the Peace Prize.

Liz Cheney, daughter of you know who, called it a “farce” and said Obama should snub the committee. The new “red state rock star” then suggested that Obama “send the mother of a fallen American soldier to accept the prize on the behalf of the U.S. military.”

I’m not even going to begin to dissect the obviously warped logic of that, and therefore, I’m a step ahead of the quick-to-meddle White House.

President Obama’s subordinates — Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod, among others — are directing the media to ignore Fox News in following them into coverage of certain stories, with Acorn as example No. 1.

Everyone knows Fox News’ Sean Hannity and Co., will cry foul. On his radio show today, Hannity said it was an assault on free speech and watchdog journalism. Although I think that’s extreme — Hannity provides nothing of the latter. But his next point was spot on.

He said, and The Tank paraphrases, the criticism of Fox comes 50-some days after General Stanley McCrystal requested more troops in Afghanistan, meaning there are much more important and unresolved matters than finagling over what one of the cable news channels covers.

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One response to “Don’t fall into the booby trap! … Doh!

  1. In regard to the last paragraph see http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2009/10/20091022182642699247.html
    some relevance to what Hannity was talking about, but then I have to say where was his criticism of supposed unresolved matters during the Bush II administration? Watchdog journalism or polemical hyperbole?

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