I'm talking to the same people who went into high dudgeon for making Nixon's enemies list and wore that honor like an Oxford don's chevrons.
I'm talking to people who get fainting spells when the local library puts Tropic of Cancer on the restricted shelf.
Yeah, I'm talking to you, liberals.
I am waiting for all the usual suspects to denounce the Obama Administration's campaign of intimidation of the news media.
I'm waiting for the firestorm of editorials denouncing the attempted silencing of opposition. I'm waiting for the outcry over the Obama White House initiative to isolate and punish conservative speech.
That's true even though the motivations of the White House are clear: Fire up a liberal base disillusioned with Obama by attacking the hated Fox. Try to keep a critical news outlet off-balance. Raise doubts about future Fox stories.
But most of all, get other journalists to think twice before following the network's stories in their own coverage. [Politico: 10-20-2009]
Level-headed Britt Hume responded:
"It is a little hard to discern a strategy behind the White House campaign of criticism of Fox News unless it's simply this - an attempt to quarantine Fox and thereby discourage other media outlets from following up stories did originate here. The White House is clearly stung by the revelations about former aide Van Jones. He turned out to have harbored views that were out there where the buses don't run and he was forced to resign. And the White House could not much have cared for the hidden camera expose of ACORN - an organization with which the president had a past association and one whose voter registration drives have benefited the Democratic Party."