October 21, 2009

The "P" Word

Power. David Brooks claims in a recent column that Glen Beck & Rush Limbaugh are powerless. But it's interesting to see that Barack Obama, who was politically astute enough to beat Hilary Clinton and John McCain, has taken on FOX News. There seems something of a disconnect?

On Morning Joe, an NBC correspondent was asked about why the White House is dissing FOX News and the answer was that Axelrod and the others see FOX as not a news network but a "point of view" network. Joe Scarborough immediately asked the obvious - "are there other 'point of view' networks around?". And then the correspondent eventually got around to the real point, that the White House was hurt and upset by the Van Jones and Acorn stories. It's personal. But as Scarborough asks: "are they not real stories?"

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