Ed Driscoll

Official White House Website Attacks Beck, Fox News

Guy Benson asks, “is it customary for the official White House website to attack individual political commentators and TV networks?”

The Obama administration’s Whitehouse.gov has an entire page dedicated to fact-checking Glenn Beck on a number of issues, including his comments regarding Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics:

Last night Fox News continued its disregard for the facts in an attempt to smear the Administration’s efforts to win the Olympics for the United States. In the past, hosting the Olympics has been a source of pride and unity for the country, but once again Fox News’ Glenn Beck program has shown that nothing is worthy of respect if it can be used as part of a partisan attack to boost ratings.

Feel free to read the “rhetoric vs reality” talking points that follow, punctuated with an exhortation for readers to check out “even more Fox lies” on another site.

Shouldn’t the White House leave this type of petty political finger-wagging to lefty groups like Media Matters?  It seems utterly beneath the Office of the President of the United States to be authoring snarky blog posts assailing critics in the media.  Unless I missed this type of thing in the past, this represents yet another unseemly change brought about by this hyper-partisan White House.

Set the Wayback Machine for the 1970s, Mr. Peabody! President Obama really does seem determined to combine the governing incompetence of Jimmy Carter with the raging paranoia of Richard Nixon.

Update: In the comments, “Apostic” writes:

A few days ago, this blog referenced Victor David Hanson’s observation that President Obama is running things as if he had been elected president of a university.

The petty attack from the official White House website narrows this down: The POTUS has become president of Faber College.

Heh. To build on what I wrote a month ago, the American people and the non-state-run media remain on Double-Secret Probation.

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