I’ll admit, I’m a fan of Fox New. Our television stays tuned to Fox during most of the day. I’m telling you this because I may be just a wee bit biased in my comments.

During the election campaign of 2008, my husband and I became very disillusioned by the one-sided reporting done by ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC. We are both news junkies, and our television watching included a lot of channel jumping; especially between cable news channels if something was happening. The words, “This just in” and “Breaking News” was sure to get our undivided attention. Then we would channel hop to get a well-rounded account of the event.

The Obama campaign gave us both a strange queasy feeling. Something didn’t feel right. No, we aren’t racist. We had wished at one time that Colin Powell would run for president. We felt he would be a good man for the job. No, it wasn’t racism. It was something else, best described as a feeling of impending doom. When the mainstream media reporters began having tingling feelings down their legs, and waxing orgasmic in their glowing reports of then candidate Obama; we bailed and stuck with Fox. We did not want to hear the cheering of a fan club; we wanted news. We wanted facts.

We wanted to know who this Obama guy was, what he believed in, who were his associates, what was his background. Most importantly, what qualified him to be the leader of our nation? ON Fox News, we found reporters who were doing their best to answer our questions. We didn’t like the answers.

Fast forward to today. I came home from work to find several news articles forwarded to me about the Obama Administration “declaring war on Fox News”. It was a strange choice of words so I began reading the articles.

An article on the Fox News web site has the following as stated by Anita Dunn, White House communications director, on CNN:

“What I think is fair to say about Fox — and certainly it’s the way we view it — is that it really is more a wing of the Republican Party,” said Anita Dunn, White House communications director, on CNN. “They take their talking points, put them on the air; take their opposition research, put them on the air. And that’s fine. But let’s not pretend they’re a news network the way CNN is.”

This statement came after the White House had begun using its government blog to criticize Fox News.

I guess this does mean the war of words that has gone on between the Obama Administration, and Obama himself, against Fox News is going to continue to escalate.

But aren’t there two other wars that really should be getting some attention?

Mr. President, if I could be so bold. . . why aren’t some of your strategic planning sessions devoted to the wars, (the real fighting kind) that are going on as I write, in Iraq and Afghanistan? Why are you wasting energy lashing out at a news organization when you should be speaking out against terrorists’ and the Taliban? All the ink being spilled over your petty feud with Fox News means nothing when weighed against the blood of one US soldier spilled in either of these armed conflicts. What are you thinking?!

If Fox News is not a “legitimate” news organization it will collapse on its own without any input from you or your spokespeople. The wars will continue forever with more and more American soldiers lost unless you start devoting your time and effort in listening to your generals and following their advice.

Mr. President; grow up! The country is in dire straits, and a petty playground war of words with a news agency makes you and your administration look like the amateurs you are.

More information on the latest war can be found at:

Fox News

The 9.12 Project

And all over the internet.

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