In a fashion that would make any tinpot dictator proud, Obama has used the left-leaning opinion mag The New Republic and singled out Fox News and Rush Limbaugh essentially as enemies of the State. In the interview he granted to the magazine, he said:
If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing it.
In other words: Every little nook and cranny of the media is on my side. The only holdouts are Fox News (and that's not necessarily true, by the way; there are plenty of liberal hosts on Fox News that shill for Dear Leader) and El Rushbo. And they need to be punished! All the wittwe Wepubwicans would follow him to the far left and off the cliff if not for Fox and Rush. Please! He's like the snivvling little villain at the end of Scooby Doo episodes saying, "And I would've gotten away with it too if it weren't for those meddling kids!"
You know how I know news of this statement didn't go over well with many people? Because I keep mental tabs of the number of Facebook "likes" Rush's website gets. He usually gets around 500 or so new likes per day. But within the past day he's gotten closer to 1,500. It's the same reaction that occurred when President Golden Calf pointed his bony finger at guns and the NRA -- gun shops became mobbed with customers and the NRA got tons of new members.
Needless to say, folks at Fox News had something to say about Obama's thinly veiled threat against media outlets/figures who dare not toe the party line: Ben Shapiro, whose timely new book Bullies currently sits on my nightstand, penned this article and appeared on yesterday's Fox and Friends. Even one of Fox's liberal contributors Kirsten Powers called it "not presidential".
Speaking of the compliant sycophantic media, President Golden Calf and Hillary "What Difference Does It Make!?" Clinton fielded underhand softballs on "60 Minutes" yesterday. One of the best conservative responses to that embarrassingly fawning interview was from Greg Gutfield, who said:
60 Minutes’ has become the longest hour you can spend outside a dentist’s chair. You know where every story is going, and it’s always left. No surprise that Obama blames FNC again, this time for hindering compromise. The real truth — in absence of media scrutiny — is FNC is all America has between them and lock-step. Hence the whine about FNC. Obama is like a quarterback complaining about the one cheerleader who won’t put out. How presidential of him. What is next? Is he going to crank call O’Reilly’s house? Amazing that a man that sees himself in grand terms can be so small. He is a diva. No wonder he and Beyoncé get along so well.