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Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid of Obama’s Latest Big Brother Plan

Before all you loyal disinfo.com visitors get all up in arms about my posting this, please remember that our goal from the time of our founding in 1996 was always to expose multiple points of view on any given issue, and more than anything to highlight media bias. It’s no secret that Fox News Channel has a very conservative tilt, thoroughly exposed by Robert Greenwald in Outfoxed, so take this opinion piece by FNC’s Bradley Blakeman for what it is: an attempt to cast President Obama as an Orwellian Socialist:

The Obama administration seeks to empower a very powerful government agency you have probably never heard of with new and expanded powers that will have a direct consequence on every American if they are successful in their efforts to implement national health care reforms.

The Obama White House is also drunk with power and is seeking to expand the powers of government agencies to oversee and act out to affect Americans in ways that this country has never seen before.

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Mea Culpa: Fox News Keeps Making Conservative-Friendly Mistakes

From Daily Finance:

Every news organization makes mistakes. But when Fox News makes mistakes, they seem to tilt in a suspiciously consistent direction, favoring Republicans and conservatives over Democrats and liberals.

It happened again Wednesday, when host Gregg Jarrett, introducing a segment on Happening Now, described the “huge crowds” that were turning out to greet Sarah Palin on the promotional tour for her book, Going Rogue. “These are some of the pictures just coming into us,” Jarrett said as images of Palin surrounded by throngs of supporters flashed across the screen.

While Palin may indeed be drawing big crowds, it didn’t take long for liberal watchdog blogs like Think Progress and Media Matters to point out that the masses Jarrett touted on Happening Now had nothing to do with Palin’s book…

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Glenn Beck Loses Lawsuit Against Glenn-Beck-Rape Website

Glenn Beck has lost his legal claim against the creator of the website www.glennbeckrapedandmurferedayounggirlin1990.com. Using the sort of twisted logic typically deployed by the television host himself, the site was created by one Isaac Eiland-Hall based on the possibility that Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990, as Beck has never denied taking part in such an attack.

Two months ago, Beck’s lawyers filed a claim that the website was created in bad faith and broke trademark rules. However, the World Intellectual Property Organization ruled in Eiland-Hall’s favor.

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Jon Stewart: It’s Fox News’ Job to F-Up The Truth

While Jon Stewart may not be the first to criticize Fox as a news organization, he’s certainly a lot funnier than the Obama administration and Fox’s other critics are.

This is a great defense from Fox News, got to give it to then. They effectively say (as Stewart spends a lot of time on) that most of their shows aren’t real news. So I guess people really don’t want real news, because this certainly has not hurt Fox’s ratings lately or over the last decade.

And I’m glad to see he took a parting shot at MSNBC for being in the tank for Obama — and reminding the White House that they don’t have to speak “truth to power” because “they are the power”…

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DeFOX America

From our friends at Brave New Films:

FOX News is on a witch hunt. Their goal is simple: to destroy the Obama administration and the progressive movement. They’ve already forced Van Jones out of the White House. They’ve badgered Congress into passing unconstitutional measures to defund ACORN. Glenn Beck actually keeps an enemies list on a blackboard that’s a regular part of his show.

ACORN is just the beginning. FOX has an enemies list, and they’re going to keep destroying progressive champions until we stop them.

Tell your Congressperson: If you vote to extend the “Defund ACORN Act,” you’re just assisting FOX in their anti-American witch hunt.

Sign the petition and send a message to Congress

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The Fox News War: What’s the Upside for Obama?

Five years after activist director Robert Greenwald woke the country up to the Republican Party agenda of Fox News Channel with his bestselling documentary OUTFOXED: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism, Linda Feldmann suggests that President Obama and his team shouldn’t be raising the issue in this essay in the Christian Science Monitor. I’m not so sure; although Greenwald & co. made it obvious to the media that FNC was essentially a propaganda tool for the RNC, the message seemingly hasn’t seeped in deeply enough for the average American TV viewer:

The Obama administration has taken a fair amount of grief for its campaign to marginalize Fox News, saying the cable network is “not a news organization” but rather “the communications arm of the Republican Party.”

Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus, not a fire-breathing conservative, calls it “dumb on multiple levels” – a distraction from policy messages, a boost to Fox ratings, and, she writes, “it deprives the White House, to the extent it refuses to provide administration officials to appear on the cable network, of access to an audience that is, in fact, broader than hardcore Obama-haters.”

Stephen Hess, a Brookings Institution scholar on White House press relations going back decades, says, “It makes them in the White House look terribly political, and political means petty in our lexicon.”

The White House has also opened itself up to charges that it is creating an “enemies list,” à la President Richard Nixon – a charge made on the Senate floor Wednesday by Sen.

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How Fox News Outsmarted the White House

John Batchelor commentary in the Daily Beast:

The White House’s war on Fox shows its ignorance of the network’s true purpose: show business. And Team Obama is giving Murdoch just what he wants.

After David Axelrod sneaked into Roger Ailes’ office in New York to powwow on Sept. 30, the White House brain trust of David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel decided that it is shrewd and useful to attack Fox News as a Republican tool—or as White House Communications Director Anita Dunn remarked, as “a wing of the Republican Party.” It is a guess that the president is not annoyed by this tactic. It is a better guess that the White House has not had a chance, in its custard pie-throwing glee, to pause and consider why this is a stupid idea—not only unfair to all other networks that will become suspect, but also guaranteed to give comedy skits about Fox an attention around the globe not achieved since Walter Cronkite’s moon-landing moment.

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Glenn Beck In His Youth

Before becoming a champion of the disaffected, Glenn Beck was a “morning zookeeper” on Phoenix’s Y95 radio station, alongside co-anchors Tim Hattrick and Zippy the Chimp. This is from 1986.

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