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Kirsten Powers | Emperor Obama moves to silence all dissent





There is no war on terror for the Obama White House, but there is one on Fox  News.

In a recent interview with The New Republic, President Obama was back to his  grousing about the one television news outlet in America that won’t fall in line  and treat him as emperor. Discussing breaking Washington’s partisan gridlock,  the president told TNR,"If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on  Fox News…for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll  see more of them doing it."

Alas, the president loves to whine about the media meanies at Fox News. To  him, these are not people trying to do their jobs. No, they are out to get him.  What other motive could a journalist have in holding a president accountable?  Why oh why do Ed Henry and Chris Wallace insist on asking hard questions? Make  them stop!

The president seems more comfortable talking to "real journalists" such as Chris  Hughes, who asked the question in the TNR interview that  elicited Obama’s reflexive Fox hatred. Hughes is the new owner of TNR and is a  former major Obama campaign donor and organizer who was  featured on the cover of Fast Company, with the headline, "The Kid Who Made Obama  President."  You can’t make this stuff up.

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