Documents Show Obama Staffer Threatened to Stuff Dead Fish in FOX News Cubby
Via Gateway Pundit: So much for Obama’s call for “civility”. Documents obtained by Judicial Watch show that an Obama White House staffer threatened to stuff dead fish in the FOX News cubby. Another document proves they were committed to excluding FOX News from interviews with a top Obama official.
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has uncovered documents from the Obama Department of Treasury showing that the Obama administration, contrary to its repeated denials, attempted to exclude the Fox News Channel (FNC) from a round of interviews with Treasury’s “Executive Pay Czar” Kenneth Feinberg. The documents, which include email exchanges within the Department of the Treasury and between Treasury and White House staff, also provide evidence of an anti-Fox News bias within the Obama White House.
…internal Obama administration emails obtained by Judicial Watch provide evidence that FNC was specifically singled out for exclusion. According to one October 22, 2009, email exchange between Dag Vega, Director of Broadcast Media on the White House staff, to Jenni LeCompte, then-Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs in the Treasury Department, Vega informs LeCompte that “…we’d prefer if you skip Fox please.”
Regarding general anti-FNC bias within the Obama White House in an October 23, 2009, email exchange between Jennifer Psaki, Deputy White House Communications Director and LeCompte, Psaki writes, “I am putting some dead fish in the fox cubby – just cause”. In an email on the night of October 22, 2009, commenting on a report by Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier noting the exclusion of the network from the pool, Psaki writes to Compte and fellow White House colleagues, “…brett baier just did a stupid piece on it — but he is a lunatic”.
Dead fish – the Chicago Way. Business as usual for this classless administration.
Remember when President Obama called for a “new era of civility in US Politics” earlier this year? He asked people to “sharpen our instincts for empathy.” Apparently liberals didn’t get the message.
Via Mediate: “These people were some of the most hateful people I have ever seen,” said a distraught Glenn Beck this morning as he described an altercation he and his family had last night while watching a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps in New York’s Bryant Park. Explaining that a group of people yelled at his family, took pictures of them, and kicked a cup of wine onto his wife, Beck said that his security team feels that, had he reacted poorly, things might have “gone off.”
You can see videos here of Glenn explaining what happened yesterday.
Just sickening that he would be attacked with his family in tow, at what should have been a fun night out with the family. It appears that the “tolerant” liberals only tolerate the same opinions. Civility apparently doesn’t count when someone disagrees with you. Shameful.
From The Agenda Project, whose goal is “to build a powerful, intelligent, well-connected political movement capable of identifying and advancing rational, effective ideas in the public debate and in so doing to ensure our country’s enduring success”, comes this video that is anything but rational.
They attack Rep. Paul Ryan‘s idea to overhaulMedicare. In doing so, they show “Paul Ryan” pushing “grandma” in a wheelchair off a cliff and into a river. A bit theatrical, don’t you think?
Ryan’s plan would overhaul Medicare and Medicaid. His budget, which has already been approved by the House, would turn Medicare into a voucher program for Americans under 55, or what Ryan calls a “premium-support model.”
At the end of the video they ask, “Is America Beautiful without Medicare?” Ryan’s plan doesn’t call for eliminating Medicare but rather privatizing it. Intelligent and rational indeed. Guess when you can’t argue the facts, you go for the theatrics and feelings as is typical with liberals.
The Agenda Project was founded by Erica Payne, a progressive liberal. This same organization dedicated to “intelligent” and “rational” ideas also sells t-shirts and mugs that say “f*ck tea” to demonize the TEA Party movement. Keep it classy liberals.
The Weekly Standard has the video in case it gets removed from YouTube.
Video from a Massachusetts “We Are One” Rally on April 4. A speaker states, “And to the Republican party of Massachusetts, if you think this is gonna happen here, it’s going to be over thousands of people’s dead bodies. If you think Wisconsin was anything, we need to stop these guys in their tracks now and kill their bills at the State House.”
A death threat made to Wisconsin Republicans. And now a threat of “thousands of people’s dead bodies”. So much for the call for civility.