Saturday, October 24, 2009

Time's Joel Klein on the Sedition from Fox News.

Klein writes,
Let me be precise here: Fox News peddles a fair amount of hateful crap. Some of it borders on sedition. Much of it is flat out untrue.

But I don't understand why the White House would give such poisonous helium balloons as Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity the opportunity for still greater spasms of self-inflation by declaring war on Fox.

If the problem is that stories bloated far beyond their actual importance--ACORN's corruption, Van Jones's radical past--are in danger of leaching out of the Fox hothouse into the general media, then perhaps the Administration should be a bit more diligent about whom it hires and whom it funds.
The administration ought to think a little harder about next year and Blagojevich's trial. From Lon Monk's plea deal this week,
Beginning prior to Blagojevich’s election as governor in 2002, Defendant had conversations with Blagojevich, Antoin “Tony” Rezko, and Christopher Kelly individually and collectively about how the four of them could make money from their control over the State of Illinois government. Those conversations included a number of specific ideas for making money, such as through operating businesses that would get state money or receiving fees from people who did business with the state. As a general matter, Rezko was responsible for trying to set up the money-making arrangements and Kelly and Rezko were the most knowledgeable about how the plans would work. Defendant understood that Blagojevich and Defendant would use their power and authority in state government as needed to assist whatever plans Rezko and Kelly put in place to make money. Defendant further understood that he would share in the money that was made, but that those funds would not be disbursed to Blagojevich or Defendant until after they were no longer in government.
Obama's gonna be awfully hard pressed to prove he was the only virgin in the whorehouse called Illinois Democratic politics. Rahm and others close to Obama will be heard on tape working their deals. Sedition of Illinois Government and the looting of Illinois's treasury. Who's going to sound seditious next year? Maybe this all preemptive to derail the freight train headed straight for Obama.

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Anonymous said...

For Obama not to have fired Fitz it had to have been made clear (when they had thier meeting just before his election) that Fitz has the dope on Obama...Obama had his people in the Rezko court room reporting back to him...Milorad barely mentions Barack in his book (plan b. Pardon)...I'm betting that's why Fitz never brought charges against the people involved in the Companion Security deal, the POTUS involvement. THE deal P.F. ignores Companion and keeps his job.

Anonymous said...

Joel Klein; "Let me be precise", President Obama; "Let me be clear", both preface more progressive goofiness we can get anywhere out there rather than helpful information. Fox at least contributes to important flow of original investigative news and editorial opinion. Proof? How are your ratings and sales working out?