Fake but accurate: Obama ‘thesis’ proves his treason even after it’s debunked

Much has been written in recent days about the White House’s War on Fox

News, in which Administration officials have called the

Republican-friendly network “the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party” and such like, excluded it from the President’s media tours, and even tried unsuccessfully to remove it from pool interviews of other officials.

This cold-shouldering is generally seen as a mistake even by reporters presumed sympathetic to the Administration. We’ve had some trouble seeing the point ourselves, as has our colleague Ward Harkavy.

But a few observers cautiously approve the strategy. “I think they want us to take sides,” says Michael Woolf.

“Are you a Fox person or not a Fox person? And I think they want to

identify Fox as the standard bearer of American conservatism. If you’re

a conservative, you’re for Fox (ie, is that who you want to be?).”

That’s an interesting angle. Suppose a citizen were sufficiently interested in this conflict to visit the opinion site Fox launched in March, Fox Nation. At this writing he would find an invitation to join the Tea Party Express (“Are You On It?”), “Teleprompter Declares War on Obama” with video from TownHall, and links to American Thinker, Radio Equalizer, and Michelle Malkin.

In other words, he’d be directed into the world of the rightbloggers,

the shadowy terrain that is this column’s bailiwick, and apparently a

major part of Fox Nation. If Obama were trying to marginalize his media

opposition, as Woolf suggests, he could hardly have picked better

sources with which to do it.

Our focus this week is a topic covered by Fox Nation and many

others which the Obama Administration may have been glad to see spread

around: the alleged revelation of Barack Obama‘s mysterious college

thesis …

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