I need to go off for a second. It's going to be long-winded, but bear (bare?) with me.
I'm not suprised AT ALL about any of this. Think about it...
Democrats have a sense of entitlement. The majority of the media favor Democrats. So then comes along, big bad Fox News, and they DARE to hold liberals feet to the fire. Democrats don't like that, so they go after Fox asmuch as possible.
Does ANYBODY remember how they REFUSED to do Fox's Presidential Debate?? The only one willing to do it was Dennis Kucinich. That was a HUGE red flag to me, and nobody caught onto it. I mean, I heard a couple of people at Fox catch on, but for the most part, no one really understood how big that was. This despite the Republicans (ALL of them) doing both the CNN AND MSNBC Presidential Debates.
One of the main reasons I didn't vote for Obama, was because I felt that he wasn't "battle-tested" by the media, and because of how he ran his campaign. Barack Obama from the first moment he decided to run for President, he's tried his hardest to be likeable. He wanted to be likeable so much that he went overboard to try and seem "cool" like participating in "shootaround" with the North Carolina Tar Heels.
We didn't know too much about him, because his campaign marketed him for what he COULD be or what he wants to represent (hope and change), but didn't market him based on issues and his individual stances on various topics. They ran his campaign alot like you'd run a "Student Council" campaign. In High School the Student Council is more about who's popular based on personality, as opposed to who's popular based on stances on issues.
Guys would interview Barack, joke with him, laugh with him, kid with him, ask him the soft questions. Then the next week they'd interview Palin or McCain, and they'd ask them the tough questions and hold their feet to the fire, which is what they're SUPPOSED to do. Some would go overboard and actively seek to embarass them though. He wasn't "battle-tested". He was given a pass. Now you see why that was a mistake. He from the moment he got into office, he and his aides have been going after Fox.
One thing I liked about Bush, was that he was mentally strong. He didn't care what you said, or what you thought, he was going to do what HE thought was best for the country. Call it stubborness, call it whatever, but it was refreshing. Now, I did think that at times, on certain issues, he needed to go with the majority, and it frustrated me that he didn't. How many times did we hear Bush or his aides go after MSNBC or CNN?? They NEVER did. He and his aides did interviews with other networks all the time. Yet Obama and his aides boycott Fox, when they're not publically badmouthing them. This shows me how SOFT they are, and that spells disaster for us as a country, when our President's Administration should be mentally strong to be able to deal with the issues, yet are as soft as tissue paper...