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Hey Jake remember when you were defending your sister in Fox News?  Well Jake it looks like your Sister has some real rotten parents and questions are being asked how far the apple falls from the tree.

Hey Jake, let me remind you.

“It’s escaped none of our notice that the White House has decided in the last few weeks to declare one of our sister organizations ‘not a news organization’ and to tell the rest of us not to treat them like a news organization.”


Tapper writes about his question, and follow-ups of Gibbs at today’s morning gaggle. Gibbs’ response to the first question, “We render an opinion based on some of their coverage and the fairness that, the fairness of that coverage.”

“But that’s a pretty sweeping declaration that they are ‘not a news organization,’” countered Tapper.

When asked how Fox is any different than “ABC, MSNBC, Univision,” Gibbs said, “You and I should watch sometime around 9 o’clock tonight. Or 5 o’clock this afternoon.”

Tapper: I’m not talking about their opinion programming or issues you have with certain reports. I’m talking about saying thousands of individuals who work for a media organization, do not work for a ‘news organization’ – why is that appropriate for the White House to say?

Gibbs: That’s our opinion.

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So, how does England’s hacking scandal inform us of how Newscorp operations work?

Well we certainly know that the role of the Murdoch press is not to report the news but to shape it to manipulate it to bend it to the will of an ideology, like say Fox does.  We know morals and scruples and little things like ethics and propriety are as foreign to Newscorp as they are to an alley cat, and what do you say?  This is an organization that makes it’s living in calling the President of the United States a racist, and organizing anti government protests they call the Tea Party with most of the Republican potential nominees either on the payroll, or beloved contributors.  So, when Gibbs rightly called the organization for what it was and internationally I know the pressure was great to stick up for your industry, but look what you just put in your immediate family.

So come on be a mensch.  Maybe you didn’t know, but now you know.  Your sister has ugly parents, are you sure you’re related, don’t you want to apologize to Gibbs?


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