Gibbs, Goofy as Always (so how did he get his job?)

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Every once in a while we see some brilliance from what Rush lovingly refers to as the “drive-by media,” and most of that brilliance most of the time comes from ABC reporter Jake Tapper.  I love how Tapper really holds Robert Gibbs to the flame here on the ridiculous war the White House is waging against Fox News.

Tapper: 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. Can you explain why it’s appropriate for the White House to decide that a news organization is not one –

(Crosstalk)

Gibbs: Jake, we render, we render an opinion based on some of their coverage and the fairness that, the fairness of that coverage.

Tapper: But that’s a pretty sweeping declaration that they are “not a news organization.” How are they any different from, say –

Gibbs: ABC –

Tapper: ABC. MSNBC. Univision. I mean how are they any different?

Gibbs: 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.

Good for you Jake! Glad to see you are at least trying to get to the bottom of it. But what really ruffles my feathers is Gibbs response. I mean, how exactly did he make it as far as he did when he can’t even tell the difference between an opinion show like Hannity and Beck and a real news show like Shep Smith’s?  I challenge anyone to show me where Fox is biased in their actual news reporting! In the words of Vizzini, from one of my favorite movies,  “INCONCEIVABLE!”

-Hannaloves27

PS: For more great reads on the matter check out HOT AIR and a different perspective, check out Andrea’s post!

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