Is Bobby Gibbs the worst White House press secretary ever, or has Gibby been given some rather lame talking points? Gibbhs does not appear to know the difference between a news show and an opinion show. Well neither does Keith Olbermann, but that’s a different show. When asked why the White House does not consider Fox News to be a legitimate new organization, Gibbs cited two opinion show, from Fox News :
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Tuesday pointed to two top-rated opinion shows on Fox News as the reason why the Obama administration has castigated the network as an illegitimate news organization.
Transcript, Jake Tapper, ABC News .
Jennifer Rubin, Commentary :
It isn’t every day that a news organization gets an assist from a well-respected rival pointing out that its editorial and news functions are separate. And it isn’t every day that the name “Fox” comes up in story after story in competing outlets.
Gibbs evidently feels that the White House in entitled to treat their opinions as if they were facts, Fox is not entitled to hold any opinion. Tom Bevan, RCP :
In other words, the White House’s strategy may be the Chicago way, but it isn’t the American way.
Shame the White House would not direct as much wrath towards the Islamic Republic of Iran as it does toward Fox News.