No, you don’t, but I’ll remind you.
Come with me, now, back to 2009, the first year of the Barack Obama presidency.
In an interview given by White House communications director Anita Dunn to the New York Times, she spoke openly of Fox News Channel as their “political opposition”.
“We’re going to treat them the way we would treat an opponent.
“As they are undertaking a war against Barack Obama and his White House, we don’t need to pretend that this is the way legitimate news organizations behave”.
See how that works? If you’re not supportive, then you’re a wartime enemy, and not legit.
Legit means you get in line and you stay in line.
There was this.
And the time he blamed Hillary’s upset loss on this: “Part of it is Fox News in every bar and restaurant in the country.”
Or this gem from 2015:
During a WTF Podcast with Marc Maron, Obama lamented that the media is “splintered” now, with all kinds of different news outlets.
“We’re not in a common conversation,” he said. “If you watch Fox News you inhabit a completely different world with different facts than if you read (the) New York Times,” he said.
And that was the Obama administration that wiretapped the AP, targeted James Rosen and spied on Sharyl Atkisson, right? But it’s Trump who’s going to end freedom of the press. Oh, I see.
Look, Trump’s playing rough with CNN, I get it. You can like it or not. CNN is to Trump’s as FNC was to BO.
Just don’t tell me he’s setting some sort of “dangerous precedent” or “f–king terrifying”, mmkay?
This whole Hollywood elites-as-French resistance fighters thing is already tired.
On the plus side, after years of fawning over Fidel, Chavez, et al., I guess the left finally found a dictatorial tyrant they don’t like.
It’s already been a loooonngg week.