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Fox News boss Roger Ailes doesn’t want to spoil Barack Obama’s political honeymoon, we hear. A source says Ailes has told prime-time hosts Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren to lay off the President-elect – at least for a while. “We’re not going to have any personal attacks on Obama,” a network insider says. “The public has spoken – we must treat him with respect.”
Of course it goes without saying that we have to respect the will of the people and acknowledge the fact that he’s our president and we should treat the office with the respect it deserves (do we really want to emulate the left’s treatment of Bush?).But it’s our right and our patriotic duty “to debate and disagree with any administration.” Remember that, lefties? Here let me help (you might want to put the dog in the other room before you play the clip):And as this guy notes:
To be patriotic is to always strive for ways to make America an even better country, even if that means voicing dissent. The key to patriotism is upward, forward and organic. It is to commit yourself to loving and supporting your country and working toward that cause if it’s being derailed. Not to abandon it, criticize it (without action) or to blindly and uncritically adhere to what is currently happening.
So, it would be unpatriotic for us to hold back, we have to be the voice of the opposition when president-elect Obama blows it because no one else is going to do it. The press is Obama’s poodle so they won’t analyze his actions, we’ll just be getting puff pieces like this. Too bad Fox doesn’t realize that they have a duty to hold Obama accountable for his actions the way the press has for the Bush administration. This is why I don’t bother with TV and get my news and views online. I don’t need the blathering heads filtering my news for me. (via)