The Nation: “The Obama Administration Really Needs To Get Over Itself.”
Yes, that’s what they say, in an article entitled “Whiner-in-Chief”:
The Obama administration really needs to get over itself.
First, the president and his aides go to war with Fox News because the network maintains a generally anti-Obama slant.
Then, an anonymous administration aide attacks bloggers for failing to maintain a sufficiently pro-Obama slant.
These are not disconnected developments.
An administration that won the White House with an almost always on-message campaign and generally friendly coverage from old and new media is now frustrated by its inability to control the debate and get the coverage it wants.
Now, remember, this is The Nation. The magazine that first brought up the Valerie Plame kerfuffle, who wrote articles attacking Kenneth Starr during his investigation into Clinton’s perjury, the magazine Amazon calls “the flagship of the left.”
And they’re attacking Obama? For whining about Fox News (among other things)?
Mr. Obama is truly in danger of losing the left… and if that happens, he’s really in deep trouble.