Fournier: Obama's 'Jihad Against the Press' Makes it More Likely We'll Have 'Dumb Wars'
With each passing day, it's becoming clearer and clearer that many of the current White House resident's followers in the media are really angered by his attack on the Associated Press and Fox News's James Rosen.
On MSNBC's Morning Joe Thursday, the National Journal's Ron Fournier said of this issue, "You can't make journalism a conspiracy...The irony here is that President Obama, by raising a jihad against the press, has now made it more likely that we’re going to have what he called 'dumb wars'" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
RON FOURNIER: You can't make journalism a conspiracy. That is, it is chilling and it's already having, as you know Joe, it's already having an effect on our ability to be able to report on national security issues. It was already tough enough, and the press, as you know John, has gotten a lot of criticism for laying down on Iraq, for not exposing the lies and the deceptions on Iraq. That wasn’t because the press corps is conservative. Actually, as you know, generally the opposite is true.
It's not that the press corps is for war. The problem there was it's awfully hard to do this kind of reporting. It's a tight-knit community. The irony here is that President Obama, by raising a jihad against the press, has now made it more likely that we’re going to have what he called dumb wars. It’s going to be harder for us to ferret out dumb wars because of this.
For those that have forgotten, Illinois State Senator Obama in October 2002 declared Iraq a "dumb war."
Now, according to Fournier, as a result of Obama's own actions, such things will be more likely.
Cue Alanis Morissette.