Skip to comments.White House Tries to Discredit FORBES Over Obama Cover Story
Posted on 09/24/2010 8:48:38 AM PDT by opentalk
Human Events has learned that the White House raked Forbes magazines White House bureau chief over the coals yesterday for a story Forbes ran by respected conservative and New York Times bestselling author Dinesh DSouza. Sources tell us the White House attempted to get the nations #1 business magazine to back away from its cover story titled, How Obama Thinks.
The Forbes article is derived from DSouzas upcoming book The Roots of Obamas Rage (Regnery, a sister company to HE.com). Even though the book wont be in stores until next week, left-leaning media and politicos have already joined forces in pointed attacks against it.
The Obama war room kicked into high gear after Forbes published a cover story by DSouza, outlining why Obama is bad for business. The article includes some highlights from the new book, including DSouzas take that to understand how Obama thinks, one must first understand Obamas philosophical roots. DSouza asserts Obamas philosophical roots arent racial, and theyre not socialist in the traditional sense, but anti-colonialist--a philosophy that demands weak countries be strengthened at the expense of the strong. DSouza points out this philosophy was strongly asserted by Obamas Harvard-educated, Kenyan father in papers and articles he authored.
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Struck a nerve that’s for certain.
When is Obama gonna learn, bad enough to pick a fight with a guy who buys ink by the barrel, but when electrons on a screen cost nothing?
If the suppositions of the article were wrong, and the article was about GW Bush, then Bush would have never even bothered to recognize the article at all.
In other words, Forbes hit a sore spot with Obama—one of truth.
Great strategy, Gibbels!
After all, the whole country hasn’t yet read D’Souza’s article. So, the White House must keep it in the news ...
The most thin-skinned president, ever.
What a thin-skinned crybaby.
Think of all the stuff that was printed and said about Bush, most of it FALSE, and Bush never uttered even one complaint.
For all his faults, at least Bush was a man.
0bama is such a baby.
Gee, what a surprise! Instead of meaningful discourse on the subject matter, we get 100% shoot-the-messenger ad hominem attacks. Like the beleaguered football coach who has called an unsuccessful draw play on third and long for the one millionth time, each time the libs trot out this tired approach, it becomes even less successful than the previous attempt.
You get the most flak when over the target.
Ding! Ding! Posting of the week, IMHO.
I guess the modern version of the saying would be “Don’t pick a fight with a guy who buys ink by the barrel, or web servers by the rack.”
Dictators are like that...
It's easy to discredit Forbes based on the title alone.
The article mentions, at the end, that “the White House called in Forbes Washington Bureau Chief to read him the riot act.”
I cancelled Forbes because their columnist John Rogers was Obama’s earliest financial supporter and got him elected. Forbes made Rogers very rich even though he ia a middling money manager. I have no use for Forbes.
Just for once, it might be nice to see the Obama War Room kick into “high gear” when America’s security interests were threatened, rather than when a conservative essayist wrote an article critical of the President’s priorities.
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