Somewhere I’m sure there is a cold spot in hell right about now. The New York Times and Helen Thomas are on the record saying the White House’s fight with Fox News is a waste of time.

I have to agree with them and yes, I’m feeling strange about this.

Regarding this current playground spat that the White House, the Dear Leader and his people have with Fox, get over it! Apparently David Axelrod thinks that what Fox is broadcasting is not news, just points of view. So, I guess tingles running up your leg is news? Will someone tell me why, if Fox News, is not news but an arm of the GOP, does it have the highest ratings? I don’t know about your neighborhood, but the GOP is a four letter word and for good reason.

And here is another newsflash for the White House, some of Fox’s broadcasting is opinion, not news. The thing is people like Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly disclose that they are opinion guys, unlike Keith Olbermann, who only thinks he’s a news guy. Most intelligent people can tell the difference between news and opinion. Seems your people, Mr. President, are not those people.

In his victory speech Obama said, “I will listen to you, especially when we disagree.” This clearly is not happening. There are a lot of people who disagree with the President (I’m sure this is giving him kittens at night too). They have taken to the streets, blogged, tweeted, called their Congressmen and yet these people have been called racist, Astroturf and disingenuous for disagreeing with the President. When did the high patriotism of dissent of the Bush years become high treason on the Obama year?

I think we can look at things this way: Obama is not getting much done (see also Jack and Squat). His programs are not succeeding and his popularity is falling. Gotta blame someone I guess. It’s no surprise that he goes after Fox News who seems to be the most popular kid on the playground right now.