The Obama administration seems intent on being the villain in its second term while making Fox News and conservatives out to be heroic victims.
That appears to be the outcome of the growing scandals that surround President Barack Obama and the White House. They include the Internal Revenue Service targeting tea party groups, the Benghazi cover-ups and going after Associated Press reporters to try to stem reported information leaks.
Add to that news that the Justice Department spied on Fox News reporter James Rosen in 2010 collecting his phone records, tracking his movements and going after his emails, The Washington Post reports. It all has a chilling effect on freedom of the press and Americans’ First Amendment rights.
But it makes Fox News out to be heroic in its aggressive reporting of the Obama administration’s mistakes and cover-ups.