The Bryan Fischer Award is given to those who display a staggering lack of self-awareness, accusing their opponents of their own worst actions and attributes. Laura Ingraham has surely earned that award by applying a double standard while pretending to expose a double standard.
The December 5 edition of conservative pundit Laura Ingraham’s newsletter attacked President Obama for recently meeting with MSNBC personalities, claiming that “if Fox News hosts and conservative personalities had stopped by the Bush White House to discuss policy” the press “would have been rightly outraged.” But President Bush did meet with a group of Fox News and conservative personalities at the White House — including Laura Ingraham…
The New York Times reported in October 2006 that Bush hosted a group of conservative personalities including Ingraham, Fox News host Sean Hannity (who also met with Bush at the White House the following year), and Fox News contributor Mike Gallagher. During the hour and a half meeting, which was part of a campaign “to reclaim and re-energize a crucial army of supporters that is not as likely to walk in lockstep with the White House as it has in the past,” Bush “discussed his case for the war in Iraq, his immigration proposals and even the personality of his Scottish terrier Barney, who scratched on the door during the session until the president relented and let him into the office, according to several hosts who attended.”
Naturally, her spokesperson says that “the circumstances of her meeting the president were quite different.” And they were. They met with a white president, which is totally different.