“Let’s not pretend they’re a news network,” White House communications director Anita Dunn said on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” firing the latest salvo in the long-simmering feud.
“Fox News often operates almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party,” Dunn said.
“What I think is fair to say about Fox, and certainly the way we view it, is that it really is more a wing of the Republican Party,” she added.
Then the White House’s Chief of Staff says, “It is not a news organization so much as it has a perspective.”
Of course, the rest of the Obamedia won’t close ranks with Fox out of professional concern; they wouldn’t want to lose their favored status. After all, they got him elected.
The one news agency that won’t fellate the Obamessiah, and the post-partisan White House does its best to deligitimize and destroy it. The enemies list grows longer and longer. More and more, Obama shames his office and the presidency with his endless blame game, dishonorable conduct, and sheer pettiness.
Interesting, given the post-partisan nature of the Obamessiah’s campaign, how he gives his time to his friends in the media; they won’t dare to ask him any difficult questions or make him the least bit uncomfortable. Note Gwen Ifill’s presence.
It’s unseemly for a president to attack a news organization. It’s even more unseemly to pretend that this isn’t the most frightened, nasty, and rabidly partisan administration since Nixon.