Monday, October 12, 2009

Calling Out Fox News

The White House drops some truth bombs:

WASHINGTON -- After months of low-grade rhetorical combat with Fox News, the White House finally declared all-out war this weekend.

"It really is not a news network at this point," White House communications director Anita Dunn told CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday.

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But still, Dunn's blunt language on Sunday took things to a new level. "They're widely viewed as, you know, part of the Republican Party," she said. "Take their talking points and put them on the air. Take their opposition research and put them on the air, and that's fine. But let's not pretend they're a news network the way CNN is." Even the captions the network uses to headline its stories, Dunn said, are slanted.

Marginalizing Fox News is an important goal for the progressive movement in the long term, and it's great to see this being done at the highest levels.

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