The White House v. Fox News

Over the weekend, the White House director of communications criticized Fox News by referring to it as an “arm of the Republican party.” See the following video clip at around 2:16 for the quote:

Amazingly, at around 4:56 she criticizes “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace for actually … gasp here … fact-checking an administration official. Heaven forbid the press actually hold government officials accountable.

Surprisingly, much of the reaction from many media outlets toward the White House has been negative. Take for example this discussion from, of all places, the liberal-leaning MSNBC:

As many critics have pointed out over the last couple of days, this White House approach is certainly not wise. Disparaging the most-viewed cable news channel and refusing to grant interviews to it will only further isolate the Obama administration from the public.

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