October 19th, 2009
01:25 PM ET
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Cafferty: Good strategy for White House to go after Fox News?

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The Obama White House may have started another war it can't win.

On yesterday's Sunday talk shows - Senior Adviser David Axelrod said of Fox News, "It's not really news. It's pushing a point of view.” And he asked that other news organizations not treat Fox like it's news.

The president's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, also said Fox is "not a news organization so much as it has a perspective."

This all started when White House communications director Anita Dunn called Fox an arm of the Republican Party and said the Obama administration would treat the cable news network as they would an "opponent."

Dunn is now in a dust-up with Fox News' Glenn Beck, concerning a speech where she quoted Communist leader Mao Tse Tung. Beck calls that "insanity."

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  1. Craig of LA

    Fox News is an oxymoron. It is biased and serves as a haven for the lunatic fringe right led by such 'stars' as Beck, Hannity and O'Reily. What is more disturbing is that what's left of the incredible shrinking republican party – angry white people – worship at this network's altar and believe without question the propaganda and demogougery spewed forth.

    Pursuit of truth died long ago on this network.

    October 19, 2009 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  2. munchmom

    The White House is acting like little boys in the sandbox who don't get their way. They take their toys and go home. They had better be careful because Fox has more viewers I think than they estimate. And choosing not to acknowledge them is going to backfire on them. They are playing the elitist game and that won't work with us common folk.

    October 19, 2009 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  3. Felly

    Of course, the White House is right to go after Fox News since CNN is chicken enough not to call Sean Hannity, Glen Beck, etc out like MSNBC does. This is why I have taking my loyalty from CNN to MSNBC.

    October 19, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  4. mike

    hey look its jack give it up cafferty you like to bad mouth the democrats
    when they don't stand up against criticism or anything at all you call them wimps now that they do, you say its a fight they can't win

    October 19, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  5. Craig

    Yes, I think the White House should go after Fex News. Didn't Fox News called the President a rascist? If they were a good news organizations, they should be trying to get their facts striaght before calling anyone names or saying false statements. That's probably why I watch CNN..."The Real Fair and Balanced News Organizations."

    October 19, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
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