White House: Fox Is Not A Traditional News Organization

When former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn expressed the view that that “Fox News is a wing of the Republican Party,” it was hardly revelatory to anyone who pays attention to the media. But it was nonetheless a courageous act in a political environment that is unaccustomed to such truth-telling.

Now the new White House Communications Director, Dan Pfeiffer, is officially taking the same position as his predecessor:

“I have the same view of Fox that Anita had, which is that Fox is not a traditional news organization. They have a point of view. That point of view pervades the entire network, both the opinion shows like Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly, but also through the newscasts during the day,”

“We don’t feel an obligation to treat them like we would treat a CNN or an ABC or an NBC or a traditional news organization. But there are times when we believe it would make sense to communicate with them and appear on the network.”

Not a traditional news organization? That’s a bit of an understatement. But it’s enough to properly categorize Fox as a partisan mouthpiece for the Tea Bagger Party. Pfeiffer correctly points out that Fox’s bias transcends what they call their opinion shows. It does indeed pervade the entire network. This view is confirmed by Fox’s response to Pfeiffer:

“Obviously new to his position, Dan seems to be intent upon repeating the mistakes of his predecessor… and we all remember how well that turned out.”

Yes, we do. Fox likes to believe that their ratings validate their position. But Dunn’s remarks were never intended to impact their ratings. No one expected her comments to cause Beck or O’Reilly viewers to pull the Fox needle out their arms. The purpose was to stop the rest of the media from regurgitating Fox falsehoods as if they were news. There was some success in that respect and it warrants the continuation of the policy from the White House. It’s good to see that, at least on this matter, they are holding firm.


9 thoughts on “White House: Fox Is Not A Traditional News Organization


    • HAHAHAAHHAHAA {…cough…cough…snort…} HAHAA Umm…

      OK, step away from the ledge and take your medication. I have never removed a single article from this site in five years. I don’t know what comment you made that you think is foolproof, but I can see one now that was clearly written by a fool.

      This may be the article that you are ranting about. Now calm down and swallow.

  2. And Scott Brown gets the W!

    • Do you really want to associate Brown and yourself with “W”?

      Congratulations Tea Baggers. Brown will be gone in three years.

  3. I love it! Going back to the Bush card huh… When is that gonna be played out? I didn’t realize there was so many “Tea Baggers” in Massachusetts. Who woulda thunk it! By the way, a majority of voters in Massachusetts are Independent. You paint broad strokes with your “Tea Bagging” brush.

  4. am I imagining it, or does that FOX response imply Dunn’s gone because of her alleged mistaken comments about FOX (though it was indisputably established that she left because she always intended to – she took the position on an interim basis)? well, we all remember how that turned out – FOX never corrected itself, on the contrary continues to insinuate it had something to do with her departure. PS what’s an “ARTIVLE” and how can I avoid running into one lest I meet the same fate as poor jg above? (if s/he can assert cause and effect, so can I.)

    • I thought the same thing about the Dunn insinuation. Wingers still think they drove her out. Poor delusional wingers.

      I wouldn’t spend too much time trying to decipher jg’s conspiracy riddled rantings. Unless you think you can find a cure. That would be awesome.

      • could we start by removing the capital key from his/her keyboard? on 2nd thought, that might drive him/her even crazier.

  5. And three years is all we need… This is exactly why only one branch of government is subject to direct election, Mark. Sometimes you just have to show your ace.

    Thanks for participating. It’s cute.

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