White House communications director Anita Dunn defended her recent comment to Time magazine that Fox News is “opinion journalism masquerading as news.”

DUNN: The reality of it is that Fox News often operates as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party. And it’s not ideological. I mean, obviously there are many commentators who are conservative, liberal, centrist, and everybody understands that. What I think is fair to say about Fox is — and certainly the way we view it — is that it really is more of a wing of the Republican Party. [...]

They’re widely viewed as, you know, a part of the Republican Party — take their talking points, put them on the air, take their opposition research, put them on the air, and that’s fine. But let’s not pretend they’re a news network they way CNN is.

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8 Responses to “Fox News Operates As ‘a wing of the Republican Party’”

  1. Faux is biased,CNN is dumb,MSNBC is the best.

  2. Fox is not only blatently biased but dangerous because they are promoting such an anger and violence against anyone that tries to tell the truth. THey have their viewers so very brainwashed that they won’t even consider that they are being lied to and are almost religiously attached to them. They quote them word for word and believe every single thing they spew on a daily basis without any
    investigation. What happened to Fox’s slogan ‘support our President’ ?? Now they are telling gun toting psycho’s to take guns and automatic weapons to town hall meetings to intimidate Americans and our President. If that were Bush or Cheney, they would have been shot on site. The media now is so very blatently
    Lobby and Big Business controlled and they are stealing our Democracy and tryint to take over our politics via fake news! Anybody that would still watch Fox or vote for ANY Republican after what they have done to our country is crazy and doesn’t deserve a vote!

  3. And Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity, Palin, O’Reilly and the whole disgusting Fox team should all be prosecuted to lying under the
    guise of News!!! Expose who is behind them and their affiliations and lets clean up this country of the Corporate Controlled Media and Republicans that push their agenda on us!

  4. The Obama White House is now taking a page out of the Nixon playbook? How does attacking FNC lead to anything constructive?

    Anita Dunn’s omission of MSNBC in her comments was telling. Obama’s even embarrassed by their sycophantic coverage.

  5. I wouldn’t go as far to say that CNN is dumb. I do enjoy MSNBC (and CNBC) for slamming that news-distorting racist channel.
    CNN is actually great. Bill O’Reilly will NEVER gain the respectible status Larry King. Anderson Cooper can’t be mentioned after Sean Hannity. These are unbiased research journalists… Fox had columnists and commentators. They’re only fair in balancing their checkbook.

  6. FoxNewsBoycott says:

    Plunket, I wouldn’t go so far as to say that it’s constructive, but I can see the reasoning. They’re likely tired of being trashed 24/7 by a so-called “news” network and don’t want to be perceived as weak. However, the flip side of the coin, showing strength, allows Fox News to portray them as bullies & play the victim. AFA leaving msnbc out, perhaps she just didn’t want to list every news outlet & provided one example. Otherwise, please provide proof that “Obama’s even embarrassed by their sycophantic coverage.”

  7. Without Fox News (or pajama-clad left wing bloggers), no media outlet would apply the proper scrutiny every president, regardless of party, should endure. We would be Venezuela by choice. Fox wins by default.

    Whining about Fox doesn’t show strength. It only illustrates this W.H.’s inability to take any criticism. They should be more like FNB and welcome dissenting voices.

  8. FoxNewsBoycott says:

    Plunket, Of course, you’re entitled to your opinion, but there’s a big difference between “proper scrutiny” and the near 100%, if not 100%, negative reporting about the Obama administration and consistent airing of falsehoods.

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