Irony Alert: White House Praises 'Unbiased' CNN as Network Runs Promo

October 12th, 2009 10:14 AM
(UPDATE: Apparently there was a drowned out Republican voice in the promo. See full update below.)The irony in this story is so delicious, as NewsBusters' Noel Sheppard would probably describe it, that one must take a bit of time to savor it.Yesterday, Sheppard posted a story about White House communications director Anita Dunn whining at length on Howard Kurtz's "Reliable Sources" about how…

CNN: White House Attacks On Fox Help Its Ratings, Hurt Democrats

October 11th, 2009 10:32 PM
UPDATE AT END OF POST: Fox officials agree that all this attention is helping ratings.Three days before Howard Kurtz talked with White House communications director Anita Dunn about the Obama administration's attacks on the Fox News Channel, a number of CNN contributors pointed out how this strategy is helping FNC's ratings while hurting Democrats. Such was discussed on Thursday's "Situation Room…

White House Says Fox Is Not A News Network

October 11th, 2009 6:48 PM
"I think what is fair to say about FOX and certainly the way we view it is that it really is more a wing of the Republican Party...[When President Obama] goes on FOX, he understands that he is not going on -- it really is not a news network at this point. He's going to debate the opposition."So said White House communications director Anita Dunn on Sunday's "Reliable Sources" in what appeared to…

White House Defends Attacks on Fox News: 'They Will Say Anything

October 8th, 2009 5:07 PM
The White House is stepping up its attacks against the Fox News Channel, labeling it a bastion of stilted and opinionated journalism. A top administration communications official has called the Fox "opinion journalism masquerading as news," and vowed to wage a war of ideas against the network.Speaking with Time Magazine, White House Communications Director Anita Dunn said that the administration…