Axelrod Says Fox News Isn't News
The White House stepped up its attacks on Fox News today with senior adviser David Axelrod declaring that the cable news network is "not really a news station" and that much of the programming is "not really news," reports Politico.
Said Axelrod: "It's really not news -- it's pushing a point of view. And the bigger thing is that other news organizations like yours ought not to treat them that way, and we're not going to treat them that way. We're going to appear on their shows. We're going to participate but understanding that they represent a point of view."
Axelrod Says Fox News Isn't News -- Political Wire
From the linked Politico article in this blurb:
(snip ... ) White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said on CNN's "State of the Union" that Fox "is not a news organization so much as it has a perspective."
(snip ... ) POLITICO has asked Fox News for a comment and will add it.
On "Fox News Sunday," anchor Chris Wallace said the White House had declined to provide a guest.
The WH clearly does not believe they made a mistake going down this path. I don't think they did either. It is a farce pretending they are a news organization.