So, the Obama White House is upset at a major news organization over its coverage and trying to marginalize it. Seems like big news in some quarters (well inside the Beltway anyway), but in reality it’s about par for the course.
It would be tough to find a White House that didn’t get upset with media coverage — especially when they believe they are not winning the “message battle” for their agenda. And sometimes it escalates.
The latest target is of course Fox News which the Obama administration has labeled as an outlet for opinion rather than news and more simply just an arm of the Republican party doing its bidding.
The White House anger with Fox has bubbled for some time now, but only recently did it break out into full public view.
The White House snubbed Fox last month when it was the only major television network that did not interview President Barack Obama one Sunday when he was in the throes of defending healthcare reform.