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New W.H. Comm Director Has a Dim View of Fox News
Accuracy in Media ^ | January 20, 2010 | Don Irvine

Posted on 01/20/2010 6:56:06 AM PST by AIM Freeper

Anita Dunn may be gone from the White House but her successor feels the same way she did about Fox News.

From TVNewser

The White House has a new communications director -- Dan Pfeiffer -- but the message is the same when it comes to Fox News Channel.

During a video interview today with The New York Times' The Caucus blog, Pfeiffer was clear about the White House position on Fox News:

"I have the same view of Fox that Anita [Dunn] 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," Pfeiffer said.

"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 it would make sense to communicate with them and appear on the network."

Fox News responded tonight: "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."

After last night's stunning victory by Scott Brown in Massachusetts which will likely result in the scrapping of the president's health care bill the strategy to ignore Fox or relegate them to a lesser role will only continue to backfire on them as they shield themselves from a large and influential audience.

(Excerpt) Read more at aim.org ...


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1 posted on 01/20/2010 6:56:09 AM PST by AIM Freeper
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To: AIM Freeper

...but of course, MSNBC and CNN do not have a particular point of view.....


2 posted on 01/20/2010 6:58:18 AM PST by Pecos
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To: AIM Freeper

They just don’t get it. Do they? Simply amazing.


3 posted on 01/20/2010 6:58:52 AM PST by yooling ( FUBO)
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To: AIM Freeper

That’s OK, I have a dim view of this WH.


4 posted on 01/20/2010 6:59:16 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: AIM Freeper
The goons in the white house should be very afraid of the FOX viewers since we the people will get their filthy butt out of our house..Scott Brown is just the beginning you fools..

I want to tank ever person in Mass that voted for Scott Brown they made history last night and took their state back from the criminal fools that ran it.

5 posted on 01/20/2010 7:02:18 AM PST by PLD
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To: AIM Freeper
It's a good thing we got some objective news to turn to on MSNBC Olberman is very good at not being seen as partisan...
/s
6 posted on 01/20/2010 7:05:47 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: AIM Freeper

Isn’t Pfeiffer the husband of Anita Dunn?

Demon-cRATs are nothing if they are not inbred.

It probably explains a lot of their loose grasp on cognitive reality.


7 posted on 01/20/2010 7:06:30 AM PST by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: AIM Freeper

The WH? Isn’t that where we’re sending our elementary school dropouts?


8 posted on 01/20/2010 7:07:47 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: AIM Freeper

I could care less if a news organization has a point of view. It is inevitable. There is no such thing as ‘objective’ reporting. Reporters are human beings and human beings have points of view that inform, even if subconsciously, their perspective. So what.

Fox comes closest by at least being willing to provide a forum for opposing views, even on the opinion shows. But the idea that the rest of the networks are unbiased is simply a lie. The myth of objective journalism died with William Randolph Hearst. And good riddance.

If journalists would simply show some courage (as if) and make their political affinities public then viewers can take that into account when listening to them. I don’t care. I am an adult and it is my responsibility to try and sort out the information that comes to me.

It is time for journalism to drop the pretense. And that includes Fox.


9 posted on 01/20/2010 7:09:02 AM PST by newheart (A RINO is anyone who claims to be Republican but doesn't agree with ME on everything. </sarc>)
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To: Westbrook

No, but he replaced her when her husband got his WH job.


10 posted on 01/20/2010 7:10:31 AM PST by GnuHere
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To: AIM Freeper

Oh? That verbal run from Olbermann was not a point of view?


11 posted on 01/20/2010 7:10:57 AM PST by Exit148 (Loose Change Founder. A little goes a long way!)
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To: AIM Freeper

Yet Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, and Rachel Maddow don’t have a point of view? Oh, that’s right, they don’t have a point of view because it’s the same point of view the White house has. I get it now.


12 posted on 01/20/2010 7:12:36 AM PST by Wee-Weed Up
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To: AIM Freeper
I see this as excellent news.

The Democrats are severely out of touch, deeply in denial, and have no clue that people are tired of them.

13 posted on 01/20/2010 7:17:34 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We have the 1st so that we can call on people to rebel. We have 2nd so that they can.)
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To: AIM Freeper

Is this Anita “I have an enemy’s list” Dunn?


14 posted on 01/20/2010 7:22:04 AM PST by rod1
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To: AIM Freeper
I see that the White House guys have put on their TRANSPARENCY glasses.


15 posted on 01/20/2010 7:27:05 AM PST by Young Werther ( ("Quae Cum Ita Sunt - Julius Caesar "Since these things are so!"))
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To: AIM Freeper

Fox News responded tonight: “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.”

Ayup!


16 posted on 01/20/2010 7:43:30 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Voters who thought their ship came in with 0bama are on their own Titanic.)
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To: AIM Freeper
"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 it would make sense to communicate with them and appear on the network."

Fox News responded tonight: "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."

LOL.... Go Fox News! ...


17 posted on 01/20/2010 7:51:08 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland


This is not the change I was talking about!


18 posted on 01/20/2010 7:52:01 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: AIM Freeper
Fox News responded tonight: "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."

Ouch! That's gonna leave a mark!

19 posted on 01/20/2010 7:53:20 AM PST by FatherFig1o155 (It's time to call politicians out. My soapbox is here: njconservative.wordpress.com/)
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To: AIM Freeper
"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.

Said Mister Pheiffer, as he hits at a hornet's nest with a stick.

.

20 posted on 01/20/2010 8:17:09 AM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: AIM Freeper
"I have the same view of Fox that Anita [Dunn] 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," Pfeiffer said."

How misleading! For decades, ABC, CBS, CNN, and NBC have had "points of view" which tilted their news and features to the Democrats. More recently, their "points of view" went all the way to the Far Left in blatant ways.

And Pfeiffer dares object to an organization which, in his mind, has a "point of view"?

This White House continues to "misunderestimate" the intelligence of the American public in an age of instant communications! How arrogant and condescending!

21 posted on 01/20/2010 8:23:35 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: AIM Freeper

"Fox is not a traditional news organization and we believe that change is bad."

22 posted on 01/20/2010 8:27:25 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: AIM Freeper
Tried to watch a bit of MSNBC last night, they are totally a Dem network. How dare they criticize a station that actually uses Juan Williams, Bob Beckel, Calmes, etc.?
23 posted on 01/20/2010 8:41:23 AM PST by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: AIM Freeper

Big surprise.


24 posted on 01/20/2010 8:43:11 AM PST by dr_who
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To: Pecos
...but of course, MSNBC and CNN do not have a particular point of view.....

Of course they don't...having a point of views requires some degree of intelligence. Have you seen the jellyfish on those networks. Utterly devoid of anything that might resemble conscious thought.

25 posted on 01/20/2010 8:46:52 AM PST by voicereason (I Don't Need SEX...I Get Screwed By Democrats Everyday!!!)
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To: Wee-Weed Up
Yet Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, and Rachel Maddow don’t have a point of view? Oh, that’s right, they don’t have a point of view because it’s the same point of view the White house has. I get it now.

In one word: CLONES!!

26 posted on 01/20/2010 8:49:07 AM PST by prophetic (0Bama = 1 illegal president = 32 illegal, unconstitutional & unnecessary CZARS to do his job!!)
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To: Wee-Weed Up

Their’s is not a point of view, Alfalfa, it’s the truff.


27 posted on 01/20/2010 9:13:32 AM PST by Napoleon Solo
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To: AIM Freeper

Does anyone happen to know where I could grab a copy of NewsMax....or is it online only? I REAAAAALLLY want to read the ‘Obama Hates FOX News’ article. It looks delish.


28 posted on 01/20/2010 9:48:52 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: AIM Freeper

Nothing short of STALINISM


29 posted on 01/20/2010 9:51:00 AM PST by demsux (Obama: Killing Jobs Not Terrorists)
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To: AIM Freeper; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; ...
OBAMADMINSTRATION PRAVDA MEDIA BUMP:

"I have the same view of Fox that Anita [Dunn] 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," Pfeiffer said.

"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 it would make sense to communicate with them and appear on the network."

but what about...

Mark Halperin Memo at ABCDisney News - Friday October 8, 2004

It goes without saying that the stakes are getting very high for the country and the campaigns - and our responsibilities become quite grave

I do not want to set off an endless colloquy that none of us have time for today - nor do I want to stifle one. Please respond if you feel you can advance the discussion.

The New York Times (Nagourney/Stevenson) and Howard Fineman on the web both make the same point today: the current Bush attacks on Kerry involve distortions and taking things out of context in a way that goes beyond what Kerry has done.

Kerry distorts, takes out of context, and mistakes all the time, but these are not central to his efforts to win.

We have a responsibility to hold both sides accountable to the public interest, but that doesn't mean we reflexively and artificially hold both sides "equally" accountable when the facts don't warrant that.

I'm sure many of you have this week felt the stepped up Bush efforts to complain about our coverage. This is all part of their efforts to get away with as much as possible with the stepped up, renewed efforts to win the election by destroying Senator Kerry at least partly through distortions.

It's up to Kerry to defend himself, of course. But as one of the few news organizations with the skill and strength to help voters evaluate what the candidates are saying to serve the public interest. Now is the time for all of us to step up and do that right.

PS. Mark Halperin is now the big wig at Time(Lies) magazine.

FUBO

30 posted on 01/20/2010 10:00:43 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Keep on truckin', Senator Brown.)
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To: loveliberty2

FUBO, sell your lies elsewhere.

31 posted on 01/20/2010 10:07:25 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Keep on truckin', Senator Brown.)
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To: AIM Freeper

32 posted on 01/20/2010 10:15:37 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: AIM Freeper

No one will be able to remember this loser’s name in a year from now.


33 posted on 01/20/2010 11:05:49 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Does 0b0z0 have any friends, who aren't traitors, spies, tax cheats and criminals?)
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