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The White House escalated its offensive against Fox News on Sunday by urging other news organizations to stop "following Fox" and instead join the administration's attempt to marginalize the channel.

White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel told CNN that President Obama does not want "the CNNs and the others in the world [to] basically be led in following Fox."

Obama senior adviser David Axelrod went further by calling on media outlets to join the administration in declaring that Fox is "not a news organization."

"Other news organizations like yours ought not to treat them that way," Axelrod counseled ABC's George Stephanopoulos. "We're not going to treat them that way."

By urging other news outlets to side with the administration, Obama aides officials dramatically upped the ante in the war of words that began earlier this month, when White House communications director Anita Dunn branded Fox "opinion journalism masquerading as news."

On Sunday, Fox's Chris Wallace retorted: "We wanted to ask Dunn about her criticism, but, as they've done every week since August, the White House refused to make any administration officials available to 'FOX News Sunday' to talk about this or anything else."

The White House stopped providing guests to 'Fox News Sunday' after Wallace fact-checked controversial assertions made by Tammy Duckworth, assistant secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, in August. Dunn said fact-checking an administration official was "something I've never seen a Sunday show do."

"She criticized 'FOX News Sunday' last week for fact-checking -- fact-checking -- an administration official," Wallace said Sunday. "They didn't say that our fact-checking was wrong. They just said that we had dared to fact-check."

"Let's fact-check Anita Dunn, because last Sunday she said that Fox ignores Republican scandals, and she specifically mentioned the scandal involving Nevada senator John Ensign," Wallace added. "A number of Fox News shows have run stories about Senator Ensign. Anita Dunn's facts were just plain wrong."

Fox News senior vice president Michael Clemente said: "Surprisingly, the White House continues to declare war on a news organization instead of focusing on the critical issues that Americans are concerned about like jobs, health care and two wars. The door remains open and we welcome a discussion about the facts behind the issues."

Observers on both sides of the political aisle questioned the White House's decision to continue waging war on a news organization, saying the move carried significant political risks.

Democratic strategist Donna Brazile said on CNN: "I don't always agree with the White House. And on this one here I would disagree."

David Gergen, who has worked for Democratic and Republican presidents, said: "I totally agree with Donna Brazile." Gergen added that White House officials have "gotten themselves into a fight they don't necessarily want to be in. I don't think it's in their best interest."

"The faster they can get this behind them, the more they can treat Fox like one other organization, the easier they can get back to governing, and then put some people out on Fox," Gergen said on CNN. "I mean, for goodness sakes -- you know, you engage in the debate.

What Americans want is a robust competition of ideas, and they ought to be willing to go out there and mix it up with some strong conservatives on Fox, just as there are strong conservatives on CNN like Bill Bennett."

Bennett expressed outrage that Dunn told an audience of high school students this year that Mao Tse-tung, the founder of communist China, was one of "my favorite political philosophers."

"Having the spokesman do this, attack Fox, who says that Mao Zedong is one of the most influential figures in her life, was not…a small thing; it's a big thing," Bennett said on CNN. "When she stands up, in a speech to high school kids, says she's deeply influenced by Mao Zedong, that -- I mean, that is crazy."

Fox News contributor Karl Rove, who was the top political strategist to former President George W. Bush, said: "This is an administration that's getting very arrogant and slippery in its dealings with people. And if you dare to oppose them, they're going to come hard at you and they're going to cut your legs off."

"This is a White House engaging in its own version of the media enemies list. And it's unhelpful for the country and undignified for the president of the United States to so do," Rove added. "That is over- the-top language. We heard that before from Richard Nixon."

Media columnist David Carr of the New York Times warned that the White House war on Fox "may present a genuine problem for Mr. Obama, who took great pains during the campaign to depict himself as being above the fray of over-heated partisan squabbling."

"While there is undoubtedly a visceral thrill in finally setting out after your antagonists, the history of administrations that have successfully taken on the media and won is shorter than this sentence," Carr wrote over the weekend. "So far, the only winner in this latest dispute seems to be Fox News. Ratings are up 20 percent this year."

He added: "The administration, by deploying official resources against a troublesome media organization, seems to have brought a knife to a gunfight."


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  • Even some posters here sound like obamy and his circus of freaks.

    Socialism 101, room 666, Building BS-1

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    • I don't think it was wise of you put your addess out in public like that.

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    • ummmmm......dont quit that imaginary day job.



      (btw there is a new anti-stretch mark cream available for that mouth of yours buddy)

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    • Faux whines constantly. Everytime Obama says "Good morning" they bring on 3 "experts" to tell what he really meant. And it usually has something to do with Communism.

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    • Thanks for the info on your anti-stretch cream, Sweetie. Rub some on your keyboard and maybe you won't stretch the truth so much.

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  • If anyone had told me two years ago what is happening now, I would not have believed them.

    It is astounding that people have to watch someone like Glenn Beck to simply hear the truth (and like it or not, the ACORN story and Van Jones are the truth). The mainstream media created a vacuum when they refused to fully disclose important news items and this has been filled by Glenn Beck.

    Seriously, are there really no independent ethical journalists out there. The mainstream media keeping the people More..

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  • If I hadn't been informed threw Fox of the Obama administration people like Van Jones, Dunn, and Jennings. I wouldn't have been told about their political leanings until too late into the administrations direction of government.
    But aside from that, the greater number of MSM outlets are overwhelmingly progressive liberal. All these MSM progressive liberal outlets have vilified conservative political leaders for decades. But personal attacks on conservative representatives have been ramped up mo More..

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  • I dont care what you think of Fox news love it or hate it there is still the freedom of the press in this country and the whitehouse, any whitehouse has no business getting invloved.

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    • But isn't it the media that's destroying America? I hear this on Fox every day.

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    • Stop whining. No one has infringed upon Faux Entertainments' right to do anything. They can spew hate messages 24/7. They can pretend to be a news station. No one cares if you watch. Have you heard of freedom of speech? Do you think that means you can say anything you want, but no one else can? People who work in the White house have the same rights that you do. Faux entertainment is not news. It is right wing propaganda.

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    • Sounds like you've never actually watched fox news. The only person here who sounds brainwashed by propaganda is you. Look at your administration, read what propaganda is and tell me how you can say they aren't fully engaged in it like America has never seen before.

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    • And who fuels this left/right soap opra?

      The quickest way to take over a nation is to divide it.

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  • The biggest, baddest government on the planet... worried about a stupid t.v. network.. that is embarrassing, what truth are they afraid Fox will reveal to the U.S. people.??

    That fear is a solid explanation for their concerted efforts to silence Fox.

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  • Fox "PWNS" the osama/obama administration 24/7!

    Who will be the next racist commie to get their clock cleaned by Beck?

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  • lol. This is a pissing contest that Obama cannot possibly win. The more his people whine about Fox, the higher the ratings for Fox will go.

    Rank amatuers.

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  • Obama is a pussy!

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  • The more the White House complains about Fox,.the more popular it will become,...

    lol

    big dummys,..

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  • I see no problem at all with Fox News or the opinion shows.
    After all the POTUS said it was going to all be transparent and Fox is just taking him at his word and laying it all out there for anyone who cares to watch and make an informed opinion.

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  • Right out of the book "rules for radicals" Marginalize your opponents. But Saul forgot to have a chapter that had the quote from Mark Twain in it. Don't start a fight with someone that buys ink by the barrel. Fox will win in the end, and I will be glad to se it.

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  • The clock is ticking and these scalawags will be shown the door, starting first in the mid-term elections of 2010, followed by the resounding defeat of the Obamists in 2012. Nothing could have inspired the center right like these idiots have. Fox, keep up the good work, we support your fair and balanced journalism.

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  • LOL! When you think you've seen it all from this 3 ring circus known as the Obamanation Administration.

    This is a PR nightmare of epic proportions. Pick a tit for tat fight with the most watched news program in the nation, if not the world. I got Fox when I was in Australia and the Aussies I was with watched it regularly.

    I've always argued that this president lacked many things and one of them was the concept of judgment. Don't underestimate judgment in business, politics, or life. S More..

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  • Even though I'm not american I'm glad someone is finally putting the truth out there on a massive scale.
    Great job beck

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  • Very un-presidential for a president to be involved in this pettiness.

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  • Keep up the good work Fox!!

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  • I totally side Fox News on this one. In fact, I honestly think Fox should be the only source of news in America. They're reliable, unbiased and have their morals right.

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  • When are we going to see the pictures of Obama as a monkey like they did with George W. Bush?

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  • Fox tells the truth about Obama........Obama doesnt like that!
    Wonder why!!!!

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  • democrats....JUST LIKE the NAZIS.

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  • It is not what Fox has said that scares the White House and Congress, it is what they WILL be telling.

    The various judicial inquiries are beginning to focus on ACORN. That cesspool has prominent Democrats in it, up to their ears. It does not take a genius to recognize that there is prima facie evidence of a criminal enterprise of national proportions... RICOH statute will give the FBI wide powers to flush out the truth.

    This is the corruption that goes to the core of the obama administration a More..

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  • You know what's funny? Foxnews right now is advertising GE on the homepage.

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  • The only person I've seen "crying" is Beck.

    Until he runs out of Vicks Vap-o-Rub, anyway...

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  • They're both of the same hand you dumbed down fiend...

    Daddy Bush just gave Obama the key to the kingdom last week...oh wait you watch Fox news.

    Keep humping the madness old sport...they're counting on it.

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