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White House Comm. Dir. Hits Fox News: “Opinion Journalism Masquerading as News”

“It’s opinion journalism masquerading as news,” White House communications director Anita Dunn says about Fox News in a Time piece by Michael Scherer.

The mag hits newsstands tomorrow, but Scherer’s piece is now available online. Excerpts:

Dunn: “Here in the White House you are reluctant to feel like you have to go to that place, but we have to be more aggressive rather than just sit back and defend ourselves, because they will say anything. They will take any small thing and distort it.”

Scherer writes: “In other words, after eight months at the White House, the days of nonpartisan harmony are long gone- it’s Us against Them. And the Obama Administration is playing to win.”

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs: “The best analogy is probably baseball. The only way to get somebody to stop crowding the plate is to throw a fastball at them. They move.”

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