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White House v. Fox News: Week 2 Updates

Here’s another roundup of reactions and updates a week after White House communications director Anita Dunn first revealed the anti-Fox press strategy.

David Bauder of the AP reports:

Fox said network executives have been told that no one from the administration would appear on a Fox show as a guest through the end of the year. Dunn denied there was a White House ban on Fox appearances. “We haven’t said that to them,” she said.

NYTimes’ David Carr has his breakdown of the feud:

Ah, but pretending has traditionally been a valuable part of the presidential playbook. Smiling and wearing beige even under the most withering news media assault is not only good manners, but also has generally been good politics. 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.

John D. McKinnon at the WSJ has the latest Fox statement:

Michael Clemente, Fox News’s senior vice president of news, said in a statement that “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.”

Atlantic Wire’s Benjamin Carlson has summaries of other reactions from the weekend.

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