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Posted on October 25, 2009 | tags


Politics: What’s the upside to the White House’s “War on Fox News”?

  • If the White House could persuade moderates that any story originating with Fox is politically motivated and hence suspect, it might reduce the initial impact of Fox-generated content. What the White House appears to be trying to do is reduce the migration of stories from Fox to other cable, broadcast, and print.
  • Kathleen Hall Jamieson • The director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, describing why the Obama administration seems to be so quick to go after Fox News, even though it’s a fairly controversial tactic. Maybe it’s self-preservation, since they seem to be going after Obama administration officials. Maybe it’s pushing for the moderates, not the far right. There has to be some upside here. • source