Senior White House aides Sunday continued their war of words with right-wing Fox News Channel, saying the cable service is “not really news.”
This is news?
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” David Axelrod is what Fox dishes out daily on is “not really news” and added “they’re not really a news station.”
“It’s really not news — it’s pushing a point of view,” Axelrod told ABC host George Stephanopolis. “And the bigger thing is that other news organizations like yours ought not to treat them that way, and we’re not going to treat them that way. We’re going to appear on their shows. We’re going to participate but understanding that they represent a point of view.”
Axelrod said Fox owner Rupert Murdoch is more concerned with making money than offering real news and information.
“Mr. Murdoch has a talent for making money, and I understand that their programming is geared toward making money,” he said.
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel continued the assault during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
It’s not so much a conflict with Fox News. I suppose the way to look at it and the way … the president looks at it, we look at it is: It’s not a news organization so much as it has a perspective. And that’s a different take. And more importantly, is not have the CNNs and the others in the world basically be led in following Fox, as if what they’re trying to do is a legitimate news organization.
Meanwhile, Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace said Sunday the White House is refusing to provide guests for talk shows on that channel.