Fairfax reports on the stoush between Murdoch and the White House [13/10/09]. Here are our choice quotes about Fox:
... Speaking of media magnate Rupert Murdoch's Fox, Dunn told the Times in an interview published Monday: "We're going to treat them the way we would treat an opponent.
"As they are undertaking a war against Barack Obama and the White House, we don't need to pretend that this is the way that legitimate news organisations behave," she said.
In comments just days earlier to Time magazine, Dunn, a veteran Democratic Party communications strategist who joined the White House in May, denounced Fox as "opinion journalism masquerading as news."
Appearing on CNN on Sunday, Dunn said "the reality of it is that Fox News often operates almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party."
Dunn said the White House would not be a "passive bystander" as opponents try to "tear down the president and his presidency."
"We will push back," she said.