I think a pattern is emerging.
David Axelrod said this about Fox "News" on ABC's This Week w/ George Stephanopoulos: "It's really not news. It's pushing a point of view."
Rahm Emanuel said this about Fox "News" on CNN's State of the Union: It's "not a news organization, so much as it has a perspective.":
Those comments come on the heels of comments by White House Communications Director Anita Dunn (h/t BlatantLiberal):
(video h/t Think Progress)
"The reality of it is that Fox News often operates as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party. And it’s not ideological. I mean, obviously there are many commentators who are conservative, liberal, centrist, and everybody understands that. What I think is fair to say about Fox is — and certainly the way we view it — is that it really is more of a wing of the Republican Party. [...]
"They’re widely viewed as, you know, a part of the Republican Party — take their talking points, put them on the air, take their opposition research, put them on the air, and that’s fine. But let’s not pretend they’re a news network they way CNN is."