Anita Dunn Praises Jon Stewart's 'Investigative Journalism', Contests

November 13th, 2009 8:17 PM
UPDATE AT END OF POST: Video of this interview now available.Outgoing White House communications director Anita Dunn on Friday praised the "fact-checking investigative journalism" skills of Comedy Central's Jon Stewart while she pushed back against any suggestion MSNBC was at all biased.For those that have forgotten, this is the same Administration official who a month ago said Fox…

Fox News Hating White House Aide Anita Dunn to Step Down

November 10th, 2009 12:31 PM
White House Communications Director Anita Dunn is stepping down at the end of the month.NewsBusters readers should remember Dunn as the outspoken Adminstration official who made quite a splash in October when she said the Fox News Channel "really is not a news network at this point."Now, according to the Associated Press, she's passing the baton:

Clever Analogy: Cal Thomas Likens White House Attacks on Fox News to S

October 24th, 2009 11:25 PM
There's little doubt that at hand is an ongoing effort by the Obama White House to marginalize the Fox News Channel - especially after the administration attempted to leave Fox out of the White House pool last week. That is something conservative columnist Cal Thomas said is eerily comparable to Cold War tactics of the old Soviet Union. On the Fox News Channel's Oct. 24 "Fox News Watch,…

'This Is The First Step Toward Single-Payer: I Admit That

October 21st, 2009 8:15 PM
Barack Obama likes to claim he believes in the free market, even as he lards his administration with what Hugh Hewitt has delightfully dubbed "Mickey Maoists" like Anita Dunn and Ron Bloom.But Ed Schultz has given away the game.  On his MSNBC show this evening, Schultz said of ObamaCare: "this is the first step toward single-payer. I admit that."Here's Schultz's full statement…

Unlike Nixon, Obama's Media Attacks Generate Little Press Anger

October 20th, 2009 4:25 PM
Is Barack Obama turning into Spiro Agnew? The White House's attacks on the Fox News smack of the distaste for media opposition espoused by Nixon's vice president almost 40 years ago but are being met with a decidedly different reaction today by the elite media.Pundits have wondered aloud since last week why the White House would pursue a strategy that seems to be boosting the ratings of a…

Anita Dunn: How We Created Obama's Cult of Personality

October 20th, 2009 10:45 AM
For months NewsBusters has been reporting how the media aided and abetted the creation of Barack Obama's Cult of Personality leading to his eventual election as the 44th President of the United States. Eight days before his inauguration, Obama's Fox News-hating communications director Anita Dunn and his digital strategist Ben Self, while at a conference in the Dominican Republic hosted by the…

Helen Thomas Warns White House to Quit Attacking Fox News

October 19th, 2009 3:38 PM
Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas, who has covered every president since Jack Kennedy, advised the White House to abandon their attacks on Fox News today. She attributed the administration's visceral reaction to the cable outlet to a naive sense of invincibility generally held by new presidents (video embedded below the fold).Asked by Joe Scarborough of MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' what…

Anita Dunn and Mao: Establishment Press Predictably Mostly Muzzled

October 18th, 2009 4:08 PM
This won't surprise anyone who reads this blog regularly, but it needs to get on the record nonetheless: The airing of a June video showing interim White House Communications Director Anita Dunn praising Mao and Mother Teresa as "two of my favorite philosophers" to a group of high school students is barely news in the establishment press. In an August 2008 report on the Obama campaign…

Rahm Emanuel: Fox Isn't a News Organization Because it Has a Perspecti

October 18th, 2009 10:42 AM
White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel Sunday made one of the most absurd comments to date about the Administration's fight with the Fox News Channel.In his "State of the Union" interview with CNN's John King, Emanuel said, "It's not a news organization so much as it has a perspective."Maybe more importantly, Emanuel told King that the White House doesn't want other news…

Anita Dunn Blames Lee Atwater for Quoting Mao

October 17th, 2009 11:33 AM
"Taken out of context!""You just didn't understand the irony!""Just kidding!" The incredibly lame excuses those on the left come up with to try to explain away statements they made that have come back to haunt them is growing more hilarious by the day. Robert Reich clearly stated at a 2007 Berkeley lecture what an honest candidate for president who didn't worry…

Beck Strikes Back: Uncovers Video of Obama Communications Director Cla

October 15th, 2009 7:02 PM
The feud between the White House and the Fox News Channel took another, thanks to one of Glenn Beck's viewers. On Beck's Oct. 15 program, the Fox News host played a video sent to him of White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, who had previously slammed Fox News and called it an organ of the Republican Party. In the video, Dunn reveals her two favorite political philosophers -…

Brit Hume Fires Back at White House Attacks on Fox News: Calls It 'Ris

October 13th, 2009 1:28 AM
It's obvious the Obama administration has a low regard for Fox News as a media outlet - whether it has been President Barack Obama hinting at what he has thought about Fox News, the administration passing over Fox News in a recent round of Sunday morning interviews or as White House communications director Anita Dunn recently has done - just declare open season on the network. However Brit Hume…

Neil Cavuto Slams Anita Dunn: Let's Pretend You Work for the President

October 12th, 2009 10:55 PM
If White House communications director Anita Dunn thought she was going to get away with attacking the Fox News Channel without a response from the objects of her disaffection, she was sadly mistaken.As NewsBusters previously reported, Dunn told CNN's Howard Kurtz on Sunday that Fox is "a wing of the Republican Party" and "not a news network at this point." On Monday, FNC's…

Irony Alert: White House Praises 'Unbiased' CNN as Network Runs Promo

October 12th, 2009 10:14 AM
(UPDATE: Apparently there was a drowned out Republican voice in the promo. See full update below.)The irony in this story is so delicious, as NewsBusters' Noel Sheppard would probably describe it, that one must take a bit of time to savor it.Yesterday, Sheppard posted a story about White House communications director Anita Dunn whining at length on Howard Kurtz's "Reliable Sources"…