The latest and strongest very public assault on Fox News began about two weeks ago when White House Communications Director Anita Dunn used a CNN interview to accuse Fox of being a "wing of the Republican Party." Hugo Chavez springs to mind. Nobody seemed to cry out when there was cringingly embarrassing, totally bias, obsequious bum-licking coverage of Obamessiah during the election campaign (you know who you are)
Worth adding that although Fox News has won the cable news ratings war for many years (it is close to network news viewing figures) both Axelrod and Emanuel (quoted above) have encouraged other news outlets to not treat Fox News as a news organization...laughable. What wankers. Rule of thumb, when anyone trys to stop you pushing a particular political point of view you know there's lots of reasons to push it even more.
"A lot of their news programming, it's really not news. It's pushing a point of view," senior adviser David Axelrod said on ABC's "This Week."
"The way we -- the president looks at it and we look at it, is, it is not a news organization so much as it has a perspective," White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel added on CNN's "State of the Union."