By David Edwards and Daniel Tencer
The Raw Story
Axelrod, Emanuel: Fox 'not really news'
Former Bush White House adviser Karl Rove has compared President Barack Obama to former President Richard Nixon, saying the Obama administration's feud with Fox News is proof the White House is creating a Nixonian "enemies list" that "demeans" the office of the president.
"This is the White House engaging in its own version of the media enemies list," rove told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace. "It's unhealthy for the country and undignified for the president of the United States so to do."
Wallace had invited Rove and longtime Democratic Party operative Terry McAuliffe to discuss the White House's de facto boycott of the news network ever since the Fox network failed to broadcast the president's speech on health care to Congress last month.
"Fox News carried the speech to the American people," Rove said, pointing out it had been the broadcast network, not the news network, that failed to carry the speech. "There are objectionable things said on MSNBC, every network. ... That ought not be the standard that a White House decides to demonize a news channel as an enemy. They called it a White House enemy. That is over-the-top language. We heard that before, from Richard Nixon. ... It's not helpful. It's demeaning to the president."
Last week, White House communications director Anita Dunn said Fox News "often operates as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican party."...(Remainder.)