The question posed in the headline is a good one. Because after White House Communications Director Anita Dunn blasted FOX "News" last week, the cable channel has been acting as if this sort of thing has never happened before. Maybe a more truthful way to report it would be to say that this is the first time it was completely justified.
Attack on White House criticism of Fox follows years of GOP assaults on media
Following White House communications director Anita Dunn's entirely justified criticisms of Fox News as an "arm" of the Republican Party, conservative media figures have attacked both Dunn and the Obama administration. But Media Matters for America has compiled a list of organized attacks that GOP leaders -- often aided by Fox News -- have conducted against media outlets based on groundless complaints of bias; those attacks have included boycotts or threatened boycotts of media outlets, efforts to revoke journalists' credentials or ban them from press planes, and even calls to have journalists prosecuted. . .
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