Monday, October 19, 2009

Chicago Style in Washington: Mao-loving Dunn versus Chris Wallace, FOX

The White House stopped providing guests to 'Fox News Sunday' after Wallace fact-checked controversial assertions made by Tammy Duckworth, assistant secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, in August. Dunn said fact-checking an administration official was "something I've never seen a Sunday show do."..."She criticized 'FOX News Sunday' last week for fact-checking -- fact-checking -- an administration official," Wallace said Sunday. "They didn't say that our fact-checking was wrong. They just said that we had dared to fact-check."..."Let's fact-check Anita Dunn, because last Sunday she said that Fox ignores Republican scandals, and she specifically mentioned the scandal involving Nevada senator John Ensign," Wallace added. "A number of Fox News shows have run stories about Senator Ensign. Anita Dunn's facts were just plain wrong."...White House Escalates War on Fox News,, 10/19/2009

Chris Wallace is a very fine reporter and more than fairminded. But, he obviously doesn't understand the Chicago style employed by the Mao-loving Anita Dunn, Director of White House Communications. In Chicago, if you allege that an alderman has stolen money, the alderman responds by accusing you of being a child abuser, a rapist, or, worse, of having written critically about the Mayor. The issue of the original accusation is never addressed. That would be telling.


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