Speaking of short careers, Mao-loving, Fox News-hating interim White House Communications Director Anita Dunn has left her post, leaving room for her protégé and deputy, Dan Pfeiffer, to take over. Dunn never expected to remain in her position, but one can’t help but wonder if her departure at this point had anything to do with the idiotic and cowardly White House assault on Fox News that she started.
Dunn accused Fox of being “a wing of the Republican Party,” and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and top adviser David Axelrod helped to circle the wagons. Apparently they never heard the old political truism about not picking fights with people who buy ink by the barrel. The end result here was that the administration looked petty and panicky while Fox’s audience continues to grow, leaving White House certified liberal mouthpieces CNN and MSNBC in the dust.
While Dunn’s day-to-day role has come to an end, she will still be on hand as a communications adviser for the Obama team. Oddly enough, though, the day after she resigned, Obama agreed to an interview with Fox’s Major Garrett. Score it Free Press 1, White House 0.