"I'm really cheered by the other members saying "No, if Fox can't be part of it, we won't be part of it,'"
"What it's really about to me is the Executive Branch of the government trying to tell the press how it should behave. I mean, this democracy -- we know this -- only works with a free and unfettered press to provide information,"
Baltimore Sun TV critic David Zurawik
This was in response to a push back by the Washington press corp pool.
The White House, in it's continuing effort to show it is open and tolerant of opposing viewpoints, is trying to exclude Fox News from coverage of the White House.
In the past week the WH said they would make Kenneth Feinberg, the pay czar, available for interviews but they would not make him available to Fox.
Representatives of the other networks made it clear to the WH that none of them would interview Mr. Feinberg if all of them could not.
The WH, in usual fashion, then denied they were trying to do this, saying that Fox did not ask to interview the pay czar.
So, in short, the WH is not only trying to stifle the right to freedom of the press to anyone that does not adhere to the same message the state media is putting forth, they do not have the stones to own up to it.
This not only makes them totalitarian but also weenies.