Party Discipline

White House Warnings About Fox News?

Does the Democratic party line skirt around Fox News? An anonymous Democratic consultant claims to have received a call from the White House after a Fox News appearance warning him to never appear on the network again. The call had an “intimidating tone,” the Los Angeles Times reports. White House Communications Director Anita Dunn says her staff has, in fact, encouraged people to appear on Fox. However, former Carter pollster Patrick Caddell—a Fox News contributor—said he had talked to Democratic consultants who claim the White House warned them too. He refused to name names.