White House, Fox News Feud Plays Out in Press Room

Jay Carney snipes with Ed Henry for second straight day
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2011 7:37 PM CDT

(Newser) – The frosty relations between the White House and Fox News have played out on two consecutive days via testy exchanges between Jay Carney and Fox correspondent Ed Henry, reports the Huffington Post. Today, when Henry pressed Carney on why the White House hasn't presented a debt plan to the CBO, Carney responded, "I know you're creating a thing here for Fox." Henry—who recently left CNN—responded, "That's not what I'm doing. And you know better than that." Yesterday, Carney accused Henry of parroting a GOP "talking point" when the correspondent asked why the Obama plan hadn't been made public.

The Atlantic and Politico have more context on the exchanges, and Tommy Christopher at Mediaite offers perspective on Henry: "For those who have gotten the idea that Ed Henry has suddenly turned into a bulldog because he went to Fox, you haven’t been paying attention. Ed has always had a tough, persistent style that’s masked by his amiable persona. ... What has changed, it seems, is Carney’s attitude toward him." Click for more. (Read more Jay Carney stories.)

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