Anita “I hate Fox News” Dunn steps down

Posted by: ST on November 10, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Via The Fix:

White House communications director Anita Dunn will step down from her post at the end of the month and Dan Pfeiffer, her deputy, will take over, according to sources familiar with the move.

Dunn, a longtime Democratic media consultant, took over the job on an interim basis earlier this year when Ellen Moran abruptly left the post to take a job at the Commerce Department. Dunn will return to Squier Knapp Dunn, the consulting firm where she is a partner, but will remain as a consultant to the White House on the communications and strategic matters.

The move will be formally announced later today.

Pfeiffer began working for Obama in 2007 following Sen. Evan Bayh’s (Ind.) decision not to pursue the presidency. He served a stint as the traveling press secretary for Obama’s presidential bid but eventually took a slot overseeing the campaign’s communications operation.

Prior to Obama, Pfeiffer worked for Sen. Tim Johnson’s (S.D.) re-election race in 2002 and on then Sen. Tom Daschle’s (S.D.) unsuccessful bid in 2004.

The passing of the baton from Dunn to Pfeiffer had long been expected within White House circles as she had made clear when she took the job that the “interim” in her title was meant to be taken literally.

While she’s not being thrown under the bus like so many other embarassing Obama associates, I suspect with all the heat she’s taken over her recent comments about Fox News – and her praise for Chairman Mao, it’s a bit of welcome news for the WH.   Considering the reported “truce” allegedly reached between them and the popular cable news network, they’re no longer interested in being overtly anti-Fox, as Dunn was and is.  Now they’re interested in keeping it “behind the scenes” – hush-hush, if you will, via threatening Democrat analysts/commentators/consultants who appear on the network via warning them to stay off of it – or else.

Hopenchange you can believe in.

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4 Responses to “Anita “I hate Fox News” Dunn steps down”


  1. Bill says:

    Maybe she got a better offer from Kim Jong-il to serve as his propaganda minister in North Korea. IF so, she’ll be among friends.

  2. Lorica says:

    And apparently google isn’t going to display Foxnews links. I am not a big fan of google anyway, I think they are too anti-Christian, and anti-Military. I recently did a search on a book I have read several times but no longer had a copy of, and instead of linking to the website of the author of the book, the 1st link was to a dead blog page, that hadn’t had anything new posted for over 2 years. LOL I had to click over 3 pages before I found a link to the author’s own web page. What a bunch of dorks. I will never use google again.

    As far as Anita Dunn, she is nothing more than a hate filled shrew whose own stupidity came flying out of her mouth at a speed that would make light jealous. These people are all so little, so insignificant. I couldn’t be happier she is gone, I will never be forced to hear her hatefilled little rants again. YaY!! yay!! – Lorica

  3. Carlos says:

    No, Lorica, now you will be subject to the well-considered, thoughtful analysis from Pfeiffer that, when analyzed, will be exactly the same thing Dunn was saying but cooed by a proselytic sycophant of our president who, in the past, had worked diligently to get people just as extreme as our president into national office.

    I wonder why the president hates this country so much? We all knew his wife did (except right now, because she has to love it with the leader it got stuck with), but for crying out loud! Maybe it’s from the early education he got at the madrasses he attended? Isn’t there an end somewhere to the constant flow of whackos and citizens that want to destroy it?

    BTW, since the chances are so high, has anyone checked the guy’s tax returns? Since he will be nominated by this administration, there’s a very good chance he hasn’t.

  4. Jo says:

    Really, ditto to the above comments. Maybe more of these radical, Socialist leftists will eventually ‘step down’ all the way to the ‘top’ (if you can call the highest office in the land ‘the top’ considering its current resident). One could hope?????:-?:-?:-?