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Rep. Altmire’s Mistake

Via Jennifer Rubin, I read that Rep. Jason Altmire (D., Penn.) objects to the White House’s attack on Fox News.

“It’s a mistake,” said Rep. Jason Altmire, a moderate Democrat from western Pennsylvania. “I think it’s beneath the White House to get into a tit for tat with news organizations.”

No no no. Fox isn’t a “news organization”; it’s just, um, an organization that, er, often breaks news. Rahm Emanuel can get you up to speed, congressman.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.