. . . was not a war on News Corp. Ben Smith has this blip from the new Jonathan Alter book on President Obama:
Even as the White House waged war on Fox News last fall, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel kept a backchannel open to News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, telling him the White House “welcomed his ideas,” Jonathan Alter reports in his new book on Obama’s first year.
The goal of the calls: To maintain warm relations with the Wall Street Journal.