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But when it comes to the press the former White House communications director was still talking a hard line this week.
There's a -- -- and response from.
You know some media outlets.
It's like why you ask me on -- both on drives it -- and so it's you know it's okay since -- -- decent.
That's an event and has a habit Aston repeat -- gonna say that it just holds out loud again and think about it.
You know at every level embarrassed about it -- I was like my body -- -- my assignment editors on me about this.
There were all of branches were Republicans today but harsh words still for the Washington press corps.
Can fight for and his team keep up the bare knuckled strategy with the media that they've been pursuing Fox News digital politics editor Chris Starr -- Is here now with his perspective.
It's a great conversation because we've we've both been there advertisement seven years in the trenches at the White House.
Got a brace cajoled iced out all of that you're sitting right up in the front row taking a knuckleball all the time and you know -- to pick up -- Drudge too but when it comes to -- If -- Pfeiffer doesn't have distaste for the actual website write it it has distaste for people who fall.
Well I'm sure he has to take distaste for the actual website and I'm sure that what you heard him talking about -- that was it and Politico he likes Politico they like to talk with Politico.
And political likes to do stories about how tough and Smart and mean that difficult.
The White House team is and it's sort of like in an admiring.
Him like oh they're so tough with us we just -- oh not again Dan.
But you see when he talks Matt Drudge Report.
And this -- something that we saw when the White House made an explicit strategy about trying to isolate Fox News we saw this about other things over time.
We saw this with Bob Woodward and run for Yang.
That when they find somebody saying something that they don't like.
They try to call and what you are heard him trying to do there was called the Drudge Report -- it's not okay and that he was basically mocking reporters -- even ask him about its.
Worries that appear on the drug related amazes me that Woodward again and again and again.
Goes into White House whether it's Republican or democratic they seem to embrace the idea of aids that are unfavorable story -- yeah that and exactly how many times can -- the rug out among a little about this idea of icing on Fox News Ed Henry -- is a terrific job out.
Holding the president's speech to the fire and you can tell that his exchanges -- Jay Carney.
Are definitely laced with.
You know a lot of very pointed rhetoric.
Well that the idea is and and this is what's interest and the Pfeiffer and coming you know you saw him going on TV today talking to Chris and others about.
Trying to have reproach -- with Republicans trying to get to a point where they could do a budget or do something that they have to have something.
That is a reflection of the president's lame duck status they know that that sand is running through the -- -- quote quickly they've got to do it.
There isn't a parallel construction with the press which is if they think that they can continue to trade access to the president.
For favorable coverage and it's every day that the -- -- office access to him becomes one day less valuable because the closer he gets to the end of his term.
The less desirable -- here is that -- by November toward fourteen -- I would totally -- that certainly by the day after the mid term elections but every day between now and then.
The value of access the president gets less and Pfeiffer has less potency.
But is this any different than any other White House I remember when I first joined the white house press corps as chief.
White House correspondent for CBS I was invited to -- to.
State dinners now that I as President Clinton a tough question a press conference never got invited to another -- again -- I -- are they doing anything different.
Yes they're doing something different and a lower level and more with more frequency what you're talking about there is.
An important person -- important network big thing this is as high stakes and the diplomacy basically this is the same way that we in Iraq.
With other countries.
But when you're talking about.
A writer you know and I've seen it firsthand when you're talking about people who were just filing stories and just doing stuff.
The tone in the harshness.
They're very tough and they have a very locker room attitude.
And they -- always bristling.
And it's it'll be interesting to see how that plays out again over the second term because the dynamic changes.
And there's a lot of good coverage -- a lot of mouse clicks out there for reporters.
Who are willing to challenge them and take these tough shots and keep coming back absolutely so we'll keep on.
Lifting up Ed Henry's hands in the trenches in the front row had left about great to see -- -- -- -- -- you Dexter.
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