White House counters conservative columnist Krauthammer

The White House took on a conservative columnist on Friday evening, in its latest bid to correct perceived inaccuracies in arguments against health reform.

Incoming White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer, in a blog post on the White House's website, said that syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer had made a "wholly inaccurate" case against health reform efforts favored by the Obama administration.

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"In today's Washington Post, Charles Krauthammer takes great pains to paint a bleak picture of health care reform as 'monstrous,' 'overregulated,' and rife with 'arbitrary bureaucratic inventions,'" Pfeiffer wrote. "The columnist's argument may be cogent and well-written, but it is wholly inaccurate."

Pfeiffer argued the bill substantially includes the reforms Krauthammer would prefer, while going beyond those reforms to impose a broader overhaul of health insurance.

The blog represents just the latest salvo in an ongoing effort by the White House to go on the offensive with its messaging in the healthcare battle.

Pfeiffer has previously dispatched similar blog posts seeking to counter critics in the battle for health reform.