The Democratic National Committee (DNC) hit at Fox News' objectivity on Wednesday after the network excluded part of a Republican congressman's interview in which he admitted the GOP did not oppose President George W. Bush's policy "czars."
Fox News conducted an interview with House Oversight and Government Reform Committee ranking member Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), in which he criticized President Barack Obama's policy "czars" but said Republicans did not scrutinize Bush's "czars."
When the network aired the segment later, they cut out the latter part of his statement.
The DNC tweeted:
In the linked blog post, the DNC includes video footage of both parts of the interview.
Issa and House Judiciary Committee ranking member Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) sent a letter earlier today to White House counsel Greg Craig requesting information about President Barack Obama's policy "czars."
Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold (Wis.) also sent a similar letter to the president himself, asking for legal advisors to detail the "czars'" constitutionality.
The DNC has spent the day accusing Republicans and Fox News of hypocrisy for targeting Obama's appointed advisors.
"Glenn Beck, Fox News and the Republicans doing their bidding are trying their darndest to manufacture controversy over the existence of czars in the Obama Administration. Not only is it incredibly hypocritical - no one's buying it," said the post.
The release claims that 47 czars worked under President Bush and provides a list of the officials.