Mark Halperin's data point:
this: (emp add)
With the exception of core Obama Administration loyalists, most politically engaged elites have reached the same conclusions: the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, the media, the business community or working-class voters. This view is held by Fox News pundits, executives and anchors at the major old-media outlets, reporters who cover the White House, Democratic and Republican congressional leaders and governors, many Democratic business people and lawyers who raised big money for Obama in 2008, and even some members of the Administration just beyond the inner circle.Leading your list
of people who are saying Obama is in trouble with "Fox News pundits" is hardly presuasive. On the other hand, maybe Halperin really does believe Fox News is fair and balanced.
"On the other hand, maybe Halperin really does believe Fox News is fair and balanced."
Should we assume that Halperin really does believe he is fair and balanced? He seems to work both sides of the seesaw.