‘If You’re an Administration Official, You Ought to be able to Answer Questions from Someone Like Chris Wallace’

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Even more from Marisa Guthrie‘s B&C story on the Sunday shows. With the White House v. Fox News war of words still simmering, Guthrie talks with news execs and anchors about the implications and the outcome.

“Anytime anybody in the political world uses guest bookings as either a gift or in a punitive way, you start playing games with the news,” says Steve Capus, president of NBC News. “If you’re an administration official, you ought to be able to answer questions from someone like Chris Wallace.”

For his part, Wallace says he’ll keep at it: “We continue to request guests every week,” he tells Guthrie. “My feeling is we’re not going to make it easy on them.”