03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Obama On White House War With Fox News: I'm Not Losing Sleep Over It (VIDEO)

The White House's war with Fox News, which Jason Linkins has helpfully mapped out here and here, took a new, (and perhaps final?), turn Wednesday night. During an exclusive NBC interview, Obama declared he was not "losing a lot of sleep" over it.

The president is asked whether it's appropriate for him to be "working the umps", to say "what is or is not a news organization." Obama's response:

"I think what our advisers have simply said is that we are going to take the media as it comes, and if media is operating, basically as a talk radio format, then, that's one thing, and if it is operating as a news outlet, then that's another, but it's not something I'm losing a lot of sleep over."