Why won't obama call out fox news???

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    WASHINGTON (CNN) – A senior administration official confirms that President Barack Obama will appear on five Sunday morning talk shows this weekend. The president will sit down with CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and Univision. The official said Obama will not be appearing on FOX.


    He said himself, the if anyone spreads lies about OBAMACARE, they he would call them out. Well, here's a great opportunity. But you won't see our fearless (well, almost) leader on FOX News this weekend fielding questions about the healthcare reform or ACORN disaster. Why??? What a great chance he would have to address the LARGEST news audience with an interview on FOX. Chris Wallace is harmless. We're not talking about sitting him down with Hannity or another uncomfortable meeting with O'Rielly. It's Chris Wallace for Christ's sake!!! ACORN's leader isn't scared. She's brave enough to sit down with Chris on Sunday. And I'm sure he will ask her some pretty tough and to the point questions. But strangely, Obama seems to be a little affraid to put himself out there. I guess it's much easier to swim downstream.

    I'm just curious why the man who promised transparency and bi-partisanship to all Americans won't give equal time to the ONE network that challenges the views and opinions of the left? I mean, if I had a chance to speak directly to the audience that seems to be the most vocal and entrenched, I'd be telling Univision that I will try to get to them next time.

    Univision???? Seriously???? How very patético.
     
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    Maybe because FOX has already proven to everyone smart enough to understand, that thye have NO desire to report fairly or even report at all? If FOX wants to cry about it (which they have not to my knowledge), they will need to clean up their act first.
     
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    Fox News??

    Why would any credible leader sit down with FoxNews??

    They have made their bed regarding their legitimacy as a news network. If nobody takes them seriously, they have only themselves to blame
     
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    :lol: The left has nothing but 'Fox isn't fair and balanced!'

    FOX reported on Van Jones, Van Jones is gone; FOX reported on ACORN; ACORN is defunded (fingers crossed); FOX reported on the art propaganda at the NEA; the guy exposed has been 'reassigned'; FOX is challenging Obama's radical/communist/racist czars that he surrounds himself with; questions are now being asked about said czars. Gee, no wonder Barry doesn't want to make an appearance!

    Obama doesn't have the balls to sit down with someone from Fox. He'd end up 'uhhhing' and 'duuhhhhing' and run the clock out without ever answering one question fully.

    Transparent my ass.

    Oh and before anyone on the left chimes in, I'll save ya the time: BUT BOOOOSSSSSHHHHH!!!!!

    Obama FAILING to sit down with FOX = talk is cheap, it's what you do that counts.
     
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    He's appearing on the Sunday shows, where Fox runs a distant fourth (Fox News Sunday had 1.31 million viewers last week, for example; the next lowest was 2.68 million watching CBS's Face the Nation).



    You accidentally make the case for why the president isn't going on Fox. He's not going to sit down for an interview with GOP yesmen.
     
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    No offense intended here but of the implication here is that the other networks are somehow bastions of fairness then you have not been watching them lately. If anyone here thinks MSNBC/NBC is nothing but a shill for the DNC and GE then they are sadly mistaken. ABC, CBS, are not much better. The fact is all these networks have zero journalistic ethics and are more akin to media outlets for the causes they represent. The President by selecting only those that agree with him is doing nothing but enforcing this. I rather doubt you would find few stories on those various networks that would be unfavorable to the Presidents healthcare proposals. It is not those people who he should be addressing, it should be the 57% of those that disagree with him on this issue and by appearing on his partys media outlets will not change that number at all and is rather like sending out a promotional video to his own party. While of course the so called "progressives" may disagree with Fox and call them unfair I would venture to say that they have mroe than enough alternatives that Fox should be a non-issue to them , however there is that pesky 57% thing though.
     
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    Maybe because Fox news is the highest rated cable news in the nation and it would give Obama a chance to speak directly to those that are opposing his socialist agenda.

    But I think he's just scared to fucking death of Fox News, afraid they'll pin him down on specifics and thats an area he's not comfortable with.
     
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    Yeah, no sense in being challenged and working to convince those who need convincing. Far better to sit down with some sycophantic Democrat yes-men who will ask the one question he wants asked and allow him a full hour to answer it finishing just before they "run out of time." But what does that really matter? The people that will see him on these shows already support his policies so they won't be listening to what he says anyway. They'll simply stare into his dreamy eyes and wonder about how great it is that this feckless, inexperienced neophyte will lead them to the promised land, it doesn't matter that they may wander the desert for many years, Dear Obama shall provide.
     
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    so instead he's going to sit down with dnc yesmen.

    real good attempt there at persuading the other side, huh.
     
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    They gave up the pretense of "fair and balanced" long ago.
     

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