The Fox News Channel is being attacked yet again by President Obama. I am not exactly sure what his problem with Fox is. Well, I guess I do. The commentary done on Fox does lean to the right. That can’t be disputed. But to say “First of all, I’ve got one television station entirely devoted to attacking my administration”. Three of the main shows that get high ratings on Fox are commentary shows. The hosts are paid to give opinion. They are conservatives, what does the President expect them to say? Hey Mr. President, you going against everything that I believe in and I truly believe that your policies are endangering the future of the country, but great job.
The thing that I found funny about this is the fact that when President Bush was being reckless with spending, nominating Harriet Myers to the Supreme Court, giving bailouts to banks; they were saying the same type of things. This would lead one to conclude that the complaints are based solely on the conservative ideology and has nothing to do with the person. The same types of outcries were being made against a republican administration whose actions go against a conservative point of view.
President Obama has appeared on the Fox News Channel twice. He appeared once while he was in the senate, and once in the run up to election. I watched his interview with Bill O’Reilly. Bill was neither disrespectful nor underhanded during the interview. Fair questions on the issues important to the American people were asked. There was no outcry after the interview aired about unfair treatment. And I think we all remember after an interview between Chris Wallace and Former President Clinton the protests of bias and unfair treatment were loud and clear. Chris Wallace asked Clinton a very fair question regarding his administration’s record on Osama bin Laden. Apparently the former president felt that was an unfair question and stormed out of the studio after the interview.
Mr. President, please tell me what are you so afraid of? What exactly do you think that Fox is going to do to you? Won’t you just send out someone in your administration and use the line we have heard a little too often since your election; “we won”? Is it that you expect all news stations to swoon and get a tingly feeling up their legs at your every word? Your constant references to Fox News are unbecoming and have long since lost their humor. The constant attacks on a news organization are beginning to sound a little Nixonesque.
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