DVR ALERT: OBAMA’S INTERVIEW WITH FOX NEWS’ MAJOR GARRETT TONIGHT…

Posted on November 18, 2009. Filed under: TV and Radio... |

President Obama is interviewed by Major Garrett at the St. Regis Hotel in Beijing Wednesday. (Photo by Kelly Chernenkoff)

In true "If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em" fashion, Obama was interviewed by Major Garrett from the Fox News Channel last night.  He knows that going on Fox News will gain him more exposure than the other networks that kiss up to him.  There will be highlights of this interview tonight on "Special Report with Bret Baier" (6-7 PM ET).  Some of the topics they touched upon are:  The closing of Guantanamo, General Motors, the economy, the unemployment rate, his trip to Asia and the possible future impact on the U.S. economy with South Korea, Rep. Durbin’s statements about the new deadline for the health care legislation, whether he will sign legislation on health care that excludes an abortion provision, Israeli security, and last but certainly not least, whether he will read Sarah Palin’s book.  In the latter, he stated during this interview, "I probably will not, but I wish her well.  You know, it looks like she’s going to do very well without my readership", and he would be right.  Following along that same note, I’d also like to add that America would also do well without his so-called leadership, as that "ship" sailed a long time ago…
 
Here are some highlights from Financial Times (ft.com)…Fox News interview: Barack Obama
 
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FOX News interviews President Obama tonight at 9:20 EST
November 17, 9:27 AMRasmussen Polls ExaminerKimberly Willingham

President Obama on FOX News Sunday in 2008.
FNC

The day has finally come. President Obama will go one-on-one with a FOX News reporter, Major Garrett. However, the format is quick and impersonal. Major Garrett tweeted this morning, “I will interview POTUS on camera Wed am here in Beijing. 4 other networks will too. 10 mins per. Many had asked. Can say now.”

Last month President Obama compared FOX to talk radio. "I think what our advisers have simply said is that we are going to take media as it comes; and if media is operating basically as a talk radio format then that’s one thing, and if it’s operating as a news outlet that’s another. But it’s not something I’m losing sleep over,” the president said.

David Axelrod, White House Senior Advisor, has said that FOX is “not really a news station.” President Obama has also stated, “I think it’s fair to say that I don’t always get my most favorable coverage on Fox, but that’s part of how a democracy is supposed to work. We’re not all supposed to be in lock step here.”

Although President Obama is now talking with FOX News, he appears to be talking to four other networks as well. This doesn’t seem like the one-on-one time American viewers expected. Tune in tonight to The FOX News Channel to see President Obama for the first time, since taking office, talk to a true fair and balanced reporter.

***Rasmussen Reports  notes that just 23% of all voters say the average reporter is about the same as they are ideologically. 53% think the average reporter is more liberal than they are, while 16% say more conservative.***

 
 
 
 
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