Thursday, October 22, 2009

On Obama's Thick Skin

Apparently Obama doesn't like Fox News:
Fox executives also say the White House informed them this month the network will not receive an interview with the president this year. Alan Lichtman, a history professor at American University in Washington, says the White House goal is to "discredit Fox in the eyes of the American people." In doing so, however, the president also risks diminishing his own stature, Lichtman says.

"It is unwise for Obama to single out Fox, and generally unwise for Obama to go after the media," he said. "Clashes between presidents and the media are not usually happy for the president. It kind of brings the president down, and makes the president look a bit petty, a bit of a whiner, and it usually just helps the media outlet."
- Sheldon Alberts, Canwest News Washington Correspondent, Obama should lay off Fox News: Critics," in The Gazette, October 15, 2009

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