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.- Sheldon Alberts, Canwest News Washington Correspondent, Obama should lay off Fox News: Critics," in The Gazette, October 15, 2009 http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Obama+should+News+Critics/2107764/story.html#
"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."
Thursday, October 22, 2009
On Obama's Thick Skin
Apparently Obama doesn't like Fox News: