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Fox's Garrett defends Obama. What do you think of this?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:34 AM on Nov. 4, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (20)
  • probably trying to make a show of not being the republican-slanted tabloid news they are

    Answer by figaro8895 at 12:29 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • Not much, since your question really doesn't give any details.

    Answer by MammaMiaMA at 11:46 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • Defends Obama about what??????Ask a real question!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:55 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • It's his choice to defend Obama if he wants. It's called freedom of speech.

    Answer by caitxrawks at 11:57 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • The OP here. sorry about that the context did not go through. Let's try again.
    Fox News correspondent Major Garrett, who's been covering the Obama campaign, e-mailed some staffers after learning that "Fox & Friends" was preparing a segment on the Democratic candidate ignoring the network, which he didn't think was accurate.
    From the e-mail, obtained by Huffington Post.
    In the context of the 6:15 am B Block "IGNORE FNC" segment, may I point out Obama has done 5 interviews with me and one with Chris Wallace, one with Brit Hume and one with Bill O'Reilly. That's 8 interviews. Would I like more? Yes. Would Chris Wallace? Yes. Would Brit and O'Reilly like more? Of course.


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:04 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • OP here, more on it
    But it's still 8 interviews with FNC in this campaign. By comparison, my count is the Hillary Clinton did 5 FNC interviews with FNC during the campaign: 3 with me, one with Chris Wallace and one with O'Reilly. This does not count morning round-robins done during the primaries as those tend not to have any selectivity to them.
    Garrett even left one out: Obama's appearance on "Fox & Friends."


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:05 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • OP cont.
    This is the second time a Fox on-air personality has criticized the show's treatment of Obama this cycle. Back in May, "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace told the morning team they were taking comments out of context.
    And last week on Fox, Shepard Smith defended Obama's position on Israel against Joe the Plumber, who's said he believes "a vote for Obama is a vote for death to Israel." Smith's performance, asking for specific examples to support the wild claim, earned high praise on Saturday from one of the most unlikely places: The New York Times editorial page.
    UPDATE: When contacted about the HuffPost item, Garrett referred Politico to the Fox PR staff. A Fox spokesperson has not responded to calls and e-mails seeking comment.


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:06 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • Fox has lost all credibility with me, but I'm glad to see them taking a stand.

    Answer by msmoody at 12:17 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • Fox is the only network that actually brings both sides to light, the rest are as liberal as it gets. The other stations rip Republicans apart when they interview them, Fox atleast tries to bring both sides and are pretty fair on the interviews.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:20 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • You don't say! Fox being equal and balanced, NO-Fox being fair,NO- Fox having an employee on the liberal side, NO?
    Maybe THAT is why more people watch Fox News than NBC,ABC, MSNBC combined.
    Liberals will NEVER EVER admit the tactics employed by the media and their new leader were unfairly thrown in their favor for the last 18 months. A conservative wins and they cry he stole it, a liberal steals an election with fraud and lies and they scream they are making history. He'll make history all right, like you have never seen before.

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 12:36 PM on Nov. 4, 2008