So recently, Fox News decided to not air Obama’s speech on health care reform, even though pretty much every other channel did show it. Fox also passed on a few other speeches by Obama. For example, for the memorial service for Walter Cronkite, Fox decided not to air the remembrance from Obama, and instead announced that they were showing “the most meaningful part” live — the part delivered by Cronkite’s friend Andy Rooney.
Soon afterward, Obama appeared on all the Sunday news shows, on every major network except for Fox News. Nobody would have noticed, but Fox itself decided to make a story out of it, complaining profusely that they had been slighted.
So last night, Obama gave a speech at the Congressional Black Caucus Phoenix Awards Dinner. This speech didn’t air on MSNBC, nor did CNN show it, but Fox News aired it in its entirety. In fact, and this part is almost unbelievable, Fox preempted 25 minutes of Glenn Beck’s show to air Obama’s speech. Of course, Beck’s show was a repeat, but still. Earlier the same day, Beck gave a speech in Seattle, and was given the ceremonial keys to the city of Mt. Vernon, Washington, where he grew up. Fox News didn’t even mention either of these two things.
Is Fox trying to make nice? (Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.)