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If Obama Holds a Press Conference, and Fox Doesn’t Cover It, It Didn’t Happen!

The Fox Nation website claims that Obama hasn’t held a press conference since July 2009, and that he is hiding from the media. The same claim was made by Newsmax.

But Media Matters points out that Obama has held two full press conferences this year, one on February 9 and another on April 13, where he answered questions from the media. He has also had numerous other press availabilities.

What makes this hypocritical is that Fox News declined to cover the press conference back in July 2009, in a spat because Obama didn’t call on their reporter in a previous news conference. Fox was the first broadcast network to ever refuse to cover a presidential press conference. They showed “So You Think You Can Dance” instead. They also refused to cover the one in April 2010.

But never content to be merely hypocritical, starting in July 2009, in at least six separate programs, Fox News accused Obama of being overexposed because he was appearing on TV too often.

So which is it? Is Obama hiding from the media, or is he overexposed? I do have to admit that it is truly remarkable how Fox News manages to attack Obama, no matter what he does.



  1. Sammy wrote:

    It appears that Fox Nation removed the link. Idiots.

    Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Permalink
  2. Sammy wrote:

    And just how can a President of the Freaking United States be “overexposed”??? Even during benign times a president is in the paper or on TV almost daily over any number of things.

    Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Permalink
  3. Effis wrote:

    Sounds like something from Orwell’s ‘1984’ – only now it is being used as a tool of media, not government. Begs the question of who really holds the power….

    Monday, May 24, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Permalink