White House calls Fox an ‘ideological outlet’

By David Edwards
Sunday, September 20, 2009 9:44 EDT
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Interviews of President Barack Obama was broadcast on five news outlets Sunday but Fox News was not included. Chris Wallace called the White House “the biggest bunch of crybabies I have dealt with my 30 years in Washington.”

The White House responded Saturday. “We figured Fox would rather show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ than broadcast an honest discussion about health care reform,” Josh Earnest told ABC News.

Earnest indicated that Obama would probably appear on Fox News again. “Not that their whining particularly strengthens their case for participation any time soon,” said Earnest.

Chris Wallace continued to criticize the president Sunday. “Every president is thin-skinned, but I wonder whether this administration, this White House, has a particular problem with criticism,” he said.

This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Sept. 20, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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