It's a small thing, but genius. Obama has held five press conferences now, and he has taken questions from CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, the NY Times, Washington Post, Reuters, Associated Press, etc. Just not Fox.
What's great about this is not that he's being petty. It's that he is just drawing attention to Fox. He's showing that the media can do its job just fine without a Fox reporter getting a question in. He's also continuing what he's done from the start of his campaign, pretty much, which is to say, "Why should I do anything for Fox? They only exist to tear me down."
I'm sure he will eventually take a question from Fox in a month or two, and by then, everyone will be paying attention to what kind of question it is. If it is a partisan question, Obama looks justified. If it isn't a partisan question, everyone will laugh at Fox for being cowards. The less often Fox gets to ask questions, the more people will pay attention to the merit of the questions. That's exactly what needs to happen to those jackals.Posted by Observer at December 3, 2008 07:32 AM
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