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Friday, October 17, 2008

Barack Obama Whines About Fox News

Andrew Malcolm from LA Times' Top of the Ticket brings us news of Barack Obama whining to the New York Times about Fox News:

The New York Times, of all places, has a long interview coming out Sunday with the freshman senator from Illinois, Barack Obama.

Obama's complaint:

"I am convinced that if there were no Fox News, I might be two or three points higher in the polls. If I were watching Fox News, I wouldn't vote for me, right?

"Because the way I'm portrayed 24/7 is as a freak! I am the latte-sipping, New York Times-reading, Volvo-driving, no-gun-owning, effete, politically correct, arrogant liberal. Who wants somebody like that?"

In it, the Democratic presidential nominee, who's leading in most recent political polls, still bemoans the existence of Fox News because he feels he'd be doing even better in voter polls without it.

Well if the shoe fits dude!!!!

Malcolm points out that he is sure McCain/Palin would probably feel the same way about MSNBC's Keith Olbermann or even the New York Times themselves.

Fox News replies:

Senator Obama's comments about Fox News are misdirected. If he is uncomfortable with tough questions, it may be because he has faced so few from the news media.

The McCain campaign also complains when we make them squirm. We will continue to do hard, honest reporting and let American viewers decide if we're being fair.

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The difference here is Fox News has and will continue to ask both candidates and their surrogates the hard questions, while people like MSNBC and The NYT are busying carrying Obama's water and neglecting to the research into his ties, questionable associations and criminal friends.

Poor Obama just can't catch a break huh?