President Obama says no FOX
POSTED: Friday, October 23, 2009 - 4:18pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 2:53am
WASHINGTON D.C. - President Obama and his administration are in the hot seat after trying to issolate FOX News from going to a press conference where CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS were all invited.
President Obama said he would give White House interviews via Kenneth Feinberg only to legitimate news organizations and FOX News was not on that list.
But bureau chiefs of Washington television affiliates stood up for Fox and said they wouldn't go unless FOX News Channel, a network that has been in the same press pool since 97, was allowed to attend.
House representative John Boehner and FOX News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace say this move is not what the administration had promised.
When asked about the situation President Obama told an NBC reporter that the reason for keeping FOX out was because it operated more like talk radio than a news outlet...but that he wasn't loosing any sleep over it.
Live in the studio, Jessica Wilson, KETKnbc.com.