"Beck: ‘What a surprise,’ Obama didn’t call on Fox News during his press conference."
On his radio show today, conservative talker Glenn Beck recycled a year-old talking point to complain about President Obama not calling on anyone from Fox News during his press conference last night. “What a surprise” he said sarcastically before asking, “I mean how can the guy face Ahmadinejad but he can’t face Fox?” Listen here:
It’s hard to suggest that Obama doesn’t want to “face” Fox News, given that its White House correspondent, Major Garrett, was called on at the two previous prime-time news conferences. When Fox suggested that they were not being given enough access to Obama during last fall’s presidential campaign, Garrett actually defended Obama. “[M]ay I point out Obama has done 5 interviews with me and one with Chris Wallace, one with Brit Hume and one with Bill O’Reilly,” Garrett wrote in an e-mail obtained by Huffington Post.