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  •  I disagree. (3+ / 0-)
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    Simplify, AppleP, synductive99

    It was utterly pointless for Obama (or any Dem) to appear on Fox. I said prior to the FNS show:

    A strong performance will net him nothing because the audience is limited in both size and ideological diversity. It will end right there. But the slightest misstep will be magnified a hundred fold throughout the Murdoch empire.

    I was right. There were no gaffes so the interview has been buried. I've been watching Fox all morning and have not seen a single clip. I haven't seen clips on other news nets either as I flipped around to check.

    The risk/reward ratio argued decisively against the appearance. All it did was to lend his credibility to a network that has none of its own. The only place we'll see any evidence that the interview existed in Fox News promos (ala Terry McAuliffe).

    •  And on a side note... (2+ / 0-)
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      ibinreno, synductive99

      ...Fox, and other nets, have been playing clips from Rev. Wright's NAACP speech frequently.

      That should tell you something about the media. It's more important to plaster the airwaves with a controversial ex-pastor than to show an actual presidential candidate speaking for himself.

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