Foxing ‘Em?

Fox News has been criticized by the White House for its perceived right-wing bias. It was surprising therefore that President Barack Obama yesterday gave an interview to the channel.

Fox News has been criticized by the White House for its perceived right wing bias. It was surprising therefore that President Barack Obama yesterday gave an interview to the channel. Obama used the interview to step up his efforts to gain support for his embattled healthcare reform bill and he faced tough questioning from interviewer Bret Baier. He even had to chide the interviewer at one point for interrupting his answers, saying: "Bret, you've got to let me finish my answers," he said. "Sir, I know you don't like to filibuster, but..." Mr Baier said. "Well, I'm trying to answer your question and you keep on interrupting," the president replied. The BBC declared the interview as "largely unproductive" with the president extolling the virtues of healthcare reform while Baier grilled him on some of the controversial congressional procedures being explored by the Democrats as they attempt to pass the bill. But there was some good news for Obama, as Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who had previously voted against healthcare reform, publicly pledged his support for it.

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