President Biden will not be doing a Super Bowl interview as the White House had no interest in having Biden sit down with a Fox News personality.
White House officials declined to provide specifics on why their outreach to Fox stopped. Fox’s Bret Baier was viewed as the most likely anchor from the news and conservative opinion network to land the president. Biden sat down in previous years with news anchors from NBC and CBS.
The decision not to have Biden tangle with one of Fox News’ top anchors means the White House was willing to sacrifice a massive pre-game audience on Sunday to which the president could share his message. But it also suggests the White House was unwilling to reward a network that houses prime-time hosts who mercilessly assail the administration and Democrats.
There is a good reason for President Biden not to sit down with Fox. Fox News is a political operation hiding behind a claim of being a news network. Biden would have gotten a massive audience for a Super Bowl interview, but the President shouldn’t legitimize propaganda networks.
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Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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