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Fox refuses to carry prime-time Obama news conference

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Excellent decision. The President of the U.S., of whom this corner is sometimes quite fond, has been talking way too much. He has an excellent cabinet, except maybe that Napolitano lady; let them take the lead on more files. Cultivate some mystery. As for the moment at hand, he’s holding a news conference to commemorate 100 days in office. There’s no pressing issue he hasn’t already spent a lot of time talking about. Swine flu? He was on teevee this morning talking about it. On the cable news networks. Of which Fox has one. It’ll carry his Wednesday news conference; in the meantime the main network will carry an episode of (irony alert) Lie to Me. It’s actually not true that every word a President says is so important it has to pre-empt Tim Roth comedies.

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