The answer is simple: Because Obama relies heavily on the mainstream far left biased media to keep doing what they're doing and attempt to float into office based on celebrity status alone. Only weak-minded fools who lack the ability to think for themselves like Joe & Troy B are buying into this American Idol/Reality TV/mindless/bumper-sticker garbage.
Obama's persona, ethics, policies, and anything else he stands for would be questioned and scrutinized if he were to appear on FOX. And rightfully so, as any other politician running for office in the federal government would be and have been on FOX; Republican, Democrat, or Other. His campaign and lame smoke & mirrors tactics could very well be exposed, which I don't believe is what Obama wants.
Joe B - You sound really intelligent. Judging from your incredible articulation and mastery of the English language I bet you're a damn genius! lmao ... retard.
Troy B - If FOX is your idea of "extreme" right wing, I would be right to assume you find someone like Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers to be "moderates" FOXNEWS may be heavier to the right, but they are the most balanced and fair main TV news source than crap like CNN, MSNBC, NY Times, etc. As far as the Fairness Doctrine goes, I'll quote myself from when I answered a question about it before. Enjoy lib-tard.
"The Fairness Doctrine is a crock. Basically is requires broadcasting companies to have equal air time for both sides of controversial issues to be aired. The reason it's crap is because the free market already provides the equal opportunity for both sides to air. It's called freedom of speech. Why should a radio broadcast be propped up if no one wants to listen to it? If it has an audience then they will succeed. If their message is deemed flawed by the general public they will fail financially. The doctrine is much like affirmative action. The playing field is level, let the chips lay where they fall.
So to answer your question: no.
It's that Guy - So, by what you are saying, television broadcasts should be held to the same standard as well? Why should radio broadcasting be held to a different standard? Radio stations like Air America had more than a fair shot, but they just didn't have the audience, and therefor could not be sustained financially. As I said before, the Fairness Doctrine reeks of affirmative action, which sets lopsided advantages for one side over another. That is ethically wrong."
Love Canada - Well then, using your same logic, it would behoove a presidential candidate to get on a network with the highest viewer ratings in the country to get his message out. That would be the smart thing to do, unless you have something to hide.
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