President Biden wouldn’t do the Super Bowl interview because the White House had no interest in having Biden sit down with the Fox News personality.
White House officials declined to provide details of why they had stopped contacting Fox. Fox’s Bret Baer was seen as the anchor most likely of the news and conservative opinion network to land the president. In previous years, Biden sat with news anchors from NBC and CBS.
The decision not to tangle Biden with a top Fox News anchor meant the White House was willing to sacrifice a massive pre-game audience on Sunday to which the president could spread his message. But it also suggests that the White House has been unwilling to reward a network of prime-time hosts who ruthlessly attack the administration and Democrats.
There is good reason why President Biden will not sit down with Fox. Fox News is a political operation that hides behind the claim of being a news network. Biden would have had a large audience for his Super Bowl interview, but the president shouldn’t legitimize propaganda networks.
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Jason is the Managing Editor. He is also the White House press reporter and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds 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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