Do you recall someone named Bret Baier, who worked for a cable news channel called Fox News and had “unprecedented access” to the Bush White House in 2008? Apparently, Fox News doesn’t. Nor do they seem to remember that Baier also went aboard Air Force One and visited Bush’s ranch in Texas.

Conveniently, Sean Hannity doesn’t recall any of that when he and Karl Rove complained about ABC being granted access for the upcoming special, “Questions for the President: Prescription for America.”

HANNITY: Karl, it seems rather unprecedented. You were there in the White House for the better part of eight years. Did this ever happened while George W. Bush was president?

ROVE: You know, look, it’s normal for the networks to want to come in and do an interview inside the White House or to get a glimpse behind the curtain as to what goes on there. This is an unprecedented access to the White House and more importantly an unprecedented use of the White House. I can’t remember a time when the network came in and was going to devote a significant block of time to covering an issue that was on the president’s agenda.

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4 Responses to “Fox News Hypocrisy About White House Access”

  1. I guess Obama will get them back by not allowing anyone with an oposing view on the set of ABC’s infomercial…

  2. FoxNewsBoycott says:

    And? Can you blame him? Fox News rarely, if ever, promotes anything positive Obama has done. Was it okay for Bush to allow much more access than what will be given to ABC? Not to mention that Bush had eight years to give fair treatment to the press, which he did not. Obama has been in office for less than six months. Maybe if Fox News were “fair and balanced” they’d get more respect… it’s give and take. Hell, do you know if FNC has even approached Obama about doing a documentary?

  3. Why don’t any of you look up the word “unprecedented” in the dictionary?

  4. unprecedented
    –adjective
    without previous instance; never before known or experienced; unexampled or unparalleled: an unprecedented event.

    and now?

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