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.