Speaking truth to power:
Kirsten Powers slammed President Obama Saturday in a roundtable discussion on why Fox News reporters never get called on at the president’s solo press conferences. It’s “because he doesn’t want to be embarrassed,” Powers said. She added that questions from Fox News would be “tenacious” and on subjects “he doesn’t want to get asked about.”RELATED: Creepy? CNN Reporter Writes Letter To Obama EVERY SINGLE DAY
“He wants softballs,” Powers said.
Host Jon Scott noted that in a recent study, it was shown that Fox News gets called on at “less than half of the rates” of the other top outlets. ABC reporters get chosen the most frequently, followed by CBS, the AP, NBC and Fox News comes in at ninth place.
When Obama is asked a question by Fox News, Powers said, it’s similar to when Jay Carney “ends up looking stupid because he doesn’t know how to answer.”
The rests of the panelists agreed with Powers and said it was “brave” to challenge the “liberal mainstream media.”