I would suggest that the fact that Obama met with Bill O’ Reilly just before McCain’s speech points out the difference between the two candidates. If you remember, on the night Obama spoke at his neo-Roman Colosseum, the only peep out of McCain was commercial congratulating him for a job well done. The fact that Obama insisted that if O’Reilly wanted an interview it had to be on the night of McCain’s speech showed his lack of class.The fact that Bill O’Reilly actually accepted his offer and gave the Illinois Senator a free shot at disrupting McCain’s night showed Bill for the Hypocrite that he is. And the fact that the Fox Network assured Obama that Bill would go easy on him made Fox News as bad as the biased liberal media it criticizes.
For more on the issue, read the below From My Friend Pamela of Atlas Shrugs.
Obama and Fox News: ‘Tentative Truce?’ Sheffield, Newsbusters As Fox News prepares to interview Barack Obama tonight during prime time, TV journalist Michael Wolff details a meeting between Barack Obama, Fox News president Roger Ailes, and News Corporation president Rupert Murdoch in which the Fox execs promised to lay off the Democratic presidential candidate. According to Wolff’s telling, this was more than a mere tete-à-tete, this was a full-on diplomatic meeting (initiated at Murdoch’s request), conducted only after preparation and with preconditions from the Obama campaign. The apparent purpose? To smooth things over in the event that Obama defeats John McCain:
Early in the summer that Obama relented and a secret courtesy meeting was arranged. The meeting began with Murdoch sitting down, knee to knee with Obama, at the Waldorf-Astoria. The younger man was deferential—and interested in his story […] Then, after he said his piece, Murdoch switched places and let his special guest, Roger Ailes, sit knee to knee with Obama. Obama lit into Ailes. He said that he didn’t want to waste his time talking to Ailes if Fox was just going to continue to abuse him and his wife, that Fox had relentlessly portrayed him as suspicious, foreign, fearsome—just short of a terrorist. Ailes, unruffled, said it might not have been this way if Obama had more willingly come on the air instead of so often giving Fox the back of his hand. A tentative truce, which may or may not have vast historical significance, was at that moment agreed upon.
“A tentative truce?” A truce “which may or may not have vast historical significance?” What, exactly, does that mean? One hopes it doesn’t mean that Fox News is going to start covering Obama the way their competitors, especially MSNBC, cover Obama.