Obama 'Shuns' Fox at Press Conferences
ABC gets called on the most: study
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jan 17, 2013 8:39 AM CST
President Barack Obama speaks during the last news conference of his first term in the East Room of the White House, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – Does President Obama play favorites with the press? A new study shows certain media outlets getting a healthy dose of attention at news conferences, while others—notably Fox News—receive less, Politico reports. Smart Politics finds that Fox is "still shunned" at the events; its reporters, the study says, are called on just half as frequently as ABC, CBS, and NBC. Fox gets called on in less than 40% of pressers.

Indeed, ABC comes out on top, getting called on 29 times in the president's first term; CBS is second, the AP third, and NBC fourth. Meanwhile, Fox News comes in ninth, called on 14 times. That, however, beats quite a few other major news sources, including the Washington Post, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal. Among the least-called-on? Time, the Hill, and the Washington Times, to name a few of those with only one question to their name. Head to Smart Politics for the full list.

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Oct 24, 2013 3:58 PM CDT
Fox is lucky I'm not President.
Jan 18, 2013 2:56 PM CST
I spit in your face 24 hours a day, call you Hitler, Stalin etc, invent massive conspiracies that always has you as the evil monster behind it all ... where is my reward? What you are ignoring me? Well that just proves you must be Hitler, Stalin, blah, blah, blah.
Jan 18, 2013 11:52 AM CST
I don't blame him at all. FOX isn't a news company ,it's an opinion company and they tell so many lies and distortions of the facts that Canada turned down their app to establish a Canadian news station. Under the Canadian Radio Act, news stories are required to be factual. We need a law like that.