The White House says President Joe Biden will not sit down for an interview with Fox before the Super Bowl, ending a strange back and forth between the Biden administration and the television network with which it frequently spars.
Earlier Friday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Fox had pulled the plug on the administration’s proposal to give an interview with Fox Soul, a small streaming platform aimed at Black Americans.
Hours later, Fox said it would interview the president after all, claiming there had been a mixup with the White House. Fox said its reporters had flown to Washington from Los Angeles earlier in the day to conduct the interview. But Friday night, the administration said the interview was still off.
Read the full article. As I noted yesterday, the tradition of a pre-Super Bowl presidential interview began in 2004 with George W. Bush when CBS broadcast the game. Trump broke the tradition in 2018, refusing to sit down with NBC News over the network’s criticisms.
Hours after the White House said Fox had called off its pre-Super Bowl interview with President Joe Biden, the network said the president was still welcome. https://t.co/YCAZACgWRD
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