President Obama seeks Democratic votes on Fox News 

If you didn’t think the Democrats were having trouble passing the Senate health care bill in the House, this should get your attention: Barack Obama has agreed to be interviewed by Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier on the Special Report program Wednesday at 6pm Eastern time. Last October the Obama White House characterized Fox News Channel as “not a news organization” and, for a brief time, kept White House officials from being interviewed by Fox. That boycott quickly collapsed, perhaps because someone at the White House discovered that Fox has the largest audience in cable news—sometimes larger than all the other cable news operations put together. Obviously Fox’s audience is not made up entirely of Republicans. Obama’s appearance, as he seeks the votes of Democratic House members for the Senate bill, is proof that even the thickest heads at the White House have come to understand that.

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