Media Research Center President and NewsBusters Publisher Brent Bozell appeared this morning on the only major network President Obama neglected in Sunday's morning show press blitz, the Fox News Channel. During his appearance, Bozell argued that President Obama is "lying with disturbing regularity," that the media are not calling him on it, and that Obama's press strategy is not working in building support for his policies, despite a media biased in his favor.
Asked by "Fox & Friends" co-host Steve Doocy if the president's Sunday morning show blitz was fruitful, Bozell answered in the negative, arguing that Obama is turning off the audience he's trying to win over:
What's settling in is Obama fatigue. The man is giving the same speech over and over and over and over again, and now he has to go on five networks to find an audience, cumulative audience, because the audience just isn't there. And the audience that is listening is being turned off.
As to why Obama refused to go on Fox, Bozell argued that it was because unlike the other networks with those networks' generally softball questions, "he's going to get a serious question or two" on Fox.
Bozell also noted a major contrast with "The Great Communicator," President Ronald Reagan:
BOZELL: Here's something interesting that we found. Kudos to my colleague Dan Gainor who found this one. Here is the ultimate difference between Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan never used the first person singular, he always talked about the first person plural. We, we, we, we. Barack Obama, how many times in 41 major speeches do you think he has used the word "I" or "me."
BOZELL: One thousand one hundred ninety-eight times.
BOZELL: And America is getting tired of this man taking credit for everything. This is the reality.
What's more, while Obama takes credit for nearly everything, the media are not pressing Obama on the ongoing ACORN scandal, despite Obama having proudly spoken of his affiliation with the organization during the campaign:
In his interview on Sunday with George Stephanopoulos, when Stephanopoulos asked him about ACORN, he said, quote, "Frankly, it's not something that I've followed closely." And then went on to say he didn't know much about the funding ACORN gets from the federal government. Now this is the same Obama speaking to them [ACORN] during his campaign. "I've been fighting alongside ACORN on the issues my entire career." .... This man came out of ACORN. He knows everything about ACORN, and for him to go on national television and say, well, I don't know anything about ACORN, that simply is not true.... [T]his president is lying with disturbing regularity.