Perhaps he should bring some Purell with him. Major Garrett, that is.
Fox and the administration have been in a public fight since former White House communications director Anita Dunn said the network acted like the research or communications arm of the Republican Party. The president pointedly avoided Fox when he gave a round of interviews to Sunday shows about his health care plan.
Garrett, Fox’s senior White House correspondent and a CNN reporter before moving to Fox, will have 10 minutes with the president. Other network correspondents traveling with the president — Chip Reid of CBS, Chuck Todd of NBC and Ed Henry of CNN — will also get interviews. ABC gave up its slot when Jake Tapper spoke to Obama earlier.
It’s the first time Obama has spoken specifically to a Fox correspondent since he talked with Garrett in July. Obama gave one other interview to Fox as president, to Sunday morning host Chris Wallace in February.
Maybe Urkel thought he should talk to Fox after spewing in China about how he hates censorship and loves a free press. Ah, the lovely smell of hypocrisy in the Chinese morning…