Fox Snubbing Obama Press Conference

Don’t tune in to Fox at 8 p.m. Wednesday if you’re looking for the president’s press conference: The network is airing its drama Lie to Me instead. The conference will be shown on its sister sites, Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network, as well as ABC, CBS and NBC. Fox is the first major broadcast network to refuse one of the president’s requests for prime-time coverage, but hold off on the outrage for a minute: Each of the president’s live interruptions costs networks millions in advertising, and since Fox doesn’t have a dedicated news division, it is usually the least-watched channel when broadcasting live news. Fox has rejected request for prime time from previous presidents.