President Obama will give an interview to Fox News’ Major Garrett, Fox News confirmed to the Huffington Post.
Drudge reported Wednesday that the interview will take place during the president’s trip to China next week. This news comes just one day after it was reported that Obama Communications Director Anita Dunn — the so-called general in the administration’s war against Fox News — will be stepping down.
The Obama administration’s battle against Fox News has been two-pronged: members of the administration have characterized Fox News as not a legitimate news network while also regularly denying the network interviews with key figures. When Obama did the Sunday morning talk show rounds, for instance, he skipped out on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace.
“This White House has demonstrated our willingness to exclude Fox News from newsmaking interviews, but yesterday we did not,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the day after Garrett interviewed “pay czar” Kenneth Feinberg. More…