Alexandria, VA - Brent Bozell, President of the Media Research Center, issued the following statement to address Fox News Channel's historic interview of President Barack Obama last night on Special Report:
"Finally! A reporter who stands up to the media's Chosen One and isn't afraid to ask the tough questions.
"Kudos to Bret Baier. He prepared for a difficult interview and came right out of the gate asking the questions that matter most to the millions of Americans protesting government takeover of health care. Other networks have had this opportunity in innumerable interviews, but Fox has proved itself to be the only network willing and capable of showing backbone and doing their journalistic duty.
"How have the left-wing media reacted? While they should hang their head in humiliation for making the fair, hard questions in this interview monumental, they have instead criticized Baier's interview as 'contentious,' as if it's unprofessional for a journalist to deviate from lapdoggery.
"And we wonder why America has chosen Fox News Channel over the competition time and time again."
Video excerpts of the interview at: