(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) Ensnared by a classified documents scandal that keeps growing worse and embattled on all fronts for grossly mishandling the China spy balloon fiasco, President Joe Biden weaseled his way out of a Super Bowl Sunday interview and a chance to reach a national audience of millions by using an alleged outreach to black voters as a disingenuous dodge.
As of the day before the big game, the on-again, off-again interview with Fox News was headed for the sidelines.
With Joe Biden refusing a Super Bowl interview with FOX, he will now be the first president in 20 years to not interview with the hosting network before the Super Bowl.
— Nicky 🇺🇸 (@NickyScatz) February 11, 2023
Biden had originally agreed to a pre-game interview with Fox News, in keeping with tradition of former presidents and the network hosting the Super Bowl. The White House’s position reportedly changed sometime between the initial agreement and the president’s disastrous State of the Union address, which saw Biden’s rating plummet to historic lows.
Biden operatives reportedly tried to move the goalposts, negotiating an alleged agreement with Fox Soul, a streaming service of Fox geared toward a black audience, ABC News reported.
After reportedly being blindsided by news that the White House had arranged for Fox Sports host Mike Hill to do the interview for Fox Soul, network executives worked to accommodate, Fox claimed, but were rebuffed by a White House that broke off all communication.
“The President was looking forward to an interview with Fox Soul to discuss the Super Bowl, the State of the Union, and critical issues impacting the everyday lives of Black Americans,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre obfuscated. “We’ve been informed that Fox Corp. has asked for the interview to be cancelled.”
Fox News claimed the White House was spewing pure disinformation and confirmed that the network, after “some initial confusion,” had agreed to use Fox Soul to host the interview. At which point the Biden regime totally ghosted Fox News for any follow-up.
“Every president has done pre-Super Bowl interviews with the host network going back to 2004,” wrote The Hill columnist Joe Concha. “Trump, Obama, Bush. Joe Biden — the most protected and least accessible president of the TV era — continues to run from any Q&A that is remotely challenging.”