Instead of appearing on local news programs in her home state of Nevada, Sharron Angle travels 3,600 miles to New York City to make appearances on The Fox News Channel. Angle has made in-studio appearances with Sean Hannity, Carl Cameron, and spoke with the Jack, Janet, and Chrissy at Fox & Friends. She was also interviewed by Neil Cavuto and you could tell by the look on his face that he was not impressed with this candidate.
Angle says that she prefers Fox's national cable show over the local affiliates in Nevada because Fox will allow here to solicit campaign contributions on the air, which she has done as you will see in the video below.
ANGLE: Well, in that audience (FOX) will they let me say I need $25 dollars from a million people go to Sharron Angle.com send money? Will they let me say that? Will I get a bump on my website and you can watch whenever I go on to a show like that we get an immediate bump. You can see the little spinners. People say ‘Oh, I heard that. I am going and I’m going to help Sharron out because they realize this is a national effort and that I need people from all around the nation. They may not be able to vote for me but they can certainly help.”
This is deja vu of Sarah Palin's interviews with Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson. Angle's reasons for preferring Fox News has nothing to do with being allowed to solicit donations or even being asked softball questions. This is about Fox News not asking specific questions about her well documented support for the privatization of social security and medicare.
These are comments that any legitimate news organization would seek clarification of for their viewers. Instead, Fox News simply raises the subject with their generic "some people say" that you want to do away with social security and medicare and they sit back and allow her to deny making these comments knowing that she has made them.
I am very disappointed with Fox News because they are usually very good at playing spin the narrative. But they fail to understand that you can't just play this game with anyone. This is the type of game that requires cognitive thinking and it should only be played by those with the political skills to pull it off.
Sarah Palin had to crash and burn a few times with Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson before sticking primarily to Fox News programs for their softball questions. Sharron Angle can't even pull off softball questions at Fox News right out of the gate. - She told Carl Cameron that the media should be her friend and only ask the questions that she wants to answer. That way they can report it the way that she wants it to be reported. Really! So that's the way it's supposed to work. Well shit! - That makes running for political office much easier.
What other bright ideas do you have floating around in that empty head Sharron? - Maybe on election night, folks should just stay home unless they're gonna vote for you? - How does that sound?