Chris Wallace joins Fox & Friends today to scold his colleagues over what he says is excessive Obama-bashing. The morning show spent two hours going over the clip in which Barack Obama calls his grandmother a “typical white person” — and in defending themselves, the hosts mention the fact that they played it three times in that span:
I’m with Chris Wallace on this one. Obama’s comment was newsworthy, and deserves significant airplay. Making it the focus of a two-hour block of time? I’d say few news stories outside of terrorist attacks deserve that kind of wall-to-wall coverage.
Update (AP): Obama congratulates Wallace on not getting sidetracked on America’s long march towards a thoughtful discussion of race, which of course only began for Obama himself when Fox News started playing the clips of Wright and forced him to say something about it.