Ed Driscoll

Romney accepts, Obama declines MSNBC

The Politico notes, “Unlike Mitt Romney, President Obama will not sit down with MSNBC for the network’s forthcoming hour-long documentaries on the two candidates:”

As I reported earlier today, MSNBC is putting together documentaries about both Romney and Obama that will air prior to the Republican and Democratic conventions. But in an unexpected twist, the Republican presidential candidate is the only one who agreed to grant the liberal network an interview.

“Mitt Romney: The Making of a Candidate” will feature an exclusive one-on-one interview with Romney that was conducted today with Chuck Todd, who in addition to his duties at NBC News hosts MSNBC’s Daily Rundown. Todd also interviewed Romney campaign advisors, past and present, as well as a partner at Bain Capital and a high school classmate.

But “Barack Obama: Making History,” which is being led by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, will not feature an interview the President. Instead, Matthews will interview Vice President Joe Biden, Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod, Caroline Kennedy and others.

Perhaps Mr. Obama is simply much more comfortable communicating with his favorite network via email:

NewsBuster Mark Finkelstein reported in October that the White House e-mailed NBC’s Savannah Guthrie while she was on the “MJ” set.

According to Guthrie, a senior White House advisor wanted her to tell Scarborough to “stop being an a**hole.”

Honestly, you can’t make this stuff up.

No, which is why, fortunately, why have the video of the incident from 2009 archived:

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