Fox News' Pander Orgy With DemsIt's obvious why Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama want to go on Fox News all of a sudden. They're trying to reach white male swing voters, and those voters tend to watch Fox. But why is the conservative cable news network so eager to cede airtime to these bleeding heart lefties? That would be because of ratings. For some strange reason, Fox News viewers are suddenly very interested in the Democratic primaries, even though they shouldn't care because Republican candidate John McCain has already promised to continue many of the glorious Bush Administration policies they've heard so much about on Fox News. This has led to some, uh, changes:

To keep posting a healthy profit, the network realizes it has to stay nimble. After CNN scored some primary night ratings victories in January, Fox modified its election coverage, switching to the moniker "America's Election HQ" from "You Decide 2008." The network introduced a new 5 p.m. hour of political coverage starring two youthful anchors, and a weekend show called the "The Strategy Room."



...Mrs. Clinton has been on Fox 10 times this year, and Mr. Obama has appeared seven times...

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