Joe Biden Snubs Fox News At The Super Bowl

( President Joe Biden’s back-and-forth negotiations to be interviewed on a Fox Corporation online network before the Super Bowl have stopped see-sawing and it’s landed on “canceled.”

The White House later acknowledged Friday night that the Fox Corp. spokesperson’s claim that the interview had been “rescheduled” was not factual.

The comment seemed to end speculation about whether Biden will sit down with Fox interviewers before Sunday’s Super Bowl. It is customary for the president to provide an interview to the television network airing the football game, in this instance, Fox.

Discussions failed this year, though.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre posted the first salvo on Friday to social media in the ongoing debate.

She said that Biden had planned to talk to Fox Soul about basic problems affecting Black Americans’ daily lives, including the upcoming big football game, the State of the Union, and immigration. That interview, she said, has been canceled at Fox Corporation’s request.

Fox Soul premiered in 2020 with a focus on African-American audiences.

A representative from Fox Corporation issued a conflicting statement a few hours later.

The representative said there was some initial uncertainty when the White House reached out to Fox Soul on Thursday evening, but Fox Soul is excited to speak with the president on Super Bowl Sunday. A spokesman said that “Cocktails with Queens” presenter Vivica A. Fox and sportscaster Mike Hill had flown in from Los Angeles for the interview.

However, another twist was provided by the White House statement released later on Friday.

We had scheduled an interview with FOX Sports Host Mike Hill and Vivica A. Fox with the President before the Super Bowl, but Fox Corp. got it canceled, the statement said. Fox has already released a statement that the interview was rescheduled; however, this is not the case.

Before the 2021 game, Biden interviewed CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell and NBC News’s Lester Holt.