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Obama's Pennsylvania Comment Big Deal on FOX News

Reported by Deborah - April 13, 2008 -

FOX News has joined the media chorus this weekend playing up Barack Obama's comment made in San Francisco about the people struggling economically in central Pennsylvania. Claiming the comment was elitist and disrespectful, FOX made it a big story throughout the Saturday news cycle, 4/12/08. Fortunately Obama has offered a quick response.

In case anyone has missed it, here's the comment that is being used to hurt Obama in Pennsylvania.

"You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them," Obama said. "And it's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

Yesterday on the late afternoon FNL, with Julie Banderas, there was a chyron saying " BITTER POISON" and later around 7PM, Laura Ingles went to Allentown, PA, to ask the residents how they felt about Obama's comment. They interviewed three people and only one claimed the comment would influence his vote while the remaining two, agreed with his point. One woman interviewed claimed she was forced to take the bus to save money on gasoline and no problem with what he said. Throughout the segment the ticker below was repeating the story over and over.

Barack Obama fortunately wasted no time responding to the media hysteria. Here's a video clip of his response, provided by the Obama campaign, to Pennsylvania residents.