The president will do a series of interviews on Sunday with ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and Univision, culminating on Monday with an appearance as an exclusive guest on David Letterman. He is not, however, going on Fox News, and the network and many Republicans are spitting mad about this.
"If people are going to be on the Sunday talk shows, they should be on all of them," said Joe Wilson, now a famous Republican heckler because of his famous heckle last week.
Several other Republican congressmen huffed similarly.
Fox itself is now preparing to roll out a drumbeat of umbrage about its exclusion.
Who believes this stuff? Are there actually people who think Fox and the Republicans have taken offense? I suppose there must be.
It is a face-off, an elemental one, but it is not about media time or fairness. It's about who will bend first. It's a power struggle.
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