Larvatus Prodeo talks over Barack Obama ‘s appearance on right wing shock jock Bill O’Reilly’s show on Fox News – and contrasts it with the GOP’s reluctance to put Sarah Palin in front of the press:

“The background here is that this sit down was personally brokered by Rupert Murdoch in response to the Obama campaigns complaints about Fox News’ characterizations of him. This looks like a win for Obama.

“In addition to appealing to a particular constituency, Obama’s appearance on O’Reilly does accomplish another important task; that is to contrast his willingness to meet with his most belligerent detractors with that of the McCain campaigns apparent unwillingness to allow Sarah Palin unfiltered access to a questioning media.”

The video is here. Read the full post at LP here.