VIDEO: Jay Leno makes fun of WH war of words with Fox News

Good to see some of the primetime/late night talk show hosts finally getting around to making jokes about our celebrity President:

For more laughs on this issue (what, you didn’t think there was any humor to be found here? :) ), check out Tom Maguire’s humorous post comparing the WH’s war against Fox News to wars past and present. Liberal pundits are crawling out of the woodwork (more here) to suggest that O and Co. have gotten themselves into a bit of a “quagmire” in this so-called “war” with a mainstream media news outlet, but as Maguire points out as only he can, it is interesting and unsurprising at the same time to know that just like it was during the Bush years, Democrats view Republicans as the bigger enemy than AQ.

Last but not least: Last night, I wrote about Bret Baier’s report on Fox News about how, in spite of the WH’s implied dislike of “biased” news outlets, MSDNC’s Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann were at an “off the record briefing” with President Obama on Monday night. MediaBistro reports today on other “journalists” who were in attendance:

Sources tell us other attendees at the two-and-a-half hour chat included Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, Maureen Dowd of the New York Times, Gwen Ifill of PBS and Gloria Borger of CNN. Perhaps not surprisingly, no one from Fox News was in the room.

Of course, it goes without saying that none of the above invited “guests” are mainstream media journalists but instead are liberally biased columnists and pundits who work for mainstream media news outlets.

Just like Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Bill O work for a mainstream news media outlet.

For more on the WH’s growing enemies list, and how the backlash, too, is growing, click here.

Mark your calendars: Palin set to appear on Oprah Nov. 16

Newsday’s TV Zone blog reports (via Greg Pollowitz):

[From the Oprah press release] “In a world exclusive, Oprah Winfrey will interview former Alaska governor Sarah Palin for an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to air Monday, Nov. 16, 2009. Winfrey and Palin will meet for the very first time on the episode, which will mark Palin’s first interview to discuss her upcoming book, “Going Rogue: An American Life” and her first-ever appearance on the “Oprah” show.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin burst onto the national political scene as running mate for Sen. John McCain in the 2008 presidential election. Now, following her decision to step down as governor of her home state of Alaska, and on the eve of the release of her first book, Palin will speak first to Oprah in a world exclusive interview.”

As I’m sure you remember, there was a minor dustup last year when Oprah refused to bring Palin, the first female GOP VP nominee, on her show for an interview in spite of “Hoperah’s” open campaigning for candidate Barry O. That’s apparently all water under the bridge now, but it will be interesting to see what – if any – “gotcha” questions Oprah has for Palin.

I’m sure she’ll do just fine. It’s been over a year since the “bad interview” week she had shortly after accepting the veep nomination from John McCain, and she seems sharper than ever now that she’s no longer being plagued by bogus ethics complaint after bogus ethics complaint from bitter political opponents. She’s got time to focus and prepare, something she lacked last year.

BTW, have you pre-ordered her book yet? :)