While Appearing On National TV, Christine O’Donnell Vows Not To Appear On National TV

Last night on Fox News Channel, Christine O’Donnell said she’s not appearing on national television anymore:

Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell said Tuesday night that she would not make any more national media appearances between now and Election Day.

In an interview on Fox News’s “Hannity” show, O’Donnell, who canceled spots on CBS’s “Face the Nation” and “Fox News Sunday” last weekend, said that going on national-media outlets would not help her win the election.

“I’m not going to do more national media because this is my focus. Delaware is my focus and the local media is my focus,” she said.

O’Donnell has been one of the most sought-after political candidates by national media following her shocking win over centrist Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) in last week’s Senate primary.

Media outlets have looked to press her on controversial statements she has made in the past about sexual topics, as well as questions surrounding her mortgage and tax returns. O’Donnell did several national interviews last week following her election but had stayed quiet for the days following that.

Based on the softballs that Hannity was tossing her last night, I’m not sure why she’d include Fox News in her self-imposed media exile:

Notice that Hannity didn’t ask her on thing about the campaign spending allegations.

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  1. Herb says:

    I love it when right-wingers give Fox News a “mainstream media” exemption.  Just goes to show they’re believing their own press.
    When you have the largest cable news audience and routinely beat both of your competitors combined…..you are the mainstream.

  2. An Interested Party says:

    Surely the concession speech that she will be giving in less than 6 weeks will be shown on national TV…

  3. narciso says:

    Actually he did, if you were paying attention to something other than the last press release from CREW, you’d know that

  4. Dude I watched the entire freaking interview — which is painful considering that every minute Hannity talking causes a brain cell to die — and he did not ask her a single question about the campaign finance issue.