Feud not mentioned in Obama interview

AP News
Posted: Nov 18, 2009 8:39 PM

Fox News Channel correspondent Major Garrett says he's a "conscientious objector" in his network's fight with the White House. He interviewed Barack Obama on Wednesday, and the topic never came up.

Obama talked about the economy, health care, South Korean trade and Sarah Palin. In the interview's most newsworthy moment, he said that Israel's effort to build settlements in an area claimed by Palestinians complicates efforts to start peace talks.

It was the president's first interview with Fox since the summer. In the meantime, the network and administration were in a well-publicized fight after the White House's then-communications director, Anita Dunn, called Fox "a wing of the Republican Party."

Obama also gave interviews to CNN, NBC and CBS during his Asian trip Wednesday.