(Nicole:) I'm not a big fan of Democrats appearing on Fox News. In general, I think it legitimizes an outlet that is neither fair nor balanced and moreover, decidedly not NEWS.
However, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX18) does a pretty good job of keeping control of the interview and render host Greta Van Susteren's attempted sandbagging fairly impotent.
Jackson Lee was criticized--somewhat fairly--for appearing to take a cell phone call while being confronted by an alleged cancer survivor, Tracy Miller (who has apparently been training to be a teabagger). As Jackson Lee explains, she is actually talking to the White House-installed hot line that helps congresspeople address specific points of the health care reform bill to their constituents.
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