Obama Grants Interviews to YouTube Stars | Media Training

I certainly don’t think a President should be interviewed while wearing his/her underwear or while in a hot tub. And if a news personality is known primarily for sexual titillation, I see no value for a President appearing on that program. But beyond that, as long as a President can clearly articulate his views on top issues of the day, I don’t see any hard and fast rules for saying no. In fact, the default position for any public official should be to say “yes” to interview requests.