President Barack Obama’s bus tour of Pennsylvania and Ohio made a stop at Ziggy’s Pub and Restaurant in Amherst, Ohio this evening where he mingled with the patrons. According to the press pool report filed by The New York Times’ Mark Landler, the president suggested one of the bargoers ask for the channel to be changed on a pub TV that was showing Fox News:
“As he thanked the group for their support, one of them, Jeff Hawks, gestured to one of the TV’s and said, ‘You’re in a building that has Fox news on.’
Obama suggested that Hawks ask for it to be changed. ‘The customer is always right,’ he said.”
The pool report did not specify whether Mr. Hawks followed through with the president’s suggestion.
Fox News wasn’t the only awkward content for the president at Ziggy’s. The pool noted another one of the pub’s TV’s was playing a CNN “report on Mitt Romney’s large fundraising haul” when the president arrived.
While at Ziggy’s, which has a wi-fi network with the password “DRINKBEER,” the president enjoyed a few brews. According to the pool, his beverages of choice were Miller Lite and Bud Lite.
Update (9:55 pm): About an hour after he sent his first pool report, Mr. Landler sent another one with an addendum making it clear for anyone who couldn’t tell the first time that the president “made the remark” about Fox News “in a humorous exchange.”