Few classified the pension reform debate in San Jose as partisan. Only one member of the 10-person City Council—Pete Constant—is a registered Republican. But in the lead-up and aftermath of voters decisively passing Measure B, which will cut back public employee retirement benefits if it withstands legal challenges, Mayor Chuck Reed took at least four interviews last week with FOX News and its affiliates, leaving his media calendar a little less than fair and balanced. (And, no, we’re not griping because we got stood up or anything; the mayor took time to talk with us twice.) While the major headline from the primary elections was Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker withstanding a recall effort, thanks in large part to billionaires outspending Walker’s opponents (i.e. public employee unions) by at least 6 to 1, passage of San Jose and San Diego’s pension reform measures was a close second. The question is whether the cable station known to slant coverage on the real and conjured ails of society, coincidentally under Roger Ailes’ direction, is trying to make Reed its new poster boy. Reed’s Republican leanings have come into question in recent weeks after he stood strong in his opposition to marriage equality unlike the mayors of every other major city in America. But Michelle McGurk, Reed’s loquacious communicator in chief, assures Fly that the mayor didn’t seek out FOX or any other national media, and even had to turn down FOX on one occasion, which gave Sam Liccardo the chance to get some face time on the network. McGurk also made every reassurance that Reed still considers himself a Democrat.