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Obama in Command: The Rolling Stone Interview (Obama: Fox News Destroying America)
Rolling Stone ^ | Tuesday, September 29, 2010 | Jann Wenner

Posted on 09/28/2010 5:47:08 AM PDT by kristinn

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What do you think of Fox News? Do you think it's a good institution for America and for democracy?

[Laughs] Look, as president, I swore to uphold the Constitution, and part of that Constitution is a free press. We've got a tradition in this country of a press that oftentimes is opinionated. The golden age of an objective press was a pretty narrow span of time in our history. Before that, you had folks like Hearst who used their newspapers very intentionally to promote their viewpoints. I think Fox is part of that tradition — it is part of the tradition that has a very clear, undeniable point of view. It's a point of view that I disagree with. It's a point of view that I think is ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country that has a vibrant middle class and is competitive in the world. But as an economic enterprise, it's been wildly successful. And I suspect that if you ask Mr. Murdoch what his number-one concern is, it's that Fox is very successful.

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(Excerpt) Read more at rollingstone.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bho44fail; bhofascism; crybaby; democrats; fail; foxnews; obama; obamafail
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1 posted on 09/28/2010 5:47:10 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
I thought diversity made us stronger. Or is it racial diversity as long as we all think alike?
2 posted on 09/28/2010 5:49:56 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Even the earth is bipolar.)
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To: kristinn

Stifling debt and crippling taxes are good for the country how?


3 posted on 09/28/2010 5:50:16 AM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: kristinn

nuts.


4 posted on 09/28/2010 5:50:16 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: kristinn
Does the guy ever quit crying!!!


5 posted on 09/28/2010 5:50:36 AM PDT by avacado
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To: kristinn

Boy do we need a R_v0lut -0 n.


6 posted on 09/28/2010 5:50:42 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone
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To: kristinn

I wonder when was that golden age of objective reporting he refers to...ah I get it, the one where the only message one got from formulated by the DNC.


7 posted on 09/28/2010 5:50:49 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: Loyal Buckeye

He is not one of us, and I’m not talking about the color of his skin or his birth certificate.


8 posted on 09/28/2010 5:51:04 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: kristinn

When it comes to opposition Ob is such a WUSSY... a hybrid wimp.


9 posted on 09/28/2010 5:51:19 AM PDT by badpacifist (Life is short and hard... Bad decisions make life is shorter and harder)
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To: kristinn

What, no mention of the severe leftward tilt of 90% of the media, including Rolling Stone? Balanced coverage is slanted coverage to liberals so accustomed to a far-left bias.


10 posted on 09/28/2010 5:51:43 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: kristinn

That bird only sings one note!!!

Mr. ‘O’ is the “victim in chief” ...he needs to stop the sniveling!! Hey, “O”... STFU about it and start doing your JOB!!


11 posted on 09/28/2010 5:52:17 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: kristinn
FOX reflects the nation as a whole.

The viewership ratings prove it.

So in essence, this man is saying, that the American People are "destructive".

We know this is what he thinks.

I would watch him like an eagle even MORE SO throughout October, for a foreign policy surprise, and then particularly the day following the Mid Term election, because the Narcissist, Arrogant Emperor is NOT going to take this whole thing very well. I just wonder which Ammendment to the Constitution he will target first.

12 posted on 09/28/2010 5:52:56 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (How many of us can get our "training wheels" in the form of being awarded 4-star General status?)
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To: kristinn

Buck up, 0bama.


13 posted on 09/28/2010 5:53:58 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: SMARTY

I NEVER want him to “do his job”! He is illegitimate, to the core. God Save the Republic.


14 posted on 09/28/2010 5:54:52 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (How many of us can get our "training wheels" in the form of being awarded 4-star General status?)
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To: kristinn; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

My day begins with a period of laughter. Mr. President decries the very nerve of FOX to have “a viewpoint and agenda of its own.” How ‘terrible’ for the country. Is there a single word of criticism for the rest of the so-called “news” stations that poison the airways? I look, but do not find.
FOX is truly found guilty of but one thing. It demonstrates the unmitigated gall and nerve and “chutzpah” to exercise its right to disagree with HIS HIGHNESS.


15 posted on 09/28/2010 5:54:56 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: kristinn
Boo!! Afraid of a little Fox there, Mr. President? What a thin-skinned little whiner. This is one of the few times in his life that little Barry feels he's being picked on, and he is seething with rage over it. This will cause him to overreact and will hasten his political exit.
16 posted on 09/28/2010 5:55:48 AM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: kristinn

Unfortunately for Dear Leader, there appears to be millions of Americans who favor the viewpoint of Fox News instead of Saul Alinsky. That fact is the only hope we have of saving our country from the Socialist takeover he is pushing down the throats of the people.


17 posted on 09/28/2010 5:56:44 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: kristinn

His massive and growing unpopularity is FOX NEWS’ fault.

OK, got it......


18 posted on 09/28/2010 5:56:44 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: kristinn

The guy never turns down an invitation to throw a pity party for himself.


19 posted on 09/28/2010 5:56:53 AM PDT by qwertypie
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To: SMARTY

“STFU about it and start doing your JOB!!”

My GOD, man...That is the last thing we want him to do !!!!!
His job is to DESTROY the USA and make it the USSA...


20 posted on 09/28/2010 5:56:53 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: kristinn

Does anyone actually care what these morons in RS think.


21 posted on 09/28/2010 5:57:20 AM PDT by liberalcide1
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To: kristinn
Remember what it was like to have an adult in the White House?

Those were the days.

22 posted on 09/28/2010 5:57:31 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: kristinn

Mr Obozo, there is no way possible to get everyone to agree with you. Not going to happen.

Shutting people up will do nothing but make people oppose you even more.

Thoughts like Obama’s have always led to misery and death.


23 posted on 09/28/2010 5:57:38 AM PDT by dforest
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To: kristinn
UNBELIEVABLE!
24 posted on 09/28/2010 5:57:42 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: kristinn
How do you feel about the fact that day after day, there's this really destructive attack on whatever you propose? Does that bother you? Has it shocked you?

"I don't think it's a shock. I had served in the United States Senate; I had seen how the filibuster had become a routine tool to slow things down, as opposed to what it used to be, which was a selective tool — although often a very destructive one, because it was typically targeted at civil rights and the aspirations of African-Americans who were trying to be freed up from Jim Crow."

By the frigging Democratic party hacks. Obama you can't make up history anymore.

25 posted on 09/28/2010 5:58:28 AM PDT by listenhillary (A very simple fix to our dilemma - We need to reward the makers instead of the takers)
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To: kristinn

Zucker has ruined NBC same can be said for Jon Klein at CNN. While the liberal outlets are chewing off limbs to survive he takes more shots at FOX..he is not paying attention


26 posted on 09/28/2010 5:59:08 AM PDT by fml
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To: kristinn

Our zelig, narcissistic President is now acting like many presidents before him, especially Nixon and Carter. When confronted by an opposing, critical or muckraking press denigrates those who expose his failures and his faults.


27 posted on 09/28/2010 5:59:39 AM PDT by Liaison
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Not to worry... “O” couldn't W O R K if he wanted to, because he does not know what a J O B is!!!

You are safe there... however, he has dragged an entire mob of slimy malcontents and disaffected, anti-American creeps into the WH behind him. THEY are the problem!!

I think he postures and whines so much because it the ONLY thing he is capable of doing AND because it is THE ONLY THING they will PERMIT him to do!!! Period.

28 posted on 09/28/2010 6:00:06 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: kristinn

Gee, I wonder how many of the brain dead reading the Rolling Stone will wonder, “What’s a “Fox” man?”


29 posted on 09/28/2010 6:00:36 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: kristinn
I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration. - Hillary Rodham Clinton
30 posted on 09/28/2010 6:00:36 AM PDT by McGruff (Rebellion is Brewing! Just Vote the Bums Out!)
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To: AlexW

Every time I read a quote from something that idiot says I get a sick feeling in my stomach. He is a child. A spoiled, narrow focused child who is living at the head of that community action table and talking down to all, forcing his seventh grade view of the world down our throats as he dreams of the playground....the golfing, rich foods and celebrity hoo-hahs, cocktail hour and intercourse with the union bosses.


31 posted on 09/28/2010 6:00:45 AM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: kristinn

“I think Fox is part of that tradition... It’s a point of view that I disagree with.”
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It’s no coincidence Fox viewership is way up since the kenyan usurped office.


32 posted on 09/28/2010 6:01:22 AM PDT by Canedawg (...still not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
This is a revealing interview as it is one leftie talking to another leftie. Just before the Fox News question, Obama says Tea Party activists are dupes of big money interests:

...This body politic took a big hit in the gut, and that always roils up our politics, and can make people angry. But because of the ability of a lot of very well-funded groups to point that anger — I think misdirect that anger — it is translating into a relevant political force in this election.

33 posted on 09/28/2010 6:01:36 AM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: Republic
" I came in and had to prevent a Great Depression, restore the financial system so that it functions, and manage two wars. In the midst of all that, I ended one of those wars, at least in terms of combat operations"
34 posted on 09/28/2010 6:02:07 AM PDT by listenhillary (A very simple fix to our dilemma - We need to reward the makers instead of the takers)
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To: kristinn
"I think Fox liberalism is part of that tradition — it is part of the tradition that has a very clear, undeniable point of view. It's a point of view that I disagree with. It's a point of view that I think is ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country that has a vibrant middle class and is competitive in the world."
35 posted on 09/28/2010 6:02:35 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: kristinn

But MSNBC is fair and balanced, right Odumbo?

FUBO


36 posted on 09/28/2010 6:03:00 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: BipolarBob

Once again, the left uses a word whose definition is actually positive,

but they mean something ENTIRELY DIFFERENT.

“Diversity”, in the leftist definition, simply means fewer white and Asian people, and less traditional American culture.

Their working definition has nothing to do with a “good balance” of different viewpoints and cultures.


37 posted on 09/28/2010 6:05:15 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: SMARTY
We must pray daily that he and his aides and his plans are continually "confounded."

He is an unjust ruler.

I think it is entirely correct and biblical to pray this about him, to pray for his undoing in a political sense, not a personal sense; he is an enemy of both Christianity and the United States of America. I am sure 2010 is in great part an answer to a lot of prayers..but we still have one month and a lot of work cut out for us. Lots of shoe leather to be worn out, billfolds to be opened, phone calls to be made, neighbors to be talked to and encouraged to vote 2010.

38 posted on 09/28/2010 6:06:31 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (How many of us can get our "training wheels" in the form of being awarded 4-star General status?)
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To: listenhillary

In the midst of all that, I ended one of those wars, at least in terms of combat operations” ............................. What next? Make his wife a 4 Star General??


39 posted on 09/28/2010 6:07:11 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear the most is the one they fear the most.)
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To: kittymyrib

Politico/GWU Poll of Likely Voters: Fox News Main Source

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2597371/posts

No wonder he’s getting all wee-wee’d up!


40 posted on 09/28/2010 6:07:18 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: kristinn

And what was his response when asked about his thoughts on MSNBC?


41 posted on 09/28/2010 6:08:19 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Republic
Professor Obama is about to flunk "America 101". Big time.

42 posted on 09/28/2010 6:08:35 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (How many of us can get our "training wheels" in the form of being awarded 4-star General status?)
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To: listenhillary
Oh gee thanks. Make my original post read 'FIRST GRADE'.

If there is EVER a national whine competition set up for political jerks who cannot accept responsibility or have to over blow their actions to erase thought of their immense failures, uhbama will win hands down.

Add first grade like 'blame the invisible friend' tactics to uhbama's growing list of psychotic like denial penchants.

BTW-really nice tagline.

43 posted on 09/28/2010 6:08:42 AM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: kristinn

What bothers Premier Hussein about Fox News is that the truth is very damaging to him and his agenda. I think many of us who watch Fox have serious reservations about a lot of their programming; Whorealdo and Shepherd Smith’s continued employment there being two very good examples.

But Fox is covering news that the rest of the networks either ignore completely or spin in the Regime’s favor. This story is akin to when Clinton exploded on the radio that Rush Limbaugh was on the air three hours a day “with no truth detector”. As we all know, Rush still considers himself America’s Truth Detector, and Premier Hussein cares for Rush even less than he does for Fox.

The flak is always heaviest directly over the target.


44 posted on 09/28/2010 6:09:29 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: kristinn


45 posted on 09/28/2010 6:10:39 AM PDT by CASchack
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To: kristinn

Started to read the whole thing.

Nearly lost breakfast.

Whiner. Victim. Crybaby. None of these terms do justice. All America should see this whole tantrum. Revolting.

All America would cry out in one voice: man up! Grow up. I swear, My kids were using this tone and these words as adolescents. By18 they were more mature.

You couldn’t even argue with such an immature argument as this interview.

Makes me sick and sad. If my children argued like this in their 20s I’d tell them the same thing: GTFU!


46 posted on 09/28/2010 6:11:23 AM PDT by StAntKnee (I keep thinking I'm gonna wake up from this dream theatre of the absurd.)
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To: kristinn
It's a point of view that I think is ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country that has a vibrant middle class and is competitive in the world.

Well that's a total 180 degree lie.

The kind of message we typically get from RATs. They lie about everything, and if they say it, you can assume the exact opposite is true.

47 posted on 09/28/2010 6:11:32 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: StAntKnee

Perhaps he’ll have a breakdown after Congress goes against him this fall...

It would be great to have him, on camera, break down and curse out the “infidel” Americans, in perfectly fluent Arabic.


48 posted on 09/28/2010 6:13:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: BipolarBob

“Congress shall make no law abridging Islam, nor freedom of speech, unless it offends a protected Liberal group, nor freedom of the press, unless it is fair and balanced, nor freedom of assembly, unless there are “too many White people”, nor the right to petition the government for the redress of grievances, unless Obama wins, then it’s racist to.”


49 posted on 09/28/2010 6:13:13 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: listenhillary

“I”??????


50 posted on 09/28/2010 6:15:39 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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