Skip to comments.Obama says Fox News 'destructive' for U.S. growth (Is Hussein going a bit bonkers?)
Posted on 09/28/2010 7:10:24 AM PDT by Libloather
Obama says Fox News 'destructive' for U.S. growth
By Sheldon Alberts - Washington Correspondent, Postmedia News
September 28, 2010 6:02 AM
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Tuesday called Fox News Network "ultimately destructive for the long-term growth" of the United States, reopening a long-running feud with the conservative cable network that has led the U.S. conservative media's opposition to his administration.
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Obama accused Australian-born Rupert Murdoch, Fox's chairman and chief executive, of being more concerned about profits than the well-being of the United States.
He also compared Murdoch to William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper baron whose sensational publications produced the term 'yellow' journalism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Obama was asked in the Rolling Stone interview whether Fox was a good institution for America and democracy.
"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," Obama said.
"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 No. 1 concern is, it's that Fox is very successful."
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Hussein should be axed that about Hussein.
Typical Liberal hack. Attack those who present the opposing side and attack those who are critical.
Fox. Over Target and taking flack! Bombs away!
He is getting a bit paranoid imho..
Waaaah! It’s all Fox News’ fault!!!!
A bit bonker/ Just a bit?
Can we call it FDS? Fox Derrangement Syndrome?
“Destructive for US growth?”
A TV Channel?
I am ashamed of myself for laughing at this.
He all wee weed up.
Obama’s unraveling faster than a ball of yarn at a knitting convention.
Our very own Hugo Chavez offers his two cents. Again.
Among cable news channels, Fox was the clear winner, with 42 percent of respondents saying it is their main source, compared with 30 percent who cited CNN and 12 percent who rely on MSNBC.
You know those two flags were positioned upside down.
Maniac in the White House
I stopped reading when I saw the part about Obama swearing to uphold the Constitution.
And if you want to accelerate the crack-up we should all send to the White House Brit Hume bobble-head dolls.
Rupert loves a good fight. He made life miserable for Ted Kennedy in Boston....
” Was it something I said? F A T B O Y ? “
THAT little thing that gets in your way? What a scumbag...
These folks are demented-—they have every news outlet in this country except FOX—and they can’t stand it.
That the (so-called) president of the the US of A would even make such a whinney statement is degrading to the whole country, IMHO.
Hasn’t he got better things to do with his time?
As opposed to the Go America forces at CNNABCNBCCBSNPR.
Ugghhhhh... somebody make this asshat go away!!!
Foreigner Soros = good, foreigner Murdoch = evil! I absolutely detest this fake in the WH..........
More of the Obama thuggery--I was looking at David Limbaugh's new book about Obama the other day. There has been so much of it that it's easy to forget many of the examples, but Fox was one of the first targets.
0 is hurting himself here. FOX is successful, he is not. Hmmmmmm. What would an intelligent person deduce from that?
Oshama’s finger should be pointing at himself rather than Fox. Typical for a person living in a delusion.
Growth in Onamaspeak isn’t about growing a good economy. He sees FOX as the reason that his growth of communism is failing.
What get me about these communist idiot they never learn..The Clinton's tried and now the Muslim is trying to finish the destruction of America..Go where you belong Obama and that is not heaven..
“Can we call it FDS?”
Uh, maybe not. Us old gals remember a “personal hygiene” product by that name!
He is as sane as any Bisexual man with a cocaine habit ever was...
When are you planning to start?
He also compared Murdoch to William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper baron whose sensational publications produced the term ‘yellow’ journalism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
George Clooney and Sean Penn star in Citizen Ailes.
Coming to theaters, Fall 2012.
Hussein sounds more and more like a paranoid dictator. His RAT associates need to recommend psychiatric help for their Messiah, IMO.
He’s doing more to destroy the RAT party than anyone in history. Let’s hope he succeeds ASAP.
” He is as sane as any Bisexual man with a cocaine habit ever was...”
Never get into a fight with someone who buys satellite time by the year................
So it is not the fault of GEORGE W. BUSH anymore?
QUICK!!! Call and tell him it is not his fault anymore.
I am sure he will be relieved. If I were him, I would show just how by letting my Pit Bull Terrier relieve himself on a printed copy of the Rolling Stone Interview!!!
When President Jefferson was badly attacked by the press, he was counseled to make destructive statements about the press. Instead, he said, “I love the sound of democracy.” Obama despises the least disagreement with his Islamic policies.
Especially after one of his "own" crapped in his Easter basket with the "exhausted" dissertation on his failures.
Now it's moving on to the next boogie-man and blaming it all on "We just haven't been able to get our message out there because of the biased Fox News" talking points.
Let’s see here Obomie-commie:
You got 69 million votes when you were elected.
Fox News averages 1.85 million viewers per night.
Since your approval rating is now 42% according to Gallup, that means that those 1.85 million viewers have somehow taken what they have learned from Fox News and brain washed 59% of your former supporters, or 40.1 million voters.
Yeah, must be Fox News...can’t be your assualt on the Constitution, or 10.6 unemployment...can’t be the massive debt you have brought upon us...can’t be forcing Obamacare on a country that said they did not want it...couldn’t possibly be your foreign policy blunders...
Yeah, it is Fox News that is destroying our nation.
This tirade will only help Fox News.
Yeah, but you swore on a Bible, doesn't count, does it Hussein? As well, lying to infidels to further jihad is OkeyDokey.
I cannot imagine having this dude as an employee in my company. Every day would bring forth some lame excuse why he can't perform his job - cleaning the freaking head. Of course, Obama woouldn't land the job in the first place because he has no experience doing anything but running his piehole for 48 years.
I thought he was going to say; “I took an oath to uphold the Constitution...BUT”.
From one who has shredded every other provision of the Constitution, he now quotes it?
What about "Freedom of Speech", asshat? What about "natural born Citizen"? Don't you want to cite those parts, too?
It's okay to control the propoganda machine with the State-Run-Media, but when the truth is broadcast elsewhere, you wanna shut them up?
The Tea Party was born because of this situation....
Given Obama’s credibility on economic growth, his statement will probably just boost confidence in Fox.
Thanks much! I always like to have advanced notice of 'Movies to Avoid' two years in advance. HA,HA
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