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?