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Obama says Fox News 'destructive' for U.S. growth (Is Hussein going a bit bonkers?)
Vancouver Sun ^ | 9/28/10 | Sheldon Alberts

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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Obama was asked in the Rolling Stone interview whether Fox was a good institution for America and democracy.

Hussein should be axed that about Hussein.

1 posted on 09/28/2010 7:10:28 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Typical Liberal hack. Attack those who present the opposing side and attack those who are critical.


2 posted on 09/28/2010 7:12:04 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Libloather

Fox. Over Target and taking flack! Bombs away!


3 posted on 09/28/2010 7:12:17 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: Libloather; All

He is getting a bit paranoid imho..


4 posted on 09/28/2010 7:12:20 AM PDT by KevinDavis (President Obama: The Crybaby in Chief...)
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To: Libloather

Waaaah! It’s all Fox News’ fault!!!!


5 posted on 09/28/2010 7:13:45 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: Libloather

A bit bonker/ Just a bit?


6 posted on 09/28/2010 7:13:53 AM PDT by No Truce With Kings (I can see November from my house.)
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To: From The Deer Stand

Can we call it FDS? Fox Derrangement Syndrome?


7 posted on 09/28/2010 7:14:04 AM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: Libloather

“Destructive for US growth?”

A TV Channel?

I am ashamed of myself for laughing at this.


8 posted on 09/28/2010 7:14:15 AM PDT by Radix ("..Democrats are holding a meeting today to decide whether to overturn the results of the election.")
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To: Libloather

He all wee weed up.


9 posted on 09/28/2010 7:14:32 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Libloather

Obama’s unraveling faster than a ball of yarn at a knitting convention.


10 posted on 09/28/2010 7:14:42 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Obama, Pelosi and Reid - the Trio of Twits)
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To: Libloather

Our very own Hugo Chavez offers his two cents. Again.


11 posted on 09/28/2010 7:15:27 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Libloather

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.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/what-percentage-of-americans-have-never-heard-of-ed-schultz-or-rachel-maddow/


12 posted on 09/28/2010 7:15:39 AM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: Libloather

You know those two flags were positioned upside down.

DISTRESS
Maniac in the White House


13 posted on 09/28/2010 7:15:46 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: Libloather

I stopped reading when I saw the part about Obama swearing to uphold the Constitution.


14 posted on 09/28/2010 7:16:14 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: Libloather
The next re-design of the Oval Office should install rubber walls and remove all pointed and sharp objects.

And if you want to accelerate the crack-up we should all send to the White House Brit Hume bobble-head dolls.

15 posted on 09/28/2010 7:16:20 AM PDT by AU72
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To: screaminsunshine; All

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 ? “


16 posted on 09/28/2010 7:16:37 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Libloather

“That Constitution”

THAT little thing that gets in your way? What a scumbag...


17 posted on 09/28/2010 7:16:44 AM PDT by Wright Wing
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To: Libloather
"In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine"

And of course Rolling Stone is a paragon of virtue who always plays it straight down the middle when it comes to political reporting..... [/sarcasm]
18 posted on 09/28/2010 7:16:49 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Libloather

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?


19 posted on 09/28/2010 7:17:09 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Libloather
 
Obama Says Fox News 'destructive' for U.S. Growth

20 posted on 09/28/2010 7:17:22 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Libloather
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.

As opposed to the Go America forces at CNNABCNBCCBSNPR.

Ugghhhhh... somebody make this asshat go away!!!

21 posted on 09/28/2010 7:17:41 AM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: Libloather

Foreigner Soros = good, foreigner Murdoch = evil! I absolutely detest this fake in the WH..........


22 posted on 09/28/2010 7:17:49 AM PDT by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: Libloather
As usual, he thinks it's evil if a business makes a profit. The implication is that the MSM is fair and objective.

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.

23 posted on 09/28/2010 7:18:01 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Libloather
During Republican administrations dissent is the highest form of patriotism, but during Democrat administrations, dissent is destructive of their long term goal of utopian socialism.
24 posted on 09/28/2010 7:18:12 AM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Libloather
But as an economic enterprise, it's been wildly successful.

0 is hurting himself here. FOX is successful, he is not. Hmmmmmm. What would an intelligent person deduce from that?

25 posted on 09/28/2010 7:18:12 AM PDT by downtownconservative (Imam Obama has now noticed he has no clothes. His response? "That infidel Bush stole my clothes".)
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To: Libloather

Oshama’s finger should be pointing at himself rather than Fox. Typical for a person living in a delusion.


26 posted on 09/28/2010 7:18:17 AM PDT by Leg Olam (A pipe gives a wise man time to think and a fool something to stick in his mouth.)
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To: Libloather

Growth in Onamaspeak isn’t about growing a good economy. He sees FOX as the reason that his growth of communism is failing.


27 posted on 09/28/2010 7:18:39 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Libloather
FOX news is the only one that has the gumption to tell the truth and keep your communist butt in toe..Go put your head up one of your Czars rear that is where it will be after November 2..

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..

28 posted on 09/28/2010 7:18:58 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: WAW

“Can we call it FDS?”

Uh, maybe not. Us old gals remember a “personal hygiene” product by that name!


29 posted on 09/28/2010 7:19:09 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Had enough, yet?)
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To: All

He is as sane as any Bisexual man with a cocaine habit ever was...


30 posted on 09/28/2010 7:19:36 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Libloather
"Look, as president, I swore to uphold the Constitution,

When are you planning to start?

31 posted on 09/28/2010 7:19:38 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Libloather

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.


32 posted on 09/28/2010 7:21:17 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: KevinDavis; Clintonfatigued; 70th Division; freekitty; MamaDearest; T.L.Sink; Windflier; ...

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.


33 posted on 09/28/2010 7:21:20 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010. Let's Roll!!!)
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To: Maverick68

” He is as sane as any Bisexual man with a cocaine habit ever was...”

true dat


34 posted on 09/28/2010 7:21:56 AM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: Libloather

To paraphrase:

Never get into a fight with someone who buys satellite time by the year................


35 posted on 09/28/2010 7:22:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Libloather
"Fox News Network "ultimately destructive for the long-term growth"

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!!!

36 posted on 09/28/2010 7:22:12 AM PDT by wmileo
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To: Libloather

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.


37 posted on 09/28/2010 7:24:44 AM PDT by kitkat (OBAMA hates us. Well, maybe a LOT of Kenyans do.)
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To: Libloather
"Look, as president, I swore to uphold the Constitution

Bwaaahahahaha!!

Good one, Barry


38 posted on 09/28/2010 7:24:51 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Libloather
Can you imagine G W Bush complaining about MSNBC or CNN’s viewpoints being destructive to America? Never! This shows Obama as a desperate cry baby.
39 posted on 09/28/2010 7:24:56 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: Libloather
Guess the Blame Bush mantra was getting a bit old and thin.

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.

40 posted on 09/28/2010 7:25:58 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
He probably ‘borrowed’ that line about "yellow journalism" from some reputable source, like Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega, Robert Mugabe, or Fidel himself.
41 posted on 09/28/2010 7:27:34 AM PDT by wmileo
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To: Leg Olam

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.


42 posted on 09/28/2010 7:28:58 AM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: N. Theknow

This tirade will only help Fox News.


43 posted on 09/28/2010 7:29:09 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Malone LaVeigh
"Look, as president, I swore to uphold the Constitution, . . ."

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.

44 posted on 09/28/2010 7:29:33 AM PDT by atc23
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To: Libloather
WAAAHH_seal
45 posted on 09/28/2010 7:29:48 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: cvq3842

I thought he was going to say; “I took an oath to uphold the Constitution...BUT”.


46 posted on 09/28/2010 7:31:45 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Libloather
"part of that Constitution is a free press"

From one who has shredded every other provision of the Constitution, he now quotes it?

ROFL

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....

47 posted on 09/28/2010 7:32:34 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Libloather

President Barack Obama on Tuesday called Fox News Network "ultimately destructive for the long-term growth plans" of the his United States


48 posted on 09/28/2010 7:32:37 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Libloather

Given Obama’s credibility on economic growth, his statement will probably just boost confidence in Fox.


49 posted on 09/28/2010 7:32:51 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"George Clooney and Sean Penn star in Citizen Ailes. Coming to theaters, Fall 2012."

Thanks much! I always like to have advanced notice of 'Movies to Avoid' two years in advance. HA,HA

50 posted on 09/28/2010 7:32:57 AM PDT by wmileo
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