Skip to comments.Obama says Fox News 'destructive' for U.S. growth
Posted on 09/28/2010 2:29:19 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has reopened a long-running feud with Fox News Channel, branding the conservative U.S. cable network as "ultimately destructive for the long-term growth" of the United States.
In an interview published Tuesday by Rolling Stone magazine, Obama took specific aim at Fox's Australian-born chairman and chief executive, accusing Rupert Murdoch of being more concerned about generating profits than promoting an agenda to improve America's well-being.
The U.S. president likened Murdoch to William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper baron whose sensational publications produced the term 'yellow' journalism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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That must be the long-term communist growth.
The profit motive is destructive to the long-term growth of the American economy? This guy is a Marxist, a complete idiot about economics, or (most likely) some combination of the two. The desire to quash opposing points of view has a nice Stalinist whiff to it too.
Fox News should respond that zero is good for nothing!!!
What a whiney baby.
That’s funny - Fox News says Obama is destructive for U.S. growth. So I guess we’re got a stalemate...
From his prospective - I’m sure it is damaging his progressive agenda...
He wants the American public in general to be like his loyal supporters - mushrooms.
Fox isn’t in control of the monetary policy.
This is pathetic. I have never seen a more whining, petty, pitiful excuse for a leader than we have now.
It does him far more harm than good -- not least because it gives Fox News the power to define the terms of the debate.
Down here in Australia they consider him a Yay-hoo(buffoon) - I’m continually asked why did we vote him in as president ... I shrug ... say “Dunno” ... I voted for Palin.
The guy has a hissy-fit every day!
Yes, like sunlight is destructive to vampires.
This is the essence of Obama. Promoting an agenda - his pathetic, sophomoric ideology, rooted in his bigotry and limited understanding.
The only thing Fox News is helping to destroy is the idiot Øbama’s America hating agenda.
Think about it. We the people are lied to routinely, fed misinformation daily to manipulate opinion thus achieving political ends.
Corporations pumping millions into election campaigns, lobbyist roaming the halls of state houses and congress spreading cheer.
In return, congressman/woman pushing policy beneficial to those who funded their quest for power.
It's pretty much a sham.
So, point, Obama....he’z nothing more than a pawn, stirring the big ol stew pot to distract the populace while the real power brokers push this nation ever closer to their globalist/socialist goal.
Shew, I need a cigarette.
If he were living in the hood, the only way he'd last more than a single day would be by becoming some bad boy's sissy boi.
The people of America are wide awake and they are realizing who Obama and his regime are. Fox news has exposed them and they are now going to find out what the American people do with the truth.
Hey Obummer, this is Fox news “where they report and you decide”. This is not the alphabet news where it goes, “They bend over so you can drive”
A libtard agenda of:
-violation of natural rights
Notice the memes from the last few days?
The Voters are STUPID!!
Fox News is bad for US “growth”..
Stop whing, and get over it!
So what's he gonna do when the rest of the MSM start criticizing him??
That's got to be one of the more ignorant things Obama has said, and that's saying something. He's just in a snit that Fox isn't promotiong his agenda.
Sh**, Obama couldn’t grow a freakin’ weed in an abandoned lot in a KC suburb in Springtime.
Why is Obama whining about Fox News:
They call “Birthers” nuts and idiots...while Bammy hides his birth certificate
They have the most Liberal RINO GOP as contributors...the kind that “want to work with Obama”
Fox News supports the 9/11 Terrorist Mosque....at least the Saudi part-owner who kicked in 300K. Bammy should be happy FNC helps his fellow Muslims
FNC seems to have a hands-off policy towards Obama. The criticism is pretty weak
You know you are a liberal if you think Fox News is “conservative”.
Wasn’t their something in recent dopey legislation (banking ‘reform’), now law, that allows the Obama Regime to shut down any company it deems harmful or “destructive” to the US economy?
The President of the United States...cornered by a network? Jefferson would be amused. And Ben Franklin would be rolling on the floor in a fit of laughter.
I don’t re call Bush crying, and He had the entire established press railing against Him.
Remember Molly Ivans?
Apparently Obamas golden age of objective media was that all-too-brief time period that was post-Hearst but pre-Internet/pre-conservative-talk-radio. You know, that golden age when all media voices exclusively chorused, chirruped and hammered the drumbeat of leftist propaganda. That golden age. Thats the one Obama, must be referring to, right?
Its 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, Obama, heres my point of view about you and the middle-class. (And fortunately, because the golden age of journalism is past us, my opinion can be heard too and not just yours.)
It has become evident to me (and I assume a few others by now) that the Obammunists are waging class warfare against the middle-class. Obamas policies are designed to simultaneously decimate the middle-class and transfer their savings to the poor, to union members and to government employees. Yet, the very wealthy and the ultra-wealthy are being left untouched. I suppose the wealthy are either complicit or considered untouchable due their power. In any case, its evident that Obama has a special loathing for the middle-class.
The Obammunists are in the process of destroying all middle-class jobs that are not union or government jobs. These policies have been deliberate, and they have been wildly successful, with a net 2.3 million jobs destroyed since February 2009, which is the worse jobs destruction ever for any president in their first 17 months in office. The national U6 (true) unemployment rate currently stands at over 16%, with four states over 20% unemployment!
Heres a partial list of deliberately destroyed jobs. Downsizing the military and closing military bases is killing tens of thousands of well-paying civilian jobs. Ordering a temporary moratorium on Gulf oil drilling? An immediate 40,000 gulf state jobs lost, with as many as 400,000 total jobs eventually lost. Obamacare? If left as is, this could destroy millions of jobs both in the medical industry and in those companies no longer able to employee as many workers due to the tax increases and insurance mandates of Obamacare. Obama carbon control implemented by fiat via EPA regulation? Why, more millions of manufacturing jobs likely to be sent permanently overseas. Or, how about government ownership of car companies in order to develop green Obamamobiles subsidized by middle-class tax payers, but only affordable as toys by the upper-class, you know, like Government Motors Voltswagen. And Obamas implicit open borders policies? What do you think an unlimited supply of illegal foreign labor willing to work for almost nothing is doing to wage levels for U.S. citizens?
The list just goes on and on, and I havent even touched on the massive jobs destruction soon to be upon us as the Obammunists massive tax increases kick in. You know, like the nearly 60% rate increase on capital gains taxes and the nearly 300% rate increase on dividend taxes when you include the new 3.8% Obamacare tax surcharge levied on all non-wage income and the expiring Bush tax cuts. (BTW, that 3.8% surcharge applies to profits on personal home sales too! Hope you werent foolish enough to quit documenting your capital improvements, thinking it didnt matter anymore since profits from home sales were mostly tax free.)
Now, on the other side of the slate, the Obammunists have funneled literally trillions of borrowed dollars into growing the government and union worker class and making vast numbers of the poor permanent wards of the state. Currently, one of out of every seven persons employed in the U.S. is employed directly by the government, and government employees make on average 45% more than private sector employees. But when the bill comes due for the borrowed trillions, either tax rates will have to be raised to crushing levels on whats left of the middle-class and/or inflation will be deliberately promoted to ease government debt repayment, thereby wiping out the remaining savings of the middle-class. Inflation and taxation of course are the classic means for wiping out the middle-class, and were perfectly described by Vladimir Lenin, who said The surest way to crush the bourgeois is between the grindstones of taxes and inflation.
The Obammunists class warfare is intended to result in a nation with an elite, ultra-wealthy ruling class, with the rest of its citizens being wards of the state, dependent on government handouts of one kind or the other, and therefore for all practical purposes, reduced to subjects of the state.
Thus the United States will be reduced by Obamas class warfare to one of the kinds of nations that have always existed in the past and which continue to make up the bulk of nations today: nations with a small despotic ruling elite who rule masses of peasants with fear and naked power. After just a little over two centuries of being a mighty world power and a shinning beacon of aspiration to the downtrodden of the world, the Obammunists will have wiped out in a single generation what our founding fathers hoped would be a new kind of enduring nation dedicated to freedom from tyranny and the pursuit of happiness.
Bottom line? If youre happy with all of this, I urge to keep voting for the same folks currently in power who are doing all of this to you!
Fox allows for folks like Hannity, O’Reilly, and Beck, and that makes them a threat... They expose the emperor as having no clothes
Fox is the problem? You have a hundred other leftwing media outlets, and you’re worried about the one non-commie network?
Turn the frickin’ channel if you don’t like it, you stupid affirmative action wussy!
What a thin-skinned arseswab! We haven’t had this fragile an ego maniac since Nixon.
I don’t think anyone reads Rolling Stone anymore anyway.
In any case if Bush ever trashed a major media outlet like this the Dems and the elites would be screaming “censorship” and calling him a big crybaby etc.
Obama is making this statement through the lens of a far left view. We could reciprocate and say the same of MSNBC.
“Shew, I need a cigarette”
Was your rant good for you? ;)
Rumors been running that he’s completely obsessed with Fox. Sure seems true.
This reminds me of an old Jewish joke:
A Jewish man was sitting in Starbucks reading an Arab newspaper.
A friend of his, who happened to be in the same store, noticed this strange phenomenon.. Very upset, he approached him and said:
‘Moshe, have you lost your mind? Why are you reading an Arab newspaper?
Moshe replied, ‘I used to read the Jewish newspapers, but what did I find? Jews being persecuted, Israel being attacked, Jews disappearing through assimilation and intermarriage, Jews living in poverty.
So I switched to the Arab newspaper. Now what do I find? Jews own all the banks, Jews control the media, Jews are all rich and powerful, Jews rule the world.
The news is so much better!’
Reposted from http://www.9uy.info/2009/11/jewish-joke.html
Hey Bamy... got your shorts in a wad, or what?
We the People
POTUS is pathetic!
blame blame blame....me me me....mm mm mm
Good for me....good for you....gimmie a light!
POTUS = POS
On the mark. Bush took it every day for nearly eight years, even the critical praise for a movie about his assassination. No matter the beefs you might have with W actions as POTUS, the man had thick skin.