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Pathetic: Obama Blamed Fox News for Poor Approval Ratings After 2010 'Shellacking'
Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2012 | Guy Benson

Posted on 03/20/2012 3:30:28 AM PDT by Kaslin

It's never, ever his fault:
 

President Barack Obama blamed Fox News for his political woes in a private meeting with labor leaders in 2010, saying he was “losing white males” who tune into the cable outlet and “hear Obama is a Muslim 24/7,” according to journalist David Corn’s new book, “Showdown.” The Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones chronicles the White House from the 2010 midterm elections to the start of the 2012 campaign. The book focuses on key moments of Obama’s presidency, such as Osama bin Laden’s assassination, the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the Arab Spring, the debt ceiling crisis, and the president’s dealings with Congress.

Corn writes that after the midterm elections, Obama told labor leaders in December 2010 that he held Fox partly responsible for him “losing white males…Fed by Fox News, they hear Obama is a Muslim 24/7, and it begins to seep in…The Republicans have been at this for 40 years. They have new resources, but the strategy is old,” Corn recounted Obama as saying.


How pitiful.  After Democrats got spanked at the polls due to their myriad policy failures (see: Obamacare, "stimulus," debt, etc.), Obama whinged to his union lackeys and pinned the blame for his tanking popularity on Fox News and its uninformed, hayseed viewership.  I genuinely hope this is just an example of Obama grilling up some mindless red meat for his base; otherwise, this story betrays a dangerous degree of presidential self-delusion.  If Obama can persuade himself that his own real failings are attributable the imagined bigotry of others, he is incapable of authentic self-reflection or course correction.  (Welcome to the Groundhog Day presidency).  Also, not that the substance of his claim merits serious scrutiny, but on what evidence does Obama base his claim that Fox News indulges "he's a Muslim" conspiracies ever, let alone "24/7"?  After a cursory search, I identified two examples of suspect reportage in this vein:
 

(1) In 2007, Fox (along with CNN Headline News) ran with a third party report alleging that Obama had attended a Indonesian madrassa as a child.  The story was false.  Fox News brass slammed the network's handling of the incident.

(2) Former Fox host E.D. Hill embarrassingly and bizarrely speculated that a playful fist-bump between Barack and Michelle Obama might have been "a terrorist fist jab."  Hill apologized on air, and is now with CNN.


I'm sure the Media Matters crowd could cite, chapter and verse, additional instances possibly objectionable coverage -- but the general notion that Fox regularly airs conspiratorial, Islamophobic coverage about this president is a total canard.  (If you're interested in other instances of religion-baiting political coverage, see here, here, here and here).  I'll leave you with this snappy monologue from columnist George F. Will, who skewered President Obama's blame-shifting proclivities on ABC News last fall:
 

George Will: Obama Is Not a Leader, He Blames Everyone but James Madison for Economy

UPDATE - Since we're on the subject of religion, politics, and blame, here's seven-figure Obama SuperPAC donor and known misogynist Bill Maher comparing Rick Santorum's Christian homeschooling to a madrassa.  I'd bet this is also somehow to blame for The One's polling woes.


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1 posted on 03/20/2012 3:30:34 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Obama is losing lots of people because:

1. He's a panty-waist crybaby.
2. He's a pathological liar.
3. He's trying to destroy America with his programs and policies.

Can't stand the maggot on so many levels.

2 posted on 03/20/2012 3:37:16 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: Kaslin

This dude never accepts responsibility for anything.


3 posted on 03/20/2012 3:48:45 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: The_Media_never_lie
This dude never accepts responsibility for anything.

It always someone else fault from Bush to the America people.

We should thank our lucky stars we have him.

4 posted on 03/20/2012 3:55:43 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: The_Media_never_lie

He reminds me of a 10 year old kid that is caught with his hands in the cookie jar, and then claims that his 5 year old brother told him to go get some cookies


5 posted on 03/20/2012 3:57:22 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
President Barack Obama blamed Fox News for his political woes in a private meeting with labor leaders in 2010, saying he was “losing white males” who tune into the cable outlet and “hear Obama is a Muslim 24/7,”

A few problems here.
1) If Baraq and all the other progressives thought of us as American voters and not "white males" maybe they'd understand the frustration.

2) Fox never said he's a muslim. Maybe Fox accurately described Baraq's policies in plain terms rather than liberal 0bamaspeak and that turned off a large portion of the electorate.

6 posted on 03/20/2012 4:03:36 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Kaslin
And imagine if Fake News really was fair and balanced how much worse it would be for him!
7 posted on 03/20/2012 4:09:20 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Kaslin
Obama blames gravity if he trips over his own feet.
8 posted on 03/20/2012 4:15:35 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Newt can't beat Mitt and Mitt can't beat Obama so what does Newt do? Picks Obama over Rick.")
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To: jmaroneps37
Really, also, Obama should be grateful that Foxnews is in the tank for Romney—the one Republican he KNOWS he can beat.
9 posted on 03/20/2012 4:18:42 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("11/4/2008: The day America elected a pyromaniac in the middle of a fire storm.")
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To: jmaroneps37

Tell me how many conservatives do ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC have. You can probably count them on one hand.


10 posted on 03/20/2012 4:20:27 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

If this is true then Fox should be proud that it was so effective at delivering the facts.


11 posted on 03/20/2012 4:23:34 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: Kaslin

Main reason now why Zero is losing lots of people?

Simple, go to the gas station.............


12 posted on 03/20/2012 4:28:57 AM PDT by fredhead (It's my Herbie year...check out the number on the side of the famous VW.)
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To: Kaslin
Long before America (and the World) learned what a pathetic, finger-pointing, race-baiting, America-hating narcissist Barrack (Barry) Hussein Soetoro Obama-lamma-ding-dong is, David Cornhole had already distinguished himself as a dissociative, self-loathing homosexual phlegm-bot with the brains of a chimp and the morals of Father Porter.

Is it any wonder that he and Little Big Ears would be fast friends, kindred-sissy-spirits, and even foot-stamping soul-mates?

13 posted on 03/20/2012 5:00:43 AM PDT by Gargantua ("Ich bein eine Breitbart")
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To: Kaslin

This is really excellent news. People who refuse to acknowledge reality are doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over.


14 posted on 03/20/2012 5:32:09 AM PDT by gunsmithkat (There is no such thing as Too Many Guns)
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To: Kaslin

Fox promotes all Progressives equally such as Romeny, McCain, Hillary, and Obama.


15 posted on 03/20/2012 5:37:11 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Kaslin
It "feels" like we're heading into another recession to me.

Inflationary recessions/depressions are rarely kind to incumbent presidents except in places where there is just one name on the ballot.


16 posted on 03/20/2012 5:39:15 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

From “Critical Race Theory” to “Black Liberation Theology”,

it’s all about “it’s someone else’s (whitey’s) fault”.

It’s the worldview he’s steeped in, and he can’t see the world in any other way.


17 posted on 03/20/2012 5:41:24 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: YankeeReb

I think the main complaint that leftists have about Fox News is

“THEY’RE TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT US! WAAAA!”


18 posted on 03/20/2012 5:43:32 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Kaslin

Obama blames cookies for his stealing from the cookie jar.Then goes on vacation


19 posted on 03/20/2012 5:47:28 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: xtinct

It’s a democRAT thang.


20 posted on 03/20/2012 5:53:14 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: MrB

I don’t think the left has a clue about the truth! I think they actually believe themselves. BO has been so conditioned to blame everyone else, he has no clue that he may be responsible for his own behavior. He’s never really had to work for anything on his own merit, so he has no clue that perhaps he should actually WORK on the problems. He has a C an L and a U... but still doesn’t not have a CLUE!!! The scary thing is that he is a reflection of his generation.


21 posted on 03/20/2012 6:49:10 AM PDT by myrabach
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To: Kaslin
Cloward and Piven almost destroyed NYC purposefully by spending money on welfare programs. Their goal was to get as many people on welfare, ADC, WIC, Food Stamps, etc to "bring down the system".

It sure looks like that is what Obama and buddies are doing nationally. 5 Trillion dollars has been over spent in 3 years, they doubled Food stamp recipients and now are advertising for more people to sign up.

I get now why they will not put forth a budget there are no restrictions on what they can spend. Obamas budget will add another 3.5 Trillion in the next 10 years, but it is likely way more. So are they taking down the system by overspending hoping for a crash like Cloward/Piven?

22 posted on 03/20/2012 8:17:13 AM PDT by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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