Is Fox News responsible for the record deficits Obama signed into law? Is Fox News responsible for taking over the auto , financial, college loan or health care systems? Is it Fox News who is attacking private citizens, businesses and corporations? Is it Fox News who reads from a teleprompter…well…they do have that in common with Obama.
President Obama is pulling no punches when it comes to Fox News, declaring the cable news outlet to be “destructive to [America's] long-term growth.”
In a more than 8,000-word interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Obama compared the cable news channel to papers owned by William Randolph Hearst at the turn of the 20th century that unabashedly pushed the media titan’s own political views.
“You had folks like Hearst who used their newspapers very intentionally to promote their viewpoints. I think Fox is part of that tradition – it is part of the tradition that has a very clear, undeniable point of view,” Obama told the magazine.
Officials in the Obama White House have long made Fox News a punching bag, launching a full blown offensive last year when aides declared the network to be “opinion journalism masquerading as news.” Then-White House Communications Director Anita Dunn said the cable outlet “operates almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party,” and top aide Valerie Jarret called Fox “clearly biased.”
But the new comments from Obama constitute the president’s most direct attack yet on the network owned by business mogul Rupert Murdoch.
Fox News pushes “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,” Obama said.
Obama doesn’t attack the liberal media because they are in bed with him. They continue to cover his ass and hide the truth from America which is why a recent Politico poll showed Fox News as the most trusted news organization for people to get their political information. It’s just the continuation of Obama’s attack on free speech. It also shows how intolerant liberals truly are.
What is destructive to America is you, Barack Hussein Obama.