Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Obama: Fox News Destroying America

Obama says Fox News is destroying America. Yes, that's right our commander in chief just happened to say that one of our media outlets practices destructive habits. Fox News and the Obama administration has long been hailed as polar opposites.

Now, in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Obama is quoted as saying “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.”

In 2009, Obama made the remark that he had "one news station" that was devoted to "attacking" his administration. Later that year, an administration official said that they'd treat Fox News like an "opponent."

The network, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, caters mainly to conservatives. Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and Bill O'Reilly are among the top opinion personalities on the network.

What do you think of Obama's comments about Fox News? Should a president speak out about a press organization as he did?

1 comment:

  1. Fox News is not really just a press organization. It's more of a propaganda mill. Obama is right -- Fox News is drumming up rancour and intolerance where there really wasn't any before. Yeah, we may disagree with our neighbors, but we didn't *hate* them until Fox started polarizing us.


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