In this month's cover story for Rolling Stone magazine, President Obama weighs in on the cable network Fox News, saying that while he can't object to the network carrying out its constitutional right to freedom of the press, he thinks it promotes a perspective that is "ultimately destructive for the long-term growth" of America.Put aside the fact of how lame it looks for a sitting President to continue whining about a cable news channel (really Barry, are you so removed from your poor upbringing to realize that there are more pressing concerns on Americans minds than FOX News). Or that recent polls show that while FOX certainly leans Right, other networks like say MSNBC lean further Left. Or that a President with a low approval rating. who has quadrupled our debt, polarized our country like no other (just ask any member of the Tea Party) and has an upcoming midterm election in less than two months (that has Democrat Congress members panicking to the point that they don't even want to be associated with the guy), is worried about what FOX News thinks.
"Look, as president, I swore to uphold the Constitution, and part of that Constitution is a free press," Obama laughed, in response to a question from Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner about whether or not Fox News was "a good institution for America and for democracy."
"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," Mr. 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."
Mr. Obama, whose relationship with the cable network has in the past been rocky -- former White House communications director Anita Dunn at one point called it "the communications arm of the Republican party" -- made no concessions in regard to his dissatisfaction for the content of the network's coverage.
"It's a point of view that I disagree with," Mr. Obama said in the interview. "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."
What's most troubling here is that Barry chose Rolling Stone magazine, a music rag that fronts for the radically-leftist views of its publisher Jann Wenner (I should know as I subscribe to RS). Wenner, who also publishes the Sarah Palin-bashing Us Weekly, has long used his rags to bash conservatives and promote a radically-Leftist agenda. For years Wenner (a man who left his wife and kids to have an affair with a man after "discovering" that he was really gay in his late-30s) has used Rolling Stone as a propaganda tool to bash former President George W. Bush. And this is the guy that Barry chooses to go to for a war of words with FOX? Barack Obama is a big, f-cking hypocrite.