President Obama tells Rolling Stone in an interview that Fox News has a political perspective that is “destructive” to the country.The problem isn't Fox News or an "objective press." The problem is that Obama believes his own hype because his fatherless background and abandonment by his mother left him insecure and resentful. Hence, his thin-skinned reaction to criticism. We saw it last week at that CNBC town hall, when the lady said she was tired of defening him. He cannot take criticism and lashes out at those who do. Fox News is the big recipient. I know of another White House journalist (a long time member of the press corps) who was not invited to the White House Christmas Party and was snubbed for the Correspondent's dinner.
Here’s the full quote:
“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. 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. But as an economic enterprise, it's been wildly successful. And I suspect that if you ask Mr. Murdoch what his number-one concern is, it's that Fox is very
That also raises the question: what is Rolling Stone by the way? Hardly a member of the "objective press." It basically promotes the liberal agenda while reporting on the latest pop culture news, like what pop star threw up on Sunset Blvd and that fun stuff.
Don't tell me that Obama doesn't like opinion journalism. He just wants it to go his way. Remember this?
(White House Assistant Kareem Dale) "Thank you, thank you so much. Thank you for that great introduction. At the White House, as we always like to say, we love MSNBC."