Thursday, May 14, 2015

Obama Slammed Fox News On Poverty; Now Fox Is Fighting Back

President Obama fired shots at Fox News last Tuesday, during a speech he gave at Georgetown University. Now two of the network’s personalities are firing back.
“I think the effort to suggest that the poor are sponges, leeches, don’t want to work, are lazy, are undeserving, got traction,” Obama told the Georgetown audience.
“And look, it’s still being propagated. I mean, I have to say that if you watch Fox News on a regular basis, it is a constant menu. They will find, like, folks who make me mad. I don’t know where they find them.”
The president has a history of mouthing off about the only major conservative news channel on cable television.

Tuesday night, Megyn Kelly played a highlight reel of Obama taking shots at Fox News. It included a quote from a Rolling Stones interview where the president admitted Fox is economically successful but has a negative effect on the country.

Fox Washington correspondent James Rosen picked apart the president’s logic:
“Only one of two things can be true: Either this largest of cable news audiences knows what President Obama knows, namely that Fox News is, as he frames it, is a slanted arm of the Republican party but still prefers to get its news from such a source, in which case we would assuredly be a center-right nation,” he said.
“Or, this largest of cable news audiences just hasn’t caught on to what is so obvious to the president and his aides, isn’t sophisticated enough to see what they see, in which case the White House is effectively insulting the intelligence of the American people.”
Kelly added that while President Bush was constantly attacked in liberal media, he never criticized those networks because that “was beneath the dignity of the office.”
Obama has no love for a free press, only those who will act as his lapdog.

While most of the media is willing to carry the president’s water, Fox remains the only major cable news network which reports from a conservative perspective.

Much to liberals chagrin, the network is hands down the highest rated cable news channel.

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