Barack Obama just can’t help himself. This postpartisan leader who sought to forge a new era of politics, devoid of the old practice of name-calling and blame-shifting would rise above it all and focus on the issues which unite us.
So confidence was he in his own positions that he would brush off any criticism, knowing that if he continued to make his case to the American people, they would give him a fair hearing. But, he has a pebble in his shoe and can’t seem to shake it out. And it’s called FoxNews. He has declared . . .
. . . 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.
And what, pray tell, does he call CNN or MSNBC?
UPDATE: “Can you imagine,” Ace asks, “if George W. Bush spent 1/10 the time whining like a little girl about the press that Obama does?”
UP-UPDATE: From the comments, Coco Rico quips, “What’s ironic is this: By singling out Fox he’s dignifying the channel in a way, and bringing himself down.”