Barack Obama claims Fox News is ‘ultimately destructive’ for U.S. as he takes aim at critics
The Thin-Skinned One must be really desperate to turn to the Rolling Stone liberal trash rag to try and bolster his image and to take a swipe at Fox news. Boo hoo – Fox news doesn’t like me – whhaaaaa. Big sook. Anyhow, apparently he thinks Fox news is bad for the long term growth of America – WTF? I think he’s got that wrong – the only thing that is bad for the long term growth of America is HIM and his bandits. Now he’s appealing to the only empty heads that would still vote for him – the young voter and “independents”. He knows he has the black vote as they only vote for one of their own – no matter how ineffective the person is.
Barack Obama has begun the fightback against his critics in the U.S. with a hard-hitting interview in Rolling Stone magazine.
The U.S. President singles out Fox News for criticism as he tackles the banking crisis, U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the strength of the Tea Part movement, global warming and his decision to sack General Stanley McChrystal in the wide-ranging article.
But it was Rupert Murdoch’s television network that came in for the most blistering attack as Obama labelled it ‘ultimately destructive for the long-term growth’ of the U.S.
He said: ‘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 successful.’
Obama is clearly aiming to bolster his party image with the appearance in the pop culture bible ahead of the mid-term elections in November.
The magazine – which has a circulation of 1.4million in the U.S. – goes on sale on Friday as the Obama administration attempts to avoid a Republican takeover in the House of Representatives.
It comes out after a poll run by Fox News stated the majority of Americans turn to the network to get trusted political coverage.
In the article, the President reveals he turns to his music collection to help him get through the ‘difficult days’.
He revealed his iPod has around 2,000 songs, including tracks by Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and rapper Lil Wayne.
Obama has been trying to fire up Democratic voters through a flurry of interviews and lightning campaign stops across the U.S.
He was in New Mexico and Wisconsin yesterday trying to appeal to young voters and independents who backed him when he swept into the White House in the 2008 presidential election.
Today he will head to the birthplace of his political triumph – Iowa – and will finish with a meeting with voters in Richmond, Virginia.
With the U.S. economy struggling to recover and unemployment still near 10 per cent, Republicans are expected to make big gains in the mid-term elections.
All 435 seats in the House and 37 of 100 Senate seats are at stake in what is known as a midterm election, so-called because it falls half way through the four-year presidential term.
Obama took office in January 2009 with a huge Democratic majority in the House and an effective 10 seat edge in the Senate, counting two political independents who vote with the Democrats.