Accuracy in Media

As Barack Obama’s time as president winds down, he took what may be his parting shot at Fox News, blaming the conservative cable news network, in part, for contributing to the Democrats stunning election loss last month.

In an interview with Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner, Obama was asked if he thought the U.S. was still a “progressive country” following the election of Trump:

“I think that nothing is determined, but that the number of people who have a strong belief in a fair, just, equal, inclusive America is the majority and is growing.

And part of the challenge, though, that we do have, and this is something that I’ve been chewing on for a while now, is that there is a cohort of working-class white voters that voted for me in sizable numbers, but that we’ve had trouble getting to vote for Democrats in midterm elections. In this election, [they] turned out in huge numbers for Trump. And I think that part of it has to do with our inability, our failure, to reach those voters effectively. Part of it is Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country, but part of it is also Democrats not working at a grassroots level, being in there, showing up, making arguments. That part of the critique of the Democratic Party is accurate. We spend a lot of time focused on international policy and national policy and less time being on the ground. And when we’re on the ground, we do well. This is why I won Iowa.”

Fox News Research, which generally tweets out facts and figures, tweeted out a chart showing the number of times that Obama has taken shots at Fox News during his presidency, adding a cheeky comment that the network is still giving him the blues.

Maybe if Obama and his fellow Democrats had watched Fox News instead of blindly believing what the liberal media were saying, they might be celebrating a victory rather than wallowing in defeat.





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Comments

  • William Smith

    Halaluha

  • Yggy

    How is conservative control of the media any better than the other way around?
    The lies and manipulation and deceptive ‘news’ will change in perspective and nothing more.

  • Ted

    Fox News absolutely fuels extremist GOP and anti-Democratic partisanship in this country much more so than CNN and MSNBC fuel the opposite … and Fox clearly did as much damage to Clinton as CNN and MSNBC did to Trump … ALTHOUGH … the constant reportage that CNN and MSNBC … CONSTANT free publicity … offered on Trump probably did more to help him win than Fox helped Clinton to lose.

    The GOP has been doing a negative propaganda number on Clinton for some 25 years … and that … and maybe more importantly … the Republican Director of the FBI … did the most to contribute to her electoral college loss. Even in spite of that, though, her plus-margin of some 2.5+ million popular votes is among the larger pluralities most actual “winning” candidates have had in recent elections.

    Like Bush’s win in 2000 … this Trump “win” is equally tainted … and maybe more so.

  • Obama is wrong as usual, he jumped into three racial issues and was wrong on all of them. He never apologized to the police, cities or nation. His platform and Hillary’s was raise taxes, more regulations and open borders, people sick and tired of it and the lies coming out of both of their mouths!

  • jug

    “Portrayed him as a freak?”
    Nobody had to do that, he did it himself!
    He brought everything on himself!

    He has never in his life been realistic, dependable or truthful!

  • R D

    Balderdash.

    The Revolution arose in the minds of the People. We fought people like you and we beat you according to the rules of the Constitution.

    H’s majority is focused in California RadLib urban populations. Without the Constitution, in particular, the Electoral College, RadLib tyranny would prevail in the United States. Unfortunately for people like you, the Founders didn’t want you to run the country, that’s why when all the myriad interests of the People in all the counties and states were given their say, the country made up its mind. The USA will never assert its collective will to do what you want unless you infiltrate our institutions with the intention to sabotage and trick us, as per Grasci.

    All the illegals, Ben and Jerry Clowns, Farrakhan Nazis, Food Stampers, Professoriat and corrupt crony capitalists who funded your leader couldn’t prevail according to the rules of the Constitution. This is why one of your main mouthpieces, Senator Boxer, seeks to change the Constitution to suit her ideological agenda, the RadLib Sorosian Marxist Statist agenda. We The People of The United States of America oppose you, her and Soros. We we we will fight you forever!

    Get it?

  • Jack

    Around 2008 I clung to my religion and guns, then I became a bigot and phobe of all sorts, by 2016 I was a deporable and now, to end 2016, I’m a drunk. To top it off, they dig in their heels, keep their lousy leadership and add gas to the flame looking to Rep “Allah”son to lead the DNC and they still don’t umdwestand why they lost? There in for a greater surprise.

  • TPS12

    dems and msm blaming everyone but the real culprit THEMSELVES!

  • Maggietish

    Obama is a narcissist and an abysmal failure as president of the United States. His legacy is that he is the worst president in history of the United States. He lives in his own little delusional world blaming everybody else for his failures. It’s his policies thst has put this country and the American people in more jeopardy then we’ve been in since 911; it’s his policies that have flooded the United States with “illegals” and “refugees” who immediately go on every government give away program funded by the American working class taxpayers; it is his policies that have put the needs of the American people well below the needs of “illegals@ and “refugees” that Obama and the Democrats support completely; it is his policies that got us into $20 trillion debt and they’re still spending; it is his policies where he never did anything about the scandal of the VA which results in more veterans dying every day; it is his policies in which he covered up for Hillary Clinton and the four Americans who were slaughtered in Benghazi and of course her private email and server and the pay for play and the Clinton foundation particularly when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State and she sold us out. Obamas got nobody to blame but himself and no matter how much he talks/lies the truth is right there of exactly how much of a failure he has been as president of these United States. He’s earned it all by himself.

  • TPS12

    Funny how just one media outlet caused the dems/clintons to lose even when every other msm was doing their bidding. Me thinks you protest too much! Take a look at yourselves without the blinders.

  • Greg S

    So, it’s still Bush’s fault?

  • Richard Frick

    The most despicable president the USA has ever had iOS Barry (Barack) “Chum Boy”
    Obama. He has spent 8 years sucking up to his muslim brothers and American Haters and has NEVER accepted responsibility of lead the USA. The only thing he has been consistent on is degrading anyone that does not hold his beliefs and bashing over 50% of the citizens he was elected to represent while working to destroy the USA.

  • mioahu

    You have your head so far up your arse that you need till next election to find it,
    and probably still won’t, cause obviously you are living in an alternate arse universe filled with hypocrites like you.
    You people are the reason TRUMP won in a electoral landslide, and nobody saw it coming, and I am still laughing HAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAH idiots! And keep staying locked up in your safe space echo chambers,
    talking to eachother how there is no way he could win, and how you are so much better and morally superior, and WAIT, WHAT ????? HE WON !!!!!!! and we will win again. If you would watch some real news, as opposed to your left wing morons from TIMES, CNN, MSNBC, washington post, hollywood celebrities, late night comedians, stupid college professors, teachers, you leftist have all the levels of hell of indoctrination AND STILL LOST !!!!! That’s because of your pathetic void contradictory message, that relies only on calling the others names, cause your communist doctrine has no ideas worth discussing . Thanks for making our day comrade !

  • ThraceThrice

    It’s simple: the President believes himself the hero of the story. Anyone who says otherwise is not healthy for his self-image. His self-image is indistinguishable from his image of the country (and always has been.) Despite being elected (twice) to the highest office in the land, he feels surrounded by enemies. (Shameless “Caine Mutiny” reference alert.) He’s rattling the marbles, and mumbling about strawberries.

    That any reasonable adult will perhaps resent criticism, but nevertheless hear it and perhaps act on it, instead the President takes the childish view that all criticism is hatred. From there it is a very short path to “all criticism is racism.” And that this has led to the worst race relations in this country in 50 years is just fed back into “I’m blameless – you’re racist” reasoning, and here we are.

    … and if he’s blameless for all the disasters, he needs somebody to blame. The Left has been muttering to itself against the “vast right-wing conspiracy” for decades, never dreaming that the head of the democratic party would actually believe it. (That particular silliness is meant for the monied soft heads who will hand out millions to “stop” it.) Blame Fox. Why not? There’s a whole chorus of allies in the media who will repeat it for you. Is it true? Does that actually matter?

  • Tbear

    WE’LL SAID!!!!

  • Gringo_Cracker

    There is not an objective bone in Obamao’s body. He couldn’t think outside his own ego if you held a gun to his head.

  • Just when U thought U heard the last of the atrocities of the vile, disgraced Obama, he treats us to another laughable stupidity. Fox News is to blame for the banana republic that Obama created. 1 news station v. the numerous stations and tabloids that bent over for Obama, and he is complaining. Get him a crying towel before we say good riddance.
    What I don’t understand is why I’m one of the few people who has seen through the Obama fraud for example. climate control presents a bigger threat

    than worldwide terrorism; minimum wage laws are the key to improving the economy; all Americans have racism in their DNA makeup. Of course, these absurdities were simply diversions to hide the fact that he has done nothing to help Americans. And then there was Iran & the Cuba policy–total wreckage jobs. Obama can’t be out the door soon enough.

  • mioahu

    It is called electoral college sore loser, learn your history and the reasons why we have it…so that some leftist elite sitting in their big city echo chambers, out of touch with the country, cannot impose their thought control will on the whole country…BOHOOO…thanks founding fathers, you predicted the rise of the leftist idiots . And stop with the popular vote BS, the race is for electoral votes, and that’s how you campaign. If it would be for the popular vote, TRUMP will still win, he would have had a different campaign and all the republicans in NY and California would count. EnjoyPresident TRUMP !!!!

  • Larry Sparks

    Obama forgot that not all 56 million people that voted for Trump do not watch Fox news. The Democrats will never admit that it was Hillary’s policies and absolute corruption that lost the election.

  • NERDWORLD PROBLEMS

    I just wonder if this bunch of A holes will ever have the guts to apologize for the likely permanent damage they have done to an entire generation of our children. They are likely damaged beyond repair for their entire lives. Just for the sake of these idiots pushing their failed agenda still a bit further. They have rendered them ignorant, bigoted, helpless and unemployable. They probably will never be deprogrammed from the stupidity they pumped them full of. If they don’t start committing suicide about time they graduate, if they graduate, it will surprise me. they simply aren’t equipped to live in the real world. These people stole that from them, intentionally.

  • joe stalin

    to hell with Liberal State Run Media

  • mioahu

    what exactly are you talking about ? which conservative control of the media ? What TV station other than FOX is leaning right ? What other major newspaper other than Wall Street jurnal is leaning right ? And they are just leaning, while all the others are far left. Trump won DESPITE the media …. and you think there is one person that voted for Trump just because some guy in Latvia put some news on facebook, and otherwise would have voted for Billary ???? That’s BS put out by the “real fake” media and the democratic party to justify their destruction ! Have a great day comrade