Accuracy in Media

In an interview with Dateline NBC on Friday, President Obama continued to blame Rush Limbaugh and Fox News for his administration’s failures:

“Well, what is true is the ability of Republican leaders to rile up their base, helped along by folks like Rush Limbaugh, some commentators on Fox News I think created an environment in which Republican voters would punish Republicans for cooperating with me — that hothouse of back-and-forth argument and really sharp partisanship, I think, has been harmful to the country.”

On Monday, Limbaugh responded to Obama’s attack:

“It’s kind of a crock here for the guy to blame me for partisanship in Washington. I’m never there. I’m a guy on the radio. Admittedly, a powerful, influential member of the media guy on the radio. But nevertheless I’m not there. But the noteworthy thing here is how he exempts himself from any of the reasons for partisanship.”

This isn’t the first time Obama has blamed Fox News and Limbaugh for his failures.

In September, Obama said that Clinton’s election loss was due in part to having “Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country.”

In November, Obama blamed them for “churning out misinformation” about the election:

“If all you’re doing is watching Fox News and listening to Rush Limbaugh and reading some of the blogs that are churning out a lot of misinformation on a regular basis, then it’s very hard for you to think that you’re going to vote for somebody who you’ve been told is taking the country in the wrong direction.”

Then, last month in an interview with the Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates, Obama blamed Fox News and Limbaugh for creating a “fictional character named Barack Obama” that they use to create a negative image of him with the public, which responds accordingly:

“They’re responding to a fictional character named Barack Obama who they see on Fox News, or who they hear about through Rush Limbaugh.”

Obama likes to blame Fox News and Limbaugh because they are big targets, and attacking them is a popular liberal pastime. While that may play well to his liberal following, all it does is remind the public of his inability to accept blame for his failures, and his penchant for passing the buck.

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  • Brockwurst

    The reality: Obama Blames Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, for EXPOSING His Failures.

  • Archie

    Bill Clinton did it also, I paraphrase: “Heck, that Limbaugh guy has 3 hours a day on the radio to say whatever he wants. How am I supposed to compete with that?”

    First rule for Democrats: Nothing, ever, at all, in any way, is your fault.

  • sabza

    These losers are never wrong and never to be blamed for destroying our country’s credibility. They have absolutely no shame.

  • Makes Sense

    The effort to discredit Obama is child’s play, compared to what the media is trying to do with Trump.

  • Rich Schmidt

    What a laugh!
    Look what the media does to persons they deem “too far right”. They literally report evèything about them in the most negative light.. .or omit to report at all.
    On the other hand they report everything the darlings on the left condone as “progress” and beneficial to the struggle against….anyone they oppose.
    That the media does in fact have a few critics that people can readily hear, really irks the sausage factory media that supports diversity over liberty and groupthink as independence.
    Poor little libs got their feelings hurt when America says enough already.

  • SandMan00

    Pathetic. The only thick more pathetic than this infantile man is the knowledge that he was actually elected to the most powerful position in the world. Obama may be gone, but the losers who voted for him are still with us.

  • Obama would not listen to anyone except Alinsky and Soros and far leftist who did not care about the citizens of this country. Obama did for the republican party in 8 years that the republican party could not do in 150+ years. So thank you Obama! It was a long 8 years and now maybe federal employees will speak out about the criminal activity taken place under his administration and let the chips fall.

  • JES

    Sounds like Obama is really Hillary’s first cousin, huh?

  • disqus_v5723Mqspa

    So you admit that you failed? You evil commie moslem creep! We just bombed the shit out of another moslem camp! How’s THAT for not failing!

  • efred1

    That’s right; keep blaming all your failures on a radio talk-show host, that has no authority to do anything but use his words.

    On second thought, when it comes to a war of words (with anyone but a mute, let alone Rush), Obama doesn’t have a snowball’s chance. And I think a mute could still kick his Democrat.

  • TPS12

    He takes no accountability for his failures, just more proof of poor leadership. If you don’t own up to your mistakes there’s no room for personal growth.

  • KAG505

    As though the liberal media sites were not pumping out information of their own.

  • Larry Sparks

    This just reveals the stupidity of the liberal mind or like a 13 year old it was somebody else’s fault for my failures.

  • siquijorisland

    how arrogant of him

  • Ima Barber

    The same goes for Obama and Libs. If all you are watching is the government controlled mainstream media, you would think Obama was the second coming of Christ.

  • Ted

    The reality is that if Obama has had any “faillures” … they’re entirely the fault of the worm McConnell and the rest of his teabagging hangers-on in Congress. Hopefully, the DEMs do the same things, in turn, to Comrade Trump!

  • Ted

    Well, those “losers” are apparently in the majority … by some 2.8 million. It would seem that Trump, like Bu**sh** before him, LOST the majority of the vote, and is, in fact, a minority president! Both backed into the office.

  • Ted

    Hopefully, the media succeeds versus Trump … like McConnell and his teabaggers did against Obama. What goes around, comes around!




  • dirtflyer

    Obamba , right up to the lst couple of weeks has been trying to start a war with Putin. Lieing about how the CIA and Intelligence community told him Russia was behind Hacking into elections in favor of TRUMP. All , a big Lie . Lieing has been his “Operandi:, the whole 8 years in office. He’s got nobody to blame but his Criminal,Sinister Agenda against America. His One World Order Scam with Criminal Billionairs , like Sorros, and that idiot Gates, who is keeping out of sight, but was to provide the “Common Core”, Communist Computer programs for “Free”, across the country to every Public school. The Muslim Lier has no one to blame but his own doings. Biggest FRAUD in U/S. History. An ilegall from Kenya. Not in Prison yet?

  • Marsha Thompson

    What a whiner! Act like a man for a change and accept responsibility that after 8 years a whole lot of people just couldn’t stand you. Not Fox’s fault or Limbaugh’s. YOU are responsible, NO ONE ELSE!!!!! AND quit causing trouble. Your predecessor was honorable enough to let you be! You have NO class!!!