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On the campaign trail yesterday, President Obama stopped by a local bar. When informed that Fox News was playing on the televisions, he suggested that the channel be changed.

Buzzfeed has the story:

At an unscheduled stop at Ziggy’s Pub and Restaurant, an Amherst, Ohio bar, President Barack Obama suggested that the channel be changed when he was made aware that televisions were showing Fox News.

The exchange, per pooler Mark Landler:

As he thanked the group for their support, one of them, Jeff Hawks, gestured to one of the TV’s and said, “You’re in a building that has Fox news on.”

Obama suggested that Hawks ask for it to be changed. “The customer is always right,” he said.

“I’ll arm-wrestle you for your vote,” Hawks said to Obama. “No, I’ll play basketball for your vote,” he replied.

Landler did update his report to state that the President’s remarks were part of a humorous exchange.

Even so, the suggestion by Obama underscores the adversarial relationship that he has with Fox News, which has been the one news network to report the truth about the Obama administration. No doubt there was some truth in what Obama said.

Maybe next time the campaign can try and locate a restaurant playing the Obama-friendly MSNBC on their televisions, but given the low ratings of the network that might be a near impossible feat.

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  • biamia

    Yes, the government will tell you what channel to watch, so we dont hurt 0bamas feelings. He cant handle any opposition.

  •  you are correct

  • DisgustedDemocrat

    Obama is determined to control every aspect of Americans’ lives. The thin-skinned socialist can’t stand it when Fox tells the truth about the liar.

  • Ted

    Faux News and plenty of extremist Republicans of the day are America’s equivalent of a Fifth Column … a subversive element in this country seeking to overthrow the legitimate government in order to replace our form of democracy with their form of fatcat plutocracy.

    Ruppert Murdoch should go back to Austrailia, from whence he came, and spend his last years walking big circles in the Outback … and he ought to take a large cadre of his New York and London Faux News crew with him.

  • Ted

    “Fox” and “Truth” go together just about as well as “Jumbo Shrimp” or “Military Intelligence”.

    As has already been said … today’s crop of rightwing extremists and teabagging Republicans “can’t handle the truth” … and Faux News was especially created to provide them with the flimsy frippery they CAN handle … otherwise knows as … subversive propaganda.

  • Sd Holland

    Ted, take a med.  You’re beginning to rant.

  • Drinkingcats

    I would bet my house you NEVER watch Fox.  If you did, your eyes might be opened to what is actually going on in the world.  Remember, if you surround yourself with only those who agree with you, you never have to be challenged on your views.  It is always good to hear the other side, and that is what FOX does brilliantly.  Obama is not mature enough to handle dissent, and can only deal with his own socialist viewpoint.  Wake up and help save our country before it is too late.

  • TED- You’re living proof that Liberalism is a mental disorder.  

    The antidote is to watch Fox News 24/7.  I promise you will recover in a week’s time.  Then to continue the treatment I suggest listening to Rush Limbaugh whenever you’re in your car listening to radio.  Finally read any of Mark Levin’s books. 

     If none of these work for you, it means you’ve been brainwashed beyond hope.  The last resort is prayer.  And Ted I’ll pray for you and others who suffer from this mind-bending disease.  God bless America and all the Teds in the world.