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Thursday, September 30, 2010

CNN's John King Nails President Obama For Hypocritical Fox News "Destructive" Comment

In a Rolling Stone interview released this week, President Obama did his usual bashing of Fox News
Look, as president, I swore to uphold the Constitution, and part of that Constitution is a free press. We've got a tradition in this country of a press that oftentimes is opinionated. The golden age of an objective press was a pretty narrow span of time in our history. Before that, you had folks like Hearst who used their newspapers very intentionally to promote their viewpoints. I think Fox is part of that tradition — 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.
On the other hand this is what White House Spokesman Bill Burton said about MSNBC this week:
"If you're on the left, if you're somebody like Keith Olbermann or Rachel Maddow or one of the folks who helps to keep our government honest and pushes and prods to make sure that folks are true to progressive values, then [the president] thinks that those folks provide an invaluable service,” Burton told reporters.

What they are really saying is the left wing point of view is OK while a more right of center opinion is not.  Amazingly CNN Host pointed this out on his show yesterday ( See video below H/T The Blaze)

JOHN KING, HOST: Sometimes you feel sad to be left out of a big debate. This is not one of those sometimes. In an interview with "Rolling Stone," President Obama voiced the opinion that Fox News is a "destructive" force in our society. On the other hand, the left hand in this case, Obama spokesman Bill Burton said the President believes MSNBC commentators Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow provide "an invaluable service" to that same society and democracy. So, according to the President this is "destructive."

And then King followed up with an Obama speech at a commencement where he told students to listen to all viewpoints.

 For if we choose only to expose ourselves to opinions and viewpoints that are in line with our own, studies suggest that we become more polarized, more set in our ways.

Kudos to John King for pointing out the President's Hypocrisy, lets hope CNN doesn't fire him for taking that stance. 


Juniper in the Desert said...

Doesn't "President" Obama have spokesmen to say these things for him? He has no idea how to be presidential. He seems to like getting down in the mud so he can throw it! What a ugly, sickening character he is!

Unknown said...

obama hasn't had a comment in almost four years. He simply reads what someone else has typed on TOTUS.