Barack Obama came up with a new explanation as to why Hillary Clinton lost the election.
There is just one problem.
It’s a massive lie.
Obama has always had it out for Fox News.
In a 2010 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Obama blasted the network as promoting a viewpoint that was “destructive”.
“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 thattradition — 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.”
Fox News refuses to tow the liberal line and presents viewpoints other than that of Obama propagandists.
It’s also been the number one rated cable news network for many years.
And Obama recently returned to his theme of blaming Fox News in a 2016 interview – again with Rolling Stone magazine.
He claimed that because Fox News doesn’t report news from a liberal frame, it makes it hard for Democrats to connect with working class voters.
Obama also lamented the fact Fox News is broadcasted in bars and restaurants.
In the interview, Obama complained about Fox hurting the Democrats ability to connect with working class voters:
“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.”
For as much as the press criticizes President-elect Donald Trump for his hostility to the press, Obama has spent eight years whining that Fox News does not offer their viewers the same praise-filled coverage liberal outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, the Washington Post, and the New York Times do.
And while Fox is still the number one rated cable news network, their audience is dwarfed by the combined audiences of ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC – all of which provides a steady diet of left-leaning news to its audience.
But critics also argue that it was Obama’s policies working class voters rejected.
Obama’s globalist agenda of international trade deals and open borders stripped the middle class of their jobs and ability to achieve the American dream.
Obama’s claim that Fox News is why Democrats couldn’t connect with working class voters is one big lie.