I cannot say I am surprised that President Obama would call the Fox News Channel "destructive" in an interview with Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner.
Let's face it. There's an election in a little over a month, Democratic prospects don't look good and President Obama needs to fire up his base. What better way for Obama to fire up that base than to take a shot at Rupert Murdoch and company?
But Obama comes off as clownish when he suggests that FNC "is ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country that has a vibrant middle class and is competitive in the world." Does Obama honestly believe a single television network is solely responsible for the demise of the American middle class and it's ability to compete internationally? If he genuinely does then he is even more foolish than I had imagined.
One must wonder if he or members of his administration actually watch FNC. I mean Bill O'Reilly has absolutely bent over backwards to give the Obama Administration the benefit of the doubt. If Obama doesn't know that then he's guilty of ignorance. If Obama does know that then he's guilty of dishonesty. Either way his attacks against FNC are counterproductive as they ultimately benefit FNC. So why does he get into a battle he knows he's going to lose?