Fox News has been a thorn in the side of liberals since it began broadcasting back in 1996.
The left now plans to do something about Fox.
And Barack Obama just revealed why Democrats want to ban Fox News.
In an interview on “The Daily Show” Barack Obama placed exclusive blame for the polarization in American politics on Fox News.
Obama claimed that when he first ran for Senate in 2004 he could travel to conservative parts of Illinois and get a fair hearing on socialist ideas.
“I’d go into a town and it’d be 70% Republican, you know, a lot of evangelicals, et cetera, but I could go to a diner or a VFW hall or a county fair, I could go to the local newspaper and the owner there is conservative, and he’s got a bow tie and buzz cut, he’s kind of skeptical about my ideas, but there wasn’t the filter that had been created by Fox News or the media infrastructure, the sort of right-wing conspiracy theory, you know, folks, and so they came at me with an open mind,” Obama began.
But Obama then claimed the only reason conservatives began opposing his plans to grab guns, impose socialism, promote abortion on demand, and empower Big Labor was because Fox News brainwashed its viewers into thinking Obama was a bad guy planning to do bad things to America.
“It started, I think, with Fox News and some of the other, you know, traditional media, and now with social media, that has gotten turbocharged. If you go into those same communities now, they have so many preconceptions about what somebody like me believes, cares about, et cetera, that it is very hard to penetrate,” Obama added.
Obama has long lashed out at Fox News.
After the 2016 election Obama claimed Hillary Clinton lost because Fox News refused to carry water for the Democrats the way CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS do.
“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,” Obama said back in November 2016. “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 grass-roots level, being in there, showing up, making arguments.”
Liberals cannot stand that they do not own the monopoly in the flow of information to Americans.
And Joe Biden even tried to do something about it.
Biden nominated radical, anti-free speech leftist Gigi Sohn to the Federal Communications Commission.
Sohn expressed support for taking away the broadcast licenses of stations owned by Sinclair because their owners are conservatives, called Fox News a threat to democracy and petitioned the FCC to censor Fox News during the COVID pandemic using the obscure “public hoax” rule.
Fortunately, Sohn’s nomination failed.
But as Obama made clear in his interview with “The Daily Show” the left believes it is fighting an existential war against Fox News and it will never abandon the effort to censor Fox.
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