2018-01-13 12:29:25 UTC
Former President Barack Obama resurfaced on Friday and took a shot at Fox News viewers, saying they’re “living on a different planet” than people who consume mainstream media.
Obama made the remarks on the premiere of the new monthly Netflix series “My next guest needs no introduction with David Letterman,” which hit the streaming service on Friday morning.
Letterman then asked Obama what he considers the more dangerous threat to a democracy, the president demeaning the press or a foreign power sabotaging the voting process. Both options are clearly jabs at President Trump and Obama answered without mentioning the current president’s name.
“One of the biggest challenges we have to our democracy is the degree to which we don’t share a common baseline of facts,” Obama said. "If you watch Fox News, you are living on a different planet than you are if you are listening to NPR.”
The response got a big round of applause from the presumably liberal crowd at the City College of New York. Obama has a long history of taking shots at Fox News but the recent comment marks his first public attack on the network and its viewers since leaving the White House.
While Trump is often criticized for attacking the media and labeling CNN as “fake news,” Obama’s comment is a reminder that the White House and the press have sparred for decades. Obama once even accused Fox News of “attacking” his administration during an interview with CNBC."
Fox News viewers, working middle class tax payers, soldiers, cops and those who refused to drink
Obama's left wing Kool aid - we're all just part of the Democrat's big basket of "Deplorables". And we
were insulted, criticized and ridiculed daly during the eight long years of
Obama's reign. So it's good to see that Obama hasn't changed his low opinion of us.
But we haven't forgotten the damage he did to America. Leading from behind and letting ISIS
take over whole cities, slaughter thousands of people and kill Americans. Backing down
from his "red line" in Syria, letting the Russians invade the Ukraine and giving Iran
$150 Billion dollars to fund world wide terrorism as they shout "Death to America"
in the streets.
Not to mention what he did to the American economy is eight years:
*$20 trillion national debt.
*Lowest labor participation rate since the 1970s.
*Almost 95,000,000 Americans out of the labor force.
*Added more debt than all the other 43 U.S. Presidents combined.
*Worst economic recovery since the 1940s.
*Lowest homeownership rate in 51 years.
*There are13 million more Americans on food stamps.
*More than 43 million Americans living in poverty.
*One in five families without someone in the workforce.
*Average family has more debt than in 2008, when the economy collapsed.
*Wasted a $trillion dollars on shovel ready jobs that never materialized.
*Eight straight years of 2%, or less GDP growth.
I am just glad Obama is finally gone and President Trump
is working to clean up the mess he left behind.