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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The President v. Fox News

In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, President Obama said Fox News was "destructive" to the growth in America:

“[Fox] is part of the tradition that has a very clear, undeniable point of view. It’s a point of view that I disagree with,” Mr. Obama said. “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.”  

The war between the Obama administration and Fox News has been ongoing ever since our current President stepped onto the public scene. In Sept. 2009, Obama agreed to appear on all major news television networks but decided to keep Fox News at bay. As a result, a Fox News host called the Obama administration "crybabies."

As a  media giant backed by Rupert Murdoch, I guess if anyone was going to call our president a crybaby, it would have to be Fox.

With popular conservatives such as Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck, Fox News has acquired a reputation of being less of a reliable news network and more of an organization comprised of bias viewpoints leaning very low towards the right.

In essence, it is not mainstream media - merely highly opinionated editorials that you can turn to when you're not really sure where you stand on an issue or when you just want to hear what the other Americans are thinking.

However, the ousting of a president against a television network could hand it a couple more high ratings as people tune in to see what the fuss is all about.

In reality though, who in the world actually use Fox News as their only news source? As intelligent human beings, we all know what an opinion is compared to something as unbias as humanly possible. Or at least we can only hope so.

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