Obama: Fox News ‘Destructive to Country’

by Daniel Foster

In his most forceful criticism of Fox News yet, President Obama told Rolling Stone that the network is “ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country.”

“You had folks like Hearst who used their newspapers very intentionally to promote their viewpoints. I think Fox is part of that tradition – it is part of the tradition that has a very clear, undeniable point of view,” Obama said.

Unsurprisingly, Obama called Fox’s voice “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.”

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