President Obama apparently still hasn't come to terms with Hillary's stunning loss on November 8th. When asked about the 2016 election by Rolling Stone magazine in a recent interview, Obama relayed his view that "Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country" was a big part of the reason democrats lost the White House.
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 grassroots level, being in there, showing up, making arguments. That part of the critique of the Democratic Party is accurate. We spend a lot of time focused on international policy and national policy and less time being on the ground. And when we're on the ground, we do well. This is why I won Iowa.
Yes, because Fox News didn't exist in 2008 and 2012 in the MidWest and CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, NYT, Reuters, AP, etc., etc., etc. are all extremely impartial news outlets...not extensions of the democratic party.
Pres Obama blames 'Fox News being in every bar and restaurant' as to why Democrats lost the election pic.twitter.com/eaquFLdkP5— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) November 30, 2016
No, it certainly can't be that the following memo, revealed by WikiLeaks that was sent to pretty much everyone in the mainstream media and intended to "give reporters there first thoughts" and "frame the HRC message and race", implies any sort of bias in the overwhelming majority of the media outlets in the U.S. God forbid that reporters be allowed to form their own "first thoughts"...no, first impressions are too important and had to force fed to the press by Hillary's team.
But sure, Obama, Fox News is definitely the problem...
Oddly, we would note that Fox News was the one major media outlet excluded from Hillary's invite list...hmmm