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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:43 AM

Obama: Fox News' Audience 'Living on a Different Planet' Than NPR's

by Josh Feldman | 10:53 pm, January 12th, 2018

Former President Barack Obama spoke with David Letterman about how fragmented the media is these days, and he invoked Fox News to make his point. Obama was the first guest on Letterman’s new Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, in which he discussed a lot about his post-presidency and his “dad moves.”

You may have heard about his Fox News comments today from Fox News itself, wherein Obama either “ripped” or “slammed” the network. (And goodness knows Fox News wouldn’t stand for a leader criticizing a network he doesn’t like.) Here’s what he said, during a discussion with Letterman about the media and tribalism:

“What the Russians exploited––but it was already here––is we are operating in completely different universes. If you watch Fox News, you are living on a different planet than you are if you, you know, listen to NPR.”


The episode is available to stream on Netflix.

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Reply Obama: Fox News' Audience 'Living on a Different Planet' Than NPR's (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2018 OP
texasfiddler Jan 2018 #1
randr Jan 2018 #2
mopinko Jan 2018 #3
90-percent Jan 2018 #4

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 10:12 AM

1. That is a big reason for the polls

The floor will be stuck at ~35%. I have watched Fox periodically throughout the year to see what they say. It is mainly right wing spin and opinion with a little news scattered in. They do not cover the scandalous and damning facts about Trump and other Republicans until they have to. NPR at least makes an attempt to show both sides. I hate the air time that NPR gives to rightwing nut jobs and I am not a fan when I hear that a Koch business has sponsored the Market Place Morning Report, but almost all that I learn from NPR is fact not opinion. I am convinced that 35% aren't open to change and love the flashy glitz, hot blondes, American flag graphics and rightwing spin of FOX. At least 65% aren't brainwashed yet.

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Response to texasfiddler (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 10:18 AM

2. The folks at NPR have been under constant threat

by conservatives for decades and the fact that they still produce remarkable and extremely entertaining programing is a feather in the cap of all the individual community and public radio station supporters across the nation

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 10:40 AM

3. i watched it last night.

so great to see him again. gggggodddd. it was good.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:13 PM

4. Doesn't 35% of the U.S. population also believe

that professional wrestling is real?

I flip to fox occasionally, and that Hannity is such a repellent spewing propagandist. It is immoral to earn your living propagating mass manipulation in this manner. Lies and deliberate misinformation should be relegated to the fringes of our society. Hannity is among those traitors, like Cheney and GWB, that should be shunned by polite society.

Why doesn't Trump just dive in a pool of boiling oil and end his miserable life painfully, as the solitary redeemable act of his entire predatory weasel life.

-90% Jimmy

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