The war against fake news continues. Obama has had enough of it. Republicans have been feeding the American public nothing but doctored stories for years.
If anybody is to blame for this election’s results, it’s them.
From Liberal Society:
In a farewell interview, Barack Obama the president slammed Fox News and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. The president also pointed out how they manipulated the American people into thinking that President Obama was a bad president.
Barack Obama told Ta-Nehisi Coates: ‘In 2008 I was never subjected to the kind of concentrated vilification of Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, the whole conservative-media ecosystem, and so as a consequence, even for my first two years as a senator [of Illinois] I was polling at 70 percent.’
‘[T]hey weren’t seeing some image of me as trying to take away their stuff and give it to black people, and coddle criminals, and all the stereotypes of not just African American politicians but liberal politicians. You started to see that kind of prism being established towards the end of the 2008 race, particularly once Sarah Palin was the nominee. And obviously almost immediately after I was elected, it was deployed in full force. And it had an impact in terms of how a large portion of white voters would see me.’
‘And what that speaks to—and this is something I still strongly believe—is that the suspicion between races, the way it can manifest itself in politics, in part comes out of people’s daily interactions and the fact that we’re segregated by communities, and by schools, and our churches, and people’s memories passed down through generations.’
Fox News should be shut down. Reporting false news may not be a crime, but interfering with presidential elections is.
Obama is taking a stand against it, and now it’s time for us to stand with him.