As president, Barack Obama loved to blame opposition to his agenda on Fox News and talk radio. He’s still doing the same thing all these years later.
In his latest swipe at conservatives, Obama said that Fox News viewers live in a “different reality,” according to The Hill.
Obama says Fox threatens democracy
Obama made the comment in an interview about America’s deeply polarized state, which he attributed — as he has done for years, but with particular vehemence of late — to the existence of right-wing media.
As Obama put it, if everyone would stop watching Fox News and just read The New York Times instead, “democracy” can begin to heal. “I’ve spoken about this before, but if you watch Fox News, you perceive a different reality than if you read The New York Times. And those differences have been amplified by social media, which allows people to live in bubbles with other people who think like them,” he said.
The solution, Obama says, is getting Americans to “agree on a common set of facts” — which to Obama, of course, means ensuring Americans are constantly exposed to the same liberal, establishment-approved propaganda. Until then, “then the marketplace of ideas won’t work. Our democracy won’t work.”
Who’s living in “reality?”
If Obama’s solution wasn’t amusing enough, he went on to endorse Joe Biden, a ruthless partisan who is visibly senile, as the man to unite the country. “But if anyone can help bridge our divides, it’s Joe Biden,” he said. “He’s spent his life bringing people together.”
What was that about “different realities?” This is very typical, smug groupthink from Obama — “my political views aren’t actually political, they’re just factually correct!” — and the latest example of his party’s increasingly arrogant dismissal of dissent as rooted in right-wing “misinformation.”
For a man hung up on “misinformation,” Obama’s comments are deeply ironic. With the collapse of the Wuhan lab “conspiracy” and countless other bogus narratives, it’s becoming clearer by the day just how low the media sank in its crusade to destroy Donald Trump. Their credibility is shot.
Meanwhile, the track record of the “conspiracy theorists” Obama and his friends disparage is turning out to be better than the professional propagandists Obama wants in charge of the country. What really bothers Obama is dissent. Everyone must be on board with his agenda. He and his allies want absolute conformity.
In another recent interview with CNN, Obama scoffed at backlash against critical race theory, which he said is being fed by “right-wing media venues…stoking the fear and resentment of a white population that is witnessing a changing America.”
“Who knew that was the threat to our republic?” he said, laughing.