Obama says he knows what kind of stuff is aired on Fox News — and that makes Fox News angry


Sometimes it seems that the folks who run Fox News Channel would prefer that the stuff it airs was heard only by the gullible geezers who comprise the bulk of its viewing audience.

The Foxies definitely don’t like it that Barack Obama, of all people, is not oblivious to the nonsense the channel peddles.

Jonathan Chait EXPLAINS:

There are certain facts that an educated person realizes you can’t point out without provoking an angry rebuttal from a Fox News devotee — climate scientists overwhelmingly believe in the theory of anthropogenic global warming, the cost of Obamacare has come in well under projections, and so on. President Obama apparently discovered a new one this week when he mentioned that Fox News routinely depicts poor people as lazy and entitled.


Figures like Rush Limbaugh and Charles Krauthammer, himself a Fox News all-star panelist, immediately took exception. “The idea that Fox is constantly showing, you know, sponges and leeches, and never shows the waitress trying to make it, it’s just sort of the mythological world that he lives in. Or he may be cynical. I mean, he may know it’s all nonsense,” fumed Krauthammer.



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