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President Obama Laments Rush Limbaugh And Fox News’ Influence On Public Debate

Posted by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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President Obama Laments Rush Limbaugh And Fox News’ Influence On Public Debate

Source: Mediaite

In a soon-to-be-released interview with The New Republic, President Obama reportedly laments the negative influence Fox News and Rush Limbaugh can have on the congressional debate over various pieces of legislation. 

The president told TNR editor Frank Foer and owner Chris Hughes that “One of the biggest factors is going to be how the media shapes debates.” 

The media can either help break or uphold partisan gridlock, the president said, adding that “If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing it.” 

The president also conceded that “he same dynamic happens on the Democratic side,” but in his mind, “the difference is just that the more left-leaning media outlets recognize that compromise is not a dirty word.”

Read more: http://www.mediaite.com/online/president-obama-laments-rush-limbaugh-and-fox-news-influence-on-public-debate/ 

by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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LoveMyBoyK
by Ruby Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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Of course he thinks it is "different" when HIS SIDE pulls The same shit. SMDH.
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kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 3:51 PM
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How ironic, considering the MSM heavily sways the outcome of legislation and elections, and everything else. They are the democratic spokespeople.
jllcali
by Jane on Jan. 27, 2013 at 4:42 PM
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I lament rush limbaugh has not been afflicted with muteness.
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Whaaaaaa....O.o
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 4:47 PM
Pot meet kettle.
Aslen
by Silver Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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Exactly!
He's the biggest part of the problem!


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I lament rush limbaugh has not been afflicted with muteness.

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12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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I guess the Blame Bush defense isn't working so now Obama is moving on the the Blame Rush and Fox...

TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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EXACTLY.

Quoting LoveMyBoyK:

Of course he thinks it is "different" when HIS SIDE pulls The same shit. SMDH.


 

Citygirlk
by Gold Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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I didn't see anything about blame there. He just said if the didn't punish them for working together they would want to do it more. I mean look at what happened to Chris Christie.

Quoting 12hellokitty:

I guess the Blame Bush defense isn't working so now Obama is moving on the the Blame Rush and Fox...


Farmlady09
by Silver Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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The president ~ of the US ~ wants the media and radio talk shows that don't agree with him to 'punish' elected officials that won't simply do what he commands them to?!?

What a pathetic lump of crap.

stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 6:49 PM
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I think he's right.  Limbaugh, and Fox (to a slightly lesser extent) focus on ridiculous lies and scare tactics, bringing the debate away from anything that may get accomplished and off into the whole "secret Muslim" debate.   How can we focus on the real issues if everyone is scared to make a move?  Ofcourse the reps could get some guts.  But like Citygirl said, look what happened to Christie.

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