So Trump refused to take a question from a CNN reporter. And now the MSM is losing its mind! He said CNN was fake news because it reported on an unsubstantiated 35-page document that claims Trump is being blackmailed by Russia. Can you really blame Trump for being a little upset?
WATCH: CNN correspondent demands to question Pres.-elect Trump after Trump criticizes CNN; Trump refuses. https://t.co/M9Lkzuo8IY
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) January 11, 2017
Now here’s where the media is silent. Do you know how many times Obama criticized Fox News? We don’t either, there are too many times to count! So the almighty Obama can say whatever he wants but Trump can’t refuse a question? That’s what the media is preaching.
In 2010, he said the network promoted a “destructive viewpoint.”
“I think Fox is part of that tradition — it is part of the tradition that has a very clear, undeniable point of view,” Obama said during an interview with Rolling Stone. “It’s a point of view that I disagree with. It’s a point of view that I think is ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country that has a vibrant middle class and is competitive in the world. But as an economic enterprise, it’s been wildly successful. And I suspect that if you ask Mr. Murdoch what his number-one concern is, it’s that Fox is very successful.”
He criticized Fox News while talking about the Affordable Care Act in 2013.
In 2014, he blasted them while giving a speech at Northwestern University.
In 2016, he said Fox News “vilified” him.”
“I think I should point out in terms of both my confidence that I could win in ’08, but also the fact that I was lucky and maybe a little bit naive,” Obama said during an interview with the Atlantic. “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 I was polling at 70 percent.”
“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.”
“You understand that if people are angry that somehow the government is failing, then they are going to look to the guy who represents government,” he continued. “And that applies, by the way, even to some of the folks who are now Trump supporters. They’re responding to a fictional character named Barack Obama who they see on Fox News or who they hear about through Rush Limbaugh.”
In 2016, he blamed Fox News for Democrats losing elections.