Obama Blames Rush and Fox in Preview of 2nd Term Scapegoating

Fred Lucas, author of The Right Frequency, wrote this recent piece for Townhall.com regarding President Barack Obama’s recent comment about Rush Limbaugh and Fox News.

President Barack Obama is naming names in his second term when it comes to his un-preferred media, something he generally farmed out to White House staff and political surrogates during the first term.

The president, in a recent interview with The New Republic, found scapegoats for Washington gridlock.

“One of the biggest factors is going to be how the media shapes debates,” Obama told TNR. “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.”

In the last White House press conference of his first term – one week before his second inauguration – Obama didn’t name names, but was clearly expressing the same sentiment when talking about the GOP’s “preferred” media.

“I think there are a lot of Republicans at this point that feel that given how much energy has been devoted in some of the media that’s preferred by Republican constituencies to demonize me, that it doesn’t look real good socializing with me,” Obama told reporters.

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