WHEN IN DOUBT, BLAME FOX NEWS: At this morning’s Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit at Georgetown, President Obama once again blamed Fox News, asserting that if we want to change poverty,“We’re going to have to change how the media reports on these issues.” Obama’s logic proceeded as follows:
I think there’s been an effort to either make folks mad at folks at the top or be mad at folks at the bottom. And I think the effort to suggest that the poor are sponges, leeches, don’t want to work, are lazy, are undeserving got traction. And look, it’s still being propagated. I mean, I have to say that if you watch Fox News on a regular basis, it is a constant menu — they will find folks who make me mad. I don’t know where they find them. They’re all like, ‘I don’t want to work. I just want a free Obamaphone,’ or whatever.
Well, as my grandma used to say, isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black? (and no, that’s not racist!). How very astute of President Obama to observe that making “folks” mad at the “folks on the top,” or vice versa, is incredibly counter-productive and indeed, destructive. He should know: He (and his progressive henchmen, such as Al Sharpton, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and the like) are quite adept at this tactic. Just ask Mitt Romney. Because, you know, successful people “didn’t build that.”
I don’t recall who said it, but someone once said something along the lines of “he who criticizes others often reveals what he himself lacks.” Yep.