President Obama’s recent appearance at a panel in Georgetown University included two things worthy of discussion. First was a balanced discussion about the role of government in the economy and the other was throwing Fox News under the bus for continually demonizing America’s poor.
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President Barack Obama criticized Fox News on Tuesday, accusing the network of portraying poor people as “leeches.”
In a discussion at Georgetown University, Obama said the media made an effort to “suggest the poor are sponges, leeches, don’t want to work, are lazy, are undeserving,” and he then singled out Fox News for special rebuke.
“If you watch Fox News on a regular basis, it is a constant menu. They’ll find folks who make me mad,” the president said. “I don’t know where they find them. It’s like, ‘I don’t want to work, I just want a free Obama phone.’
“That becomes an entire narrative that gets worked up. Very rarely do you hear an interview of a waitress, which is much more typical, who is raising a couple of kids and doing everything right but still can’t pay the bills,” he said.
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