Obama: FOX portrays me as a freak!
An angry Barack Obama is now blaming FOX news for costing him two to three points in the latest polls.
In a newly published interview for the New York Times Magazine, the Democratic presidential candidate said: “I’m convinced that if there were no FOX News, I might be two or three points higher in the polls. If I were watching FOX News, I wouldn’t vote for me, right? Because the way I’m portrayed 24/7 is as a freak!
“I’m the latte- slipping, “New York Times’ reading, Volvo driving, no-gun-owning, effete, politically correct, arrogant liberal. Who wants something like that?” he added.
However, Media Research Center (MRC), a conservative media watchdog says “it’s outrageous” that Obama is blaming the cable news service.
Seton Motley, director of communications at the MRC, says Obama’s lashing out is evidence he cannot stand the idea that FOX News does not worship him like the majority of the mainstream media do.
In reaction to Sen. Obama’s comments, Fox News EVP of News Editorial John Moody tells TVNewser,
“Senator Obama’s comments about Fox News are misdirected. If he is uncomfortable with tough questions, it may be because he has faced so few from the news media. The McCain campaign also complains when we make them squirm. We will continue to do hard, honest reporting and let American viewers decide if we’re being fair.”