Earlier this month, Barack Obama blamed Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss on her complete oversight of white, working-class America while on the campaign trail. However, in a post-election interview just published by Rolling Stone, Obama blames someone else for Donald Trump’s victory: Fox News.
“Part of it is Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country, but part of it is also Democrats not working at a grassroots level, being in there, showing up, making arguments. That part of the critique of the Democratic Party is accurate. We spend a lot of time focused on international policy and national policy and less time being on the ground. And when we’re on the ground, we do well.”
Perhaps the reason Democrats ignore working class Americans is because they know their economic policies have done absolutely nothing for them. And it’s a hell of a lot easier to just blame the media than to actually work for working class Americans.
Unfortunately, if Democrats on the FCC agree with Obama’s rhetoric it could give them even more impetus to try to regulate Fox News’s content.