Obama the critic
In an interview, Obama played media critic and attacked FNC:
I think Fox ... is part of the tradition that has a very clear, undeniable point of view. It's a point of view that I disagree with. It's a point of view that I think is ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country that has a vibrant middle class and is competitive in the world. But as an economic enterprise, it's been wildly successful.
The host reminded Obama he has the deck stacked in his favor, yet time and time again, he and members of his administration go after the Fox News Channel.
"OK let me get this straight -- you're the President of the United States, with both Houses [of Congress] under your control. You also have the most fawning press of any president in the history of the universe and yet you let FNC get under your skin, because it's the only network that doesn't have a thrill up its leg?" he continued. "Obama's like a sports team who owns the ref, the fans and the field, but refuses to play until the kid in the tenth row stops chewing gum."