I am at a loss as to why President Obama is always condemning Fox News Channel. Every time the President or a member of his administration decides to go on the attack against the Fox New Channel directly or via one of it's commentators, the ratings at Fox News go up dramatically. That reality has caused me to start to wonder if President Obama owns stock in News Corporation, the parent company of the Fox News Channel. For a man that appears to be extremely intelligent when it comes to things of a political nature, when it comes to Fox News - President Obama seems to have a huge blind spot. Every poll that I have looked at shows that President Obama is attracting support from the vast majority of Americans, but for some unexplained reason - the President seems to have an internal obsession to try to personally bring down the Fox News Channel.
President Obama is smart enough to know that anytime a President decides to take on a media outlet that shares the same opinions as his opposition - that politician will cause the very thing they dislike the most to grow even bigger. Rather than bring down the Fox News Channel, President Obama is helping that channel grow at the very time he needs Republicans to assist him in getting health care reform passed in the Congress. Most President's seem to get obsessed with certain things during their term in office. President Bush became obsessed with taking down Saddam Hussein, because Hussein tried to kill his father in Saudi Arabia during a visit after he was no longer the President of the United States. It now appears that President Obama's biggest obsession is to take down the Fox News Channel, because he does not like their conservative spin on political news.
Unlike Rush Limbaugh, I want President Obama to succeed in office. Sure, I do not approve of all of his left of center ideas - but that does not mean that I sit around day and night hoping that President Obama will fail as President of the United States. Whether we like it or not, there are extreme thinkers in this county both on the right and the left that cannot or will not accept that their extremist ideology has a few flaws. Too many years of extreme conservatism and liberalism have torn this nation apart as both political extremes despise the ideas of their opponent. Extremism, at it's core, is wrongheaded and goes against the very principles that our founding fathers believed in when they first wrote the Constitution of the United States. When President Obama won last November, I really thought that he was a moderate political thinker. However, now that he has decided to set his sights on bring down the Fox News Channel - sadly it is turning out that he is just another extremist politician just like President George W. Bush before him.
It would be wise for President Obama to stop criticizing the Fox News Channel for their political points of view. In fact, the very idea that a sitting President of the United States would take on a news media outlet - should scare both conservatives and liberals alike. Just image the liberal outrage if President George W. Bush decided to condemn CNN and MSNBC for their liberal political news coverage? If President Bush did such a thing, he would have caused the ratings of those two cable news networks to soar in the same way that President Obama has help Fox News grow their TV audience to record numbers. Being elected to and serving as the President of the United States is a tremendous honor. Anyone that achieves such high office should not allow themselves to be dragged down to the lowest common denominator of political discourse in this way. The time has come for President Obama to give up his obsession to destroy Fox News or one day soon he might find himself in the same situation as Ahab.