Obama slams Fox News for being a ‘devoted attacker’

June 17th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Washington, June 17 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has slammed Fox News for being “entirely devoted to attacking his administration.”

Responding to a remark made by CNBC’s John Harwood that Obama has gotten an easy ride from the press, the US president called the charge “very hard for him to swallow.”

Acknowledging the fact that media coverage has been “generally positive,” he took yet another potshot at Fox News.

“I’ve got one television station that is entirely devoted to attacking my administration. That’s a pretty big megaphone. You’d be hard pressed if you watched the entire day to find a positive story about me on that front,” Politico quoted Obama, as saying.

Obama also said that he and his administration has always been “available and willing” to answer tough questions, and that could be reason for his positive image.

“We welcome people who are asking us some tough questions. I think I’ve probably been as accessible as any president in the first six months. I think that actually the reason people have been generally positive about what we’ve been trying to do is people feel as if I’m available and willing to answer questions and we haven’t been trying to hide the ball.” (ANI)

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