Obama, MMFA Senior Fellow? President whines about ‘fake balance’ in news reporting

Oh, the irony! In an interview with New Republic, President Obama bemoans “fake balance” in news reporting. No, really.

These Twitter users agree, but not in the way Stompy Foot Obama meant.

Balance? Is this what President Obama means by balance?


“Fake balance.” Wow. How very Media Matters-y of the president. And for the win:

Indeed. President Obama should add another title to his  resumé: Senior Fellow in Chief.

  • nc

    Does “fake balance” mean it will all come tumbling down?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      It’s got the structural integrity of a house of race cards/

      • 1SkepticalChick


      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ Penny Robinson Fan Club

        Well played…

  • Red Fred

    Ethical journalism seems to be making a slow return. (And what’s with this “folks”, “folks” all the time?)

    • Joe W.

      He’s trying to be “one of us”….But once a Muslim from Kenya…ALWAYS a Muslim from Kenya…

      • Bob Smooper

        lol. 2016 and 2020 is going to be so easy with the likes of you in the GOP.

        • Joe W.

          Who said I am in the GOP, Shitforbrains??

    • Jack Deth

      Hi, Amber:

      “Folks” are the new “peons” “serfs” and “peasants”.

      • 1SkepticalChick

        Yes, in his mind it’s folks = everyone but me. If he starts saying “y’all” I may throw something.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ Penny Robinson Fan Club

      If I recall, I think Ross Perot caught heat when someone suggested he was using “folks” as a code-word for “black folks.”

      • $36544368

        I’m in big trouble then. I call my parents ‘my folks’, and I refer to some of my friends as folks as well…it’s how we talk in the midwest….where gravy is also considered a beverage!

  • Steve_J

    He whines and complains more than any two year old I know.

  • http://apostrophejones.com/ Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Obama has needed a psychiatrist for years.
    No. He needs a team of them.
    He has almost all media in his pocket, but he seethes about the few that don’t worship his holy name.
    Thanks, libs, for putting this corrupt, disturbed incompetent back in office.

  • TocksNedlog

    Yeah well, it’s kinda tough to do a balanced report on Benghazi when the reporter has NO access to interview the survivors.

  • HARP2

    Fake balance…would that be like his “balanced approach” to the deficit ?

    • marvgoux1

      Obama wants to eliminate all dissent. He must love it that Major Garrett has become his lapdog.

  • Jack Deth

    “Fake balance”…. Isn’t that like “Genuine imitation leather”?

    • 1SkepticalChick

      How many times can I get away with ^^^! before I’m spam?

    • $36544368

      …along with ‘military intelligence’, ‘jumbo shrimp’, and ‘President Obama’.

  • Bob Smooper

    MSNBC is Fair and Balanced unlike Fox News which is the news wing of the GOP

    • Jeff McCabe


      • Jack Deth

        Hi, Jeff:

        If what Mark blathers is true. Shouldn’t Fox News’ rating numbers be tanking, instead of creaming the competition week after week?

        Oh, wait…..

    • Joe W.

      Bwahahahahahahaha…snort..snort…bwahahahahahahahahahaha….Your funniest and most insane post yet, Sonny. And you’ve posted a helluva lot of BS on these threads…..

      • Foxxman

        Methinks this fella has never even turned Fox on…even once.

  • http://www.RiderRants.BlogSpot.com Richard Rider

    MY TWEET: Yes, Obama may have a “fake balance” problem w/Fox. The other networks don’t even PRETEND to be balanced. All Obama touts.


    Be sure to tune in tomorrow at 3p eastern to my radio show, streaming http://www.i25talk.co as Michelle Malkin and I will discuss this so-called president and leader of the free world. In Colorado, Kanasas, and New Mexico; 1040 AM.