Just over a year ago, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter that President Obama is “a voracious consumer of the printed word” but “he doesn’t watch cable news.”

“I don’t think it would be accurate to say that by not watching cable news he’s not aware of what the political fight of the day is,” Carney added, “But he maintains a healthy distance.”

A year later, Stelter is still fascinated by the president’s alleged aversion to cable news, on which President Obama blames his lack of a full appreciation of the anxiety caused by terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino.

  • SpaceRacer423

    ………….Obama needs to watch tv in order to understand that Muslim terrorists killing men, women, and CHILDREN in the streets of Paris upsets people????

    • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      He gets his programming through subliminal messages.

      • Ariadnea

        The President of the US suppose to have the best access to intelligence, and big/important events/tragedies around the world.

        Why does the President feel the need to lie about his main sources of events/news. Is he making excuses for his uselessness, inaction, and cowardice?

        • bobbyt1964

          More tellingly; this POS does not feel the need to even ATTEMPT to lie convincingly. He simply mumbles gibberish and the Minions all chant “Ba-Na-Na!” and bow down.

    • PAvolley

      Valerie Jarrett took his remote, he can’t change the TV from ESPN.

      • oldshortfatboy

        Probably gave him a binky to keep him quiet.

      • Anthony

        She must have grabbed his balls as well when she snatched the remote from his lap.

        • SupplyGuy

          For crying out loud. Really?

          Obama hasn’t had balls since, well, probably ever.

          • Mark81150 Otter of Doomly

            I’d say… since they were clipped in his Indonesian madras days learning how to hate the people of his own nation..
            .
            If he was serious about ending jihad and radical islam.. he’d sic the CIA on the Saudi oil Sheiks funding the hateful version of islam they teach around the world…. the madrases must be put down.. generation after generation of muslim boys taught to hate Jews and Christians… that’s the root cause of much of the islamic hate machine…
            .
            but even Bush never went after them… political correctness is killing us… attack these scumbags at the source… Saudi’s.. ally or not.. allow these evil bastards free reign…. time to engage in order 7.62….

          • CVN65

            The Saudi Royal family has made a Faustian bargain with the extremists- they fund all of the “outreach” efforts around the world and especially in the west and the crazy jihadis largely leave them alone to be hedonists. The West tolerates this because they need access to cheap oil and need a partially sympathetic voice in the ME. Not to say that some of the Royals don’t support the jihadi cause but many do not and only agree to this for self-preservation. They tend to see themselves far more as Europeans trapped in a province with poor but powerful subjects than as Wahabbists. If they go too far in support of the West or take action against the extremists, the terrorism and other campaigns will begin in the Kingdom and the flow of oil will be disrupted. This is why this relationship exists and it’s not by the choice of these Saudi oil princes.

          • Kain’tPutt

            That’s a very ggod point Mr. Guy. But….. You must consider where Reggie Love put his balls. j/s

      • CoastalMaineBird

        Hey, that’s a step up from Nickelodeon in the first term…

        • Kenton Clarkson

          That the channel that has My Little Pony?

    • Sam Huston

      Muslim missionaries killing infidel men, women, and CHILDREN pleases allah, and the violently insane “prophet” of all mentally disturbed muslims, so why would Obama be upset?

    • Hotlanta Mike
    • Alexxthegreat

      He’s not too bright that way!

    • grais

      And somehow that “voracious consumer of the printed word” managed to miss all the printed words about it, too.
      There’s an evil clown in the WH.

      • SpaceRacer423

        I guess it wasnt covered in ‘Doonesburry.”

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      When you have no empathy for the innocent, only the terrorists, it’s hard to understand why terrorism is a bad thing.

      Obama has no empathy for the innocent. Sure, he’ll use them as pawns when he needs to push an agenda, but he doesn’t actually care.

      • Sylvia

        You are so right!!

  • ArmchairMike

    He wouldn’t even need cable TV if he would just fucking pay attention. Maybe his dumbass should get a Twitchy app.

    • Gregor Eisenstein

      Pay attention to what? The Presidential Daily Briefings where every f-ing important thing going on in the country is…oh, he doesn’t attend those either, does he?

    • SupplyGuy

      For the win.

    • Mark81150 Otter of Doomly

      He’s informed.. at least they tell him, even if he choses to tune them out.. and he could give two tin shits about what the “little people” voters think…
      .
      We’re non human peasants to him.. we don’t live in his rich bitch ultra left world of academic simpletons.. so what we think is automatically ignored as irrelevant… wrong.. crazy.. extremist….
      .
      and he doesn’t watch cable.. because his colossal ego can’t handle criticism in ANY context…. he’s always right.. we’re just to stupid to grasp his magnificence… you know it’s true… the worst narcissist to ever dwell in DC.. which tells you just how epically tragic it is…
      .
      this is a president who’s own advisors admit.. does things simply to piss off his opponents.. not for any reason other than that.. he doesn’t care if i’s bad policy.. just that he fucks with thinking citizens…he has to “punish” us remember?…..
      .
      He’s not merely a raging ideologue.. he’s mentally ill… diseased..

    • Don Reed

      You would think that a statement like this would get INSTANT worldwide attention, and therefore, the NYT editors would KNOW that if they “edited” this out of the article (the source of this information) and DIDN’T acknowledge the “edit,” then THIS TOO would be noticed by 10 million shocked witnesses. And yet, they tried to silently sneak it out of the story anyway. To no avail.

  • Political_Pugilist

    Worst Presid…..check that…. Worst Politician Ever….

    • Frank DiSalle

      Worst President since Last Term!

    • Donald-Now 3x as Deplorable

      Worst human(?) ever.

  • Michelle ✓classified

    January 20, 2017

    • Frank DiSalle

      399 days, and they’re gone!

      • SupplyGuy

        I’m sure he’ll find some way to keep irritating us. I’m expecting him to also replace Carter as the worst ex-president.

        • Dan13

          I don’t know about that. He might just give himself over to pure hedonism and leave the scene surrounded by like minded underlings who will serve his every need.
          He certainly won’t work for any cause.

          • TheForgottenTimeZone

            His ego won’t allow that. He needs to be front & center of something, or several somethings. He won’t be content to be the celebrity drone on a charity housebuilding project.

          • grais

            He’ll follow the Clinton model.

        • TheForgottenTimeZone

          Yes, Jimmeh won’t be around too much longer (cancer-free or not), so he will be the logical replacement as the “Conscience Of The Nation”.

          • Mark81150 Otter of Doomly

            agreed.. he’ll be the media’s favorite go to guy for bitching, pissing and moaning about how EVIL the republican president, Congress is…..the worst president in history… and they’ll still kiss his ass…..
            .
            BTW…. when will the same media which crowed about the democrats.. being the “peoples” party the MAJORITY party when they held Congress….. ever call the GOP the Majority peoples party?
            .
            How many seats nationally do they have to lose to republicans before they acknowledge the blatantly obvious?
            .
            The dems haven’t won a majority white vote since 1976…. if not for the lockstep black vote.. there never would be a democrat president in the foreseeable future…
            .
            they’ve alienated the blue collar working class voter completely….

        • Sam Huston

          Maybe President Trump can executive order him to be banished from any media that gives the quisling access to the public.

          For the mentally disturbed quisling, that would be a fate worse than death.

      • rich614

        We had better HOPE he goes peacefully

    • Victoria Richardson

      Let’s hope we make it that long with this President still in the White House.

    • Dan13

      Dateline: Jan 19, 2017 Washington DC

      Today, the White House was looted by unnamed participants…

    • Mark81150 Otter of Doomly

      cannot come fast enough..
      .
      it’s going to take a tanker truck of lysol to get the stench of these a-holes out of the White House…. they taint everything they touch..

  • RD

    Does this guy ever run out of excuses for his lack of awareness? Mr Obama, excuses are like butts, everyone has one and they all stink.

  • Chandler/aka WordFollower

    I’d be willing to bet that he really is that ignorant of how the American people feel about the looming islamic radical threat. His staff must know how touchy he is and he probably won’t allow them to tell him things that threaten his fragile ego and ideas about what islam is and isn’t. He certainly wouldn’t subject himself to the unpredictability of cable news networks. Because no matter how soft on his actions and policies they are, if it isn’t outright and copious praise it’s never soft enough.

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    Seems like it was only yesterday when Obama would learn about breaking news from the morning papers.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    Between golf and episodes of House of Cards where does a President find the time?

    I’m starting to think he’s serious when he says, “I just heard about this on the news.”

  • JR48

    Uh, how would you feel if you were in fear of a terrorist attack? Do you need a meeting with advisors? A committee report? Intelligence analysis?

    Or could you have your own emotional reaction to merely hearing the news and imagine yourself in someone’s place? It’s called EMPATHY.

    He knew, he understood and didn’t give a crap until people started panicking and his administration started getting pushback. He reacted only politically. No heart.

    • prado4587

      Nobama wouldn’t even understand it if a group of people starting to target everybody in his religion. Nobama must be stopped

    • Dan13

      Obama imagining himself in someone else’s place! Hahahahahahaha…!
      Good one!

    • http://www.almarquardt.com/ almarquardt

      The definition of a sociopath.

  • Frank DiSalle

    If only he had other sources of information on public opinion besides cable TV … Oh, wait!

    • Dan13

      The other sources failed to let him know that people are angry and upset by the events of San Bernardino?
      You going with that?

  • Victoria Richardson

    I thought he would be watching MSNBC and NBC AND ABC AND CBS heck they praise him on a daily basis. This President is so out of touch and hey media, the President does not seem to care about you when your fawning over him. He does not watch you and it must break your heart.

  • drw

    Kinda puts the lie to the ol’ “man of the people” ploy. Although I suppose with all the armed security around him 24-7 anxiety for his personal safety probably isn’t at the top of his list of concerns.

  • SupplyGuy

    And they called GW dumb and out of touch. If lefties were capable of shame they would all apologize for electing this POS.

  • Steven Richards

    They don’t get the PlayGirl Channel in DC?

  • Grumpy

    Doesn’t he have well paid people with well paid staffs to give him expensive briefings?

    I mean, come on! The fu(kin’ President needs to watch TV to find out what’s going on?

  • EnoughIsEnough

    Sounds like that “willful ignorance” ploy he uses whenever he is being held accountable (which sure isn’t very often). My 8-year old nephew is more aware of current events than this slacker occupying the White House.

  • soxfan4evah

    For a guy that doesn’t watch cable news, Fox news sure is stuck in his craw.

  • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    He needs more cable news.

    Right…

    He’s got network upon network upon network of intelligence, law enforcement and military, gathering data, following up leads, putting together reports, and sending them to the White House…

    For him to ignore when he AVOIDS the Presidential Daily Briefings and other security meetings.

    Yeah, Barry, just turn the dial to MSNBC.

  • il fait soleil

    What difference – at this point – does it make? He’s useless.

  • Stephen

    So if he needs cable television to show him the anxiety of the people after Paris and San Bernardino, does he need Valarie Jarrett to wipe his ass for him?

  • anjullyn

    Another deflection of responsibility which is the ONLY thing this guy(?) is brilliant at doing. Of course it’s our (the peoples) fault for being upset over terrorist attacks. And he’s so busy doing REALLY important things that watching cable news is low on his list of things to do. His daddy shaming act is so 7 years ago.

    • Acethepug

      To be fair, his deflection wouldn’t be so brilliant without the treasonous Media (aka Democrats with bylines) doing the heavy lifting of not reporting on his many, many failings and lies.

      Imagine Obama with just a WEEK of the kind of press GW Bush got, he’d have a nervous breakdown. Or be impeached — preferably both.

  • Eric Botena

    As long as he doesn’t accidentally pick up a copy of Catcher in the Rye in the next 13 months, we should be OK.

    • Arttie the Deplorable

      Or Lord of the Flies

  • Perso Nasplit

    He did not say who might be feeling this “anxiety”. Im guessing to hom it was the anxiety of peaceful muslims who feared backlash from those mean people demanding that there not be terrorists attacking us.

  • Deplorable Nigel Pinchley

    For any of us who didn’t already know it this proves it. He’s a jerk!

  • no good deed

    He needed to watch more TV to know people were anxious after a terrorist attack on American soil. That should tell you all you need to know. *thud*

  • Acethepug

    Presidentin” is HARD! But golfing and overseeing the destruction of the US? THAT Barry can handle …

  • Arttie the Deplorable

    It, his empathy, was in his daily briefing he skipped. OT: Bernie accessed Clinton information that was securely stored in her loo.

  • bitterlyclinging

    The “I Won” be nipping at the taqiyyah again.

  • chetnapier

    Would rather see him locked in a cell with only an AM radio locked on talk shows.

  • HomeOnTheFlyOverCountry

    Very strange indeed! For almost 2 years now, I have watched ZERO cable news, and I had no problem at all understanding the general state of anxiety over these recent attacks. But then again, I gave away my golf clubs more than 5 years ago.

  • Sanchez

    He meets with reporters more than he meets with his advisers.

  • John Howard

    The guy has 1000 advisors but THEY never conveyed any sense of the situation to him?

  • Magnifico

    He needs to stop getting stoned and watching “Family Matters” re-runs.

  • Peggy Bundy

    He just resonates confidence around the country does this man-child, Huh. :-/

  • Hotlanta Mike
    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      “And left-wing idiots believed it all!!!! We’re lucky people who vote Democrat don’t have a collective IQ higher than 7, or we might have been screwed!!!”

  • Hotlanta Mike
    • Arttie the Deplorable

      From the photo shopped skeet shooting , we know he’s not proficient.

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  • Suzanne

    Some smart reporters REALLY need to dig up Obama’s hidden transcripts. This fool could not have gone to college and been brilliant like his followers say he was. Where are the investigative reporters?

  • Hotlanta Mike
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    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      And liberals wonder why we hate that POS.

      • Hotlanta Mike

        Statements made on public websites is akin to statements made in public, where is the invasion of privacy?

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  • Shoeless Joe

    Obama is too lazy to bone up on current events, he even blows off daily briefings.

    • CrazyDaze✓veridicous

      From a great line from a great movie: “Two words, Plausible Deniability”

      • Michael Ruda

        Independence Day

        • CrazyDaze✓veridicous

          Yup. Keep Prez Putt Putt in the dark so he can’t say that he knows anything.

  • CrazyDaze✓veridicous

    Hope and change people.

  • ElfPool Stormtrooper

    Even if he didn’t watch the news, going to yahoo’s front page news section would give him an idea or just reading the comments on yahoo which are still a “battleground” …. Lame excuses from a Lame President

  • D H

    I’m sure he can afford more than the basic cable package and pick up more news channels

  • http://abusivediscretion.wordpress.com Repatriatednyc

    Obama’s cable selection is @Showtime, @HBO and @Sportscenter.

    • Russ

      Don’t forget The Golf Channel. 😉

      • Girl who talks with her claws

        And Logo network.

  • FranklinWasRight

    He doesn’t care how regular citizens feel.

    He cares about how the press feel, because if they think he isn’t reacting appropriately, because they might not carry as much water.

    We can’t have the faithful leave the cult, now can we.

  • Russ

    It’s much easier to blame FoxNews for all your problems when you never watch it. They, and Rush Limbaugh, have lived rent-free in 0’s head for years.

  • dogman19552003

    With the intelligence agencies this country has, the president counts on cAble tv? This guy really is in la la land!

    • Russ

      That’s because he skips 60% of his intelligence briefings, and ignores the intel in the other 40%.

  • Duane Savage

    He’ll be happy to know that 2 of 3 cable news networks are carrying the water for him and pushing his divisive agenda.

  • topperj

    There is nothing left to say about this man, let’s move on.

  • grais

    It’s been obvious since the beginning. The guy doesn’t want the job; he wants the title and the “First” that goes w/it. Same goes for Hillary.

  • surfdog

    Calvin ; ” I wish life was more like T V ”
    Calvin and Hobbes .

  • Malik Dassam Obikwa

    How hard would it be to wire a few cable news feeds to his teleprompters? They go everywhere with him.

  • setnaffa

    I’m guessing he was trying to make light of those hundreds of innocent civilians murdered by Muslims because, well, they were French…

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      Imagine if they had all been American.

      Obama would have thrown a party.

  • American

    There’s a TV in his office:
    http://www.investors.com/image/ObamaMandelaWatchesTVCvgeCrpdSouza12-5-13.jpg.cms
    But, he’s rarely there and when he is he doesn’t even take the time to sit at the desk.

  • bicentennialguy

    I hope he gets some bad coke.

  • NannoH

    Why would anyone be surprised at this? He acts like a spoiled 21 year old college snowflake and got all of his news from Jon Stewart as they did. Now that Stewart is gone, Obama has no one to turn to to find out what is going in this world.

  • bifski

    everyday my disdain for this psychopath increases

    • freeinaz

      Believe me you’re not alone.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        It’s amazing how much capacity the human brain has to expand beyond expectations. Who knew our revulsion for this man could continue to grow?

  • Jack_Savage

    So he wasn’t aware that terrorist attacks make people anxious, huh?
    And we think Kim Jong Whatshisname lives in a bubble full of yes-men…

  • jhawk90

    …aaaaaaand it’s gone.

    “By Friday morning, however, the entire passage containing Obama’s admission had been erased from the story without any explanation from the New York Times. ”

    http://thefederalist.com/2015/12/18/the-new-york-times-just-memory-holed-this-devastating-obama-admission/

  • ledzepp8

    He doesn’t watch cable news, yet Foxnews lives rent free in his head. He’s such a lying POS. I seriously can’t stand the guy.

  • BoSplosion

    And what if any Republican POTUS had said something this insultingly stupid to cover his feckless incompetence?

  • Jerry Shelton

    Anything to try and wash the blood from his hands

  • Barry A. Brewer

    Judging from his track record as President, he gets his information from Nick At Nite

  • Jeff H

    Why would O need to watch cable news to know what the terrorists did, and what the effect of the attack was? He for all-intents-and-purposes is a terrorist himself, in bed with them politically, ideologically and behaviorally.

    If he were NOT, would he not behave differently? His every behavior SCREAMS that’s he’s cheering them on.

  • dagnytaggart

    So…the ONLY way Obama can get a feel for public sentiment is by watching cable news, which he won’t do because he likes to keep some distance from it? The stupid in this line of thinking is mind boggling.

  • Steve Muckler

    Isn’t this the same guy who learned of F&F, the IRS screwing Tea Party groups, the VA death lists, etc, etc, etc from news reports? He’s also well known for blowing off his daily security briefings because he “knows better” than his security team. Thus, methinks his self proclaimed lack of seeing cable TV stinks like over ripe cheese.

  • itsatax

    Pretty sure it was smarta$$ sarcasm, right? Obama is making fun of cable news (Fox News) and the viewing public as fear mongers and easily lead idiots who – for some reason unknown to him – irrationally believe that Islamic Jihad might be a cause for concern.

  • ElDerecho

    I hate to be in the position of defending Dear Leader, but cable news always hyper-inflates things for ratings, so coverage is not exactly representative of people’s concerns. Its representative of what sells ad time.

    • Jon45Solas

      So you think he’s taking a potshot at cable news, then?

      Either way, he’s one cold hombre: out of touch because he’s not paying attention, or using two terrible events to take a swipe at cable news.

  • Arkuy The Great

    I just KNEW the President was a secret fan of FNC…

  • Rogue Cheddar

    Ripley: How many drops is this for you, Lieutenant?

    Gorman: Thirty eight… simulated.

    Vasquez: How many *combat* drops?

    Gorman: Uh, two. Including this one.

    Drake: Sh!t.

    Hudson: Oh, man…

    • Acethepug

      I’m a sucker for “Aliens” dialogue, but to be fair to Gorman, he went out a decent guy (LOVED Vasquez’ last words to him) at least. He was a book-trained, real-world-experience lacking fool, but he LEARNED.

      Obama? He is impervious to experience. His learning curve is a flatline at best, and a declining one at worst.

      🙂

      • Rogue Cheddar

        Here’s to hoping Obowmao takes a page from Gorman and sacrifices himself similarly.

  • ScottOnCapeCod™

    If you have an ounce of Common Sense you would not need to be told by Cable News that what Happened in San Bernardino was a Big Issue and would cause Anxiety by those of us WITHOUT Armed Secret Service Details for ourselves and our Family Members.

    Maybe it should have been broadcast on his Teleprompter.

    • Acethepug

      Remember, this is from the same unAmerican idiot who keeps saying “that’s not who we are” whenever he demonstrates how he isn’t part of the “we” he’s lecturing.

  • Karl H

    Oh for the love of God! The so called “most intelligent president ever” can not step outside of his own world for just a moment and in his mind try to grasp the kind of fear experienced by the average American living in a place like San Bernardino when a couple of Crash happy Jihadists start shooting up a place where special needs kids and government workers happen to be? And that those crash happy Jihadists just happened to get away and were roaming the city?

    There is a name for the type of disorder that can not allow a person to feel empathy.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/stop-walking-eggshells/201201/lack-empathy-the-most-telling-narcissistic-trait

    He is not the most intelligent president ever he is the most psychologically unbalanced president ever. But I may be raycis for saying that. At this point i think we have reached the level where when you hear someone spouting absolute nonsense you should backhand them immediately so at least the rest of the world can see the busted lip and know that they will likely hear something profoundly stupid from that person.

  • rambler

    Watching more or less cable tv would have had little impact on that unfeeling, malignant narcissist. He can’t appreciate how we feel since he hates us and won’t ever care about how anything he has done or didn’t do makes us feel. When he’s sick of how we’re reacting, he’ll come out with another speech to scold us.

  • SpringTexas

    “I wasn’t watching cable news to get the full appreciation of how much anxiety this was causing the American folks because we were too busy trying to spin this story into a gun control topic.”

    ~President Barry

  • SpringTexas

    We expect things like this out of Obama. What’s disturbing is that the NYT reports then hides the article.

  • shovel ready

    he should do is daily briefing with fox news instead of those morons who advise him

  • James Perley

    He needs to watch Fox news. Of course, he is lying.

  • BTeboe

    Our Imam Obamao needs to take a ‘real’ intelligence briefing at least once in a while, not one cooked up to make him feel good about his asinine inane insane policies.

  • Douglas Moose

    Doesn’t fully appreciate the “anxiety” of Americans after two horrible attacks by ISIS in Europe and the US? Maybe he’s also out of touch when he began pushing his gun ban agenda again in the wake of these shootings? Just maybe this President is completely out of touch with reality!

  • Douglas Moose

    I guarantee he knows what JayZ and Beyonce are getting each other for Christmas!

  • John Bruno

    I love how his sycophants and worshippers come to his defense. They cannot bring themselves to admit that Obama is a very weak and ineffective leader. His is loved by his ardent followers same way you see people worship charismatic leaders. They can never see or admit that Obama has any faults.
    They attack anyone who gives their opinion of their messiah. Cannot wait until January 2017.

  • interestedobserver2

    “@brianstelter What a disgraceful, festering pile of fail. Sweet Jesus, if JournoList had any integrity, they’d hang themselves 4 shame.” — Piece of Whitebread (@RMGriffis).

    ^ THIS. Times a million.

  • http://www.paulengemann.com/ Paul Engemann

    Duuuh, huh?

  • http://lenbilen.com/ Lennart Bilén

    “Obama indicated that he did not see
    enough cable television to fully appreciate the anxiety after the
    attacks in Paris and San Bernardino.”

    This brings us to verse 74 of the Obama Impeachment song (as if sung
    by President Barack Hussein Obama to the tune of “Please release me, let
    me go”)

    I don’t watch Fox News enough

    That’s why I’m hitting in the rough.

    I’m a weakling acting tough.

    I’m worthless. Will no-one call my bluff?

    Here is the complete impeachment song: http://lenbilen.com/2015/02/25/the-complete-obama-impeachment-song/

  • Tony

    Just like every scandal in this POS rein….he had to find out thru the media.
    What a pathetic clown Obama has become.

  • https://themesurgeons.com John Teague

    What an extraordinary number of Fox News cultists here. Just a hint to the ignorant right: there are no cable “news” networks, just competing tabloid inspired infomercials vomiting up bile for their followers to lap up.

  • Thomas Burgess

    SHAMEFUL ! This is what you get from someone that gets their news from the TV in the 19th hole bar, instead of from their daily intelligence briefings.

  • Whoare”they”?✓Deplorable

    Correct me if Im wrong please, isn’t Espn a cable channel?

  • Brad Gillespie

    Obama wasn’t really admitting any personal lack of responsibility here. He’s being critical and snarky about what he regards as less than truly worthy sources of news: let’s face it, Fox pretty much makes it a full time job pointing out his absence of any leadership, which is probably too much, but it’s why Fox is so popular with non- Obama adherents. So, if Fox comes daily and points out what an absolute failure he is, he’s just stating the obvious: he’s above all that lowbrow stuff, and wouldn’t stoop to pay any attention to it. In other words, he’s an elitist intellectual snob, who wants to ignore a large segment of reality.

  • bobbyt1964

    Yet both he and his monstrous “wife” are aware of TV enough to personally appear on SNL, Jimmie Fallon, The View and a lot of other Left-wing, terrorist-loving shows…

  • Michele

    “President didn’t see enough cable TV to fully appreciate effect of terrorist attacks”…to be expected, that’s the banana republic management play book…God help us get through the next 13 months…

  • Sorceress

    Maybe if he attended the morning security briefings…

  • Beatlebaum

    Obama has a bad habit of not staying informed. Could the fact be that he doesn’t watch or read news (just reads the funnies), or is his staff at fault for not keeping him informed. As for television, is it the adult channels or Cartoon Network he watches instead of cable news? Or it could be, Valerie Jarrett screens all that he watches. After all she is his senior advisor. As for his awareness of ISIS (to be fair, ISIL [which in his own case could mean he’s a member of the Insufficient Study of Information League]). All that aside, if he doesn’t think members or at the very least wanna be members of ISIS killing people on American soil has upset U.S. citizens, he is a poor judge of what makes people uneasy. But then, I don’t think he took the job of POTUS to help the country, I believe he took it for the perks. Something he uses freely, especially Air Force 1. When the Clintons left the White House, they took the presidential china among other things, what will the Obamas take to outdo them?