I shared the story about Obama's Fox News comments in my Google Reader today with the comment, "Way to fan the flames, Barry." A response implied that it was good for Obama to call out Fox News' partisanship. Without getting too political, I couldn't disagree more. Here's my response to that comment:
Saying things like that accomplishes nothing. No Fox News supporter is going to hear these comments and say, "You know what? He's right! MSNBC, here I come!" And all of us who agree are just going to nod and say, "Yup." It just gives Fox News supporters another chance to bust out the "stop worrying about us and pay attention to the country's real problems" card (which they do kind of have a point on).Obama's Fox News comments aren't going to paint him in the best light, and if you haven't noticed, his popularity wasn't exactly skyrocketing in the first place. This was the last thing he needed.