According to Obama, he isn’t really a polarizing president despite what the polls say. No, the American people are just too stupid to realize they are being manipulated by the media to either love or hate him…or something:
CBS DC – In a wide-ranging interview with Vox, President Barack Obama discussed how the changing face of media has polarized politics – although much of the information is simply giving audiences what they want.
Vox notes that Obama was first interviewed by The New York Times 25 years ago for a Feb. 1990 article entitled, “First Black Elected To Head Harvard’s Law Review.”
Obama said data showing he is “the most polarizing president” is misleading, but one major factor is with media. Americans “just don’t have a common place where we go to get common facts and a common worldview the way we did 20,30 years ago.”
“And that just keeps accelerating, you know, and I’m not the first to observe this, but you’ve got the Fox News/Rush Limbaugh folks and then you’ve got the MSNBC folks. … But the point is that technology which brings the world to us also allows us to narrow our point of view. That’s contributed to it.”
Obama isn’t just the most polarizing president in our history, he’s the most partisan and deceitful one as well. But hey, what do we know. We’re just stupid Americans.