David Letterman is a liberal kind of guy and, like many on the left, old Dave is kind of frustrated these days. A new Gallup Poll has President Obama’s job approval rating at just 41% with 53% disapproving. Those are the lowest numbers Gallup has posted since Mr. Obama was inaugurated more than a year and a half ago.
So Dave is seeking answers to the President’s diminishing popularity and that kind of conversation usually involves the Fox News Channel, which is considered by the left to be all anti-Obama, all the time. Since I work at FNC, I dispute that perception but there is no doubt that Fox News is the most skeptical TV news organization when it comes to analyzing the President.
But consider this. If President Obama was being worked over the way President Bush was by the establishment media, his job approval rating would probably be in 20% range. Remember the brutal media beating that Bush took? Today, the mainstream press is largely neutral or positive on Mr. Obama even as the many Americans are having doubts about him.
But let’s get back to Letterman. Speaking with a far left MSNBC News commentator on his program, Dave listened as she put forth the preposterous theory that Fox News wants to frighten white Americans by reporting negatively about black Americans. “Scaring white people is good politics on the conservative side of the spectrum and always has been. The idea is that you sort of rile up the white base to be afraid of another, to be afraid of immigrants, or scary black people …”
Now, in the past paranoid, dishonest rants like that would have been dismissed as fringe speak. But not anymore. Without a shred of evidence, a guest on the David Letterman show, (who by the way gets trounced in the ratings by FNC every night), defines an entire news organization as a racist enterprise. And Dave goes along with the program adding: ” these people are continuing to fan this flame and … that is cancer.”
The only people Fox News is scaring are far left loons who see their shining city on the hill on fire. For 18 months, the United States has been governed from the left and things are not going well. I’m sorry if this analysis might frighten some folks but when you spend a half trillion dollars trying to stimulate the economy and create just 600,000 jobs, well, people are going to notice.
When the war in Afghanistan turns chaotic, Americans are not going to be pleased. When the nation’s debt is increased by more than a trillion dollars a year because of record spending, folks are going to get a bit nervous. So, in order to counter those realities, the far left must divert attention from them. Thus, the scary black people deal.
In reply, here’s a top one list for David Letterman and his uber liberal guest: The American people don’t need to be “riled” up by phony race baiting. They are already riled up by reality. And the polls prove it.