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Another Obama mandate: Turn off Fox News


Like any good liberal, Barack Obama celebrates diversity — except when it comes to cable news. Tonight he reportedly asked a customer at Ziggy’s bar in Parma, Ohio, to ask the owner to shut off Fox News during a campaign stop.

The good news is that they didn’t get into an argument over the remote.

Note that the president didn’t ask the owner directly. Would this be another example of “leading from behind”? That being said, when was the last time you were in a bar and the TVs were tuned to anything but sports programming? Ziggy’s must be a happenin’ place.

The president undoubtedly prefers MSNBC, which runs an around-the-clock infomercial for his re-election (except on weekends when it runs all those cool prison documentaries).

CNN, which is inflicted unmercifully upon airport travelers, isn’t much better.

Actually the president may have a point about turning off Fox News — whenever Bob Beckel, Juan Williams, Tamara Holder, or Alan Colmes makes an appearance, that is.

Obama is so thin-skinned and petty he can't be in the room with Fox News on the television. Way to continue to…

— Sharon Day (@SharonDay) July 6, 2012

Obama Visits Ohio Bar, Suggests They Turn Off Fox News…Now why would Obama suggest turning off the lone network that doesn’t carry his water

— Paul (@PAC43) July 6, 2012

Obama too much of a wuss to ask bar owner to turn off Fox News Channel himself:

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) July 5, 2012

RT: @ZekeJMiller: Obama: Turn Off Fox News // ZOMG OBAMA TOOK AWAY MY 1ST AMENDMENT RIGHTS!!!!!

— SheriffFruitfly (@sherifffruitfly) July 5, 2012

Obama says turn off Fox News—dang I gotta start watching now

— TXN_1st (@Prairie_Patriot) July 6, 2012

Obama wants you to Turn Off Fox News cause only Chris Matthews gets a tingle up his leg.

— Willie (@Gunnerguy1911) July 6, 2012

Dissent hurts the president's self-esteem, guys. RT @CatsPolitics LULZ // Obama: Turn Off Fox News – BuzzFeed Mobile –

— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) July 6, 2012

.barackobama i didnt have it on But will now that that u opened ur mouth RT @foxnation: Obama: Turn Off Fox News

— Dave E Haun (@exploringdave) July 6, 2012

Turn off Fox News because President Downgrade is a thin-skinned baby who can't handle dissent.

— ryuge (@0ryuge) July 6, 2012

Apparently it was all in good fun:

Pool reporter now says President was having "joking" conversation … Obama: Turn Off Fox News

— Ed Henry (@edhenryTV) July 6, 2012

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