Politico | 1st Post-Racial President: Fox News Responsible for His “Losing White Males”

President Barack Obama blamed Fox News for his political woes in a  private meeting with labor leaders in 2010, saying he was “losing white males” who tune into the cable outlet and “hear Obama is a Muslim 24/7,” according to  journalist David Corn’s new book, “Showdown.”

In “Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner,  Cantor, and the Tea Party” — which hits bookstores on Tuesday — the Washington  bureau chief for Mother Jones chronicles the White House from the 2010 midterm  elections to the start of the 2012 campaign. The book focuses on key moments of  Obama’s presidency, such as Osama bin Laden’s assassination, the repeal of Don’t Ask,  Don’t Tell, the Arab Spring, the debt ceiling crisis, and the president’s  dealings with Congress.

Corn writes that after the midterm elections, Obama told labor leaders in  December 2010 that he held Fox partly responsible for him “losing white males.”


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