Did Obama Ever Ban Fox News From Covering Him

President Obama has had a complicated relationship with the Fox News Channel. He has both praised and criticized the network at times singling out specific shows and anchors. Here is a timeline of the president’s interactions with Fox News:

President Obama has had a complicated relationship with the Fox News Channel. He has both praised and criticized the network at times singling out specific shows and anchors. Here is a timeline of the president’s interactions with Fox News:

May 2009: At a White House Correspondents’ Association dinner Obama jokes about Fox News saying “I’m sure you noticed that I tend to get a lot of grief from Fox News.

September 2009: In an interview with Bill O’Reilly Obama says “I actually think that Fox News has been more fair to me than MSNBC.”

November 2010: Obama tells Rolling Stone that Fox News is “destructive” to the country.

June 2012: Obama tells The New Republic that Fox News is “operating basically as a talk radio station” and is “entirely devoted to attacking my administration.

September 2012: Obama sits down for an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly telling him “I’ve always regarded you as a fair journalist.”

November 2012: In an interview with The Huffington Post Obama says “I think that Fox has taken the attitude that ‘let’s be as anti-Obama as possible’ and that’s their angle.”

May 2013: Obama tells ABC News that he does not “bear any ill will” towards Fox News.

July 2013: In an interview with The New Yorker Obama criticizes Fox News for its coverage of the Benghazi attacks calling it “a light-hearted piece about whether I was going to cover this up.”

October 2013: Obama tells CNN that he does not watch Fox News.

January 2014: Obama tells The New Republic that Fox News is “part of what I consider to be a destructive habit” in the media.

September 2014: In an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press Obama says “I think that Fox News is absolutely on a different planet when it comes to how they approach the news.”

March 2015: In an interview with BuzzFeed Obama says “I think Fox is part of that tradition – it is part of the tradition that has a pretty clear perspective.”

September 2016: Obama tells NPR that Fox News is “very good at only presenting one side of the story.

So did Obama ever ban Fox News from covering him? No but he has made critical comments about the network and its coverage.

What is the name of the current president of the United States?

Barack Obama

When was Barack Obama first elected as president?

2008

How many terms has Barack Obama served as president?

2

Who was Barack Obama’s opponent in the 2008 presidential election?

John McCain

Who was Barack Obama’s opponent in the 2012 presidential election?

Mitt Romney

What is the name of Barack Obama’s wife?

Michelle Obama

How many children does Barack Obama have?

2

What is the name of Barack Obama’s first book?

“Dreams from My Father”

What is the name of Barack Obama’s second book?

“The Audacity of Hope”

For which political party does Barack Obama belong?

Democratic Party

What is the name of the healthcare reform bill that Barack Obama signed into law?

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

What is the name of the financial reform bill that Barack Obama signed into law?

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

In what year did Barack Obama receive the Nobel Peace Prize?

2009

Which foreign country did Barack Obama visit first as president?

Canada

What is the name of the terrorist organization that Barack Obama ordered a raid on which resulted in the death of its leader?

al-Qaeda.

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John.E Nelson

J.E Nelson has written about foxes on occassions more than one, and the works are being enjoyed by many readers over the world. He was formerly of the Zoology Department, University of Queensland Australia, and now at the Department of Zoology and Comparative Physiology, Monach University, Victoria.

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