(Paul Mirengoff) David Letterman asked former president Obama what he considers the more dangerous threat to a democracy, the president demeaning the press or a foreign power sabotaging the voting process. Obama must think it’s the latter, because in his answer he demeaned the press.
One of the biggest challenges we have to our democracy is the degree to which we don’t share a common baseline of facts. If you watch Fox News, you are living on a different planet than you are if you are listening to NPR.
I have some questions and comments.
1. How does Obama know this? Does he watch Fox News these days? Does he watch Bret Baier’s “Special Report,” the Fox News program that presents a “baseline of facts”?
2. Obama has it backwards. Having a common baseline of facts supplied by a monolithic media is more deleterious to democracy than the situation Obama describes. Residents