In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine founder Jann Wenner, President Barack Obama was asked his opinion of Fox News. The answer? The network’s point of view "is ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country that has a vibrant middle class and is competitive in the world," according to the article.
Obama notes that as president, he’s sworn to uphold a free press. But he likens Fox News to the newspapers of William Randolph Hearst, "who used their newspapers very intentionally to promote their viewpoints. I think Fox is part of that tradition — it is part of the tradition that has a very clear, undeniable point of view. It’s a point of view that I disagree with."