Obama Laments Media Polarization: You’ve Got ‘Fox/Limbaugh Folks’ and ‘MSNBC Folks’
From Andrew Kirell, Mediaite
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When interviewer Ezra Klein asked the president* how he feels about being the “most polarizing president since we began polling,” and how each of the two presidents before him had a similar experience, Obama responded [emphasis added]:
Yes, the “brainiac-nerd” set are riffling through a “news for dummies” outfit. The president also cited gerrymandering*** as part of the problem: “There’s no incentive for most members of Congress, on the House side at least, in congressional districts, to even bother trying to appeal,” he said.
And he explained to the explainer journalists how he’d fix the problem:
I would love to see some constitutional process that would allow us to actually regulate campaign spending the way we used to, and maybe even improve it. I’d love to see changes at the state level that reduce political gerrymandering. So there’s all kinds of structural things that I’d like to see that I think would improve this.