In a speech at Northwestern University Thursday, President Obama attacked the Fox News Channel by name.
“But I have laid out my ideas to create more jobs and grow more wages,” Obama told students at Northwestern University following a high-dollar fundraiser for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. “A true opposition party should have the courage to lay out theirs. There’s a reason fewer Republicans are preaching doom on deficits – because they’re now manageable.”
“There’s a reason fewer are running against Obamacare,” Obama claimed, according to his prepared remarks, “because while good, affordable health care might still be a fanged threat to freedom on Fox News, it’s working pretty well in the real world.”
Obama’s Twitter account, run by his non-profit advocacy group Organizing for Action, also tweeted the shot at the network.
President Obama: While affordable health care might still be a threat to freedom on Fox News, it’s working pretty well in the real world.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 2, 2014
Obama’s decision to attack Fox, known for its tough coverage of the president, is his latest attempt to rally Democratic voters in the run-up to the November midterms. Current polling suggests that Republicans are likely to recapture the Senate this year.