Obama Accuses ‘Right-Wing’ Radio and Cable of Stoking Racial Fears Among White People

T. Becket Adams, Washington Examiner, June 1, 2016

“Right-wing radio” and “some cable news stations” are actively stoking racial fears among white Americans, President Obama warned Wednesday.

“I have been listening to the stuff for a while now,” he told a crowd of supporters in Elkhart, Ind. “I’m concerned when I watch the direction of our politics. We have been hearing this story for decades: Tales about welfare queens, talking about ‘takers,’ talking about the 47 percent.”

“It is the story that is broadcast every day on some cable news stations, on right-wing radio. It is pumped into cars and bars and VFW halls all across America,” he added.

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“No wonder that they did a survey and a lot of white Americans think reverse discrimination is as big a problem as discrimination against minorities even though black unemployment is twice as high as white unemployment,” he added. “And the typical Hispanic woman makes 55 cents per every dollar a white man earns. And there are only a handful of women running Fortune 500 companies.”

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