Fox Hyped Steve Jobs' Critique Of Obama, Will They Cover His Slam Of Fox News?
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Numerous Fox News hosts have highlighted negative comments about President Obama from Walter Isaacson's new biography of recently deceased Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Despite his comments about Obama, the book also notes that Jobs offered to help create advertising for the president's re-election campaign.
What Fox has failed to report or comment on so far are Steve Jobs' thoughts about Fox News, which he described as "an incredibly destructive force in our society," as reported by FishbowlNY:
Another great moment in Steve Jobs involved Rupert Murdoch and Fox News. Despite developing a bond with Murdoch as they collaborated on The Daily, Jobs bluntly told Murdoch over dinner one night that Fox would eventually ruin the owner of News Corporation.
"You're blowing it with Fox News," Jobs said. "The axis today is not liberal and conservative, the axis is constructive-destructive, and you've cast your lot with the destructive people. Fox has become an incredibly destructive force in our society. You can be better, and this is going to be your legacy if you're not careful."
Here are a few examples of Fox's coverage of what Jobs had to say about Obama:
Special Report, 10/21
CHRIS WALLACE: And now some fresh pickings from the political grapevine. A new biography of the late Steve Jobs gives a glimpse inside the Apple founder's complicated relationship with President Obama. The Huffington Post obtained a copy of the book by author Walter Isaacson, which describes a meeting last fall. Jobs told Mr. Obama, "you're headed for a one-term presidency," insisting the administration needed to be more business friendly. Despite his concerns, Jobs did offer to help create the President's political ads for the 2012 campaign.
The Five, 10/21
GREG GUTFELD: I want to move on because there is another part of the book, Andrea, which Jobs apparently was supposed to meet with President Obama and he put it off until he was personally invited. Then when he met Obama he said you are going to be a first-term president and then he railed about how the United States isn't as business friendly as China and how our education system is in the crapper? Anyway. Thoughts?
KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE: Nice self-edit.
ANDREA TANTAROS: Well, hopefully Steve Jobs is right that he will be a one-term president.
Fox & Friends Saturday, 10/22
ALISYN CAMEROTA: There's a lot of juicy stuff, from sex, drugs and rock-n-roll and one of the things that he talked about the political advice he gave to President Obama. He, Steve Jobs, says that he warned President Obama that he might only be one term. Here's what he says. He says in the book "he's headed for a one term presidency -- the president is very smart but he kept explaining to us reasons why things can't get done. It infuriates me." He also thought he wasn't business friendly enough.
MIKE HUCKABEE: Let's talk about Steve Jobs new biography coming out on him this week. Very timely -- untimely death and a timely biography. He said to the president: "You are in for a one-term presidency." Was that a surprise that he would have said that to the President?
The Five, 10/24
KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE: Welcome back to The Five, well people have been talking about the genius, and impact of apple co-founder Steve Jobs since he passed away recently. But not that much was known about his personal life, until now. A highly anticipated biography hit bookstores today and there's some fascinating information in it. Greg, you're a big Steve Jobs fan.
GREG GUTFELD: A lot of interesting things out of this. There was something about how Steve Jobs was disappointed in President Obama, saying because he didn't want to offend anyone.
Fox & Friends, 10/24
GRETCHEN CARLSON: Let's move on to Steve Jobs, as we all know he passed away on October 5th, the leader of Apple. Well now his big biography is hitting the stores today and one of the interesting tidbits, there are a lot of interesting tidbits.
BRIAN KILMEADE: I can't wait for this, by the way.
CARLSON: Yeah, the author Walter Issacson was on "60 Minutes" last night shedding a couple of details. One of which was that, apparently, President Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal called on Steve Jobs for advice. And that's very interesting. They kept a close relationship over the years and, of course, Steve Jobs was also advising President Obama from behind the scenes but also came out in this book saying that he was disappointed with President Obama and told him to his face that he would be a one term president.