Still striving to remain relevant, Jimmy Carter has accused Fox News, which, by the way, is relevant, of distorting the news. “Deliberately” distorting the news.
He said this on “Reliable Sources,” which makes his comments all the more laughable. We know Carter is the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and all, but a reliable source? We don’t think so.
The former president singled out Glenn Beck in his critique on the state of contemporary journalism. He forgot to target Sarah Palin, another favorite of the left’s, although she’s probably included in the “others” from Fox whom Carter claims distorts the news.
Who does he really believe is fair and balanced? Why, CNN.
Case closed. Carter is a nut.
But in case you’re still not convinced, he said this: “My Republican friends say that MSNBC might be just as biased on the other side in supporting the Democratic Party, the liberal element.” Carter actually needs his Republican friends to point out the obvious – that Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann “might” be biased?
Matthews “might” be biased when he blathered on that Barack Obama sent a tingle up his leg?
Then, playing up to CNN, who had him as a guest probably because it was a slow news day, Carter said, ”I think CNN, more than others, has kind of tried to play the middle to their detriment as far as viewership is concerned and profits are concerned.”
No, sad to say, CNN’s detriment is CNN. No one is interested in watching its newscast even though Wolf Blitzer reeks of charisma.
Carter also whined that when he was President, reporters treated him unfairly, according to The Hill’s report. Carter admitted that he could have reached out to them more.
“Yes, I think I should have had a much more assiduous desire when I got into the White House to court the friendly relationship and a compatible and mutually trustworthy relationship with the key members of the press corps. There’s no doubt about that.”
There’s also no doubt that Jimmy Carter was one of our country’s worst presidents. And even if he did have a much more assiduous desire to court the press, would it really have made a difference?
That, we doubt.