In an interview on Friday with David Letterman, Former President Obama made the remark that “if you watch Fox News, you are living on a different planet”.
The comment was made in response to Letterman asking Obama on what he considers to be a danger to modern democracy. The former President goes on to offer criticism of Fox News and its viewers.
Referencing “NPR” as “mainstream media”, he appears to essentially label viewers of non-liberal sources, particularly Fox News, as being on a different planet or wavelength. This can be compared to Hillary Clinton’s labeling of Trump supporters as a “Basket of deplorables” in the final months before the presidential election in 2016.
Even while President Trump is criticized heavily for labeling news organizations like CNN as being “fake”, it serves not as a surprise to see this criticism shrink in the face of a similar case regarding the Former President.