According to former President Barack Hussein Obama, people who watch Fox News are living on a different planet than those who listen to NPR, and conservative host and commentator Sean Hannity agrees — on some levels.
Obama made the comments on David Letterman’s new Netflix show: “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.” On the first episode of the show, which began streaming Friday, Obama told Letterman: “If you watch Fox News, you are living on a different planet than you are if you, you know, listen to NPR.”
Obama made the comment as he discussed Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Obama said: “One of the biggest challenges we have to our democracy is the degree to which we don’t share a common baseline of facts. What the Russians exploited–but it was already here–is we are operating in completely different information universes.”
According to Fox News host Sean Hannity, there is “some truth” to what Obama said.
“There is some truth in what he’s saying in this regard,” Hannity said. “The mainstream media, they want to destroy Trump and they loved [Obama]. It’s that simple.”
Hannity had been talking to former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), who also panned Obama’s remarks.
“Many, many years from now in a nursing home, or a nice retirement community, Barack Obama will be still living in a fantasy life,” Gingrich said. “He’ll think that Iran really wanted to have a deal, he’ll think that high taxes really work, he’ll think that welfare’s a good deal.”
Gingrich continued: “There are two realities here. And the media has chosen a reality of partisanship and conspiracy theories. Either that, or I’m wrong. But they didn’t think Trump could win, and people like you and me, we were right.”
The exchange between Hannity and Gingrich may be viewed below. Obama’s comments may be viewed HERE.
h/t: The Hill