RFK, Jr. blames political climate on Fox News

RFK, JrRobert F. Kennedy, Jr., son of the late attorney general and nephew to the late President John F. Kennedy felt compelled to comment to the liberal media on the state of American politics today. He placed the source for the rancor and division between the political parties squarely on the doorstep of conservative talk radio and Fox News during a recent Skype interview with Huffington Post Live host Josh Zepps.

Zepps began by comparing the political climate of today with that during the Kennedy administration. “It did seem that politics was an easier game to play, or that there was more collaboration. Do you have any thoughts on that?”

There are two things that’s happening. One is the influence of big money. The other is the right-wing control of the American media — particularly — ah, starting with Fox News. But 95 percent of talk radio radio in our country is righ-wing.

Twenty-two percent of Americans say their primary news source is Fox News. It’s divided our country in a way that we haven’t been divided probably since the Civil War, and its empowered large corporations to get certain kinds of politicians and ideologues who are in the United State Congress elected — the Tea Party ideologues who control the Republican Party.

Last January, the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University concluded that “Special Report,” Fox News Channel’s evening news show, was more balanced in its political coverage than it’s traditional network news competitors.

The pertinent part of the HuffPost – Kennedy interview follows:



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  • http://none BGH222

    Talk radio and Fox News are just reporting the news as it should be. Obama has done more to divide this country both racially and financially. He has almost done away with the good that was done by your father, your uncle John and Martin Luther King. Did you ever hear or read where any of those great Americans told his followers to vote for spite, or to get even?. Did you ever hear of them demonizing the rich who are the job creators. You complain about Talk Radio, remember it is paid for by sponsors, how come most of the left wing shows can not sell enough local advertising to stay on the air. You already have NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NPR , and control the armed forces radio.

    Give me a break cry baby. BTW any of those networks would jump for joy to have the ratings that Fox News Gets.

  • Rebecca

    If ONLY 22$ watches Fox News, how does he explain the remainder wbo DON'T watch it? Duh.

  • Kathy

    Fox News is # 1, and they tell the truth. The liberals only reports of they want to report. I hope and pray that this president will get impeached . Because he is destroying AMERICA, AND HE KNOWS IT. This is sad that we have this man as our president. He gets by with everything, so wrong.

  • Diane Argabritr

    I totally agree with BBH222!!! You have alot of nerve complaining about deviseveness whe Obama and his followers, like you, have ruined our country!!

  • Maggie

    Kennedy's have sunk about as far as you can go.Not sure an alcoholic who cannot deal with the life he has, is the one I am going to rely on for much of anything including advice what to watch on TV . Imagine being born into a family that can provide the best of everything ,including education and failing at everything,now telling anyone they are wrong.Just not right.

  • Armond Simmons

    Robert Jr needs to take a trip to Dallas!

  • cd

    I guess that they will never be totally happy ,Unless they have complete control of all media! With no opposition, or conter view points.just bow down to the Democrat party and vote for anything they want you too!

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  • http://none Larry Independent,NY

    The dysfunction of US politics on display : Everyone is biased,including RFK Jr.But the hysterical bilge I'm reading far exceeds him : ”FNC & talk radio tell the truth,Pres Obama destroys & ruins America” make him look like the truthteller.Unlike most of you,I'm an independent who doesn't need any media to make up my mind : the Repubics are the party of corporate welfare & the Dems of social welfare.