Funny... I've heard a lot of people say the same thing about watching too much Fox "news."
In yet another segment by our beltway Villagers opining over whether this was "the worst year" of Obama's presidency and whether or not the passage of the Affordable Care Act is going to look a whole lot better a few years down the road, Fox host Greta Van Susteren had this to say about the president's final press conference of the year on ABC's This Week:
STEPHANOPOULOS: That is the big question isn't it Greta?
VAN SUSTEREN: It is but let me just say it to you, how could we keep saying that over and over again? Why do we keep saying the thing about the Benghazi and the tapes over and over again long after? I know why he keeps saying these different things. But the president's most powerful weapon as president has been his ability to inspire. That's his greatest strength.
And then he comes out last Friday on the press conference. He was depressing, he was like, you know, pathetic, he sucked the oxygen out of the room. The media beat up on his. The media had bad questions. They kept punching him. He ends the year where you just want to slit your throat almost because it was so depressing. And he's completing lost his ability to inspire.
Somehow I think the only thing President Obama has ever "inspired" Van Susteren to do is call him a Socialist/Marxist/Kenyan usurper who wants to destroy America, or to let Rush Limbaugh on her show every time you turn around to say it for her.
There were plenty of things to dislike about that press conference, but most of them were due to the White House Press Corps, not President Obama.