Obama Calls Out Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck As ‘Troublesome’


Well, I think that when you listen to Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck, [their “on-air vitriol”] is pretty apparent, and it’s troublesome … But keep in mind that there have been periods in American history where this kind of vitriol comes out. It happens often when you’ve got an economy that is making people more anxious, and people are feeling like there is a lot of change that needs to take place. But that’s not the vast majority of Americans. I think the vast majority of Americans know that we’re trying hard, that I want what’s best for the country.” —Barack Obama, in an interview with CBS’s Harry Smith today, when asked if he is “aware of the level of enmity that crosses the airwaves” about him [HuffPo]