Watching Too Much Fox? Boy Asks Obama: Why Do People Hate You?

Ever wonder what cable TV must sound like to a little kid? Probably a lot like bullies in a school yard actually, come to think of it. So maybe it’s not such a surprise that an eight year old might get confused. Yesterday during President Obama’s (very short) trip to New Orleans a fourth grader at a town hall meeting stood up and asked the President why people hate him so much? From the mouths of babes! (Or a weirdly, updated Frank Capra film).

“Why do people hate you?” asked 4th-grader Terence Scott. “They supposed to love you, and God is love.” Responded the president: “That’s what I’m talking about,” and gave the boy a hug. “First of all, I did get elected president, so not everybody hates me now…[but] if you’re watching TV lately, it seems like everybody’s just getting mad all the time.”

No doubt Scott, himself, would have been doing the morning show rounds had it not been for the adventures of Balloon Boy. Clip below.

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