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Former President Barack Obama said on Friday that those who watch Fox News are ‘living on a different planet’ than those who get their information from other sources.
Obama made the remarks during an interview with David Letterman on his new show which began streaming on Netflix on Friday.
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The former late night host alluded to President Donald Trump when he asked Obama about what he considered a more dangerous threat to democracy – the president’s attacks on the media or a foreign power trying to influence the results of an election.
'What the Russians exploited – but it was already here – is we are operating in completely different universes,' the former president said.
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'One of the biggest challenges we have to our democracy is the degree to which we don’t share a common baseline of facts.
'If you watch Fox News, you are living on a different planet than you are if you are listening to NPR.'
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The interview was taped before an audience at City College of New York in Manhattan, according to Fox News.
Obama’s comments about Fox News got an applause from those who attended.
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Letterman's interview with Obama marked the former president's first television talk show appearance since he left office in January 2017.
Obama never mentioned Trump by name during his talk with Letterman, though he did say that the presidency was about influencing people’s thinking.
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