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By now, we all know that, so we’re taking this time to remind you of one story that you may have missed. Remember when former Speaker o...

After Obama Says Fox News Viewers ‘Live on a Different Planet’ Newt Called Him Out Perfectly … Remember When?

By now, we all know that, so we’re taking this time to remind you of one story that you may have missed. Remember when former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich responded to former President Barack Obama’s claim that people who watch Fox News live on a “different planet” than those who watch left-wing news outlets?

Western Journal recalls:

Speaking with Fox News‘ Sean Hannity, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives said it will be Obama who, many years from now, will still be living in a fantasy world, convinced that his policies in the White House were a success.

“I listened to (Obama’s comments) and I thought to myself, ‘This guy is so whacked,’” Gingrich stated, adding that the former Democratic president still doesn’t “get it.”

“Many, many years from now in a nursing home, or a nice retirement community, Barack Obama will be still living in a fantasy life. He’ll think that Iran really wanted to have a deal, he’ll think that high taxes really work, he’ll think that welfare’s a good deal.”

Gingrich went on to slam the former President, asserting that Fox viewers aren’t the ones out of touch with what is going on in the world.

Fox News personality Sean Hannity then criticized the way the mainstream media portrayed President Trump and his administration in regards to the allegations of Russian collusion. Hannity called liberal American and the left-wing media out for “living outside the realm of reality where no definitive proof has surfaced to prove there was any sort of collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia,” according to Western Journal.

Newt Gingrich gave his take on why there is such a huge divide in our nation’s news coverage.

“Over here is a left-wing, corrupt establishment which sincerely sees this fight as a function of identity politics in which if they lose, they will disappear,” he explained.

“Over here are the rest of us who are thinking, ‘A lot of these ideas are really weird,’” noting that Americans are unable to relate to Barack Obama’s thought process in regards to the Iran Deal, as well as other progressive positions during his time in office.

Obama made the statements during a guest spot on David Letterman’s new Netflix series, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.”

Letterman questioned the Obama during the episode about what he felt to be a bigger threat to our nation’s democracy; “the president maligning the press or foreign agents involving themselves in an election process — both options were not-so-subtle jabs at President Donald Trump.”

We all know that Obama isn’t a fan of Fox, and he was more than happy to give his two cents.

“One of the biggest challenges we have to our democracy is the degree to which we don’t share a common baseline of facts,” he stated, as reported by the The Hill. “If you watch Fox News, you are living on a different planet than you are if you are listening to NPR.”

Liberals at City College of New York praised the statement.

Western Journal writes, “Obama’s swipe at Fox News was the first time the retired president has spoken about the right-leaning network since leaving the White House, having stayed mostly out of the spotlight last year. The former president, however, has spoken against their coverage of him in the past, at one time saying he wouldn’t vote for himself if he watched the network.”