Washington - President Obama made a impromptu speech on the White House lawn yesterday speaking out against anti-skepticism which he believes is growing threat to the news worldwide.
"I believe one day we can live in a world where the news does not have to live in fear for its' safety. There needs to be a safe home for the news where it is not threatened by the evil forces of anti-skepticism."
"When I ran for president there were lots of skeptics, who would have thought a black man would be in the white house today with his young family."
"I did not seek to destroy the skeptics for I do not believe in anti-skepticism."
"Instead I sought to rise above adversity and vowed I would help the news both here and abroad. As you know the news is a strong force here in America and we have supported the news in places like the Middle East for many years despite the calls by many against our actions."
"History teaches us that we have not been kind to the news."
"When Christopher Columbus set out on his historic voyage to the east many thought the world was flat and ridiculed him, they said he would fall off the edge of the world."
"When Galileo looked through a telescope and decided the earth revolved around the sun he was accused of heresy and he was condemned by the Church."
"You may say that it is in our nature to be skeptical but the great moments in history occurred because someone had the courage to stand up against the skeptics and show them the news that they were wrong."
"That is the very core of what Democracy is all about, what the great founders of our nation fought for, freedom for the news."
"I may disagree with you and you may disagree with me, not every county allows you to do that."
"There is a growing tide here to suggest that there is only one view and no other. It alarms me that the evil forces of anti-skepticism are growing here and abroad."
"It is time that we change how we act to learn from our history and our mistreatment of the news."