Lt. Col. Oliver North was on “The Kelly File” tonight to sound off on President Barack Obama’s interview with Vox, where Obama suggested that terror fears are the product of a sensationalized news cycle.

Obama was asked if the media “overstates” the terror threat.

“Absolutely,” Obama said. “I don't blame the media for that. What's the famous saying about local newscasts? If it bleeds, it leads. You show crime stories and you show fires, because that's what folks watch. It's all about ratings.”

He also referred to “vicious zealots” who “randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris.”

North noted that the victims of the France deli shooting were targeted because it was a kosher deli in a Jewish neighborhood, so it wasn’t random.

North also fired back at Secretary of State John Kerry’s assurance that the U.S. is on the road to defeating ISIS.

“If we are on the road to defeating ISIS, we’re walking very slowly uphill into the wind in the median strip because we’re not doing diddly,” he said.

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