Laura Ingraham’s Banshee Freak Out Over Michelle Obama’s School Nutrition Program
Reported by Ellen - August 6, 2010 -
Just days after Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham complained about Stephen Colbert calling her “Ichabod Crane’s banshee widow,” she demonstrated perfectly on The O’Reilly Factor why the moniker fits. In a discussion last night (8/5/10) that began with whining about Democrats playing the race card, Ingraham nearly had a temper tantrum over Michelle Obama’s program to improve nutrition in school food. Let ‘em eat cake!
Before they got into school nutrition, O’Reilly continued his discussion from the previous segment about race. “This race thing, it bothers me,” O’Reilly said. “They’re saying if you don’t like Barack Obama, you’re a racist.”
Really, Bill, a smart guy like you knows darn well that Fox and its right-wing mouthpieces are not just criticizing Obama but deliberately race baiting. From Glenn Beck calling Obama a racist, to Megyn Kelly’s debunked “scary black men coming to a voting booth near you” hysteria (dropped almost the moment she got called on it), to even liberal Juan Williams’ description of Michelle Obama as having the Stokely Carmichael in a designer dress thing going on” - and don’t get me started about the racism commonly found on Fox Nation – the discussion is nearly always framed in a racially inflammatory way and rarely as a respectful disagreement on policy. You’d have to be deaf, dumb and blind not to know that, Bill and you’re as sharp as anyone.
Ingrham, who was happy to jump right into race baiting with Megyn Kelly a few weeks ago, agreed. “It’s ridiculous.” Of course, she used that as another club to attack Democrats over “demonization because we disagree on ideology.”
Then O’Reilly went on to offer his support for Michelle Obama’s program to improve school nutrition.
Ingraham said she would "absolutely not" vote for the program which she thought was being put through only because Obama is “married to the president.”
“Put an apple and a tuna sandwich in a bag in the morning,” Ingraham commanded, forgetting that many poor families rely on school programs to feed their kids.
O'Reilly vehemently disagreed with Ingraham and it got pretty heated from there.