Although Fox Nation likes to boast about how much it loves America "and its ideals," the site is nonetheless trumpeting that the United States' Supreme Court ruling that upheld President Obama's health care reform is "a fraud."
The Fox Nation didn't come right out and say that the ruling is a fraud. But no reader who's been conscious this week could miss the message from the headline and photo of a smiling Justice Roberts, who cast the crucial vote in upholding the law, currently the top story on the home page:
Notice how Fox Nation cagily put quotation marks around the headline, thereby outsourcing and feigning distance from the person who actually said a fraud has perpretated on Americans?
So who actually said that? Not an independent legal scholar but the lawyer who argued the other side to the Supreme Court:
Critics of the majority's decision will say for the foreseeable future that Chief Justice Roberts rewrote Obamacare to save it. Michael Carvin, who argued against Obamacare before the Supreme Court, noted dryly, "I'm glad he rewrote the statute instead of the Constitution."
Carvin's summary of the Supreme Court's ruling was on target: "What the Obama Administration… thought they were doing was completely unconstitutional; what they lied to the American people about was constitutional.… Unfortunately they got away with that bait-and-switch. A fraud has been perpetrated on the American citizenry."…
The Fox Nation post is a reprint from the conservative publication, The American Spectator whose own title of the piece is the far less inflammatory Roberts Too Clever By Half.
It's Fox News spin 101. Find someone else to say something incendiary to demonize whatever issue or person they're against, promote it as big news and then pretend to just be reporting.