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.
One would think, from the reaction on the right, that President Obama had just resurrected Eugene Debs, or possibly that WWIII had just broken out.
Here’s a clue, folks… once you actually turn off Fox News and read word-for-word just what the ACA will do for you.
You’ll like it… Honest!
I would deeply wish our resident troll is actually a parody troll, but again, as stated earlier, I have FB friends and even Masonic Lodge brothers who lap up every lie, misinterpretation or gossip… anything to smear the black guy in the big chair… and it’s chilling, to say the least.
Really? That’s funny — Justice Rush Limpballs declared it unconstitutional two days ago:
I’d suppose I should be concerned — but, since the denizens of FoKKKsNation have about as much legal expertise/authority as Limpy . . .
A) Roberts handed Romney the election, while ensuring his (almost identical) plan can be enstated unchallenged.
B) He’s a traitor! Impeach him or we’ll kill him!
You knew Fox News and it’s viewers were gonna pick the one that allows them to advocate violence. Not that Camp A thought their idea out much either, but still…
Mark Levine suggested “Roberts owed us.” Michael Savage suggests that Roberts was paid off or his decision is in some way linked to the seizures that he suffered a while back.
What they fail to acknowledge is that Roberts apparently did not like his decision, but it did not let him blur following his oath. The Roberts court shows some integrity (despite Citizens United) in a way that would have never happened were Alito, Scalia, or Thomas chosen Chief Justice.