For those of you not familiar with the story of the trillion dollar coin, here’s a very concise overview of why the idea is being considered. When you’re finished, you’ll understand exactly why the GOP is terrified of the coin being minted, even to the point of creating a bill trying to stop that from happening. Fox is contributing to the discussion by expecting their viewers to believe that such a coin would be made out of a trillion dollars of platinum, and weigh roughly 17,774 tons. Or, as Fox quaintly also put it, equal in weight to 89 blue whales. Or a ballistic missile submarine.
Does Fox really think we’re that stupid? Or are they that stupid that they actually believe this hype?
Video below via TalkingPointsMemo.com
UPDATE: The U.S. Treasury says it will not issue the coin.
He’s fun for a laugh occasionally but someone so delusional is a lost cause.
Anyway, Steve Doocy is fantastically good at making weird comments (idi-oo-cies"). My latest favorite is almost as good as Bill O’Reilly’s comment on the tides: Steve said one day, referring to the singularity of the date 12-21-12: “I wonder how the Mayans chose that particular date”. The fact that the other two people on the couch almost jumped out of their skins suggests that they’re not entirely brain-dead, yet.
Hey Peter: what do I do with my collection of bits and pieces of Ningi? I thought it was like in olden Roman days when “change” was made by cutting up the coins and weighing them.
I will search for the segment in its entirety…
How’s that working out for you, huh? Find it on foxnews.com? Youtube? Hulu? Watch sites? No, the full segment is nowhere to be found online?
Yet, you expect me to magically pull it out of my ass just for you, and if I don’t, you get to baselessly call me a liar again.
You provide the segment, since you’re so concerned about it. In the meantime, you can address the assumptions, lies and selective memories you put out trying to justify this “liar” bullshit… or you can shut the fuck up. Those are your only two options at this point.
Folks, it’s time to leave Josh to ride on this merry-go-round by himself . . .
It is Aria’s fault that Crapputo and the Fox morons put a video of a coin minting press, a whale, and a submarine.
I am sure even the Fox Hate Nation kicked you out.
Here is Aria’s statement again.
“Fox is contributing to the discussion by expecting their viewers to believe that such a coin would be made out of a trillion dollars of platinum, and weigh roughly 17,774 tons.”
I didn’t say that Craputo thinks there would have been a giant coin. What I said was that Craputo put up a graphic and YOU DON’T HAVE A CLUE HOW THIS GRAPHIC WORKS. And you prove me right, you don’t have a clue.
Learn how to read and comprehend what you read, hateway!
Judging by your previous comment, you as we’ll have not seen the segment in its entirety yet you feel you can publish a blanket claim based on a ten second clip that has no context. You guys watch Fox News 24/7… Maybe you can enlighten me as to what the conversation was that pertained to the graphic.
So, if it was meant as a joke, it was placed there to humiliate his guest, who got interrupted for this tripe. Don’t tell me Cavuto wouldn’t know how this would get received.
If it wasn’t meant as a joke, Cavuto inserted the talking point as a graphic, expecting it to take with the viewers, and knowing that apologists like Joshua will make excuses for him.
Ok, I’m out on this thread. Play nice, Ya’ll.