President Obama tripped on his way up the stairs to a stage yesterday. But instead of being concerned for our President's well being, those America lovers over at Fox Nation celebrated his stumble.
Fox Nation made the news its top story yesterday without mentioning whether the president had been hurt. It was pretty clear he could not have been hurt too badly because the report indicates Obama took to the stage immediately thereafter and laughed off the incident with a joke: "I was so fired up, I almost missed the stage." But it would have been nice if Fox Nation had expressed some relief. Instead, you could almost hear the glee behind the headline: Obama Trips.
Apparently, Fox Nation knows and was catering to its readers. They voted the story "funny" and several expressed dismay that Obama had not been killed instead.
On Fux Noise, “humor” is now strictly confined to personal attacks on Democrats from the likes of unfunny D-List Dennis Miller and Brad Stine.
OTOH, Chase has admitted that his tumbles and spills took a very serious toll on his health.
In 1996 Bob Dole fell from a stage at a rally in California http://youtu.be/3T4Vxzo3nQo
But if you watch a video of someone falling over and comment that you’re disappointed they didn’t die from it… you’re a sick, sick person. I have a few famous people that it offends the crap out of me how much they get away with, and I wouldn’t mind seeing them get a little comeuppance.
But I’ve never wished death or catastrophic injury on those people with a straight face. Seriously, you hear people say they’d like to see something they don’t like “just die already” (or whatever variation) all the time, but how twisted do they have to be to mean that literally?!
Or when he was drunk at the 2008 Olympics:
If the president falling down is now joke of the year, congratulations to George W. Bush for having at least the next 350 years booked.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHjIb6trxBI . . . or to dribble a basketball: