Remember how often Fox News has complained about the left engaging in class warfare against the rich? (But pay no attention to their attacks on President Obama for being too rich.) Now, Fox News is using the same class warfare card against the Democratic former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, for staying at a "pricey" Hawaiian hotel.
In a Your World segment today, guest host Eric Bolling sneered that Pelosi had somehow betrayed her commitment to the 99% because she was "living it up like a one percenter."
Bolling went on to investigate just how much Pelosi is paying for her room. Was it the $200 a night room or the $10,000 a night suite? According to the reporter Bolling interviewed, Malia Zimmerman, it was probably the latter, though this has not been confirmed, Zimmerman wanted us to know.
"Wow, that's fantastic," Bolling said sarcastically. "How much money must you have to be able to afford $10,000 a night? ...Probably more than I make." Probably? Spoken like a true man of the people.
Then it was on to discuss how much the Obama vacation was costing.
Bolling was so eager to smear Pelosi as a hypocrite that he missed who the real hypocrite is here. Pelosi never said the rich shouldn't be rich or live well. Even in the clips played by Bolling, she was saying the 99% need a "stronger voice" and to be empowered. The fact that Bolling and Fox News can't seem to tell the difference - and are happy to play the class card when it suits them - says much more about Fox than about Pelosi.
“Nice Rack, but she’s still fugly”
“If she didn’t have a nice rack, she’d be a waste of ugly skin”
“Piglosi has a nice rack”
“Nice rack on the[c-word]”
It goes on and on like that- the sexism is off the charts talking about her bewbage. I’ll be screencapping them later.