I posted earlier about how Elisabeth Hasselbeck cast truth aside in order to attack President Obama and fear monger about Obamacare last night. The day before, she went after her fellow Americans who aren't as fortunate as she to make the big bucks lying and smearing on television. Hasselbeck “asked," “Do these folks really need to be on welfare?” Then, after a clip of a few welfare recipients telling Fox’s John Stossel that they have air conditioning and cable TV, she praised his reporting for “exposing the ugly side of entitlements.”
Smearing the poor is a regular Fox News activity, as regular readers know. Clearly, Hasselbeck is fitting right in. With her dress hiked mid-thigh, she leaned forward and said eagerly to Stossel during the interview that followed, “If you’re in 35 states, though, the actual – the minimum wage there is less than what you can make being on welfare. So the motivation to go get a job is almost non-existent.”
We have already debunked that particular fiction. But even if she were telling the truth, it’s revealing that Hasselbeck used it to suggest that welfare recipients get too much money (for nothing). Nobody mentioned that, as News Hound Christopher put it in his post on the subject, the stat could be “an indictment of our abysmal minimum wage, which has depreciated over time both in real dollars and in payment per productivity.”
Co-host Steve Doocy and Stossel piled on. “Once upon a time there was some shame to it,” Doocy said, referring to accepting government assistance.
Stossel added, “I joined the chorus that said, ‘It’s not right that these people, who through no fault of their own need help and we’re shaming them. That’s terrible.’ But it’s grown from that to this entitlement.”
Apparently, Fox News is longing for those good old days when we can go back to shaming and smearing people in need and be proud of it!
2/11/2020 Update: Video is no longer available.
Hannocchio will defend Lizzy’s honor by attacking us on the air. He’s infatuated with her, and she’s much younger than his current girlfriend, Annie.
Lizzy will make occasional appearances on his show to talk about topics she knows nothing about.
The studio where Fox and Fools is broadcast every morning needs to be disinfected from the toxins this broad spews daily.
We rank this little broad on the same level as little pitbull Michelle Bigmouth.
Hey, watch that!
Lizzy dresses like a floozy, and she’s not really a blonde. Her hair is dyed to attract the erectile dysfunction middle age male viewers.
She’s also dumb as a rock. We are surprised she graduated from high school with her lack of knowledge. Her only skill is reading teleprompters.
The worthless suits at this “news” network lowered their standards further by hiring this bimbo.
And microwave ovens and cable TV, too — don’t forget those, Liz.
Shades of Bill O’Reilly’s, “the poor have stuff”:
“If you’re in 35 states, though, the actual – the minimum wage there is less than what you can make being on welfare. So the motivation to go get a job is almost non-existent.”
Well, Liz, there’s a way to fix that: RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE.
Problem is, every time someone suggests that, you rightwingnuts go into a sh*tfit . . .
“Once upon a time there was some shame to it,” Doocy said, referring to accepting government assistance."
You’re right, Steve, there was.
But, ever since Big Oil, Big Pharma, and Big Ag made it popular, its now in vogue . . .
“For many older people on SS and or some other assistance, air conditioning is literally a life-saver.”
How would this brainless b**ch know that? Didn’t she earn her “fame” spending weeks prancing around half naked in the Outback? No air conditioning there!
Broiling hot sun is no problem. When you have no brain cells to begin with, what’s left to fry?
I’m convinced she must be getting coached by Slanthead. Only a few years back, he was on a long rant (over several weeks) against poor, black “folks” who had color teevees and washing machines. Color tubes…? How dare they.
Watch next for her attack on all those millions of lazy folks using food stamps to stuff their faces with lobster, sushi, and foi gras!
“Why can’t they just eat Big Macs, supersized fries and 64oz Cokes like my good buddy and Great Amerikan Seanny? Big Macs are good enough for him… he eats them every day. And who’s worried about high blood pressure, diabetes… yadda yadda… those po’ folks already have all that!”
Somebody would have to inform Ms. Pisselbeck that you can’t buy fast food with food stamps.
Fox News has become the equivalent of a train wrecking… then coming to life, getting back on the track, and wrecking 10 minutes later. I can’t even keep up anymore because I’m not even kidding about the 10 minutes anymore. I find something that I think I can get before it changes too much, five minutes later, I’m starting over.
It’s going off the rails that fast.
Elizabeth needs something, and it ain’t a kiss.