Yesterday, one of Fox News’ “business” shows spent more than a third of its show hitting back at President Obama for daring to question the network’s coverage of the poor. But the funny thing is, I didn’t hear one word disproving anything Obama actually said.
As we’ve previously reported, during a discussion about poverty last week, President Obama said:
I mean, I have to say that if you watch Fox News on a regular basis, it is a constant menu—they will find folks who make me mad. I don’t know where they find them. They’re like, I don’t want to work, I just want a free Obama phone -- or whatever. And that becomes an entire narrative—right? -- that gets worked up. And very rarely do you hear an interview of a waitress—which is much more typical—who’s raising a couple of kids and is doing everything right but still can’t pay the bills.
Yesterday, the Cavuto on Business show made Obama’s comments its top story. But in the nearly 11 minutes of discussion – and it’s only a half-hour show – not one person argued that Fox doesn’t demonize the poor.
Host Neil Cavuto began the segment with a video suggesting that President Obama blames everything on Fox News (as if Fox News doesn’t blame everything on President Obama). “If it’s bad, it’s Fox,” Cavuto said. He had a nifty little video to go with the mockery. The missing Malaysian jetliner, the California drought, earthquakes, Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, hurricantes, etc. – just some of the things Cavuto jokingly claimed were Fox’s fault.
Fox’s Charles Gasparino attacked Obama for “getting his cue” on the subject of poverty from Media Matters, “the far left.”
Fox’s Dagen McDowell claimed Obama’s remarks about Fox were an attention-getting ploy. “I think he likes attention and he knows he’s going to get it from liberals,” she declared, and “from the very news channel that he openly despises, right? He likes negative attention and positive attention.” McDowell went on to accuse Obama of having “done more to transfer money to the poor,” etc.
Gasparino argued that Obama is mad because Fox isn’t part of the liberal media. “There’s actually one network that actually questions some of the dopey things that he does,” Gasparino argued.
What’s the matter, guys? Afraid you’ll wind up skewered on The Daily Show, too, if you try to argue that Fox doesn’t smear the poor?
Watch the finger pointing below, from yesterday's Cavuto on Business.
“And Fox watchers actually believe they’re “fair and balanced.” Pretty sad.”
Yes indeed Steve — but I’m NOT a damn bit surprised Faux Spews viewers act and feel this way. Remember what the Nazis did to desperate and impoverished Germans back in the 1930s with their “master race” ideology? Lo and behold, Herr Goebbels II (i.e. Rupert Murdoch) and his faithful elephant-sized toady Jabba the Ailes (i.e. Roger Ailes, head of Fox Television Stations Group) are doing the EXACT SAME THING — they’re just simply telling their perennially ignorant “sheeple” ONLY WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR — NOT THE TRUTH!