Fox News Vacation Police are still investigating those all-important questions about the circumstances of Beyoncé’s and Jay-Z’s trip to Cuba. Forget the breaking news about North Korea’s nuclear missile capability or the beginning of debate on gun safety measures or the President’s proposed budget and its cuts to Social Security. The top story on On The Record last night – which spent nearly 10 minutes discussing – was that trip to Cuba and the burning question about how Fox can use it against the Obama administration what role the Obama administration played. But no explanation as to why Fox News was for visiting Cuba before it was against it.
Van Susteren hosted not one but two guests to discuss this nontroversy. She started with newly-minted Fox contributor Dana Loesch (fresh from getting booted from CNN over inflammatory comments, but so long as they’re conservative inflammatory comments, what’s not to love if you’re Fox News?).
And guess what? Van Susteren’s very first question was whether the White House knew. As if Loesch would be in a position to know anything about that as opposed to, say, a journalist who covers the White House. Loesch admitted right up front that she didn’t know “whether or not the president himself knew” before making the stunningly obviously statement that, “someone had to approve this.” And, of course, suggest that the White House probably knew. Which she promptly did: “It’s kind of hard to think that they would just kind of fly by.”
“Democrat” Van Susteren delved into the question as to whether it was the White House – as Jay-Z said in the lyrics of his song – or whether he took artistic license and it was actually the Treasury Department, as it claimed, who approved the trip. Yes, because inquiring Obama-hating minds want to know – your speculation without reporting.
Next up: a member of Congress (Republican, of course) to tell us about a letter he wrote to Jay-Z and Beyonce´. Was Jay-Z “puffin’ on a Cuban cigar?” this representative wanted to know. But it wasn’t long before he got to the heart of the matter of almost any Fox News discussion: painting President Obama as some kind of evil. This particular evil? “Either the White House kind of, is interested in broadening this category so that they’re essentially condoning tourism or Jay-Z and Beyonce´ kind of got a special deal.” Plus a few swipes at the entertainment industry and academia who think Castro is “revolutionary chic” because “he’s anti-American and so you’ve seen other celebrities go down there.”
So there you have it: no reporting, just two anti-Obama, anti-Beyonce´and Jay-Z voices "balanced" by the mostly simpatico comments of "Democrat" Van Susteren.
If a pit bull was close to the Obamas, the Fox “News” frauds would go after it.
NOTE TO GRETA
Slow news day.
Fox Nation is on the same boat- Yeah, they call her slurs, and make racist comments about her… but it’s 95% michelle related.
But here’s a cool AMV of a Beyonce song over Claria Farron angst- Just because I was watching it, and it somehow fits the article. Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwGqIuLwscI
Wow — Shawn and Beyonce’ must still be down there, or something.
I wonder: is this part of the “news” or “opinion” segment of Fox News?
And guess what? Van Susteren’s very first question was whether the White House knew. As if Loesch would be in a position to know anything about that as opposed to, say, a journalist who covers the White House.
As if the President actually takes an interest in the vacation plans of private citizens . . .
Was Jay-Z “puffin’ on a Cuban cigar?” this representative wanted to know.
Um, Congressman, that may be illegal here — but I seriously doubt its illegal IN CUBA.
It’d be kinda self-defeating . . .