Even before President Obama was elected, all coverage of him on Fox News has been negative. The “fair and balanced” news team has never found a single positive thing to say about him and seems to go out-of-the-way to spin things in such a way as to reflect badly on him.
Of course most of us expected this. It has long been obvious that there is nothing fair or balanced about the conservative entertainment channel. It has always been the propaganda arm of the Republican party concerned more with reinforcing the beliefs of the far right than reporting facts. Try to have a conversation with a conservative who gets all of his “information” from Fox and you will quickly learn how successful they have been in achieving that goal.
It is largely because of the distortions disseminated by Fox that so many conservatives believe that the president is not a citizen, that he is Muslim (which should not matter since there is no religious test for office) and that he takes excessive time off for golfing vacations.
The president has remained, well, presidential, over the years but on occasion he has been unable to resist the urge to take a good-natured shot at the blatant bias exhibited on the channel such as the time he said:
“It’s fair to say I don’t always get my most favorable coverage on Fox.”
Who could question the legitimacy of that innocuous statement?
As it turns out Neil Cavuto found it highly offensive, so much so that he felt the need to issue a “sarcastic” diatribe against the president and his entire administration.
“I am busted, so busted. Pick a crisis, any crisis: FOX created it,” he said.
He then launched into a laundry list of things that Fox was “responsible” for — things which no one from the administration, or for that matter, anywhere else has ever accused them of. From the economic meltdown to the extinction of the dinosaurs and the Big Bang theory, which no one at Fox believes in anyway.
In a later show, revisiting what he called his “joke” he read some of the approving emails he received praising his “brilliant take down” of the Kenyan Muslim.
Of course Fox Nation also had to get into the conversation in a piece entitled “Neil Cavuto Brilliantly Destroys WH’s Repeated ‘FOX did it’ Claims.”
Watch Cavuto’s diatribe and the adoring comments from his admirers in the video below.
h/t: Forward Progressives