On Saturday morning, Eric Bolling used his show, Cashin’ In, to turn a “critical” eye on the mainstream media and their coverage of the IRS missing emails. He compared this to how much attention was paid to Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal, and determined that the mainstream media wasn’t paying enough attention to his hobby horse.
After contributor Michelle Fields attacked the “liberal press” for ignoring the story and praised FOX, Bolling made the mistake of turning to someone who wasn’t going to fawn on FOX for yet another manufactured scandal, Juan Williams.
Williams argued that you’d have to go back to the first round of the IRS hearings to get a fair comparison to Bridgegate, saying that “You’re comparing apples and oranges. Remember, we have been down this road before. Why don’t you go back to when the IRS scandal broke?”
Bolling shot back that “I’m not talking apples and oranges, these are apples and apples.”
When Williams declared that there wasn’t any news in the scandal, the panel ganged up on him, with Fields asking, “Juan, how are you not outraged by this? This is a government agency that is targeting people because of their political beliefs and then they just act as though emails disappear. You don’t think that is suspicious?”
Williams provoked them even further by saying, “I think you guys are loving this paranoia conspiracy,” and “it’s easy to hate on the tax man” without any “evidence” to back up their claims.
Before Bolling ended the segment, Fields accused Williams of “drinking the kool-aid.”
You can watch the video below, from FOX: