It’s hard to believe we’re actually saying this, but you’re going to want to watch this clip because it features two of Fox News’ biggest “stars.” Yes, it’s hard advocating that anyone actually watch anything even tangentially related to that “news” outlet, but at least the clip package in question is introduced by MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell, put together by the media site Buzzfeed.
The clips show how Fox News hosts Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity respectively covered the shutdown. The comparison that O’Donnell made was that O’Reilly was playing the part of Senator John McCain, and that Hannity took the positions of Senator Ted Cruz, and the results for O’Reilly and Hannity were the exact same as that of McCain and Cruz. The ideologues Hannity and Cruz wound up looking monumentally embarrassing in the wake of the shutdown.
The Buzzfeed montage shows how O’Reilly was fully aware of the damage being done to the GOP’s numbers, while Hannity was trying to spin, just as Cruz did, with terrible and reality-denying results. It’s quite hilarious and also very strange to find yourself agreeing with O’Reilly on anything, but in this one brief moment, you have to say he hit the nail on the head.
Watch the full clip below: