I make it a habit to never refer to it as “Fox News,” or if I do, I always put “news” in quotes. Given that Fox lies more than any other network on TV, I feel confident my decision to do so. Now, it appears, the White House is following suit.
If a news network could be said to suffer from anosognosia, Fox would fit the bill. Truth, honestly, and integrity all fall under the ego-dystonic header when discussing the folks over at Fox; if Fox is a news network, then InfoWars is home to some of the finest Pulitzer Prize-winning, hard-hitting reporters on the Internet. The adjective “déclassé” springs to mind, but that would imply Fox had status to lose; they’re so far down Jacob’s ladder they can’t even see the foot pads.
The White House has squared off with Fox before; the network’s contempt of the president, barely checked, is obvious to anyone willing to open their eyes. Back in 2011, the White House scored this particular shot on Trump and Fox:
Days after releasing his long-form birth certificate to refute claims he wasn’t born in the United States, the president began his address by showing what he called his birth video.
But rather than footage of a baby Barack being born in Hawaii, the clip was from Disney’s “The Lion King,” showing the grand unveiling of the baby Simba in Africa.
Now the White House has scored another jab at Fox:
This time, someone at the White House made the decision to drop the word “news” from the place card of Shepard Smith and Bret Baier, the two Fox News representatives who attended a press luncheon earlier in the day before the State of the Union Address.
And of course the right-wing is throwing a fit about it. It’s a bit of reality intruding on their rheopectic, hermetically-sealed noise-o-sphere and they react to it in the same manner that antihydorgen does hydrogen; if the resulting energy from their feigned, aggrieved kvetching could ever be harnessed, it would power humankind’s flight to the stars.
I doubt that’ll happen anytime soon, though.
Watch the video below: