Nothing like a network that spends most of its time doing whatever it can to blame President Obama for anything and everything that’s going on in this world, throwing a hissy fit because he happened to take a direct shot at their ridiculousness.
But that’s exactly what several Fox News hosts did following a jab the president took at the network while speaking about the success of the Affordable Care Act.
The president said, “While good, affordable health care might seem like a fanged threat to the freedom of the American people on Fox News, it’s working pretty well in the real world.”
For a network that bases a large part of its “news” on fiction rather than reality, it was clear they weren’t going to take this comment well.
Greta Van Susteren whined, saying that Obama needed to stop picking fights with Fox News and that he was not acting very “presidential.” She also called him “childish” and claimed that he was blaming the network for his own incompetence.
Laura Ingraham said he was making these remarks to mask the fact that “liberalism, Obama-style, is failing.”
While Greg Gutfeld said, “He bashes FNC more than ISIS, and we don’t behead anybody.”
You would think a network that resembles an anti-Obama tabloid more than it does a legitimate cable news channel would be able to “roll with the punches” when it comes to comments such as these. But like a true bully (not that Fox News can bully the president, but they have the same types of tendencies as a bully), everything is fine as long as whatever they’re saying or doing goes unopposed. If those actions bring about some kind of negative response directed at their behavior, then they’re usually the biggest whiners out of anyone.
I’m absolutely thrilled to see the president making comments such as these. Especially when it comes to the Affordable Care Act. Because despite its rocky rollout, it turned out to be a massive success. But due to the nearly 6 year campaign of misinformation Republicans and the conservative media have levied against the health care law, most Americans (even many who support it) aren’t even aware of its success.
And make no mistake about it, the law has been a success.
But it’s not at all shocking to see Fox News personalities throw a slight temper-tantrum when it comes to President Obama ribbing the network a little bit. They’re a hateful, bitter, cynical, fear-mongering faux “news” channel that nobody should really take seriously. But, sadly, millions of Americans do.
Watch the videos below, if you must, via Fox News: