Fox News Ratchets Up the Outrageous Fear-Mongering by Claiming Obama is Coming for Your Doughnuts (Video)

foxnews-doughnutsSometimes I get ready to write an article and I don’t even know where to begin because the absurdity that I just came across is that profound. Trust me, I get that Republicans and Fox News really hate President Obama. I even understand that it is almost their sworn duty to do whatever they can to fear-monger and gin up irrational fear about the president. After all, these are the people who tried to push the ridiculous notion that the Affordable Care Act established “death panels” of people who would sit in some room and determine whether or not someone lived or died.

And that’s just one of many examples such as microchips, fake birth certificates, ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, fake transcripts and the massive gun confiscation that’s apparently going to happen any day now that Fox News has tried to perpetuate against the president.

It’s like I’ve joked before, Republicans really do seem to believe President Obama is the most powerful man who’s ever lived.

Well, now their latest push is a continuation of an old one where they’re claiming that Obama is out to ban doughnuts, cookies and a whole host of other snack foods.

On Fox News’ morning show Fox & Friends, host Clayton Morris suggested that very soon an FDA ban on trans fats could mean the end of sprinkled doughnuts, Christmas cookies, crackers, frozen pizza, coffee creamers and popcorn. 

“If you’re making some cookies once a year with your kids on the holidays, that’ll be banned,” he added.

First, all of the foods he listed can be made without trans fats being used. So his entire premise for this fear-mongering is false to begin with. Secondly, this ban was passed last year and isn’t something new.

In fact, Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme and many other companies have already eliminated trans fats from their products and I’m pretty sure practically nobody noticed.

This is the kind of nonsense I talk about when I say it’s practically impossible for me to take these people seriously. If you want to sit down and have an actual debate over real issues, then let’s have that. But for them to actually push this kind of garbage is just childish and pathetic. Debating many of these Fox News loving conservatives really is like trying to have a mature, adult debate – with a group of immature 10-year-olds.

It really is time Fox News changes their name to “Fox Conservative Entertainment,” because that’s all this farce of a “news” network really is.

Watch the video below via Fox News:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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