Fox News Reaches New Low in Sad and Disgusting Attack on President Obama (Video)

Not much surprises me anymore when it comes to Fox News and the way they love to bash the president. If you want to dislike a president, that’s fine. But Fox News often goes far beyond simple political disagreements, to outright fear-mongering and slander against President Obama. That’s ironic considering this was the same network that often pushed the idea that criticizing George W. Bush and the office of the presidency was “unpatriotic.”

Well, as most people have probably already heard, President Obama announced on Tuesday that he had signed an executive order aimed at trying to reduce gun violence. So, what were these “radical” ideas he put into motion with the power of his pen? Essentially he’s expanded background checks by requiring that anyone “in the business” of selling guns register as a licensed gun dealer. In other words, it’s aimed at closing the loophole many have used to skirt around making sure those to whom they’re selling guns are legally allowed to own them.

Yet, to hear Republicans tell this story, you would think he just issued an order confiscating millions of guns, bans on ammunition and used the Constitution for toilet paper.

It’s ridiculous.

Well, during his speech where he announced his long-anticipated executive order to expand background checks, the president became emotional, wiping away tears as he spoke about the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting.

“Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad,” Obama said

It should be noted that when President Obama addressed the Sandy Hook slaughter in December of 2012, he was also visibly emotional, wiping away tears as he spoke about the murder of these small children.

Sadly, if you ask several of the co-hosts of Fox News’ Outnumbered, this was all political theater and his tears were nothing but an act.

Andrea Tantaros said she didn’t believe his emotion, because if it was genuine he would have spoken about this before. Her statement doesn’t make a whole lot of sense considering the president has spoken on gun violence many times over the last several years.

“I would check that podium for like a raw onion or some No More Tears,” Tantaros mocked. “It’s not really believable.”

Co-host Meghan McCain agreed with Tantaros.

“It just didn’t seem horribly authentic. And maybe it is, I don’t know him at all,” McCain said.

Don’t you just love that level of “analysis”? Accuse the president of faking emotion over the deaths of small children – which is an appalling accusation in and of itself – then admit that what you’re saying is pure b.s. because you don’t know anything about him.

Another co-host, Melissa Francis, called his emotion “insincere.”

“They say he’s just cool, that’s the way he is, that he doesn’t get emotional,” Francis stated. “We haven’t seen this in a very long time and it’s about something that feels political, that feels somewhat insincere, that feels like it’s not going to make a huge difference.”

This whole segment was absolutely disgusting. Again, if you dislike this president, that’s fine. But to act as if a father of two was faking emotion while speaking about the brutal slaughter of 20 children is deplorable. This just shows the true, vile nature of what’s acceptable at Fox News.

Watch the disgusting segment below (if you must) 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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  • TommyNIK

    Such vile and banal people.

    Even a sale from father to son should go through a background check. You take the gun to a store and transact the sale through them.

    That’s what I had to do back in the ’70’s when I sold a handgun to a coworker. This was in Pennsylvania…the hunting capital of the northeast.

  • GimmeSomeTruth

    Question: If President Obama faked his tears, what do the “ladies” from Fox fake?

  • bohemio

    That’s why Tantaros, Malkin and Coulter are commonly referred to as hatehags.

    • Barbara S. Van Dyck

      I can sure think of many more appropriate names for them but they’re not printable

  • strayaway

    I’m ok with the president crying although its ironic that the first Nobel Peace Prize winner to bomb seven countries, hand out automatic weapons to Mexican drug lords, and who ripped up Libya and Syria with his idiotic foreign policies had this soft spot. But why doesn’t he take care of his own back yard first? Washington, DC’s gun homicide rate is, per capita, over twice that of any state and 51 times higher than that of Vermont. Yet, he imposes his Washington, DC prescription on the rest of us based on some imaginary unconstitutional executive power.

    • paulsack

      Apparently ignorance is your strong suit,,, or at least half truths. You righties always seem to enjoy when we bomb other countries,,, is it just that you don’t like the current president doing that? Hypocrite? Hand out automatic weapons,,, started as a Bush policy but I don’t see you admitting to that. idiotic foreign policies???? i guess Libya and Syria don’t have any say in what goes on there. ANd that had nothing to do with the illegal war that Bush started. The problem is that we are there at all. We are not protecting our country, but oil supplies for Exxon. DC Gun homicide rate,,, the rethuglicans are the ones that unlawfully allowed more guns in the city. The people that have these guns,, which you righties seem to think is a God given right, don’t seem to be part of any well regulated militia,, so they have these guns illegally. Yes, you have to read the hole amendment,, not just the parts you like.
      I guess civics is also a weak suit for you,, Washington DC is the seat of the Federal Government,,, thats the job of the government to make laws, and the president does have executive power. Maybe you should get someone to read the constitution to you.

      • strayaway

        This article is about Obama tears not those of Bush. Here it is 7 years later and you are still blaming Bush for Obama’s decisions. That’s lame. Bush didn’t force Obama to get on national tv and hand out dictatorial orders for instance. It was the Obama administration that actually handed out the automatic weapons to Mexican drug lords. I mean you could blame JFK for starting the Vietnam war but it was Johnson and Nixon who started and kept that war going. No, Libya didn’t have much say about having its capital being bombed and government overthrown. Syria didn’t have any say about the Obama administration, later with the support of some Republicans like McCain, funding “moderate” anti-Assad rebels.

        Please point out that part of the Constitution where it mentions that presidents have the power to legislate with executive orders. Article 1, Section 1 says otherwise. Notice the word “ALL” and consider its meaning. “ALL legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” Hillary voted to give away her power to declare war to Bush. Congress should never have relinquished its power but at least Bush had it handed to him instead of just getting on tv and pretending the Enabling Act of 1938 somehow gave him permission to act like a dictator. Congress never granted him an enabling act.

        “I just took an action to change the law” -Obama 11/26/15
        Presidents, as noted above, are not a subset of “ALL”.

        Obviously, Washington, DC is the seat of the federal government. How do you wish to explain why the gun homicide rate is higher in this federal haven than in any state? Since 1993, the gun homicide rate has decreased 34% across the US and declined an amazing 49% per capita in the US. Yet, last year, the gun homicide rate increased 44% in Washington, DC. Washington, DC has about the strongest gun laws in the nation. Why don’t they work? At least three three gun laws were violated by the San Bernadino Muslim couple. If these laws don’t work in Washington, DC and in California which also has strict laws, why are criminals going to obey they elsewhere? One is tempted to conclude that these laws are either designed by fools or are intended to reign in non-criminals.

  • Rocky

    They’re doing their “shows” immune to any accountability. I wish there was an entity that would validate content before it is broadcast, simply removing the corrupted segment and leaving blank air time. I don’t mind if someone criticises the government or any of the elected or administrative people if it’s truthful and fair. We need that. What we don’t need is mis- or disinformation, distortion, unattributed “facts,” made-up or imagined accounts and motives and, yes, lies.

  • Eg Kbbs

    Dumb Question: Bill Clinton was demonized by Limbaugh with the nickname “Weepy”. Now Obama is criticized for shedding a tear over the murder of innocent children.

    Has Faux, Limbaugh, Beck, etc ever criticized GWB for turning on the tears ? What about Boehner’s tears ? For that matter, the gushers that Beck would turn on as he proclaimed his sorrow at seeing America disappear ?

  • noah vail

    just soulless (rhymes with runts)

  • ★✽ starchild ✽★

    i swear this man can’t win for nothing, so tired of it, how they treat him, he’s a good guy doing the BEST he can, he gets hate and negativity hurled at him all the time. I just want his presidency to end, i can’t bear any more biased/racist GOP attacks from conservative politicians/senators/congressman/media on him or his character or against his family. He was put through the ringer way to much for me, he is a gr8 man and did allot, but i want him & his family to have a peaceful life away from the white house, they’ve been put under the magnifying glass way more than any other sitting POTUS has ever been, just so foul!!! And he handled it with such class and dignity.

  • mucklucky

    Since Obama thinks background checks would stop the criminal and mentally incompetent from getting guns… then I believe we should have background checks to verify voters have the same qualifications.


    If you’re mentally incompetent to hold a job then you’re are mentally incompetent to vote, we need background checks on voters!