Friday, September 27, 2013

Fox News Humiliates Itself Trying to Respond To Obama Calling Out Their ACA Lies

Fox News Humiliates Itself Trying to Respond To Obama Calling Out Their ACA Lies 


In response to President Obama calling out their ACA lies, Fox News responded by proving the president right in the most humiliating way possible.
Video of Obama:

Obama said:
But we need you to spread the word. But you don’t have to take my word for it. If you talk to somebody who says, well, I don’t know, I was watching FOX News and they said this was horrible — (laughter) — you can say, you know what, don’t take my word for it, go on the website. See for yourself what the prices are. See for yourself what the choices are. Then make up your own mind.
That’s all I’m asking. Make up your own mind. I promise you, if you go on the website and it turns out you’re going to save $100, $200, $300 a month on your insurance, or you’ll be able to buy insurance for the first time, even if you didn’t vote for me — (laughter) — I’ll bet you’ll sign up for that health care plan.

In response, Fox News exec Neil Cavuto did the verbal equivalent of throwing up on himself:
Mr. President, tell that to tens of thousands of retirees at IBM and Time Warner and dozens of others, who’ve been dumped from their coverage and told to find their own coverage.
Fox News didn’t break that news to them, Mr. President.
Their companies did.
Fox News didn’t push more of those firms to hire part-time workers.
Your healthcare law did.
Fox News didn’t incentivize fast food restaurants to scale back their benefits.
Your healthcare law did.
Fox News didn’t make doctors want to opt out.
Your healthcare law did.
Fox News didn’t make insurance premiums sky rocket.
Your healthcare law did.
Just like Fox News didn’t grant hundreds of exemptions to companies that needed them.
You did.
And Fox News didn’t delay one key provision after another, including online enrollment for those small business exchanges.
You did.
Just like it wasn’t Fox News that said we had to pass this to see what was in this.
You did.
Or was that Nancy Pelosi? Sometimes I’m confused.
But of this I am not.
Fox News didn’t re-do basic math.
Sir, you did.
Fox News didn’t say you can cover 30 million more Americans and not see a hit in premiums.
You did.
Fox News didn’t say you could throw in those with pre-existing conditions and not have to pay for it.
You did.
Fox News didn’t all but say you could get something for nothing.
You did.
Fox News didn’t come back years later and say, oh yea, we did raise some taxes.
You did.
Here’s where you are right about Fox News, however, Mr. President.
We can do math. And did.
You cannot. And did not.
We said it, and proved it.
You didn’t. And we’re all suffering for it.
Take it from the numbers guy at Fox.
Numbers don’t lie.
The number of Americans working part-time and nervous.
The number of retirees days away from being dumped on exchanges and anxious.
The number of company bosses with any news to pass along on those exchanges, but still clueless.
The number of doctors who want out.
The number of congressmen now opting out.
No, Mr. President, none of those numbers lie.
But with all due respect sir, I can only conclude you do know; I know you hate us at Fox.
But please take a look in a mirror, and fast.
You think we’re the skunk at your picnic.
But that doesn’t mean we’re the ones that stink.
Because that smell isn’t coming from the folks reporting on your law.
Mr. President, that smell is your law.
Cavuto is the numbers guy at Fox News, in the same way that Paul Ryan is the numbers guy in the Republican Party. They’re both clueless. There were three things missing from Cavuto’s little rant. 1). Facts 2). Data 3). Truth.
Neil Cavuto didn’t get to be an executive at Fox News by not knowing the style. Cavuto sounded tough. He sounded like he was taking on the president, but he was lying. His words were empty. He had no data to back up his claims. Everything he said was a Republican talking point, and absolutely none of it can be proven with facts. Fox News embarrassed itself, and demonstrated how weak the argument against the ACA has become.
As the data comes in, these bogus claims are falling apart. In their response, Fox News proved Obama right. These critics have nothing but distorted talking points and empty scare tactics on their side.
The only thing that smells here is the BS that is another Fox News fail.

1 comment:

  1. The other thing missing from Cavuto's little rant is objectivity. Guess Fox has completely given up on the pretense of being an objective news organization. The moment a news executive goes into such a biased and unprofessional rant against the president and tells him his law stinks, that's the moment he stops being a news executive. From then on, he's just an executive.