FOX & Friends pitched an on-air fit yesterday when they learned “influential progressives” from MSNBC were invited to the White House to meet with the president.
Lawrence O’Donnell, Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz and Al Sharpton were the president’s guests. Arianna Huffington of Huffington Post Media Group was also present. White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest issued a statement saying, “The President met with influential progressives to talk about the importance of preventing a tax increase on middle class families, strengthening our economy and adopting a balanced approach to deficit reduction.”
Here’s the video:
The trio at FOX & Friends didn’t take the news well. Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade and Gretchen Carlson complained and reacted like teenage girls who found out they weren’t invited to the prom.
In a high-pitched voice, Kilmeade exclaims, “Look who was invited to the White House for a briefing!” Doocy follows up with “Who is left to run MSNBC yesterday?” The words “Outrageous” “Incredible” were flying around. Doocy explained that it wasn’t the White House who had released the guest list and he guessed it was a blogger from Huffington Post who made the announcement as he watched the guests arrive. Doocy mimicked the HuffPo blogger with his own interpretation and said, “Hey, there goes Al Sharpton, he’s really small.”
Gretchen Carlson unsuccessfully attempted to mask her disdain, as her two male co-hosts were in a frenzy. She stated that it might be outrageous but she wasn’t surprised by it all and said, “ That station is delivering the message of this administration, so it makes sense.”
“But that channel—that’s all they’re going to do anyway,” Doocy added.
FOX News consistently passses off lies as news. On July 17, 2012 a FOX headline read “Obama birth record ‘definitely fraudulent,’ Sheriff Joe Arpaio says.” In August, FOX accused Obama of calling Romney a felon and purposely misled their audience. It’s no wonder FOX was not on the White House Briefing guest list—but watching the hissy fit does make for some entertaining FOX drama and only enforces the fact they have little or no credibility.
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