Fox Shocked That Obama Would Point Out Their Misinformation On Affordable Care Act

Obama is pushing back against the misinformation spread by Fox about the Affordable Care Act in a speech at Northwestern:

There’s a reason fewer Republicans are preaching doom on deficits — because the deficits have come down at almost a record pace, and they’re now manageable. There’s a reason fewer Republicans are running against Obamacare – because 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.

He repeated the criticism of Fox on Twitter:

Fox was stunned, with Gretchen Carlson asking reported Ed Henry, “My question to you, Mr. Henry, is why would he do this?”

Most likely they will continue to report the same misinformation about both the deficit and Obamacare, with their viewers remaining out of touch with reality. While a futile gesture, it is good to see Obama respond to all the misinformation spread by Fox.  Fox is certainly not going to admit that it was George Bush and the Republicans who were to blame for running up the deficit, or how much it has fallen under Obama’s far more conservative spending. Nor are they going to talk about how many more people are now covered under Obamacare, and how all the right wing predictions of doom have failed to come true.

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5 Comments

  1. 1
    Standard says:

    Rather than excoriating with hyperbole why not stick to facts. This is one of the weakest recoveries on record. Obama doesn’t deserve credit for lowering the operating deficit. It’s due to the sequestration which he opposed.The real travesty is that average wages have gone down every year of his presidency. This benefits neither party. He can talk about the lowered unemployment rate but the only reason it is so low is the number of people “dropping out” of the workforce to the permanently unemployed. Let’s talk about the 350 + bills passed by the House that Harry Reid has deep sixed in the Senate and refuses to allow the Senate to vote on them.
    I would love to get back to a time when both parties talked to each other instead of at each other to find a common solution. Fox isn’t perfect but it isn’t the devil incarnate either.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    What you claim is hyperbole on my part is far more factual than the revisionist history you present. It is the Republicans who have repeatedly blocked legislation which hindered the recovery, and certainly Republican policies which are responsible for the diminishing wages among the middle class. The sequestration is only one reason for the decrease in the deficit which was run up by the Republicans. Rather than just saying fox isn’t perfect, you might reconsider all the misinformation you have picked up from them.

  3. 3
    Standard says:

    Lots of invective with conclusions based on them but no facts. Facts are stubborn things but very helpful. A fact free response is not conducive to discussion.

  4. 4
    Ron Chusid says:

    Yes, facts are stubborn things. However you are the one who is commenting without facts while the post links to facts which demonstrate the inaccuracy of the facts which Fox, and you, claim.

    The degree to which conservatives claim others aren’t giving facts, while ignoring all facts presented, is amazing. (I’m almost convinced that conservatives are unaware of the use of hyperlinks.) But then if one had any regard for actual facts, or the ability to do fact-checking, they could not go along with the claims of the conservative movement.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Or perhaps the problem with conservatives is failing to recognize the difference between blindly repeating a talking point and presenting actual facts.

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