The airheads at the Fox News show Fox & Friends were in a deep funk Friday morning as they reported on the failure of the GOP-controlled Senate to pass a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. But as soon as they started talking, it became painfully clear that they didn’t understand a damn thing about insurance.
Co-host Steve Doocy, a somber look on his face, declared:
“You heard Chuck Schumer say we are not celebrating, yet you see some of the images out of Capitol Hill last night, in the middle of the night, people were taking selfies — a lot of happy faces. Elizabeth Warren outside taking selfies with supporters.”
Was that anything at all like the big photo-op President Trump had in the Rose Garden when the House finally managed to pass the Trumpcare bill back in May, Steve?
Next, Brian Kilmeade decided to take a cheap shot at younger Americans:
“I laugh, too, that these young people are out there celebrating. Congratulations, you now will pay a fine or you have to have insurance. Congratulations, the healthy people are paying for the sick people.”
And finally, co-host Ainsley Earhardt chimed in:
“Congratulations, because now people who need healthcare can’t afford it because these premiums are astronomical.”
Earhardt’s point is moot because she doesn’t give a damn about people having to pay more for insurance. But with his comments, Kilmeade proved he doesn’t even understand the basics of insurance. Twitter gave him hell for his lack of comprehension, and it was well deserved. First, however, here’s the sullen Fox News boneheads:
Fox & Friends are very mad about Democratic senators taking selfies after the health bill went down. pic.twitter.com/yNuqb885MV
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) July 28, 2017
Fox & Friends explains the concept of insurance in ten words, does not care for it https://t.co/OZp0y2niBM
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) July 28, 2017
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) July 28, 2017
Oh, and as for the idea that one should never take selfies when happy, the Foxers need look no further than themselves:
Yeah, really hate the fools who take this selfies, huh? pic.twitter.com/ajFOaHr3rZ
— Dan Gross (@DanJGross) July 28, 2017
I often wonder: Is it the least bit painful to be as brainwashed and ignorant as the Fox News hosts and the people who watch them?
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org