This week Americans across the country will be gathering to celebrate the Thanksgiving holidays with their families. It’s a longstanding tradition that brings people together for feasts and fellowship. However, it is not without controversy. And like Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day, and every other traditional holiday, Fox News is convinced that there is a war on it.
This year, however, it is Fox News itself that has declared a War on Thanksgiving. And the first attack was launched in the White House Press Briefing Room by Fox’s own Peter Doocy:
Doocy: The President said today, he said that he was sent here to look out for these middle-class families who are strained right now. So what should they read into his leaving now at this time of great personal financial hardship for so many to go to Nantucket for the week?
Psaki: Well, first I would say, Peter, that I hope you’re spending time with your family. I’m spending time with my family. I hope everybody in here is spending time with their families. This is a time to put politics aside, spend time with your loved ones, and talk about what you’re grateful for. I will also tell you that spending some time with this President and with past presidents, that you are President no matter where you are.
Fox News Correspondent Peter Doocy asks WH Press Sec. Jen Psaki what Americans should “read into” President Biden leaving the White House to travel to Nantucket to spend Thanksgiving with family. pic.twitter.com/vdSMcqPdF5
— The Recount (@therecount) November 23, 2021
So Doocy thinks that President Biden has to answer for his desire to spend Thanksgiving with his family? He thinks that it is somehow inappropriate for the President to celebrate the holiday the same way every other American does. And he thinks that Biden can’t perform his presidential duties wherever he happens to be. According to Doocy, if Biden congregates with his family he is failing his obligations to the nation.
Press Secretary Jen Psaki replied to Doocy’s asinine inquiry by gently shredding the whole premise of his question. Then she schooled him like child about how the modern presidency is not a job that must be tied down to a particular place. He is also ignoring everything that Biden is currently doing to address the financial hardships that people are going through.
What went unsaid is that if Biden had canceled his family’s holiday plans, Doocy would have asked why the President hates Thanksgiving. It hardly matters what the facts of any circumstance are, Fox News will endeavor to construct a question that attempts to make the President look bad. If Biden walked on water, Fox News would report that he can’t swim. If he cured cancer, Fox News would report that he’s putting doctors out of work.
The knee-jerk negativity of Fox News has no boundaries for ethics or honesty. If Biden got 200 million Americans vaccinated, opened up schools and businesses, reduced unemployment to 4.6%, restored the nation’s international reputation, and passed a historic infrastructure bill that prepared America for the future, created jobs, and mitigated some of the most harmful causes of climate change, Fox News would malign him as a mentally deficient socialist.
Oh wait. Biden did do all of those things, and Fox News does attack him for it. At least Fox is consistent with their factless bashing of all things Democratic and their ultra-rightist propaganda.
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