Seconds after the first inauguration of President Obama, Chris Wallace of Fox News speculated that he wasn’t really president because the oath was flubbed by Chief Justice John Roberts. That suggestion that Obama was not a legitimate president foreshadowed what would become a cacophony of Birthers and Republicans determined to reject any and all of what Obama put forth.
On this morning’s broadcast of Obama’s second inauguration, Fox News continued their dismissive coverage of the President. They led it off with the kiddies at Fox & Friends who exhibited their respect for this historic day by reporting what an awful day it is.
Steve Doocey: “As if a cold Monday in January wasn’t dreary enough, today has been dubbed ‘Blue Monday’, the most depressing day of the year.”
I’m quite sure that the day of Obama’s inauguration is decidedly depressing for the these remedial, right-wing buzzkills. But Fox was not through casting aspersions on this day and the President. Immediately following the inaugural address, Fox’s panel of sourpuss pundits picked apart the speech, which they universally agreed was a partisan screed aimed at bashing the GOP.
Chris Wallace: “This was an unyielding, uncompromising espousal of a liberal agenda.”
Brit Hume: “This is utterly bereft of an outreach to the opposition.”
Never mind that the President repeatedly spoke of how the nation’s greatest accomplishments were achieved by working together and how that was a necessity for moving forward today in light of the difficulties that lie ahead. Fox is positioning itself for another four years of blind opposition to anything that might help this president – or this country while this president is in the White House.
Their community web site, Fox Nation, went to even further extremes to disparage the President with at least five derogatory articles by virulent Obama adversaries, including their headline piece featuring Mark Levin who was quoted from a Breitbart interview where he ripped the President in the most repulsive terms.
Levin: “I think there’s a lot of perverse thinking that goes on in Obama’s mind, radical left-wing thinking. He was indoctrinated with Marx and Alinksy propaganda.”
And this is how Fox News covers Obama on the day of his inauguration, a day usually set aside to celebrate America’s democratic principles and offer best wishes for the new administration’s efforts to meet the challenges facing the nation. We can hardly wait to see what Fox is dreaming up for tomorrow, or the next day, or the next four years. And Fox wonders why they are shunned by the White House.
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10 thoughts on “Fox News Covers the Obama Inauguration: ‘Saddest Day Of The Year’”
Every time I see or hear the President, I say to myself, ‘thank you Mr. President for defeating Romney and his gang of criminals from taking over the WH.’
Funny – I’m not sure you or anyone else won anything this past election – only the names are different, the criminals are still in the WH no matter who won.
Well, since their audience is shrinking by the day, maybe Fox will eventually realize that lying doesn’t work. I mean, their lying candidates lost. Their lying co-worker (dear precious victim Sarah) has been let go, and Ailes didn’t rehire Sanctimonious Rick, did he? The times they are achangin’, and Fox can keep being ugly and mean, or try to wish for the best for this nation by not bashing Democrats every second.
Steve Doocey stated the reasons for this day being labeled the most depressing: Bad weather, unpaid Christmas bills, and broken New Year’s resolutions. YOU are the one who inserted the Inaguaration into the story, not them. Also, did you actually expect Charles Krauthammer and Mark Levin to send love-and-kissy-face responses to today’s ceremony? I didn’t expect Paul Krugman or Randi Rhodes to do that back in January 2005. This is par for the course, dude. The opposition will continue to be the opposition.
I would like to know if Mark was wishing GW Bush the best in 2005 when he was sworn in for his second term. Wishing a new/old admin. the best is only reserved for those with whom he agrees – The sheep need to just get in line and suck up the wonders of progressivism.
your saddest day!!!beware “touch not my annointed and do my prophets no harm.!!”beware” better to utter peace than slander.
Don’t you think you’re a bit nutty – and by the way I think BHO prefers Your Highness.
I see it’s the start of Silly Season. I think he prefer to be called President or Mr. President. The right-wing nuts they use racial slurs
If accountability to the people was his goal, then you would be right to think Mr. President would be preferred, but he is only accountable to himself, his ideology and to the bankers who are running the show these days. Not sure who is using racial slurs, unless you think Your Highness is racial.
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