President Obama took a dig at Fox News, and many talking heads on the conservative cable channel are fuming.
While addressing a crowd at Northwestern University on Thursday, the president said, “While affordable health care might still be a threat to freedom on Fox News, it’s working pretty well in the real world.”
The remark became a topic of discussion on several Fox News programs Thursday evening and Friday morning.
On “The Five,” host Greg Gutfeld said, “He bashes FNC more than ISIS, and we don’t behead anybody. The only reason why he’s coming after Fox News is, we’re the only network that tries to challenge him.”
Eric Bolling admitted he was shocked to see Obama’s Fox News line actually written into his speech — instead of being an off-the-cuff comment.
“If I would have ever had a draft speech sent to me where it took a shot at MSNBC, I would have been on the ceiling,” said Dana Perino, George W. Bush’s former press secretary.
“Liberalism, Obama-style, is failing miserably. We’re a weaker country,” radio host Laura Ingraham said on “The O’Reilly Factor.”
Bill O’Reilly took a softer approach. He said, “I understand why he’s (Obama) angry with us. He’s having a rough patch, he’s had a rough patch for the last six months, Fox News has reported that.”
On her show Thursday evening, Greta Van Susteren said, “It doesn’t hurt us. Fox News is hot. You’ve seen the latest viewer numbers. It shows we’re getting under his skin, but he should be tougher than that.”
“It’s kind of a badge of honor,” Chris Wallace said on Friday’s “Fox and Friends.” “We have been very critical of the president and Obamacare, and I think rightfully so.”
“Why is Fox News in the dialogue?” Brian Kilmeade asked. “He needs a boogeyman,” answered Kilmeade’s co-host, Steve Doocy.
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