A classic move by politicians who are losing debates is to blame those who criticize them. One of President Obama’s favorite targets is Fox News.
Neil Cavuto, of Fox’s Business Network, did not take well to this:
Mr. President, Fox News isn’t what’s making Americans sick about your healthcare law. Your healthcare law is. Welcome, everybody, I’m Neil Cavuto. And excuse this departure from form. But I think this is just poor form. So, it’s time we set some things straight.
Mr. President, we at Fox News are not the problem. I hate to break it to you, sir. You are. Your words are. Your promises are. We didn’t sell this healthcare law. Sir, you did. Remember this?
President Barack Obama: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period.
Mr. President, tell that to tens of thousands of retirees at IBM and Time Warner and dozens of others, who’ve been dumped from their coverage and told to find their own coverage. Fox News didn’t break that news to them, Mr. President. Their companies did.
The rant, which lasts about three minutes, can be seen in its entirety at the link above. It’s worth reading. Cavuto empowered Americans with the facts needed to push back against those in the media and in the Beltway, who claim opponents of the law are causing its problems – not the law itself.