President Barack Obama may have called out Fox News for the umpteenth time Tuesday, but Wednesday was time for Charles Krauthammer to have his fun with the president’s comments.
During an interview on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” Wednesday, the syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor blasted Obama for his comment about FNC, saying the president “doesn’t know a damn thing about what’s on Fox.” (RELATED: Bret Baier On Obama Fox News Dig: ‘He Does Seem To Have Us On His Mind A Lot’)
During a discussion on poverty at Georgetown on Tuesday, Obama insinuated that the network exhibits “a constant menu” of showing “that the poor are sponges, leeches, don’t want to work, are lazy, [and] are undeserving.” (RELATED: Obama Accuses Fox News Of Spreading Negative Stereotypes About The Poor)
“This is sort of pathological Obama where he picks up these memes. He doesn’t know a damn thing about what’s on Fox,” Krauthammer told Hewitt. “The idea that Fox is constantly is showing sponges and leeches and never shows, you know, the waitress trying to make it — it’s just sort of the mythological world he lives in, or he may be cynical. I mean, he may know it’s all nonsense. I mean, I can’t tell. After all, you probably need a psychiatrist to figure that out.”
“But he’s either cynical or hopelessly delusional on this. I would prefer to think he’s cynical because I’d like somebody in the White House who’s not delusional,” Krauthammer said. “And this is the usual Obama cynicism. It’s the media, it’s the press. They’re underreporting liberal successes.”
Krauthammer touched on the subject briefly on Tuesday’s edition of “Special Report,” when he joked that the Fox should take an ad out and thank Obama for joining “the viewership of the number one network.”
“Look the fact is that the war on poverty — the billions poured in to helping the poor, which in my twenties I rather supported, until my thirties the empirical social science evidence began to come out that it wasn’t just money poured down the drain, but it was undermining the traditional structures of even the poorest neighborhoods and leading to real terrible pathologies, including helping to accelerate the breakdown of the family,” Krauthammer continued to Hewitt. “So these is just are just the empirical social science refuting the liberal nostrums about how to help the poor. But he never engages in argument, it’s all ad hominem.”