According to Fox News analysts, President Obama’s recent focus on so trifling an issue as income inequality is a transparent and pitiful effort to distract attention from the disastrous roll-out of Obamacare.
Jon Stewart did a hilarious send-up of this on Tuesday night’s “Daily Show” (video below). He started with a review of Obama’s recent interview with Bill O’Reilly during the run-up to Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast on Fox in which Obama directly addressed Fox’s tendency to focus on anything that might be embarrassing to the White House.
Stewart then expanded into a longer piece on the tendency of Fox to accuse Obama of engaging in “distraction” tactics any time the president devotes any attention to any issue other than the one Fox is obsessing on at the time (which is, at any given time, whichever story Fox has decided is the Obama scandal of the moment which, over recent months, has ranged from Benghazi to the IRS to NSA eavesdropping to Obama’s shameful unwillingness to bomb Iran.
Of course, fairness requires acknowledging that Stewart is exaggerating for humorous effect and that his crack researchers have compiled a mash-up of only those moments they could find from Fox that support the satirical point. Still, it’s a recurring Fox meme and Stewart had so much fun with it that I had to pass along the video, from the “Daily Show” website, which comes in two parts, about three minutes each.