Fox's Bolling Attacks Pelosi For Defending #OWS And Then Staying At Expensive Hawaiian Hotel On Vacation
Our friends over at News Hounds caught this segment from Fox's Your World with Neil Cavuto, with guest host Eric Bolling. Bolling apparently thinks it's impossible for someone who has a lot of money to both support the concerns of the Occupy Wall Street movement and be rich at the same time and stay at expensive hotels when you go on vacation. He also did a lot of complaining about what it costs the taxpayers for the President to spend some time in Hawaii as well while he was on vacation over the holiday.
First off on Pelosi. I've got my issues with her on allowing Bush to have a pass after the invasion of Iraq, the Attorney General scandals, domestic spying and a host of other issues that are too long to name here. What I don't have an issue with is the way she led the House and the amount of progressive legislation she managed to get passed despite the Blue Dogs in her ranks that would have and did, if it made it through the Senate, benefit everyday working Americans. And given the amount of progressive legislation on economic issues she did manage to get passed, Pelosi has as much of a right as anyone to speak in support of the economic concerns of those from the Occupy Wall Street movement. Just because she's rich and stays at expensive hotels when she goes on vacation doesn't disqualify her from being allowed to do that.
And to his complaints about the cost of President Obama's security while on vacation, when the hell did any of them ever even discuss the topic of how much it cost to protect any President, no matter where they're at until President Obama got elected? It's just more hyperbolic crap from Fox wanting to gin up resentment from their viewers about both of them on a topic that frankly, is not one that should be of great concern to most voters.
How either of them have actually governed when it comes to looking out for the working class if fair game. Going after what security details for the President cost, like those are any less expensive whether he's on vacation or not, is frankly just ridiculous.
And as our friends over at NewsHounds noted, it's also a complete double standard from Fox when it comes to their carping about "class warfare" and anyone being mean to those in the one percent. Apparently that standard only applies when it comes to Republicans and not their favorites to attack, that being the former Speaker Pelosi and President Obama. It would be a cold day in hell before you'd ever see similar concerns raised over Speaker Boehner's security details while he's out playing golf, and I guarantee you Fox never did a report like this on what it cost to protect George W. Bush while he was in office and out "clearing brush" at the ranch, or hitting the golf course with his buddies.
Here's more from NewsHounds -- Fox News Hypocrites Engage In Class Warfare Over Nancy Pelosi's "Pricey Hawaiian Hotel":
Remember how often Fox News has complained about the left engaging in class warfare against the rich? (But pay no attention to their attacks on President Obama for being too rich.) Now, Fox News is using the same class warfare card against the Democratic former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, for staying at a "pricey" Hawaiian hotel.
In a Your World segment today, guest host Eric Bolling sneered that Pelosi had somehow betrayed her commitment to the 99% because she was "living it up like a one percenter."
Bolling went on to investigate just how much Pelosi is paying for her room. Was it the $200 a night room or the $10,000 a night suite? According to the reporter Bolling interviewed, Malia Zimmerman, it was probably the latter, though this has not been confirmed, Zimmerman wanted us to know.
"Wow, that's fantastic," Bolling said sarcastically. "How much money must you have to be able to afford $10,000 a night? ...Probably more than I make." Probably? Spoken like a true man of the people.