On this Saturday's Fox News Watch, after showing some polls on whether the media has sufficiently covered the economic woes of those in the United States or not and whether our politicians are connected to the realities of those same Americans and what should be done about Greece's problems, we ended up the panel members Alan Colmes and Andrea Tantaros arguing about whether it was Bush or the Obama administration that have caused those problems.
That was followed by panel member Jim Pinkerton weighing in, who rattled off a few whoppers himself following Tantaros refusing to admit we were hemorrhaging jobs at a horrendous rate when George W. Bush left office.
His first big lie was that John Boehner has actually managed to get some bipartisan legislation on jobs passed in the House and he was ranting about how that has completely been ignored by our media, when obviously it deserves to be ignored, because their so-called “jobs plan” is nothing other than recycled failed policies we've seen out of them before. And getting a few rotten, corrupt Blue Dog Democrats to vote for something in the House doesn't equal anything having any kind of wide bipartisan support.
He then went on to play the absolutely heartless “the unemployed still aren't poor enough” game with his opining that the poor really aren't poor because many of them still have “color T.V.'s and VCR's and a lot of them have cars and houses and so on.”
To her credit, Judith Miller countered him and said a lot of them don't have food. I never thought I'd find myself agreeing with Judith Miller about much of anything, much less praising her, but I have to give her credit for not allowing this one zombie lie at Fox go unchallenged during this segment, which is that the poor in the United States aren't quite poor enough to actually be considered poor unless they're living on dirt floors with no electricity.