Criticizing Fox News Channel by suggesting its hosts regularly parrot Republican talking points verbatim has always been a bit of an exaggeration. It makes perfect sense, but it’s more of a zinger than an on-the-nose criticism. The other day, Steve Doocy did it. For real.
While discussing Hillary Clinton’s phenomenal address on Voter ID and the Republican scam to disenfranchise Democrats, specifically minorities, poor people and the elderly, the Fox & Friends team of giggling couch tumors claimed that Clinton has done nothing to further early voting in New York, the state she served as a member of the U.S. Senate.
Here’s what Doocy said (via Media Matters):
DOOCY: But what’s interesting is, remember she was the U.S. senator from the state of New York which is a Democrat state. And yet New York does not allow early voting while dozens of Republican-led states do. So, I mean if she’s going to be talking about voting, how about early voting in New York, Madam Secretary?
Here’s the video of him saying it:
And here’s Orlando Watson, the RNC communications director for black media, in a published statement:
In reality, the vast majority of Americans — including minority voters — support commonsense measures to prevent voter fraud. Clinton’s shameless attacks ignore the fact her Democrat-led home state of New York does not allow early voting while dozens of Republican-led states do. Her exploitation of this issue only underscores why voters find her dishonest and untrustworthy
And yet New York does not allow early voting while dozens of Republican-led states do.
And the RNC:
…New York does not allow early voting while dozens of Republican-led states do.
For crap sake, you buffoons, the very least you could do is to reword it so it’s not so obvious. Then again, we’re talking about the Fox & Friends team and Steve Doocy who always leave their brains in the Fox News “Brain Room” (yes, that exists).