Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Fox's Steve Doocy: Iran Deal "Changes The Subject" About Obamacare

Yesterday we looked at Sen. John Cornyn's (R-TX) tweet stating that the accord temporarily freezing Iran's nuclear program purposely distracts us from problems with Obamacare. Sure enough, Fox News is now propagating this latest right-wing talking point. Fox and Friends host Steve Doocy stated, to the agreement of news anchor Bret Baier, that the deal's announcement amounted to "curious timing" in view of "Obamacare not unrolling correctly." Watch (starting at 1:50):

DOOCY: Don't you think it's a little curious? Some of my friends were talking over the weekend, "Isn't that curious timing?" Out of nowhere, you know, in the midst of Obamacare not unrolling correctly, the president's poll numbers never been lower then, look, [Secretary of State] John Kerry pulls a rabbit out of his hat and changes the subject.

BAIER: Yes. I mean, you're right. It is questionable timing as far as, you know, how much this is sucking up the oxygen in the room and Obamacare was taking a lot of front-page space. However, they had been working on the deal for while and it did come together at this time. I mean, they unrolled it at this point.

DOOCY: It's handy for them.

BAIER: It's handy for them.

(h/t: Crooks and Liars)

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