Fox News’ host of Your World, Neil Cavuto, asked the soon-to-be-retiring Congresswoman from Minnesota, Rep. Michele Bachmann, on the issue of House Speaker John Boehner’s lawsuit against President Barack Obama and his issuance of executive orders. Cavuto got an “earful about his on-air smackdown of Rep. Michele Bachmann,” reported News Hound yesterday.
“Where was your rage when Democrats were going after President Bush on the same use of executive orders” Cavuto asked during his “on-air smackdown of Michele Bachmann.” Cavuto told Bachmann directly, “I think you know in your heart of hearts this is a waste of time now. There are far more important things you guys have to be addressing.”
Cavuto added, “You’re being silly.”
For the second time in nearly a week, a Fox News host took on a right wing, tea party crazy, holding them accountable for their views on an issue, Mediaite.com reported.
The first time was on a recent Fox News show, “The Kelly File with Megyn Kelly,” as reported on Allvoices.com. Dick Cheney and his daughter, Liz Cheney appeared and was treated rather harshly and challenged by Kelly on his views that the Iraq War was the right path for America, and that in fact, it was Dick Cheney that was responsible for the failed policy.
Cheney didn’t like it and was apparently ambushed by “friendly fire” at Fox News, a normally “friendly” place for Dick Cheney, and for his daughter, Liz Cheney, who once worked for the Fox News network as a commentator.
Just yesterday, Fox News host Neil Cavuto and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) got into a shouting match Wednesday afternoon when Bachmann advocated for defunding the executive branch, said Politico.
“Think about what you are saying,” Cavuto said. “The Democrats would be in their right mind to laugh you out.”
Cavuto was grilling Bachmann over Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) threatened lawsuit over President Barack Obama’s executive orders.
Bachmann fought back at Cavuto and ignoring the fact that she gave former President George W. Bush a pass on the very same thing. “What we should do right now is defund the executive branch while we have the option.” Bachmann said.
Bachmann added that, “What we can do further is impeach the elected official.”
That last comment exasperated Cavuto.
Common sense is alive and well at Fox News these days, at least with two of their hosts: Megyn Kelly and Neil Cavuto. How long can it last?