Where in Fox News hosts Bill O The Clown and Brit Hume don’t even pretend to give a shit about income inequality in the United States.
Bill O’Reilly isn’t buying President Obama’s push for the wealthiest Americans to pay their “fair share.” In fact, “it’s really starting to annoy” him.
“I just think the whole thing is bogus,” O’Reilly said on his show Monday. And worse, Democrats just want to “take from people who have,” he said. “They believe that’s moral and that’s right.”
Fox News analyst Brit Hume agrees, saying that Democrats want to close the income inequality gap in order to create a more “just society.”
“Sometimes it can appear that the Democrats — some Democrats — would rather have everyone equally poor than unequally rich,” Hume said. “That’s obviously an exageration on my part, but you do that get that sense because of their obsession with this question of inequality. If (income) inequality is at a very much higher level, who cares?”
Democrats want to create a more “just society?”
The audacity! The hubris! The… wait, what?
How is creating a more just society a bad thing? Wouldn’t it be the patriotic thing to do to care that the United States is behind all of Europe and even some African countries in income inequality? Or would you rather just stick your fingers in your ears and say “na na na I can’t hear you America FUCK YEAH!”
This is a classic example of “I got mine. Screw the rest of you.” And it’s a classic example of the disconnect between the political class in America and the average American.
O’Reilly and Hume are both millionaires and they report to you in a manner that benefits millionaires. Many hosts and analysts on CNN and MSNBC also have a conflict of interest when it comes to reporting the news, because they’re all millionaires, but at Fox News they don’t even try to appear to care about the little people. Doing so would be an affront to their strict editorial policy of kicking people who are already down and may even garner them an accusation of turning liberal.
With that said, I’m perfectly okay with being accused of wanting a more “just society.” They can accuse President Obama of wanting to take from the haves and give to the have-nots all they way. Shout it from the rooftops, please. The polls clearly demonstrate the majority of Americans are ready for that. They want tax hikes on the rich.