Fox News North Korea Hypocrisy Caught on Tape


The Fox News North Korea hypocrisy video is making its rounds on the Internet this week after Now This dug up footage of Fox News anchors and analysts slamming Barack Obama for expressing his willingness to meet with North Korean leaders, and contrasting it with clips of the heavily partisan cable news network heaping effusive praise on President Trump for doing just that.

The video begins with a clip of one of the Fox Friends morning show hosts, Steve Doocy, criticizing as “extraordinary” then-President Obama’s willingness to meet with leaders of North Korea:

“Would you, as president, meet with the leaders of a country like North Korea? Obama, extraordinarily, said, ‘I’d meet with them.'”

In another clip, Mike Huckabee (whose daughter, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, now works for Mr. Trump as White House Press Secretary) waxes indignant:

President Obama likes talking to dictators!

As Huckabee would have his audience believe, Obama doesn’t merely talk to dictators as a necessary aspect of international diplomacy and statecraft (which would be bad enough, right!), but he actually likes it! He looks forward to it on his days off!

On the golf course he bellows a heavy sigh that he’s not chatting up Robert Mugabi instead! “Hey Bobby, love what you’re doing with the mustache!” This is what passes for commentary on partisan cable news networks like Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC.

Next up, Sarah Palin piles on with:

“He [Obama] would meet with some of these madmen without any preconditions.”

Not to be outdone, Doocy gets two clips in the montage:

“[Talking as if he is Obama] ‘You know, I’m gonna reach out to these crazy people around the world and try to get things done.'”

Followed by a Fox News analyst claiming:

“Obama is bowing and scraping before dictators.”

And another asking Karl Rove:

“What is team Obama doing establishing formal contacts with these people?”

That was 2008 – 2016 Fox News under President Obama.

The difference between Fox then and Fox now, with a Republican President in the White House is emphasized to perfect comedic effect as the montage shifts to the recent Fox News North Korea coverage of President

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