Fox Attacks Obama's Economic Agenda, Ignores Actual Speech


Fox News declined to air President Obama's economic speech, despite offering a pre-rebuttal of his agenda. 

On July 30, President Obama was scheduled to address his agenda for sustainable economic growth and recovery at an Amazon shipping facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

On the July 30 edition of Fox News' America Live, host Shannon Bream and guest Dana Perino chastised the president's previous economic proposals as a preview to his upcoming speech. Perino stated that the Obama administration's "speeches end up being like cotton candy, you know what, melts on contact? So I give them a C minus when it comes to the content of their speeches."

Shortly thereafter, Bream informed viewers that those interested in the speech could follow it on

As the speech started, rather than airing the president's remarks, Fox brought on guest Chris Stirewalt to continue the network's general attack on his policy proposals without any context from the actual speech. Stirewalt explained that the speech offered little pragmatic solutions, and was solely based around the president's alleged desire to show he is willing to compromise.

Earlier in the day, Bream questioned on Twitter whether anyone was "still listening" to the president on the economy.

This is not the first time Fox has cut away from the president's remarks on the economy, even though the network is willing to criticize said remarks.

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Economy, Jobs, Wages, & Unemployment
Fox News Channel
Shannon Bream, Dana Perino, Chris Stirewalt
America Live
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