Echo chamber: Beck brings Drudge's Pelosi, Biden cosmetic surgery smear to Fox & Friends

››› ››› JOCELYN FONG

After the Drudge Report linked to an article about a possible excise tax on cosmetic surgery alongside photos of Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi, Glenn Beck parroted the Drudge Report's smear on Fox & Friends.

Linking to an article on discussions about a possible excise tax on cosmetic surgery, the Drudge Report posted photos of Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on July 27 alongside a headline stating, "Don't go there:? Dems Eye 10%?Tax on Botox, Cosmetic Surgery." The next morning on Fox News' Fox & Friends, Fox News host Glenn Beck parroted Drudge's smear, stating, "We should ask Joe Biden or Nancy Pelosi how much they would pay for that face."

As Media Matters for America has documented, conservative media figures often resort to attacks on Pelosi's appearance while discussing issues that involve her. Moreover, Fox News personalities frequently echo the Drudge Report's attacks on progressive figures or policies.

From the Drudge Report:

From the July 28 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

GRETCHEN CARLSON (co-host): All the talk about taxes with health care, and now did you hear about this latest "Bo-tax" that was potentially being discussed?

BECK: Yeah. Well, why not?

CARLSON: That they would just charge an extra tax on top of people who are gonna go do anything cosmetically.

BECK: We should ask Joe Biden or Nancy Pelosi how much they would pay for that face. I mean --

Posted In
Health Care, Health Care Reform
Network/Outlet
Fox News Channel, The Drudge Report
Person
Glenn Beck
Show/Publication
FOX & Friends
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